Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ducks/Tigers HNT

You might have noticed that I closed comments all day here Wednesday. Or maybe you didn't (I have to quit thinking that everyone comes by to check things here 2-3 times a day...). Symphony stuff has unexpectedly piled up on me for January. But in a good way. I may have mentioned in an earlier post that we are performing a children's concert on Thursday for the local 4th & 5th graders. Usually, the concert is in March, and for some reason I didn't realize it was this week until a staff meeting last week. Oops! It's an important outreach activity, and I am amazed every year that we can get a full orchestra to take time off from their day jobs to do it. Of course, it means that I lose TWO days, since I have to deal with this concert like any other--equipment moves, set-up, etc. The music is rarely satisfying to the musicians, but I think we all look at it as an important opportunity. This will be the only exposure that some of these kids will ever have to a live orchestra. That is, unfortunately, a sad fact of life...

The other thing that's hitting unexpectedly was the year-end anonymous gift from one of our sponsors. His corporation has dropped thousands of dollars on us for the past few years, which is a tremendous gift already. But, after some informal talks with one of our musicians, he's bought the orchestra new chairs and music stands. New chairs cost over $200 each (ergonomically designed for optimum musician performance and comfort), and the various accessories add to the total. Delivery of the music stands and storage carts was this week. Of course, they just deliver this stuff. Someone has to assemble them when they get here. You can just imagine who gets to do that, right? So I've spent the past two days assembling the carts (about 90 minutes each), and am now starting on the stands. Fortunately, those are far less cumbersome. I'm not sure when the chairs and their carts are expected to show up, but you just KNOW that there's some assembly required there, too. And the rush is to get them all ready for our second concert at the end of the month. It'll happen. I just have to make sacrifices, which means my time around here will be sparse for a bit.

So what does that have to do with my HNT? Absolutely nothing. I'm just kicking back and watching the Ducks and the Tigers battle it out Monday night while taking a break from cart building. Half-nekkid, of course.


I feel badly about what this sudden rush of work has done for this week's Mystery Guest. I usually can grab a poem or lyric, but I just haven't had the time. So I have to wing it here. Of course the first thing to notice is that the 'mystery' part isn't quite a mystery, except to the newer participants around here. This MG has been around for many years, though not so much over the past year and a half or so. She's had a rough year in 2010, similar to mine. But she's making a comeback. Still a spitfire to the end! Sorry I don't have the time to be more eloquent--I'll have to make it up to you.

Be sure to come back on Thursday afternoon to find out who she is, if you don't already know...
This week's MG is Stealth from Cookies and Porn. Go check her out!

With symphony set-up today, and rehearsal tonight, I'm not going to be able to post "...the Other HNT" until after midnight. Be sure to stop by though! Some great pictures this week! NSFW, as always.
New adventure over at the OsShirt site!

47 comments:

Gucci Mama said...

Ooh, I know exactly who that MG is and she is luscious!

I'm up!

Libidinous Man said...

Happy Thursday all you sexy HNT'ers. This week V unwraps a belated Christmas present, which is revealed in our very first click through HNT post.

Elle said...

Nice, relaxing-looking picture there Os. Hope you get to take a breather here and there!

The click for the MG took my breath away.

I'm up. I'm afraid I'm still showing off the beautiful tropical weather here...

AnnieAngel said...

What you need is a long hot bubble bath Os!

I'm up.

Sadie said...

Happy HNT Os!

I'm up!

Xo-Sadie

BTExpress said...

Look at the bright side, all that work gets you the big bucks.

I'm making a BIG announcement this week. Yep, big.

Lady Grinning Soul said...

I'm up!

Only been asleep for about an hour.. so I'm heading back to the land of nod.. and will visit you fine people at a more reasonable hour.

LGS xx

Chapter Two said...

I am up with the start of a series, I took my pants off, pulled up my big girl panties, got out the real camera, set the settings and took real pics!!!! The first of many this week

MG- cool edit on the pic

Daisygirl said...

Happy HNT! Where you happy with the Tigers win?

Reading about your busy-ness makes me tired !

Daisygirl said...

oh and Im up ;)

Vixen said...

Nice legs there Os ;)

I'm up!

*MUAH* and Happy HNT!

Semi-Celibate Man said...

Hi Os. I feel for you. It's a bear to assemble chairs and stuff. Who won the game?

I'm up. PG this week. Happy HNT.

Emmy said...

Nice legs!
I'm up as well!!
Happy HNT!
~Emmy

Cheeky Minx said...

