Friday, March 13, 2009

Check out what my Dad's been up to...

Don't know if you noticed that my Dad started a blog a couple of weeks ago. He started out kind of serious, but it looks like he may have lightened up a bit with his latest post.

Robertson Family Irish Dancers

Thursday, March 12, 2009


We found 3 opened large containers of cottage cheese in the refrigerator the other night. Mom got them out and we looked at all the expiration dates. I wondered (out loud!) if you mixed all three of the cartons together, could you average out the expiration date? Hmmmmmm.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Making a Lizst, Checking it Twice

I don't know what got into me! Mom and I were just talking and I told her how much I liked a piece I heard in my music humanities class. It's Franz Lizst's LaCampanella. So, I looked it up online so I could play it for Mom. Pretty cool. I read more about in on Wikipedia and found a place to print up the original piano piece. La Campanella turns out to be 9 pages out of a 42 page piece. It is a very challenging piece but I have page one almost down pat. I do my usual technique of looking for patterns to memorize instead of reading the music each time. I'm practicing it at home and even at the institute while waiting for class. This is a great hobby. I think I'll even try to learn the whole 42 pages -that's a page a week! And as Mom always says, "Practice makes perfect!" You'll have to check back with me in a month or so and see if I'm still progressing.