I’m like a goddamn broken record about my posting frequency, or lack thereof. It’s been a bit over a week, so I think I’ll post, if only to get my post count up and prove that I’m a real blogger, rather than a poser or wannabe. Not a bad week, as weeks go-I like walking to work, I’m hitting the tennis ball better, gamelan is super awesome, and t’ai chi is great. Church was church, the work week has been fine. Salem has a cough.
The gamelan gig was at a warehouse in NW. Open bar, weird. We played OK, but the drinking did odd things to our mood. No matter. It was a busy day-church for t’ai chi, school, then the gig. We have a gig the 29th-Threnody, which gives me fits, because we play it rarely and my part is non-trivial. I was happier when I was playing slenthem…
Not really a whole lot else, I try to sleep on the train to work, and work on the train home. Not much time for reading, and I need to get more consistent at cleaning at home. Kids are great-I love them so much.
The train is fun-great people watching, and the occasional excitement. Not bad messwise-only been a few times I’ve had disastrous results. And the chance of meeting random people I know. There’s also a cricket ground next to the tracks in Beaverton, so it’s fun to see a slice of cricket on nice days. And it’s been nice-not much rain, and warmish.
Still trying to move ahead with ID-my pace of reading is slower, but I’m so deep into it that the knowledge is almost innate, and I’m making progress, I guess. One of the things Dr. Steiner says is that you really don’t want to discuss your work or your progress, so that’s that.
The recap: tennis & run to work afterwards, t’ai chi-one person, Harvest Festival, gamelan gig-“crass or inappropriate? How about both!”, church, fixed bike, but not riding (too dark in the morning without lights), church photos, gov’t shutdown is ovah, no ca$h, S is sick.
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