Monday, September 28, 2009

If I'm Talking with My Mouth Full, It's Because I've Bitten Off More Than I Can Chew

Two rehearsals yesterday. Managed to get two cues done for one play, but have to rewrite or add a bunch of stuff to one of them. Found out last night I have a rehearsal tonight, which fucks up my plans for the week. Means I have to practice all day instead of half the day, and time I had reserved to work on cues for the other play is gone. AND the other pianist/composer gave me two more songs to practice, and if I did them note for note (which I won't), they'd be hard. Actually, they'll be hard at any rate. I have to work on them and it's time I didn't have anyway. Oh, and schoolwork? Totally taken a backseat to my gigs. I'm considering writing one of my professors and telling him I won't have our assignment ready Wednesday.

Trip downtown to get stuff off the server for school, missed the folder, wrote classmates saying Where is the fucking folder??? and only once the building was closed and I was on the train going back up to Lincoln Park did I get the answer that they were there. I mean, I knew they were there—I'd seen them—but I couldn't remember which folder sequence to look under. Sigh. (And by the way, how did the "w" make it into the word "answer"?) So now I have to make another trip, and also stop by Radio Shack to get one of those headphone jack thingies.

All this, and my financial aid is still a mess, only today I just don't have time to take care of it.

And I need a thermos, something that won't spill food all over my textbooks.

Maybe by the end of the week, things will be less stressed, but . . . we'll see. Amazed at how quickly I've turned to coffee and comfort food for support. Need to get in yoga today, too, so I don't rip anyone's head off accidentally at rehearsal.


Sarah Laurenson said...

Ah yes. The joys of youth. I remember those wonderful college days so very well. And how I long - in my doddering age - to relive them.

Hah! It's amazing how quickly we forget how bad it could be. I don't know why we want to relive the past. If we just think back to it, did we ever say this is how I want to be forever?

Hope it calms down for you soon. I remember being in a constant time crisis.

fairyhedgehog said...

What a very stressful day. I hope the week gets better as it goes on.

writtenwyrdd said...

Finances were less crazy for me during college because I was a married returning student. I sure hope you can de-stress and get your financial aid in order soon.

Robin S. said...

I'm crossing my fingers for ya - that you get some peace soon with all this.

Whirlochre said...

Yogate thee, merrily,
to summon ye
thy "verily...