Ok... I seem to have a theme going on here... I'm in a couple of town bands playing this goofy instrument. What I lack in talent, I seem to make up for in clumsiness. And disorganization. I have an exceptionally long and unwieldly trombone stand, a complex music stand that I have yet to master putting together, and music in no particular order falling out of my folder. I'm also not known for moving slowly nor for paying attention to what I'm doing. Yeah... a goofball.
Soooo... this seems to be the week for fixing me. Well, sorta. I had to miss a concert last week and one of the goofy guys above (we'll call him MOE) borrowed my music and played my part. I'm always peeking at Moe's music, trying to figure out what piece we're playing next. (Sheeesh! Organization...) So, when he gave me back my folder, there was a surprise for me! The music was all in concert order! And an even better surprise... trombone jokes and pictures punctuated the empty spaces between pieces! But, as always, the loose pages that don't fit into the page protectors wound up falling to the floor at some point during the concert. Oh... and I kept laughing at inappropriate times during the concert as I discovered the new jokes. Soooo.... almost organized.
And fast forward to a concert Satruday with the other band! Not knowing if I would make the concert, I had given my music to one of the guys for safe-keeping. (Always safer not in my hands...) When I got my folder back, it was all in concert order! (Definitely not the way I had left it, just in case you were wondering.) My friend, guy-in-the-outragous-green-sparkly-I'm-so-jealous-that-he-found-that-great-hat, took pity on my lamentable systematization. Ok... total lack of it. I happily set up for the concert... and forgot to bring in my stand. Until it was too late to go get it. Guy in the great hat shared his music stand. I haven't been in this band for very long. I guess he didn't know my history with music stands. (The flute players in the other band might consider helmets concert attire.) For the first song up, Trombones on the Rooftop, our conductor wanted the trombones to stand. Trying to be helpful, I leaned forward to adjust the music stand higher. And promptly pulled the top of the stand right off the bottom, sending BOTH folders of music to the floor... Mmmmmhmmmm... the concert was delayed a few minutes while we scavenged our music off the floor and great-hat-guy and I frantically searched for music from a communal pile between songs. But, look! The photo was taken after the concert! He's still speaking to me! And the music is safely in his hands again. And I *promise* I'll remember my music stand next time. Or at least try to remember my music stand...
One more quick happy thought! This beautiful ornament arrived in the mail last week! It's from Attilla the Mom! You *know* I've got to love a moniker like that! Her screen name is just the beginning of the snark you'll find on her blog! Check out Cheaper than Therapy for fun reading!
Ok... that's all for now! Back to the Christmas countdown! Have a happy day!