Thursday, February 20, 2003

Viennese Ball is tomorrow -- wow, so soon. I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be, though. And I know it will be better than it was for me last year. Tonight is Heuriger Abend -- the night-before-dance, with a live band and everything. I'll probably go for a bit, but not stay too late, since I'll be up really late tomorrow. Pity that the night-before dance has to be the night before. Some year they should move it up a day and have a Heuriger-Heuriger Abend (I don't know German -- does that work?). Tomorrow I'm getting off work early to get all tuxed up and meet a bunch of people over at campus to go to dinner. By virtue of being Tina's date I get to go to dinner with a bunch of Testimony people, at Max's Opera Cafe. Tina and Kari will, of course, be madly preparing for their Opening performance, so they decided Justin and I will have to be each other's dinner dates. That's fine, I like Justin, but one or the other of us is going to look awfully silly in a dress and I sure hope it's not me ;-) It'll be interesting going to Viennese Ball and not being in Opening Committee for the first time. The actual performing was always kind of neat, but I don't really miss all the rehearsing and stress. I wonder if I'll try and do the waltz competition again? I wonder if I'll manage to keep dancing all the way until 2 a.m.? I wonder if Brassworks will have their act together this year? I suppose I should quit wondering what it's all going to be like and just wait to find out, but it's about the biggest thing on my mind right now. Things are so different for me now than in the last two years that it's almost like going for the first time, even though I've been twice before.

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