Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Moving forward

Yesterday’s dinner party was a success.  I’m sorry Andrew is disappointed that I didn’t make my famous cashew chicken.  Marty doesn’t eat chicken these days so I wanted to make something that he would like.  Surprisingly, he has never had my stromboli or fettucine alfredo so it was a pleasant surprise for both him and Brent.  They enjoyed the dinner very much.  I even made lemon bundt cake for dessert.  Brent brought me three bottles of wine and I still had one left over from the first time he brought wine.  Needless to say, I got slightly tipsy.  But it was a very pleasant evening with some good company.

Unfortunately I didn’t sleep all that well.  I woke up around 3-something and couldn’t fall back asleep very fast.  Probably had something to do with the alcohol.  Live and learn.  I eventually drifted off, but then Max wanted to go outside so my sleep was very fitful.  Luckily I have a mini-fridge at work stocked with coke zero.  So I had one this morning around 9:00 and another at lunch.

I finally got all the books out of the library and cleared all the top shelves.  I have stacks of workbooks that I have to pack up, but luckily, I’ve saved boxes for that.  I spent more time today doing actual library “stuff” but a lot of it was still just cleaning and organizing.  I’m still staying busy – haven’t been bored on the job yet. 

I went to some training on the cataloging software after school today, but didn’t feel like I got much out of it.  I learned a few new things, but nothing really relevant enough to help me at this point.  After the training, I picked up some dinner and came home to let the dogs out and eat.  Then I headed to the band rehearsal.

I have to say that I’m somewhat disappointed in the caliber of the band.  I was worried that I might have to prove myself, but that’s not going to be the case.  I would think in such a big city – with millions of people, there would be a large amount of talent, but it was rather scarce tonight.  The regular conductor also just resigned so they have a guest conductor for the first concert and he just doesn’t even come close to the amazing director of the other band I was in.  I’m not saying that I played better than everyone – I couldn’t play everything, but the lady sitting next me had the absolute worst sound.  She was way out of tune and her tone was awful – like she is playing a reed that is way too soft for her.  It was so hard to play next to her.  I was the only one in the section to use a tuner.  I do need to get my chops back in shape.  My mouth was hurting after the 2 hour rehearsal. 

I’m going to call it a night – already past my bedtime and I’ve got to get up earlier tomorrow than I did today.  I reset the alarm after it went off – despite the fact that I had to get out of bed to do so. 

1 comment:

Patti said...

I'm a musician too. It's difficult to play in a band with a different (lower) skill level than yours.