Whew! So much has been going on-- Thanksgiving, term papers, figuring out study abroad, majors, minors, and everything else-- Christmas break can't get here fast enough. All that to say, I had a great Thanksgiving, capped off with the incredible experience of seeing John Williams conduct the CSO in pieces from David Lean's films, as well as Williams' own scores from Harry Potter (plus an encore in which he conducted such iconic numbers as the Imperial March, the theme from Superman, a selection from Indiana Jones, and the Sunday Night Football theme). Amazing.
Anyway, I am operating under a dense fog due to lack of sleep (only five hours), because I decided not to drive back to Champaign until eight last night. In hindsight, that may have been a bad idea. Bedtime, it seems, will come quickly tonight.