Monday, October 10, 2005

New toy

My latest new toy arrived.

I moved the caddy (sorta like this) sideways to the window, and the five large balls are sitting on the trundle couch. When the new toy is folded up, it actually looks like there's more space in my living room than before, an amazing feat for a NYC apartment.

It is, alas, still necessary to leave the house occasionally.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

In search of a point

Today was difficult.

That's not even fair to say. Out of six scheduled teaching sessions, three were very good, and one didn't happen (student overslept, and in this case I get paid anyway). It was the other two.

The earlier of those was frustrating for all concerned parties though maybe not irredeemable; jury's still out. The later, last session of the day, was a sinking ship that I was too ornery to bail out on. Phoning it in is not my specialty even when it's potentially the more effective course of action--in this case I couldn't even say that sticking to my guns had any positive effect. He was as determined not to get it as I was to make him do it. If I'm lucky, he'll say he doesn't want me as a teacher anymore (I don't have control over scheduling assignments at this studio. Most of my students there have requested me).

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