Yes I'm a nerd, but I just love this cynical joke attributed to Neoclassical Economics!
"What are three things you should never believe?
1. The Cheque is in the mail.
2. Of course I'll respect you in the morning.
3. I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you."
So the new developments are few but exciting, I got a new reed tip clipper from Rieger and it is GREAT! Absolutely no danger of cutting off your own fingers, completely consistent with every chop, every time! It's so much easier to use too! I had been using a fairly dull knife on top of my mandrel handle to chop the reeds and they were coming out uneven and my teacher was justly scandalized (jk.) but he did tell me I needed to change what I was doing, and the change was totally worth it! Now I have to bring my reeds to visit his lovely profiling machine. lol
Most of the conservatories have gotten back to me about my acceptance or lack thereof except for one but I still don't feel at liberty to divulge all the names of those conservatories yet. I will after I've finally made my decision.
So it looks like I may be getting another student, I got an email to which I have responded and am awaiting a response in return, so this could be fun. :D
Catch ya next time!