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estherchaya
estherchaya
first entry at long last
So yeah, I've had this journal thingy for a while. A long while. But I'm a freak and have never bothered to post...I just nose around in other people's journals. Hey, it's more fun that way.

Anyway, not much exciting today...finished house-sitting for my father, which means I'm back to spending time with my SWEETIE! Of course, I'm likely to be asleep just about the time he pulls up to the house, but that's the way it goes sometimes. Work was uneventful, but painful. Yesterday the power was out, and today the ventilation system was, well, not ventilating....so it was HOT. Such is life. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.

But tonight was better... I went to my first haftorah class, which was great. I was a bit terrified, and then suddenly it all came together and I figured out what it was that I couldn't figure out, which I'm still not sure what that was that I couldn't figure out, but no matter, because now it all makes sense! (Well, to me, but probably not to anyone reading that!

Anywho, I was wrong about being asleep before Seth got home...because here he is. This journal thingymawhatzit is cool, but not as cool as him. So off I go. There's also the fact that I have to be awake in 7 hours, so I'm thinking sleep might be important.

*yawn*
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jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: October 23rd, 2001 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

See?!!? I told you so!

Didn't I tell you you'd be able to pick up Trope w/no probs? It can seem overwhelming at first, especially when you're given a HUGE piece of paper w/ lots of notes on it, but we have a very good teacher. Heh - I just sang my posting to you in tonight's trope. Too bad there's no way to indicate it in the journal!
cellio From: cellio Date: October 23rd, 2001 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haftorah class, like in chanting? Neat.

I've been trying to teach myself to chant torah (not exactly the same trope as haftorah, which I don't know either) out of a book, but it's slow going. It comes with a CD, at least, but I find that I just can't grok sopranos, and the CD has some parts sung by a soprano and some by a baritone, presumably because some people prefer one voice gender over the other. Too bad they don't offer two editions -- or just include a second CD, which can't add *that* much to the cost of production.

It does include written music for all the tropes, which makes me very happy. Sometimes I can see a melody better than I can hear it.
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: October 23rd, 2001 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Tropin' Along

Well, if you're in the area, classes are Tuesday evenings at 6:45. The cost is $25 and I'm sure Regina would welcome another student (we only have 4) and you will have only missed one class. It won't be hard to catch up. Plus, not only will we learn Haftorah, we'll also learn other trope systems - we're just doing Haftorah first.

I can email you details if you're interested.
cellio From: cellio Date: October 23rd, 2001 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tropin' Along

Unfortunately, I'm in Pittsburgh, and the commute would be a bit rough. :-) But thanks anyway! You'd think that in a place as large as Pittsburgh there'd be demand for this sort of thing (I mean aside from the individual tutoring the kids get), but so far there doesn't seem to be. I've chanted torah once (about a year and a half ago) and I learned it basically by rote; they didn't teach us the trope. (This was a group of adults who hadn't had the opportunity as kids.) I was kind of hoping it would be a starting point, not an end in itself.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 24th, 2001 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tropin' Along

silly me. I'm so tired, I didn't even see that Monica had already replied.
Anyway, Monica, why don't you become a leader and a shaker in your shul and find a tutor willing to sponsor a class and find 5 or 6 men and women that want to learn and go from there! Just because it isn't currently offered, doesn't mean you can't find it. But failing that, there is always the individual tutoring option.
wow....look at the time. I should have been at work an hour ago. Pesky alarm clocks. Pesky exhausted feelings. Pesky bosses that are out of town and therefore keep me from being motivated to be at the office before 7. Ah well. My contract only says I have to be there by 9. I'll still make it there by then. I'll just be there FOREVER.
cellio From: cellio Date: October 24th, 2001 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tropin' Along

My shul elected me a mover and shaker behind my back when I wasn't looking; I'm not sure I'm ready to actuelly encourage the process. :-) (Yeah, I am pretty active, and I do stuff because I love it, but I really did nearly drop the phone when they called to ask me to be on the board. Erk.)

But seriously, maybe you're right about organizing something. I'll have to think about this. (I already know a good teacher, at least.)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 24th, 2001 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tropin' Along

Not that you could have known this, Jeanne, but if I'm not mistaken, Monica lives in Pittsburgh, but I could be wrong. I think a four hour drive is a perfectly acceptable commute....what say you, Monica? Shall you join us Tuesday nights? :)
BTW, Jeanne, Regina said she's got almost 10 students registered, so it's possible that more students will show up eventually. We shall see.
cellio From: cellio Date: October 24th, 2001 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tropin' Along

what say you, Monica? Shall you join us Tuesday nights? :)

:-)

Wouldn't work. Especially during the winter, I front-load the work week so I can leave in time for Shabbat on Friday. Monday and Tuesday are my best work-late nights.

(Besides, I *hate* driving.)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 24th, 2001 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tropin' Along

Wimp! if you got to work at 4 in the morning on tuesdays....
and that whole driving thing...well, I don't blame you. I spent nearly a year driving between Richmond and DC every weekend and that was only 2 1/2 hours. I'm not really fond of driving either.

Also, I don't stack my work week the way you do, but I work 9 hours M-Th and only 4 on Friday instead of 8 per day. I'm liking it a lot. Except on days like today when I didn't get in until almost 9. Oh well. *sigh*
cellio From: cellio Date: October 24th, 2001 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tropin' Along

Let's see: get up at 3am, work, drive to DC, take class, leave DC (what, around 9:30?), drive back, get in around 2 if I *don't* have an accident from exhaustion on the turnpike... hey, I thought you were my friend! :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 24th, 2001 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tropin' Along

nah, you could leave at 8! See? I am your friend! Okay, so it's not like it's practical or anything, but we'd love to have you!
fheyd From: fheyd Date: October 23rd, 2001 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
ok, so i figured you need at least one non-Jewish comment ;)

just kidding...

anyways, good to see that you've figured this thing out. it's pretty nifty when you're in the mood for it.

take care :)

*HUGS*
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 24th, 2001 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)

tedious, but nifty

yeah, but do I really have time time for this?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 25th, 2001 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)

and, you know, I am an equal opportunity journal poster person. Just happens that most of the people that happen to know that I have a journal are Jewish. Well not most. But 3 of the 4 who actually READ my journal. Which brings me back to an important point. I still think this isn't a journal...it's just an elaborate online chat/message board thingy, not a journal. But what do I know?
drmellow From: drmellow Date: June 16th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is your first entry.

But if I comment on entries so old, does it count to the final score?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 16th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course it counts! In fact, I'd prefer it. Maybe I'll even give you bonus points.
drmellow From: drmellow Date: June 16th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
But I wonder if the tool will pick up comments this far back.
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