that's great I hope he appreciated the effort you went to . :)
Judging by the wide grin, yes.
2012-06-14 09:55 am (UTC)
And how did you sing in your divadisguise?
Edited at 2012-06-14 12:50 pm (UTC)
I didn't keep it on during the lesson (the room was warm and a little stuffy, and the wig is HOT...even the thin graduation gown is hot--both are synthetic and breathe about as well as concrete.)
However, I can accomplish a Miss-Piggyish stentorian and unmusical bellow in it.
Too bad it is hot - it would be a splendid disguise for readings! Perhaps with Brunhilda breastplate and spear!
That's fantastic, had me grinning.
Though I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend.
I'm glad you enjoyed A-Kon, and as my young cousin would say, it's the uptight, serious, and self centered people in the world who are crazy. She's just imaginative and expressive. I'm sure some of that is her youth, but I hope she doesn't lose it as she gets older. We need more laughter in life.
I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I hope you continue to find moments to laugh.
On another note, I am going on a cruise in August. I have a problem. Your new book isn't out yet, and I doubt it would take me a week to read it. I'm thinking of Vatta's War or perhaps the last four of the Familias Regnant universe. I could, of course, reread Paks (for the fourth time this year?) again. However, being on a cruise, I think I'll want something fresh and new to savor.
Know any good cruise literature? Wild sea escapades would be fun. I won't imagine our ship caught in a storm or sinking too often. :)
I hate to do it, but I might end up making these the first DRM e-books I get, as carrying a bunch of hardbacks on a cruise is just asking for trouble. Which is why I'm leaning towards Vatta's War. I don't own any of the series, and I have never had the desire to get rid of your books to date.
Edited at 2012-06-14 01:31 pm (UTC)
Having never been on a cruise, I don't know what makes good cruise reading, but Vatta's War--though not wild sea escapades (wild space escapades instead) might work for you. So might Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's Liaden books, which I enjoy a lot. I don't know if the e-versions are the singles or the later omnibus versions, but I really enjoy Agent of Change, Carpe Diem, (the omnibus is titled Agent of Change), Plan B and I Dare (that omnibus is titled Korval's Game.) There's also Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet books (though they are less swashbuckling, if swashbuckling is what you're after.)
I've never been on a cruise, either. My grandfather is taking his last cruise in life and a lot of family are going. Not only will it be a great experience for my family and I, it's a good chance to spend some time with the extended family.
Thanks for the pointers. I'll check them out. I have slowly been catching up on your older works. Of new series that I read, all the next books seem slated for 2013. This has been a slow year. I'm craving new literature that is dependable. I'd love to read A Song of Ice and Fire, but I am waiting for him to complete the series. He's too unreliable in publishing, and nothing aggravates me more than having the author die during an epic. I think Sanderson has done a wonderful job completing Robert Jordan's work. Frank Herbert's children were a real disappointment. I finally quit reading the Dune series when I was 12. I occasionally do reread Dune itself.
Sorry, I'm rambling again. :)
I would very much recommend the Vatta's War books.
Also, Remnant Population is my absolute favourite Elizabeth Moon book. If you haven't read it yet, you really ought to!
I absolutely loved Vatta's War on the cruise.
I checked out Remnant Population from the library (I love this local library! It actually has Elizabeth Moon books!). I finished it around 5:30 in the morning. I couldn't put it down. I immediately told my best friend that he should make a movie of it (He's a writer/director). Most books are hard to make into a movie, but I think it has the perfect story for one; a very unique one.
And you didn't wear it to choir practice? Awwwww...
Well, the wig's HOT. Also, we were having guest singers at choir practice, working toward a concert later this month. I'm willing to startle the regulars, but we don't need to scare off the visitors by demonstrating there's a wild woman in the midst of the altos.
Later in the year maybe. On a cold day (if we have one.) I think it should come as a surprise...well, it won't surprise David anymore, but it may startle some others.
I am sorry about your friend. But yes, a little silliness goes a long way into making life fun for yourself and others. (Me, I use puppets and record silly filks.)
Puppets? What kind of puppets?
Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to pretend to be insane.
Good for you! :)
Thanks! It was fun...and the lesson went very well after that.
By rehearsal, though, I was tired and had much more trouble producing a tone that didn't sound like Darth Vader's breathing.
I'm grinning at the account of your escapades. :) Thank you for sharing!
I'm connecting this to your Paksworld post about register. It's a change in interaction pattern, not based so much on who you're interacting with, but on who you want to be. I'm a quiet sort, and when I need to let loose my inner diva, it helps to become someone else - including, maybe, dressing the part. Then I can think, what would I sing like (or how would I act at this party, or how would I confront this person) if I was DivaWoman instead of plain old me. :-)