First week of rehearsal down. Working with Dave is nice because we speak the same language. Besides English, I mean. We went to school together and have been friends for about 7 years now. Sometimes having that kind of history with someone makes it easy to communicate in the rehearsal hall. Sometimes. Thankfully, this is one of those times.
So far, everyone involved in the project seems to be on the same page. Questions get answered, sometimes before they're even asked. Maybe because we've all been stewing with the text for a year now. Still lots of work to do, but so far, so good.
Had a good Memorial Day. Dave's friend Alexei Kolesnikov (a mathematician) came by and the 4 of us grilled outside in celebration. Somewhere between beer number 3 and second helpings of potato salad, we swapped stories about our grandfathers and their roles in WWII. Alexi (who hails from Novosibirsk, Siberia) was able to give a bit of the Russian perspective. It was a memorial day to remember.
Thanks to all who served in the past, and all serving now.
a picture of the 2 1/2 foot long carp Alexei
brought over. Contrary to what I had heard before,
it was very good eating.