May 14, 2011
Notice the snow on the mountains in the background? Two weeks ago we had a three day snow event here....in May! Mountain weather is very interesting to me.
Gotta love the last two weeks of school, especially when one isn't going back for at least a year!
I came home around 3PM and found out that my friends Chuck and Melissa were coming to stay for the night, all the way from Northeastern Wyoming! I was happy to hear the news, but I really wasn't ready for it. No biggie, I had an extra room ready and let my landlord know that two of my friends were bringing two large, well trained, dogs into my house for the night.
I managed to squeeze in a half hour of sax practice, although I've been playing two - three hours per night since my downstairs neighbors moved out. The improvement one makes while practicing this many hours is apparent. Music that I couldn't touch two weeks ago is easy to play now and I need to update my music library, for more challenging pieces. I really enjoy just playing blues scales and creating my own songs, especially after a few beers and I can let it loose. Been alternating between my old Tenor "King Zephyr and my new 1949 vintage King Zephyr alto sax, that I picked up on EBAY last week for only $500 bucks. I can't imagine all the parents that buy crappy student instruments on payment plans, when they could go out and buy a true professional horn for a third the money.
Then we all went to Chile's, and finally got a chance to sit down and shoot the breeze. Saw my friend "Mike" and his Chinese wife "Nina?" who looks like a model. They are both excited by me teaching in China next year. We came back to the house and watched a couple episodes of "News Radio", which promptly put my tired self to sleep. I fell asleep leaving my guests with nothing to do, so I guess they went to bed. Overall, another day in paradise..