Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sssssscary (Seating Auditions)

This doesn't scare me:

This doesn't scare me:

This doesn't scare me:

But this, most definitely scares me.

It seems no matter how hard I practice, no matter how ready I am, EVERY single time I sit down in Mrs. Minner's office for seating auditions, I inevitably play about 10 times worse than I know I can play. In fact, I've got it down to a science. I've thought about telling her my plight; somehow trying to explain the fact that I really can play it much better and that the problem is just that she scares the living daylights out of me. But.... I never thought that would go over so well. So, this morning, for the third year in a row, I walked out of her office biting my tongue and resigning myself to yet another year in the back of the orchestra. Oh well, it's good for my pride.


Little Christen said...

Awww...poor Christy. Well, at least I know how well you can play. ;) And don't worry. She does too. Who knows? Maybe she once had an orchestra leader who terrified her as well. Anyways, no matter where you sit, I'll always be there to watch you. And at least I'm not terrifying...I hope. ;)

Jonas said...


Christy, this blog is hilarious... especially because it is true for me too. Some of my renditions were truly ghastly... Mrs. Minner could ill disguise her horror.

Kelsey said...

hahahaha... Caitlin and I are sitting in the SA office laughing. Perhaps Mrs. Minner would appreciate a perusal of this blog. LOL

shama said...

ROTFL! that's great! I love it--so true...

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