Wednesday, May 31, 2006

local restaurant


A Poulsbo restaurant, Mitzel's, burned to the ground at 2am Tuesday morning. I didn't know about the fire until I drove by it on the way to the church for book club. There were no sprinklers or fire alarms, but it was across the street from the fire station. Thankfully no one was injured as the restaurant was closed.
It's been a St Elizabeth's tradition to have lunch at Mitzel's after Divine Liturgy on Bright Monday for the past three years. I hope they're able to rebuild.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

nani checking her e-mail

or, why I don't blog much anymore...

nani checking her e-mail
Originally uploaded by dawn mary.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Musical Definitions

*sent to the choir by our priest.

In order to keep you abreast of the ever-developing world of musical terminology, we provide herewith the latest additions to the esteemed Harvard Dictionary of Music:

ALLREGRETTO
When you're 16 measures into the piece and realize you took too fast a tempo

ANGUS DEI
To play with a divinely beefy tone

A PATELLA
Accompanied by knee-slapping

APPOLOGGIATURA
A composition that you regret playing

APPROXIMATURA
A series of notes not intended by the composer, yet played with an "I meant to do that" attitude

APPROXIMENTO
A musical entrance that is somewhere in the vicinity of the correct pitch

CACOPHANY [aka CACOUGHONY -psl]
A composition incorporating many people with chest colds

CORAL SYMPHONY
A large, multi-movement work from Beethoven's Caribbean Period

DILL PICCOLINI
An exceedingly small wind instrument that plays only sour notes

FERMANTRA
A note held over and over and over and over and . . .

FERMOOTA
A note of dubious value held for indefinite length

FIDDLER CRABS
Grumpy string players

FLUTE FLIES
Those tiny mosquitos that bother musicians on outdoor gigs

FRUGALHORN
A sensible and inexpensive brass instrument

GAUL BLATTER
A French horn player

GREGORIAN CHAMP
The title bestowed upon the monk who can hold a note the longest

GROUND HOG
Someone who takes control of the repeated bass line and won't let anyone else play it

PLACEBO DOMINGO
A faux tenor

SCHMALZANDO
A sudden burst of music from the Guy Lombardo band

THE RIGHT OF STRINGS
Manifesto of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Violists

SPRITZICATO
An indication to string instruments to produce a bright and bubbly sound or a style of trumpet playing involving a series of short notes intersperced with the rapid opening and shutting of the drain valve

TEMPO TANTRUM
What an elementary school orchestra is having when it's not following the conductor

TROUBLE CLEF
Any clef one can't read: e.g., alto clef for pianists

VESUVIOSO
An indication to build up to a fiery conclusion

VIBRATTO
Child prodigy son of the concertmaster

Monday, May 22, 2006

Mostly music

I *heart* my ipod. It's true. I got an ipod with my tax return. Someone told me about emusic, where I could download 40 songs for $9.99, or 90 for $20! I've discovered some really beautiful music. Julia Sarr and Patrice LaRose, she sings Senegalese with his flamenco guitar, it's amazing. One of my new favorite bands is calexico, I blogged before about their collaboration with Iron and Wine. They are just enjoyable on their own, a mix of all kinds of things, indie rock, folk, surf music, and latin horns. Also, Neko Case, and M. Ward.

Watch episodes of The Post Punk Kitchen on google video. I watched their "Passover" episode, making vegan matzoh ball soup.

Friday, May 19, 2006

I'm still here. I've been enjoying having family back in town. Work has been extremely stressful and tiring, we are very short on nursing staff, it's taking it's toll. It's late and I can't think of much more to say.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

St Elizabeth's


St Elizabeth's
Originally uploaded by dawn mary.
We did it. We moved out of the little Catholic church, into our own place.

Friday, May 05, 2006

what a headache

How was your night at work, you ask? Oh, I just ran into the edge of an open door with my nose, that's all. I gave myself a bloody nose and a HUGE headache. I sat at work with an ice pack on my face until the shift ended an hour and a half later. I was worried that my vision was blurry until I realized that I had worn my glasses and they were sitting on the desk. I don't have any bruising so far, but I might wake up looking like a racoon.
I suppose I could explain, I walked into a resident's room, the bathroom is immediately on the left, I walked past it into the room to do something with the resident, I turned around to walk out and ran into the open bathroom door.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Faye-Bainbridge State Park


Faye-Bainbridge State Park
Originally uploaded by dawn mary.
I had Wednesday off of work and Susan came over to the penninsula with the boys, her mom, and her mom's friend. We had a picnic lunch at Battle Point Park(see Joe below), and later on ended up at the beach. It was a lovely day, and the weather was gorgeous.

Battle Point Park


Battle Point Park
Originally uploaded by dawn mary.
Joe chasing the duck.

Joe and Nani


Joe and Nani
Originally uploaded by dawn mary.