I finished my last full-length paper of the year and am officially on Easter holiday.
Two thousand, five hundred words is not a lot. I typically write that much (and revise it a couple times) in maybe a one or two hour period, when writing a story or novel. But so many words on Boulez and Debussy’s influence on his concept of sonority was merely torturous. Not that I don’t appreciate Boulez’s work… but that was a killer paper. So killer, in fact, that it apparently drained my ability to come up with a better synonym.
I spent a good few days after the submission just recuperating. I know I’m a musician and birdie slave – I don’t really get breaks, and mostly I’m fine with that… However, it’s true that to the best of my ability I took two days, played the Sims 3, and generally did nothing of importance or interest.
It was amazing.
Some things that may be of somewhat greater interest:
-Decided that I was not immoral enough to sell the hardly-used round cage that our canaries came in. The thought that someone might use it for a canary or budgie, or worse, a pair of birds, stopped me mid-plan.
-Changed the sleeping set up for Ptak by using said round cage as a sleeping cage instead. Our parrotlet gets very, very grumpy when his sleep is lacking, so we’ve made him up a nice little cosy place in the bedroom, which has shutters and is completely dark. The sleeping cage seems to be helping. He’s much happier with the new arrangement.
-Bought a massive bag of Harrison’s pellets. Apparently they can be frozen…
-Convinced Mavi to let O. give him a scratch! It was very exciting.
-Learnt that Mavi enjoys almonds enough to take them nicely from O.’s fingers, thereby rewarding him with food.
-Gave Mishka a kiss on the head. It’s a big deal for a bird who hates to be looked at oddly, let alone touched!
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