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Sat, Sep. 15th, 2007 11:35 pm
A Thorn and a Rose

Today was one of those I-Want-to-Quit days. Surely, anyone who's kept a steady job knows what I'm talking about. It's one of those days where all the little things pile up, only to be set off by one more thing. I had a customer that was practically hostile tonight. That in of itself would be enough to make one of those days, but add to it the fact that I only had about two hours of sleep the night before. I'll explain that bit in a second. Anyway, in my entire stint at Avis - all year and two months or so of it - I have never had a guy this hostile. This was the worst I've ever had. I'm just thankful that the majority of the night was rather slow or I would have been exceptionally pissed.

As far as staying up late, I had planned on submitting a piece to the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest. I originally thought the deadline was in October. Turns out I was mistaken. The deadline was September 15, 2007. Yup. Today. So for the last four days, I've been working frantically on my entry. I finally finished it last night and spent the remaining time printing out the score and parts. I then had to take it to a post office so it could get postmarked for the 15th. I feel very sorry and very grateful for my roommate, who I kept up trying to find all the printer cables and got up early to drive me to the post office. In return, I bought him lunch at Gustav's on Sandy Blvd. and will be buying him a tank of gas later on. Anyway, the thing is complete, printed out, and sent off to BYSO. If I win the catagory that I submitted for, it will be a nice $750, but - more importantly - it will be all sorts of shiny on my résumé. I put a lot of work - granted rushed - on that piece, so I hope it does well. If not, I'll at least have the ability to say I was a participant. I also just want to hear a live orchestra perform a piece of mine. It also opens up the possibility of publishing. I'm excited to see what becomes of it.

Hmm... thorn and a rose, huh?

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Current Mood: exhausted exhausted
Current Music: "Awaiting Halcyon" -Kenneth Edward Keyn


Sun, Sep. 16th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)

What did he say/do?