the stories of a los angeles violinist

around here lately // 004

Added on by Jordan Martone.
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sound stage shots. i need to buy my own headphones/in-ears cuz studio headphones are always too large. they fall off my tiny head. 

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joe's end of the year percussion ensemble concert. he works so hard with these kids and the love and respect they have for him speaks volumes about his character. also, i love a man in concert black.

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my kiddos had their end of the year concert as well. these are my 5 beginning string students at colina middle school: 4 violins and 1 cello. we started the year with 5 violins, but one moved away, and then we gained a cellist. these kids consistently walk the fine line between goofy and pissing off the teacher, but i work them hard and they accept the challenges i throw at them. 

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the best new lunch idea: chicken salad-cucumber sliders.

1 can of shredded white meat chicken, diced apples, mayo to taste, salt and lemon pepper to taste, sliced cucumber. voila. super yummy, super fit for life

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umm... i wore selena's exact same dress for my senior recital?? diana's was just a little too much for me, i guess.

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apparently i'm featured in the new 2014-2015 VPAC season brochure. this was shot right before i went on stage as concert master for the CSUN Symphony's Fantasia concert. so i was crapping my pants, and a photographer came right up to me and said "oh! you look gorgeous! look into the light!" i thought he was nuts, but hey, it turned out all right. 

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got to spend a relaxing weekend with my family. and my puppy. when life changes so drastically (and i wish i could tell you what's happening right now. secrets-secrets.) it's nice to be grounded in family. i'm happy to have them. and the dog. she's great. 

there are 38 days till i marry joe. holy poop. we are so ready to do this. this long engagement has been long. our one-year anniversary of our engagement is coming up this month, which a lot of people don't even get the chance to celebrate (you short-engagement folk). i'm ready to make this hunk my husband, and to start our new life together.

this has been an around here lately post. happy hump day, ya camels!