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Alice Coote photographed by David Levene, 2010

"Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix" is exactly two instruments away from being acceptable for the concerto competition. We are only allowed 2.2.2.2.+4.3.2.1.+percussion, strings for our pieces and mine has an extra clarinet (bass clarinet) and oboe (English horn).

Because of it, I have to do “Va, laisse couler mes larmes” instead, which everyone has heard and NOBODY cares about, because nothing else in my rep is under the instrumentation limit. It’s not vocally or dramatically impressive, whereas the other competitors have rep that is definitely better. I’m thinking of just going with the Saint-Saens and seeing if I can get away with it. It’s only two extra instruments. It’s not like Urlicht from Mahler 2, which asks for an entire brass choir.

elsasexual:

when your computer insists that it has urgent updates

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nothing-but-a-hiddlesbatch-thang:

When one of my family members asks why I don’t have a boyfriend

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jerrielzapata:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

hongkongstrikenow:

reblog or upload it anywhere you want

spread the word

IT IS TRUE. 

Here is an article explaining it as well.

Please amplify their voices, please pay attention.

they are holding these people in a plastic bubble way from the rest of the world.

internetgf:

i feel like i got a virus from reblogging this

internetgf:

i feel like i got a virus from reblogging this

smashedplantain:

reminder that different cultures/religions view life, souls, and animals and thus animal consumption differently than others

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): One of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

LIVESTREAM

Disney movies + female characters doing acts of true love

I’ve waited all day after finally getting my affiliation and still no letter.

Grrrr…

nonstandardrepertoire:

friendly reminder that the first usage of singular they cited in the OED is in 1526
friendly reminder that Shakespeare, Austen, Thackeray, and Shaw all used singular they
friendly reminder that “his or her” constructions exclude many trans individuals
friendly reminder that if you argue that singular they is “grammatically incorrect”, you are putting adherence to an arbitrary system of rules higher than the wellbeing of actual humans


TRUE STORY. I was meeting with an advisor looking over a paper of mine the other day and he corrected my use of “their” to indicate a singular possessive, telling me to change it to “his or her,” before just having me reword the sentence entirely to avoid the problem. The other thing is, he made a comment that the use of their as a singular possessive has been “butchering” the English language. Ugh.

nonstandardrepertoire:

friendly reminder that the first usage of singular they cited in the OED is in 1526

friendly reminder that Shakespeare, Austen, Thackeray, and Shaw all used singular they

friendly reminder that “his or her” constructions exclude many trans individuals

friendly reminder that if you argue that singular they is “grammatically incorrect”, you are putting adherence to an arbitrary system of rules higher than the wellbeing of actual humans

TRUE STORY. I was meeting with an advisor looking over a paper of mine the other day and he corrected my use of “their” to indicate a singular possessive, telling me to change it to “his or her,” before just having me reword the sentence entirely to avoid the problem. The other thing is, he made a comment that the use of their as a singular possessive has been “butchering” the English language. Ugh.

Coping Statements for Anxiety

onlinecounsellingcollege:

It is often possible to manage anxiety by actively replacing irrational thoughts with more balanced and reasonable thoughts like the following:

1. I’m going to be OK. Sometimes my feelings are irrational and false. I’m just going to relax and take things easy….