Friday, February 12, 2010

I Really Want This Job

I auditioned for Little Maestros yesterday! I sang "The Start of Something New." The audition took about ten seconds. One of the two women watching me came and stood right behind the piano looking at me, and it was kind of awkward and I didn't know if I was supposed to look at her or what, so I didn't, but I tried to sort of keep my eyes open and head up. I didn't support one note well enough, and I hit one wong-but-not-too-wrong note on the piano, but I had a good time! It was fun. And it looks like a fun organization to work for. I mean, playing the piano and singing with other singers and a band (most of whom are around my age), for kids, on a regular basis, with flexible hours, for money, is pretty high on my list of dream jobs. Of course I can think of all kinds of flaws it might have - it's not as if I know any of the details yet - but I still really want this job.

They said they would call if they wanted me to come back in for a callback, but they didn't give a time frame and I didn't think to ask. I guess I just keep my fingers crossed and try not to think about it much! Which, actually, I am pretty good at, because there are so many other great things to think about! The heaps of snow outside - the slush I get to slush through in my exciting rain boots - what I'll do next to advance my career and find more work - wonderful poetry - Stew and Heidi's show next week - Anne of Green Gables, which series I am re-reading - Lord Sunday by Garth Nix, which is due to come out in March - overdue fines - exciting-sounding places I want to explore, like Far Rockaway - the painting Lissa is making me - my CD (did I mention that I have twenty beautiful labelled, finished copies of my CD? I think I'll sell them at $10 each, if I can manage, but first I have to figure out how to promote!) - napping on the super comfortable mattress in Alex's room - taking baths when I am cold! - posting on this glob - and so many more things that there's hardly room for them all in my head!

As darling Anne says, "Isn't it splendid there are so many things to like in this world?"*

*L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables