The CRSO concert went really went. I was happy with my solos in the Barber and the Shostakovich, although I could have used a couple more weeks to work on all those notes in the oboe 3 part. Yowza! I've had some really late nights for the past month, so I'm looking forward to a week off before more rehearsals and concerts. The stress level hasn't lifted yet. I usually get a "Phew!" feeling after a tough symphony set (and this one might be the toughest since National Youth Orchestra days), but I have to stay focused and keep studying for my history test on the 9th. If you listen very carefully, you may hear a large "PHHHHHEEEEEEWWWWW!!" after my oral defense on the 13th.
Dave has a big day tomorrow...it's the oral defense of his lecture-document. Send him good vibes at 11am PST! Good luck, honey!!!
I bought some candy today. Tomorrow night is "Beggar's Night". I don't know if it's just in Iowa or the Midwest in general, but trick-or-treating is always the night before Halloween. New to us! We (and by "we", I mean "I") should get a bunch of kids at the door. There seems to be a playset in every backyard of our neighbourhood. I can't wait to see all the kiddies in costume! I even have my dinner ready for tomorrow night; I made an extra serving of Thai red curry, so I won't miss any action!
Virtually carve a pumpkin!