Monthly Archives: December 2006

Coming to a close

Coming to a close

Found out last week that the January 31 rehearsal for the Ennio Morricone concert is only for Professor Rosenbaum’s New York Virtuoso Singers and Canticum Novum Singers, so even though am going to Manhattan on January 30 will not have to go for any rehearsals until February 1. Therefore will have an extra day to gallavant around the city and shop. The best part is that will be completely alone, so will not have to endure anyone complaining about the amount of walking and shopping.

Going to Albany tomorrow! Am very excited, because it’ll be Pitches and Chips there (even though the Chips are beh pai seh and somehow managed to strongarm their way into getting invited as well, nobody can help loving them), but am not looking forward to the 4-and-a half-hour drive there, even though am driving a car fit for long-distance traveling and will have company there and back. Will be driving with Ece and Lila, and hopefully Saralin so will not have to endure the entire journey just listening to the incessant chatter. Everyone’s meeting at the Chips’ house, so that everyone goes together; am leaving at about 2PM so that will get there in time to get ready for the Governor’s New Year’s Eve Reception at 9PM. Everyone is staying at the Holiday Inn Express, and have been assigned to a room with Shannyn, so that should be fun. We’ll be singing at the Inauguration the next day at about 1.30PM, and apparently at several different locations, until about 4PM, after which some people are probably staying for a James Taylor concert at 5PM. Am not, obviously, staying any longer than neccesary, as I refuse to drive all the way home from Albany at some ungodly hour, so as soon as am done singing will come back to Buffalo.

The chicken or the egg?

The chicken or the egg?

Which comes first?

Is it possible to start a relationship when there is no love involved yet, or does love always have to come first where relationships are concerned? If it’s the latter, then wouldn’t it be more of a crush, or a little-girl fancy, that starts a relationship, because the word love in itself is such a sweeping generalization? If a relationship were started without love being involved, then it wouldn’t be called a relationship, would it?

Thanks, Sofiya, for you have succeeded in thoroughly disorienting me.

The Holy Grail of love

The Holy Grail of love

“When it comes to relationships, maybe we’re all in glass houses, and shouldn’t throw stones, because you can never really know. Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some settle for nothing less than butterflies…” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex & The City: Season 5: Episode 8: I Love A Charade

Am talking to Maddi this very minute, and she has come to the conclusion that when it comes to men and relationships, her standards are now so inordinately high that she is destined to end up either alone or unfulfilled. Which now leads to the question: are our standards really too high, or are there people who just can’t seem to meet those stipulations? And if the standards really are that high, then are we doomed to spend our lives in the company of cats — or dogs — while maintaining an endless hunt for the perfect person that our imaginations have conjured up? Or do we settle and be grateful for what we already have and stop the relentless pursuit for what everyone believes is a sure sign of having found the perfect person: the butterflies?