Dec. 6th, 2009 01:08 pm
sylvansafekeepe: (EvilFrog)
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These sorts of mornings are dangerous. Because once you get into the shower, you never want to leave.

And that sort of thinking leads to authorities discovering a giant pink raisin in your bathroom, but still having no idea where you went.

Date: 2009-12-07 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This time of year I am particularly happy for my strong water pressure, new showerhead, and very hot water. So far, I've always been able to leave it, eventually.

Date: 2009-12-07 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ok, this is totally unrelated to the content of your post, but I have a random question and you seem like the most qualified person in my acquaintance to answer it, so: How much does it generally cost to get a bow re-haired? I recently dusted off my old violin, which I haven't played in years, and discovered (unsurprisingly) that half the hair has fallen out of my good bow. I'd like to get it fixed at some point, but depending on the cost (and how much of a hassle it turns out to be to locate a violin shop in the Boston area) I may put it off for awhile longer.

Date: 2009-12-07 06:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Expect it to cost about $40-$60, depending on the place. Finding a shop in Boston should not be an issue. If you're looking for a list of options, check out, which has searchable listings of shops. There are a half-dozen or so listed for Boston.

I'm assuming there aren't any other noticeable issues with the bow (or violin, for that matter). No warping of the bow, no opened seams on the violin, etc.

Also, I didn't even know that you played violin.

Date: 2009-12-07 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, as I said, I haven't played in years... not since high school, really. I brought my violin to college freshman year, but it mostly just lived under my bed gathering dust, so I left it at home after that. I have quite a bit of free time on my hands these days, though, so I thought it might be fun to at least play around with it a bit and see if I still remember anything.

Apart from the hair issue, everything seems to be ok. It's good that you asked, though; I don't think it would have occurred to me to check for warping.

Date: 2009-12-09 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If the hair has fallen out after being kept in the case for a long time, I'd suspect bow bugs. These little guys can live in your case, lay eggs, and will munch on the new hair unless you get rid of them. As far as I remember, the recommended treatment is vacuuming out the lining of the case and leaving it open for a few days (but you should ask your local bow guy for suggestions).

Date: 2009-12-09 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good point. I'd forgotten about that possibility.


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