Monday, March 05, 2007

How you doin'?

OMG! I'm so nostalgic! I almost feel 19 again (not that my 19-year-old self would've said OMG. It would've been more like: Fuck, man, I'm so fucking nostalgic. At 19 I didn't have much to be nostalgic about, but I'm getting off track here). I've been working in a college environment for over 7 years now, so why is Miami making me feel like this? Maybe being in the music department has something to do with it. I feel like I'm picking up where I left off. It almost makes want to start over with my music degree, but I don't want to have to audition after all these years of not keeping up with my training. And I don't even want to think about music theory at this point. Although one of the students asked for help with her theory homework last week, and I actually understood what she was talking about, even if I couldn't help her.

Okay, enough babbling. "How's the job going?" you ask. It's going well so far. I'm still not entirely sure what I'm supposed to be doing, but I'm getting a feel for the environment and the people. It's so different from where I came from. The people are actually nice! The students are strange and fun. And the subject matter is so much more interesting to me. Take today, for instance. In the past when I helped with a book order, we were looking at Anatomy and Physiology or Nursing for Dummies or the like. Today, I was looking through a catalog of music books. Among all the titles for counterpoint, modulation, and ethnomusicology, there was this. I never would've found a critical study of Metallica among the Respiratory books I ordered before. My only real complaint at this point is the hour (one-way) commute to work, but I've started looking for apartments in Oxford.

Well, Critic, I hope you enjoyed my ramblings for the day.