crysania4

The Book of Ramblings

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

Name:
Crysania
Birthdate:
23 October 1975
Website:
Crysania's Worlds
External Services:
  • crysania4@livejournal.com
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Interests: (112)
agility, animal rescue, animal transport, animal welfare, aussies, australian shepherds, ballet, band geeks, bandies, bodhran, border collies, camillus, canine underground railroad, captain jack sparrow, caroline in the city, celtic music, central new york, central ny, chatting, choir, clarinet, classical music, classical singing, cny, comedy, composing, composition, creative writing, creativity, dance, data, deaf dogs, dog rescue, dog transports, dogs, dragonlance, drop dead fred, environment, evanescence, fanfic, fantasy novels, fencing, fiddle, finale, gay marriage, gay rights, geeks, gesualdo, herding dogs, intellectuals, ireland, irish flute, irish music, irish sessions, irish singing, irish whistle, jeopardy, joan tower, kitaro, last unicorn, laurence nugent, lowell liebermann, lunasa, madrigals, marching band, michael crawford, modern dance, music pedagogy, music theory, musical theatre, musicals, mutts, nature, new age music, once upon a time, papillons, pedagogy, penny whistle, phantom of the opera, pirates, pirates of the caribbean, princess bride, religions, renaissance, renaissance music, rescue transports, rumplestiltskin, scenic photography, scotland, scottish music, seamus egan, severe weather, shostakovich, solas, star trek: tng, storms, straight but not narrow, supercells, syracuse, teaching, teaching college, technology, tin whistle, tornadoes, uhf, v for vendetta, weird al yankovic, west genesee, west genesee marching band, whistle, whoodles, will & grace
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Announcement: This journal is somewhat friends only. Public posts are about my dog, Dahlia, and my dog transporting endeavors. If you want to read the rest of my journal, please e-mail me or comment on a public entry to be added!

For more information on me, see this post.

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Meet Dahlia, the wonderful light of our lives:
pixley80

Who am I?
~I'm an Irish whistle and bodhran player living in the Syracuse, NY area.
~I have a wonderful partner in life, David, another Irish traditional musician (fiddle, banjo, bouzouki, and guitar, among other instruments).
~I am owned by one lovely Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix named Dahlia. Some pictures of her can be found here.
~In 2009, I was diagnosed with Otosclerosis. As a musician, this is frightening.
~I work with dogs in a variety of ways
~I am heavily involved in agility and Dahlia and I currently compete in CPE trials. She has taken home a bunch of ribbons so far and has gotten her level 1 title and a level 2 title as well. She's now known as Dahlia CTL1, CTL2-H, NTD, CGC (She also has her Novice Trick Dog and Canine good Citizen titles! She's a good dog is my girly!)
~I teach courses in Music theory, composition, history, and appreciation
~I'm a classically trained musician and have played clarinet for 30+ years
~I have also played recorders, crumhorns, and various other Renaissance instruments
~I am a composer
~I enjoy taking photos, not just of Dahlia, but of nature as well. Some of my favourite photos can be found here.
~I love to write stories, especially fanfiction based on Phantom of the Opera (also called Phanfic), Pirates of the Caribbean, and Once Upon a Time
~In November 2007, I "won" NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) by writing over 50,000 words in the month...a couple weeks later I completed the piece, a Pirates of the Caribbean fanfic called Retribution.
~I also "won" NaNoWriMo in 2008 and 2009 with original pieces, neither of which is remotely ready to be shared with anyone.

Lovely Jack/Elizabeth mood theme by wapiti_baris

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