I’ve never done a Thursday Things post before, and I make no promises for this becoming a regular thing, but here we go.
1. There are baby woodchucks in my backyard. My inner small-fuzzy-critter lover can’t even handle the cuteness.
2. I started reading The Hunger Games 23 hours ago.
I’m already more than halfway through the book. I also may or may not have stayed up until 2 a.m. this morning reading. Sorry I’m not sorry.
3. Pro Tip for any brides-to-be that are reading this: If you want a trumpeter in your wedding (which is really less of a suggestion than it is a statement: you want a trumpeter in your wedding) and plan to have said trumpeter play Trumpet Voluntary as you walk down the aisle, for the love of beautiful music, find an arrangement that is not in the key of D major.
See the tr with the squiggily? That means trill. Do you know how difficult an E to F# trill is? No, you don’t. Well, take it from the girl who’s spent more time practicing that stupid trill for the past three weeks than she has spent time practicing anything trumpet related for the past two years (which, admittedly, is really not saying much): it’s hard. Real hard. And sounds real bad when it’s messed up. I’m sure you want your walk down the aisle to be memorable, and I’m also sure you don’t want it to be memorable because the trumpeter sounded terrible. Have mercy on our poor faces and find a friendlier arrangement.
Or, you know, find a trumpeter that’s actually a professional, i.e.: not me. I’m playing in my best childhood friend’s wedding next Saturday. I’m truly flattered that she asked me to do that for her, and I’m thrilled to have a part in the wedding, but my goal is to be as forgettable as possible. I plan to accomplish that by not messing up. Now if only I could conquer that stupid trill…
Have you ever been in a wedding?
Thoughts on buying the next two Hunger Games books? I’m not much of a book buyer, but I’m never going to get my hands on the library’s copies until like 2014.