Happy New Year, everyone! The first palindrome year of the new millennium - I say that means it has to be better than last year. It's already a lot better for me - I was sick over half of 2001, but a little bit of surgery over Xmas break and I seem to be all fixed up, almost as good as new. My bikini days may be over, but I hear Vitamin E fades scars pretty well. Let's see, what was I going on about last time? Ah yes...

My recital went fairly well, despite rather frantic rehearsals on the Britten - when most of your friends have orchestra gigs the night of your recital, it's a bit of desperation time for players. The chamber music concert two days later went off all right as well, some interesting new mistakes, but whatever. Still trying to get hold of a CD from that one, maybe I can pop that on here. This semester looks good for that aspect as well, Haydn "Sunrise" and (YES!) Schubert Cello Quintet - ahhhh. I just hope I can still play it after analyzing the first movement to death for a theory paper last year. Come to think of it, I think we're tackling it in history class next Tuesday. Sheesh.

I've got a list of New Year's resolutions a page long - anybody want to bet me that I can't keep 'em longer than February? I should put "no betting" on the list; I've still got about $10 riding on the final exam from last semester's history class. Among them is "Travel - anywhere", so if anyone wants me to come visit (yeah right) let me know. Or something. It's my last semester of school, for now and maybe for good, unless in 4 or 5 years I decide I just have to get a PhD or something. Yikes, I don't think I could ever get used to being called "doctor" though. Ew.

Well, off to do some cooking - I got a cookbook for Xmas with 52 recipes for mac & cheese, and they're just calling out to be tried. Want some?

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