It's been hot. Hotter'n blazes. Hot as the hinges of Hell.
For the first time all summer.
(Color me happy!)
Not that I really would've known - I've spent the last two days holed up in a small room with four of the nicest, smartest guys anyone could know, listening to music from last year's chamber music season and chatting about it. The end result is a nationally syndicated radio show - chances are that you can catch it on public radio in your area. (Details forthcoming!)
Need help changing gears from opera? I totally did. But two days with Schoenberg, Beethoven, Carter, Gershwin, and Bach have totally cleaned my ears out in a perfect, perfect way.
The other thing I like about hanging out at the radio station? Seeing how other people keep their desks. It's the same reason I like to house-hunt, even when I'm perfectly happy with my house. After looking around a little bit, I'm of the opinion that I'd fit in quite well here.
In the middle of the radio madness, I had a great visit from an old friend...has known me since I was 18, and likes me anyway. It was great to spend time with him, to know that no matter how much things change, some good things stay the same.
- A change of scenery.
- Returning to routine.
- Fun colleagues.
- Long walks with the dog...I've missed being able to take my time on these morning constitutionals.
- Fall catalogs. (Am I the only one lusting after boots and sweaters as the temperature hangs in the 90s?)