Thursday, July 13, 2006

Es Mus Sein

Well, I continue to be absolutely not in the mood for being at work. Fortunately there are only a few hours left before I can escape. Although 3 hours of Coriolanus are going to have to be pretty gripping for it to be a good night out…

On the upside, the company announced our bonuses yesterday; we’ve had a very good year and are being given 12.5% of our salaries as bonus! Two-thirds of that amount will be paid as cash. Ok, it’s not enough to retire on, but it’s a nice little pot of money that I wasn’t expecting, so maybe I can do some (long overdue!) clothes shopping and have a week’s exotic foreign holiday after all. I might even have some left over to put into my savings.

We had a Chorus rehearsal last night which was enjoyable but underlined that I’ve forgotten some of the detail of the pieces we sang in April, so this morning I was freaking out my fellow commuters as I sat there, plugged into my MP3 player, mouthing words to several pieces by Rufus Wainwright.

After what was, I suspect, a carefully contrived conspiracy of silence last night, word leaked out today that we’ve only sold 130 tickets in the 2000-seater St. David’s Hall. I’m not sure why that needed to be a big secret; surely, if there was going to be a morale dip, better to have it now before we’re actually on stage facing the emptiness. To be honest, I really don’t mind how many people are in the audience. I’m just in the mood for a damn good sing!

Send in the Clowns!

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