Posted by jukkahoo
My Gawd! It's Monday morning and I'm awake! Must be the fact that my internal clock is seriously malfunctioning. And that I have a meeting with my doctor this Thursday. I seem to have developed this habit recently, as I remember having this very same problem last time too. It has everything to do with the expectations. I really want my results to be good. I don't think that I fretted this much about my condition after the initial diagnosis. When I was receiving chemo et al, I was apprehensive about the specific treatment (no picnic, as you may well guess/remember from my notes), but not this nervous about them. Worrying is pretty nasty.
As to good stuff, I went to the Tuomiokirkko and listened to Haydn's Creation with me Mum. I'm not the most classically-tuned in our family, but I like choral works well (he said, wishing that this oratorio is one...). This was no exeption, other than I really could've done without the soprano. She was probably very good (my mother said so and she knows), but the sound of a woman screaming is just... well, not my cup of tea. I liked the bass (Esa Ruuttunen) a lot. Apparently German ought to be sung by low-register males.
And then I read this great juvenile, but am unable to talk about it. It has yet to be released in English, but I sure liked to see this one translated. Very good indeed.