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Just a lot of odds and ends lately, which is fine.

I had a checkup, which is worthy of comment only because I okayed them doing a cholesterol test. The answer was "slightly elevated, no need for treatment at this time" with HDL ("good" cholesterol) being high. Okay, I've started eating oatmeal anyway so I'll keep that up. I also should eat less dairy than I already do, for the sake of humanity as Ivan would say. The gas dairy gives me is no laughing matter and makes me want to get away from myself.

Harp lessons proceed. Most of them concentrate on correct hand position now; I have five years of bad habits to undo. The result is that even little Camilla sings out loud, even with her small soundbox.

I also bought a strumstick: http://www.strumstick.com/html_pages/Standard%20Strumstick.htm catdraco might want to consider one of these for the Small Boy. It's tiny even in my hands and very fun to play, although the metal strings are hard on ones' fingers before the calluses form. I got it because Steve has missed playing instruments, but more because I was looking for a good deployment/long Army school instrument. My harp has a case, but with planes as crowded as they are now she'd take up an entire overhead compartment. The strumstick will travel just fine wrapped in bubble wrap and placed inside one of my tough boxes, and for shorter (weeks or a couple of months) trips I can just get the case and bring it in my hand. I just missed being able to play *something* when I was at 27D school and in the Middle East, so much that I would plunk at the guitars in the USO. And I don't know guitar!

I dropped in at ConDor yesterday but it was about 11 am and set-up was still going on. I had to leave in the afternoon to go to work but I'll be spending the day there. There are a lot of interesting looking panels and a concert by ebenbrooks tonight, so I've been looking forward to it.

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ebenbrooks
Feb. 26th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
And I'm drinking tea like a mad fiend to make sure my voice is up to performing at 5 o'clock. CURSE THIS HEAD COLD!!!
lucy_indisguise
Feb. 26th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Taking a lactaid pill might help you with the dairy thing
kishiriadgr
Feb. 27th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Lactaid helps some, but I've got a really bad case of lactose intolerance. Some things, like soft cheeses and ice cream, are outside my tolerance completely.
catdraco
Feb. 27th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, I spotted it on your Facebook page, and it does look quite nifty. Vincent had a ukelele for a little while there, and he thought that was awesome fun.
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