hello rugbyguy, welcome to the blog and thanks for the comments. Yes I do attempt Rhapsody in Blue quite a bit, but I can't really play it straight through, I just like the fun parts, and some of the fingering in between I will slip over at times, or maybe maybe maybe on a rainy day nothing else to do just maybe try and slow it down and actually play through. What' really been fun lately to attempt is Chopin Ballades. between that and my Gershwin book I have a lot of fun pounding away during my break between classes. THere's a Gershwin waltz in 2 keys, or something like that , also fun to try. anyway...welcome again. btw, hope you get to feeling better soon , dang I can't even imagine the patience you must have at this point. hang in there!
I'm still waiting to see if there will be a faculty opening since a prof in the English dept retired last week... I'm praying about it now, just going to cover all my bases and be prepared to end up just where I'm meant to serve best. that's my outlook anyway.
I was at the gym today doing legs. blah, mine just don't grow much, something about me being ectomorhic according to one trainer.ha yesterday at the gym I couldn't keep focused due to a show on one of the t.v.s about buying foriegn house hunting. and this couple was looking at these apartments in paris. man I started daydreaming about all the sort of things I'd do if I owned a extra place overseas in Paris. the prices were from 345 to 466k. so I began to think, no, school teachers don't live that sort of life... but hey fun to dream! one of my students told me he got his 400 page book signed with a publisher. wow, I didn't know I had a serious author in the bunch. very cool. another student told me today all about how I could redo my floors in my house, he works at a Lowes here in okc in the flooring dept. so another dream is get bamboo flooring someday....alas.
Any gay guy out there who DOESN'T like Glee tv show?? it's been a lot of fun watching that show with all the 80's songs and clever one liners. I"m glad there is a lot less dopey drama from episode to episode like last season. and lot's of songs. The thing I like about shows like Glee or AMerican Idol is how they cover different songs. I like to think it's a taste of the 40' and 50's when the song itself was a hit and sung by different performers as great music, and not just a song for one performer. anyway, I like the way America is actually watching these shows about the performance, not just some star performing there usual hit. hopefully that makes sense.
I was reading about how the US is moving a base from Okinawa to Guam by 2014. and so business is really picking up on the island due to what's expected from the move. I began to think, man I'd love to live in Guam. and then I started dreaming about meeting a girl there and having kids and visting home, and how the first time I put my baby in my mom's hands how proud she'd be of me etc etc.. anyway, imagining stuff like that always gets me close to tearing up so I don't think about it that much. the Lord knows how much I'd like to be a father, and how I see no point in growing older without childrem to pass some part of yourself onto, including your experience, wisdom, outlook, optimism, etc etc... well maybe I"ll spend my first million on the Paris apt and adoption. there we go. one more thing, I got an invitation to a high school friend's "Union Ceremony"... yup, she's a lesbian. we've been "out" to each other for years and years, I just think it's cool she is finally "settling down" with the same gf she's had for many years anyway. I haven't decided how I feel about going yet. It's like facebook really, where does she rate on whether I go to a "wedding" or not. I mean regardless of the gay thing. some people from high school I keep more in touch with is all. and usually I dont' go to weddings 'cause I have the excuse that I"m a guy and we dont' go to weddings. ha ha. j/k