Crabby.

4 September, 2009
Rat Fink

I admit, I am off my feed today. I don’t know why. Usually, I’m pretty much an “up” type person. Always something nice to say, you know? So why so serious? I mean, it’s Finkday, fuh cryin out loud. My birthday feast is tomorrow. All things in my life are good (except for that 71-page reading assignment). Hmmm. Let’s see here. What’s bugging me this morning?

  • My high school singers are successfully plowing their way through Mozart and (Michael) Haydn, while struggling hopelessly with 8 measures of a standard SATB arrangement of “O Christmas Tree.” Somebody explain this to me.
  • Last night, I read a tragic, heartbreaking story about a former hero of mine: Bernie Kosar.
  • This cold is making me mad — like my being mad about it is going to make it go away. As if.
  • BFF Kay is leaving in a week. She’ll be gone till November.
  • When I’ve got a cold, I crave comfort food. I have visions of macaroni & cheese, pancakes, cinnamon toast, cheesy scrambled eggs, fettucine Alfredo, and warm chocolate cake with extra, extra frosting, all dancing in my head. Rats.

But hey, look at the bright side.

  • My high school choir loves to sing Mozart and Haydn. I’ll take that over “Tannenbaum” any day.
  • Bernie says he will pull through this, like thousands of other people who go through hard times. I think he’ll do it.
  • BFF Kay will be back in November — just in time for opening night of Bye Bye Birdie.
  • I will go to bed tonight knowing I’ll feel better tomorrow having not eaten fettucine Alfredo.

And, Bando got me this for my birthday. Oh, yeah.

:-)

Happy weekend!

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Skylar
Skylar
4 September, 2009 5:59 am

We’re overthinking it, maybe? Way to find silver linings. ReplyRat Fink Reply:September 4th, 2009 at 4:42 pmThanks, Skylar. I have been known to think a thing to death. But this…it defies all natural and musical logic. You are a bunch of mysteries wrapped in enigmas inside riddles, or however that saying goes. ReplySkylar Reply:September 4th, 2009 at 11:07 pmWhat’s life without a little mystery? You’d be bored out of your mind if we weren’t there to pull something like that. (Your job might also be more enjoyable and less frustrating, but again – where’s the fun in that?) I apologize… Read more »

Mavis
Mavis
4 September, 2009 6:22 am

I feel ya, Finkster. Some days just *have* to be crabby days. I’m sending you *fingers to the temples, concentrating* good energy and happy thoughts! Remember – this too shall pass.

Love you more than chocolate cake!

Mave

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Rat Fink Reply:

MAVIS! Your advice and good vibes are welcome and working well alongside the massive doses of DayQuil. See you tomorrow morning, sissy!

*CLuCk*

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Will
Will
4 September, 2009 7:02 am

Hope you feel better and hey, And seriously? I miss the paradoxes of High school choir.

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Rat Fink Reply:

And there were many, Will, if you remember!

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RD
RD
4 September, 2009 9:37 am

A lousy, stinking, horrendous, long lasting, bad cold makes anyone (including me!) crabby and out of sorts. It must be even worse for a music teacher. You’re doing unfathonably well to still see the bright side.

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Rat Fink Reply:

I have NEVER seen you crabby! (OK, maybe a couple-a times.)Heh

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BoomR
BoomR
4 September, 2009 11:20 am

I was all excited to click the link to see what Bando got you for your birthday – I was PRAYING it was the marshmallow gun!! http://www.skymall.com/shopping/detail.htm?pid=102175304&c= I’m putting my fingers to temples ala Mavis & sending good vibes, wishes, and prayers for a speedy recovery! Mmmm….speaking of marshmallow, maybe I need a fluffernutter!! ReplyBando Reply:September 4th, 2009 at 11:29 amYou know, I had the opportunity to purchase a marshmallow gun whilst on vacation this summer. However, it shot only miniature marshmallows. I could not, in good conscience, give my Finkster an inferior weapon. ReplyRat Fink Reply:September 4th, 2009 at… Read more »

Hiltbrunner
Hiltbrunner
4 September, 2009 12:33 pm

Just blame it on the Tenors…that usually works and is accurate 97.8% of the time.

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Hiltbrunner Reply:

Come to think of it, that percentage may be a bit conservative.

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Rat Fink Reply:

Now David, I didn’t blame it on the tenors all the time. Just 99% of the time, which should sufficiently address your original estimate.

:-)

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