Ducks versus Tigers? Hmmm, most unnatural... :P

Yes, very nice pins, OS and even more gorgeous MG!

I'm up.
xxx

SapioSlut said...

I'm up and enjoying the summer.

Happy HNT!

Mr. Smith said...

Were Up!

Midwestern City Boy said...

We were rooting for Oregon because we're getting tired of hearing about SEC dominance, especially here in Big Ten country.

We are up at Married in Ohio.

Happy HNT everyone!

Jas said...

Hope you enjoyed the game!

MG is lovely

I'm up with a slightly different HNT this week :)

JM said...

Well I hope you enjoyed kicking back for however long it lasted.

As for the MG, well comeback or not, she is simply stunning!

I'm UP and watching a rather spectacular sunset!

Dana said...

You have been busy, haven't you?

I'm up ... yes ... two weeks in a row ... got a problem with that?? ;)

Chickie said...

Goodness, you can't get much busier! Hope you were able to unwind watching the game. Everybody here was yelling at the t.v. & I'm still not sure who they were rooting for.

MG's photos are flat out stunning

13messages said...

I was rooting for your Ducks. Maybe next year.

I'm up, resting on some steps.

heelsnstocking said...

I'd say I'm up but I'm lay down and waiting.

Sounds like a busy schedule! But I have to ask ducks and tigers??? Is that a nature programme or daft names of football teams??

Happy Swinger Chick said...

Seems as though we were going for a similar look this week, come see.... Happy HNT!

~Happy

Joanna Cake said...

Sometimes work just gets in the way but, invariably, there is also a plus side :)

As you say, it is vital to get music of all kinds to children. They seem to grow up immersed in the pop culture without necessarily realising that instruments have to be learned in order to produce quality noise.

I too am getting dragged away from important blog work :)

HHNT and I'm up x

viemoira said...

Great legs!
I never have seen a live orchestra but it is on my to-do list. That is an amazing donation but I bet the setup is pretty tedious.

MG is absolutely beautiful!

And I'm up with HNT not for the queasy. Happy HNT to all!

Lady Grinning Soul said...

Os you are such a saint; waiting out in the cold at all hours last week and assembling chairs and stands this week. What an excellent fellow you are. AND you still find time every week for us and our half-nekkid photos.

Gorgeous MG. I continue to send her good wishes and support.

LGS xx

suburbanslut said...

Wow, you have been busy. Love the MG, what a click. I'm up - playing in the snow again.

Molls said...

I'm up!

Hubman said...

Hmm, MG has me stumped this week, I'll have to make sure to return later.

I'm up!

http://hubmanshangout.com/2011/01/13/hnt-back/

Maggie said...

Hope you enjoyed your mini break, now back to work!

I'm up.

MinorityReport said...

Yay. TV watching. :)
Congrats on the stands and equipment. Too bad you can't hire temp help to put it all together and save you some work.

I'm up (x2)
Happy HNT.

Another Suburban Mom said...

The mystery guest is still a mystery to me, but she is lovely.

I am up. HHNT!

HyperSexualGirl said...

Ducks versus Tigers -- sounds like the latter will gobble them up.

And I'm up.

Jobthingy said...

That is a lot of work there mister. But it is good to keep the brain occupied sometimes :)

I am up..

HHNT

Cande said...

Sounds like you're busy! I'd say that if the musicians get new chairs, then they should assemble one each before the concert... right??

Anyhow I'm up :-)
HHNT!

Autumn said...

clearly it's a busy time for many! glad it's a good busy for you, as it's been for me as well. :)

your MG is gorgeous. i'm curious who she is...

my post was up as of 9pm last night, then i promptly fell asleep.

Autumn said...

oh oh! btw, nice legs! ;)

padme amidala said...

Hi Os,
We have our first HNT picture up for 2011! A sexy spanking picture this time. :D Check it out!

http://darkside-journey.blogspot.com/

Hugs,
padme

Westopher said...

I'm "up" and kissing a hot blonde chick this week. Happy HNT!

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thesecretivewriter said...

I love to see you lying back and relaxing..Happy HNT O!

Master's Azra said...

Good to see you relaxing O.

I'm up1

Bad Bad Girl said...

Oh I knew it was Stealth!!! lol. I forgot to post yesterday that I'm up!!

Marcus said...

Ok, I'm in!! Happy HNT

Ms Scarlett said...

Lookin' good Os! Who won?

Good luck with all those carts and chairs and stands, etc...

XO

KittyCat said...

Hey there, sorry I havent been around in awhile. trying to get my shit together.
Hope all is well your way.

Kevin Lomax said...

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