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Monday, January 25, 2010

The Maestro as Taskmaster
(Would You Call That the Taskmaestro?)

I wrote this just about a year ago, yet it applies today just as much (if not more!).  And since I don't have much to say right now except "I'm stressed!",  "Save me from my schedule!", and "Augh!!", I figured now would be as good a time as any to delve into the archives.  All you really need to do is substitute "February 20" for the concert date and  "Excerpts from Verdi's Otello and Bizet's Carmen" for the Schubert Mass and it's exactly the life I'm living now.  Except I think Verdi and Bizet were kind enough to spare me from tritones. Thank Goodness.


21 comments :

  1. Brutal! I live with a smartypants too, and a couple of times have been corrected. Lol. It's tough.

    I was cringing and laughing at the same time while rereading this post. Maybe you could sneak off to a practice room at the university during the day ?

    I would live to be able to hear/see you two perform together. Good luck finding. Good balance. :)

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  2. My husband does the same thing pretty much whenever I ask him a question. I hate it.

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  3. I can't watch any show that has any medical events happening, because my husband will yell at the TV about how they are doing it wrong. It's a show about aliens!!!

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  4. That's just funny - probably because I could see my husband doing the same thing if I ever tried to get musical (those days are far behind me), but my hubs is still very entrenched in his "hobby" - which I love to enjoy from a distance!!! ;)

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  5. Sometimes the "helping one" just needs to learn when TO help and when NOT TO HELP! It will come in time! I remember the wonderful interaction I had with Bria and Chloe, when Bria wanted to help, but Chloe didn't want her help.
    Sigh, the ins and outs of marriage! LOL

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  6. I think I kind of need a taskmaestro...

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  7. My favorite shows are detective shows. And I live with an FBI agent. So sometimes the derisive snorting is deafening. Not to mention the fact that there are days when he comes home and, rather than ask me where the car keys are or if I've seen his church briefcase, he INTERROGATES me. I've actually told him, "I'm not saying another word until I talk with my lawyer."

    And what you describe here is exactly why I couldn't have married another music major. His baton would be permanently logded up his nose by now. ("Now, dear, is that early sinus or late? German septum? Italian snot? Think, honey. THINK!")

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  8. Sometimes I'll ask Superman a question and he'll start talking in teacher mode and it drives me crazy.

    I hope things calm down for you a bit!!

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  9. I am sorry. That must be so hard with an expert around. My hubby asks me any time a song comes on the radio, " Who is it". It drives me crazy but I am sure nothing compared to what you are dealing with.

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  10. How incredible you are. I can't believe how talented and amazing the both of you are. Really.
    That would be tough to live with but it's also kind of cool, IMO.

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  11. LOL, Perhaps I shouldn't laugh. But it just strikes me as funny. I can imagine the irritated vibes I would be trying to send at moments like that, and the clueless-ness of the husband they were being sent at.

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  12. WOW. I'm in awe.
    Good luck with everything...I'm sure you'll pull it all of with class and style!

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  13. Hey, I've always meant to ask you - do your kids like classical music? Do they have preferences? Does the Maestro quiz/grill any of them?

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Loved reading The Best $14.99 We've Ever spent. Don't you just love morning motivated kids? I resent mornings!

    You and your husband sound like the perfect balance ADD and OCD, love it!

    Good luck with that schedule :)

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  15. Nazi practice sessions sound almost worth it, however painful and thirsty they leave you.

    Wish I had a Nazi maestro in house to drive my writing to a higher level of perfection.

    Lucky you. :)

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  16. I actually like (most of the time) when my hubby does the answering that way. But my questions are generally about human behavior, and nothing that is set like a composer, so that could be the difference.
    And I have to laugh about your practice session... that could be a bit annoying.

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  17. My husband is working with planes and we can't watch a movie without hearing what kind of plane it is and why it crashed, lol! Good luck with the concert and good thing you love your hubby!

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  18. Makes me wonder how honest he's being when he raves about a vocal performance of mine.

    Because if he corrects your technicality, he's got to be doing the same to mine.

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  19. Try being married to a physical therapist... Stand up straight! Quit walking duck-footed (still trying to figure out what that even means...)! Go exercise! Exercise more! Do you really, REALLY need that ice cream? (She's not calling me FAT, per se...)

    I know she loves me and wants me to be around for a long time to come. But geesh! :-)

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