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'Tis Friday, for which I am eternally grateful. It seemed like nothing was easy this week. Anyway, car fixed (a belt slipped, thankfully a cheap belt), tuition paid, and work is pacified (at least until Monday). I get to go to Concord for some training Denco is putting on next Wednesday, coming back Thursday because I am not going over the Sierras late at night in the middle of a snowstorm. Then a super-long dress rehearsal Thursday night, and all day of sound checks and stuff for the concert on Saturday. I think I'll try to go to the brown-bag lunch with Gwynneth Walker thing. I like listening to composers talk about what they do and how they do it. That, by the way is open to friends, so let me know if you want to come with.

And then it will be nearly time to plan our Death Valley trip. You have no idea how excited I am to be LEAVING RENO, even if only for a week. I like my classes and music groups and all that, but right now I have no patience for any of it. Work is chaotic and stuff, but that will never change.

I think I need to just get out of this place and frame of mind. Away from people who expect me to magically intuit what they want and, despite still learning a large portion of my job, and taking on stuff our office manager used to do, mystically produce a perfect finished product yesterday. For free. Away from people who only speak to you when they think you've made a mistake, and who never even think to thank you for pulling something usable from an order so fucked up it takes six hours just to open the files. Away from neighbors who throw entire CASES of empty beer bottles into the backyard while their screaming children ride their bicycles at all hours. Away from declensions and false gerunds and professors who don't understand why I couldn't do six hours of grammar overnight. Away from people who seem unable to stop asking me when I'm going to graduate and why I'm only taking three classes at a time. Away from three hour rehearsals filled with the cacophony only the string section of a community orchestra can produce. Away from slaving through tax law (sans Rosetta stone) to try to figure out just what I need to pay the government for the money from my uncle which isn't enough to do anything with besides pay taxes on and invest, so I can pay still more taxes on the dividends on next year. Away from wanting nothing more than my own place, where roommates can be optional and I'm my own landlord and at least when I'm paying the insane monthly rent Reno demands, I'm getting equity in return and not just another reference for my next landlord.





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Feb. 24th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
Amen, sister!

Although, honestly...I'm not sure Death Vally is far enough. I'm starting to think...South America. Switzerland. Borneo. India. Anywhere but here.

But until that time, Death Valley will be fantastic. Anyplace with the word Death in it appeals...
Feb. 24th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
^^; If it helps, I spent several hours working on my book thinking about how wonderful and lovely you are to do my printing for free, and wishing I could think of something to do for you.
Feb. 24th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
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