Pax (funcrunch) wrote,
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A good day

Yesterday was pretty good. I got a full night's sleep. Later I got out and enjoyed the sunshine for a bit while going to the post office to mail an eBay package (I've so far managed to sell two of the seven volumes of Tricycle Buddhist Review I'm auctioning off). I was frustrated by the postal machine but a friendly employee showed me how to use it to generate a stamp to send media mail, which was very helpful. Media mail is way cheaper than first class for heavy magazines, I learned, so I will actually make some money on this auction. :-P

I felt good after getting some sunshine and boyziggy was out working, so I played piano. I worked on the first part of Debussy's "Children's Corner" for a solid hour. I can now play it below tempo with very few mistakes. Ziggy also fixed my keyboard pedal which helped, as I never liked the replacement pedal we'd been using.

I then played bass for about 45 minutes, working on various pieces old and new, with and without vocals. I don't have any upcoming performances scheduled - I'm actually going to miss the March showcases at Blue Bear as I'll be out of town - but need to keep practicing.

That evening I watched the Olympics, actually paying attention the whole time as I was interested in all of the evening's events: ski jump, aerials, and ice dancing. I'd never really watched ice dancing before, and it was exciting to see the free dance, which was much more interesting to me than the compulsories and originals. I was happy for Canada winning a gold. Both the gold and silver performances were thrilling to watch.

Meanwhile I had a craving for a lemon drop, and Googled a non-alcoholic recipe which Ziggy prepared. It was pretty good, though a bit thick as we didn't have any club soda. We also had yummy pizza from Pizza Orgasmica (with soy cheese).

Finally I played a bit of chess. I'd been playing Scramble (Boggle) on Facebook a lot lately and getting tired of it, so wanted to find something else rather than going back to FarmVille or Sims. I was never a good chess player, but liked the idea of re-learning a classic game. Not offering to play with anyone yet as I'll probably get beaten by any competent player in fewer than ten moves. :-)
Tags: bass, singing
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