Friday, June 22, 2012

Music!

When I was in middle school I was obsessed with the idea of my life being a musical. When people would ask me, "Do you like performing in musicals?" I'd say "My life is a musical." Yes, I was that kid; slightly pretentious with good intentions.
Now as I am getting older I'm realizing that my life is still a musical. It's amazing how talents and passions lead you to fun adventures. Currently my love of music has not only fueled my want for a college degree or two, but it has payed for it (along with generous help from my parents at the start). Teaching Piano and Voice has payed for more education on music. Without music I wouldn't have my dear husband. While we have some differing opinions on music, it keeps things exciting and we rarely run out of things to talk about.
Last week Matt and I went to John Adam's Nixon in China. It's a contemporary opera about (obviously) Nixon being in China. Contemporary opera is a lot like contemporary art. It's minimalist, quite distant, and without seeing the score it's hard to appreciate. Most of the time I can't stand it. I hate the idea of elitist art. Art should be understood by anyone, so as to spark interest and then the studying can begin. John Adams, however, can play to both audiences; those who want an educated elitist performance, and those who like music. It was quite a strange opera but I found my self wide-eyed looking over to matt to see if he just heard the same amazing chord that I heard.
Last night Matt text me at 5 asking if I wanted to go to the San Francisco Symphony. His bass coach for sfyo had extra ticket to Bluebeard's Castle. This by far was one of the strangest operas I have seen. Bluebeard's castle is necessarily an average opera. It's on stage with SFS, there are only two characters and its only a little over an hour. It's a pretty cool tale if you have the time to read about it.

As for future concerts, I'm really looking forward to The Magic Flute.

As for Free concerts, SFS has a free concert in the park AND they're playing Beethoven's 9th!!!

And much later in the year SF opera is has a free concert in the sf giants park each year. COUNT ME IN. Especially when they're going to be showing Rigoletto!

Any who, Matt's coaching at a weeklong music camp this week, I've been applying for a music teaching job plus still teaching my own students.

I can't be grateful enough for what doors music has opened. I can't wait for the day where I can share this knowledge with a classroom full of teenagers who don't want to listen to me. HA! If I can give what I have received then thats all that matters.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Goals for this summer


First a List of Dates,

1. Bike to Sleepy Hollow and have a picnic while gazing upon all the zoo animals.
2. Get Sashimi from the Japanese Grocery store down the street...Sushi night!
3. Bike to the children's discovery Museum, have a picnic in the park out front.
4. Nixon In China (sf Opera)
5.Magic Flute (SF Opera a birthday gift from Matt and I's close friends Matt and Dave)
6.Beethovens 9th (SF Symphony)
7. Watch Othello at home, maybe I'll make it an O night. with Oringina and Oregano, and Opium? naww
8. Go swimming somewhere, sometime.
9. Watch 5 seasons of the OC with him.

Now things I really really really want to get done, on Me time
1. Plant a garden on my porch/find indoor plants too!
2. fix my sewing machine so I can use my old clothes and turn them into pillows!
3. Paint old frames and rearrange my current pictures
4. Bike AT LEAST 10 times this summer. So far I have 2 down.
5. Maybe Start a quilt with the craft group at relief society? sounds amazing!

Things coming up...
1. Becca's Baby shower
2.Wendy's Graduation Party
3. Sarah's Grad/her dads b-day party
4. My Social problems online Class
5.kay Hollands Funeral. ):

Today I did Laundry. Because that's what I needed to do.

I love summer. (:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Back to blogging land!

emmie 


I'm pretty disappointed that my last entry says that I promise to upload photos tomorrow, especially considering it's been almost half a year.  My excuse? Accutane and my education. I am proud to announce that I have passed Music Theory 3a/b this semester and the rest of my classes too!









Here's an update on my life the last couple months. Tony the Tiger came to SJSU! Taylor brought me home on his motorcycle one day after school. That was awesome. I had Marilyn Monroe hair for the Opera.  Matt played in the orchestra and I sang in the choir for a joint concert at school. For Allens b-day and Tay's graduation we went to the A's baseball game and got to watch fireworks on the field after!

Last is a picture of my bike. So glad to finally bring it back to my real home! 

Let the summer blogging begin!