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I feel unproductive today. Not like there was that much for me to produce, but I feel like I should've gotten more done. Ah well.

Random rumination of the moment: Is there some truth to "Those who can, do; those who cannot, teach"? I can sing, but as I do this vocal directing thing, I'm not altogether convinced I can teach other people to sing. Although my alto lead did sound markedly better last night than she had the last time, so maybe I taught her something useful after all.

Anyway, I'd better head across town to MIT for tonight's rehearsal. Crossword magazine in hand, since it's a blocking rehearsal and I will thus be doing a lot of sitting around.
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Home from rehearsal now. (I'm vocal directing the MIT GIlbert & Sullivan Players' spring production of The Gondoliers.) We were missing way too many people for this point in the proceedings, which is frustrating. But, we managed a sort of a sing/read-through with the people we did have. It's sounding really pretty good, though I worry about the men's chorus, specifically about the baritones and basses we don't have enough of. Anyone out there want to join the chorus?

I'm not sure why I've decided to do the whole LiveJournal thing just now. I didn't even know about it until recently, when I joined [livejournal.com profile] chrysoula's online game Compass Rose -- which I found out about from [livejournal.com profile] tahnan. Joining the game led me to livejournal, and now here I am spewing my thoughts out for the world to see. I'm not sure what's so intriguing about that; do I really want the whole world to read what I have to say when I'm tired after a rehearsal?

I do like the communal aspect of it, people sharing thoughts on each other's journals and so on. I guess I'll have to wait and see what I think of it all.

Besides, maybe it'll get me to write more often, even if it's just short stuff here. It's better than sitting around staring at things and not writing. Maybe it'll loosen the creative juices enough that I'll actually start writing some of the things I keep saying I'm going to write, like historical fiction picture books for kids and things like that.

And hello to all the Callahanians out there -- still think of you fondly, even though I haven't been part of that world for a couple years now. Thanks, [personal profile] davehogg, for letting me know about recent events; many condolences to George and nilptr.

Tomorrow perhaps I'll post my thoughts on this year's crossword tournament in Stamford, which was, as always, wonderful fun. But now I should think about going to bed.
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Well, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] davehogg, I'm now no longer an anonymous ghost in the LiveJournal machine. (Thanks, Dave!)

I have to run off to rehearsal now, so I don't have much to say yet, but no doubt I will. Tonight we do a full sing/read-through of The Gondoliers; we'll see how it goes. And it's snowing. (Happy spring...)

Anyway, I'll blather more later when I have more time. Welcome to lj, me. Say hi if you know me, or even if you don't!

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