In case you hadn't noticed, I took most of the week off from posting. For a while it was because I had a miserable headache. After that, it was just too easy to keep cruising on my earlier laziness.
Here are a few things that have gone unblogged of late:
- I found a new vocal instructor. I'd been with my previous one for more than a year and I could tell that I was no longer making progress. In fact, I think I was starting to actually get worse in some respects. I found a new teacher who teaches the Eric Bruner Sing with Power method, which sounded promising. She's a lot more expensive than the other teacher, but she guarantees results much more quickly and, in fact, promises to quickly put me on a path where I won't need lessons anymore. My first lesson with her was last Tuesday and I was impressed with her approach. She records every session on CD so you can practice in between lessons and judge your progress. I also found it interesting that she starts by determining a vocalist's full range and comfortable range, with the goal of increasing the comfortable range to a full three octaves.
- I made a delicious pizza. I always make pizza crust from scratch using the recipe that comes with the Kitchenaid mixer. However, I've generally used pizza sauce from a can or jar. Now that I've become leery of high fructose corn syrup, I decided to find a recipe to make my own sauce. The first one I tried was called Exquisite Pizza Sauce. It was quite good! I found it a tad too sweet (the next time I'll cut back on the honey), but otherwise spicy and wonderful.
- I read a whole book in one afternoon. It was The Thirteenth Tale, which I selected for an upcoming book club meeting. I liked it a lot and kicked myself for not figuring out the "twist ending," despite many clues.
- My husband made a startling revelation. He swears he's never heard of Calvin and Hobbes. How can that be? I even mentioned the "peeing Calvin" stickers on trucks and he looked at me blankly. I followed up with a question about Bloom County and received a similar response. Who'd have thought that our age gap would be revealed not by music, movies or TV, but by comic strips?
Wow, wouldn't it have been a horrible shame if you'd missed out on all of that vital information forever? </sarcasm>
Have a delightful weekend.