The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven’s Ninth. In the piece, there’s a long passage about 20 minutes during which the double basses have nothing to do. Rather than sit around the whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern next door for a quick one. After slamming several beers in quick succession (as double bassists are prone to do), one of them looked at his watch. “Hey! We need to get back!”
"No need to panic," said a fellow bassist.
"I thought we might need some extra time, so I tied the last few pages of the conductor’s score together with string. It’ll take him a few minutes to get it untangled."
A few moments later they staggered back to the concert hall and took their places in the orchestra. About this time, a member of the audience noticed the conductor seemed a bit edgy and said as much to her companion.
"Well, of course," said her companion. "Don’t you see? It’s the bottom of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded.”
@antiquatedsorceress said: doesn’t a motorcycle stay upright if you just let it drive on its own
They do?? Shows how much I know!
I guess it can’t be *that* hard if millions of people do it all the freaking time. I’m just psyching myself out over nothing. The last time I rode a motorcycle by myself I was 15 and I was riding horses with my girlfriends when the village boys came up on their little dirt bikes and we swapped mounts. I couldn’t figure out the gears and they couldn’t figure out the gaits, so it was a short exchange.
I’m trying!! I called the DOL today and they couldn’t find my social in the system despite me having changed the name last week and they told me it’d take 24 hrs to show up. How in the fuck does ANYTHING done on a computer take 24 hrs to show up?? But it’s been like five days and it’s still not done so I’m gonna call again tomorrow. Once that’s in, it’ll take about three weeks to get the license and then I’m ready :D
spockvarietyhour said: They look cool but…road rash. I’m not the best on a bicycle either. Vacation in the BC woods we’ll learn to ride em together!
You’re planning vacations already?? Buy a laptop first! But yeah, I’m always game for going up to BC. Once I get my enhanced license that is… I’m having a few issues with it, process is stalled at the mo.