Monday, July 19, 2010

Deluxe Accommodations and a Jumble Challenge

Welcome to cabin #59, my practice home away from home. It is pure luxury compared to my first experience at Chautauqua.

Four years ago when I first came to participate in the adult chamber music program, there was a heat wave and I had an unair-conditioned cabin whose window could only be propped open by using a large stick or a tree branch. I always came out of a practice session dripping in sweat.

But this year I have an air-conditioned cabin which houses a lovely Steinway piano. Although a couple of keys in the lower register seem a little affected by the humidity, it is a tremendous improvement.

Today I had some personal practice time, followed by some time with Deborah. We're still plugging away on the Misek sonata, movement 3, which has the feel of a dance, or at least will when we learn to play it up to speed.

This afternoon I went to my first Scrabble class. I had solved the problem of the forgotten Scrabble board by buying a game at the bookstore, which we will contribute to the stash at our rental house.

More about Scrabble tomorrow, but I will leave you with 3 sets of tiles, each of which contains a Bingo:

The first person to correctly identify all 3 7-letter words gets a lovely large Chautauqua mug!

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Blogger Cyndy said...

I got the first two right away. The middle one is stumping me.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Cyndy said...

My dyslexia was failing me there for a minute and then suddenly I started seeing latin and/or italian sounding words which I hope are okay because they are also used in English.

1. toenail
2. domines or misdone - I think these are words, but they're both kind of obscure.
3. termini was my first guess and then I thought of interim, which is probably a better choice.

If somebody comes up with a more normal sounding word for that middle one, they should get the prize - that's what I think.

That's so cool that they offer classes in how to play scrabble. And to have a vacation where there's time to play scrabble!

12:20 AM  
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5:46 AM  
Blogger bozoette said...

Dang! Cyndy beat me to them.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE the practice cabin! Thank goodness for the AC, eh?


4:57 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Great job, Cyndy! I think my hit to the head must be getting to me. Couldn't think of a thing.

10:29 PM  

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