I guess that’s a sign of getting old.
There was biking. Biking is hard. We rode Grant’s Trail, which is 16 miles. Then I went home and ate everything I could find, some of which was at Taco Bell.
Saturday was wedding day as usual. This was at the City Museum.
Then there was practicing. Last night was the substitute audition for the symphony. I have to wait to hear, but if I get on the list that means if they need an extra for something (somebody sick or missing for another reason) they might call me.
I felt pretty good though. I hadn’t felt that good after an audition for awhile. I played my concerto and all five excerpts. After each excerpt (part of a piece from the symphonic repertoire) I was terrified they would say “Thank you” but I kept getting to play. I don’t know if that’s a good sign or not. What was particularly funny was that everybody (minus one another) in the warm up area was at least ten years younger. I decided to use that to my advantage psychogically: I figured that meant I’d taken more auditions, practiced more, and knew more what was about to happen. I also felt really old, but eh. I’m okay with that.
I went to the Schlafly Tap Room with my friend April tonight. I started with beer cheese soup, followed by Mahi Mahi Tacos. The portions were pretty big, but now I have lunch for tomorrow!
Oh, and I shouldn’t forget to the mention the beer. Tasmanian IPA.
I guess we overstayed our welcome though, as when April came back from the bathroom she took this picture. Yes, it was before 10 pm.
Tomorrow is a busy day with quartet rehearsal and teaching. I’m looking forward to it. It’s nice to no longer have to practice the Nutcracker Overture. I have some fun projects ahead and I’m really looking forward to digging into some new repertoire. I’m also looking forward to getting back into working out (I took a hiatus due to the audition) and RUNNING. I promise, it’s actually going to happen this time 😉
How was your weekend?