(excuse the kitchen in the background. that’s where the light was good.)

I think Eric might die if he knew I had nicknamed his wonderful cello “Cheeto”, but really it’s a compliment. No, it’s not really that orange. In fact, it’s less orange than most similarly-hued instruments. I love it. It’s small in the hand (and in the case), and very balanced. Plus, I really like Cheetos®. One could say that I love them. Nearly as much as I love this instrument. He has my cello for the next few days, and I’m hoping that something works out in trade. Just in case, though: I am accepting applications to be my benefactor. Perks include free cello lessons/recordings for life and my eternal gratitude.