You’ll be relieved to hear that I got a new computer. After about a week without one, it is a relief to have a real computer to type on. I do have a lovely iPhone, but typing important emails and blogging on it is just a real pain, so I had a lot of catch up to do (and more still, as much of yesterday was spent trying to figure out how to use this newfangled piece of machinery.)

The new computer runs Windows 8. I spent a bit of time yesterday moving things around so that my computer makes sense for my needs—I’m not a huge fan of the initial start screen for Windows 8 as I don’t have a touch screen—I think it seems to be geared towards those who do, and with a regular old timey laptop it just doesn’t make as much sense to me, but hey, I’m old, I know. I finally have everything set up pretty much the way I like it, and I’m starting to learn my way around.


It’s not as easy to copy and paste pictures into Windows Live Writer but I’ll figure it out, I hope. That took way longer than it should have, but I suppose there’s always a learning curve, huh?

It’s a busy weekend ahead: three weddings and six hours of rehearsal for Winter Opera St Louis. We are performing Gounod’s Faust next weekend (Friday night and Sunday afternoon) and tickets are still available. It’s a fun show–

“Based on Goethe’s “Faust”, Mephistopheles promises Faust his every desire on Earth in exchange for his servitude in Hell. What would you sell your soul for? “

I’m not falling for that. I wouldn’t sell my soul for anything. How about you?

Totally unrelated, but it’s November now and that means time to think about Thanksgiving. I found this article on Buzzfeed about “Thanksgivukkah” fun!

2 thoughts on “Faust”

  1. I am just now catching up on your recent posts…SO sorry to hear about your old lappy! I’m so glad that you got a new one!! Yes…Win8 is hard to learn…but you will get the hang of it soon enough…

  2. I have a Toshiba, and it runs Windows 8, and I hated it. (You’re absolutely right – if you don’t have a touch screen, it makes no sense.) BUT, try Windows Classic Shell at http://www.classicshell.net (a free program) that will give you a start button, etc. I LOVE it.

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