Saturday January 23 2016
Waking up at 12:30 p.m. I could've woken up earlier but after checking my phone and seeing I had lesson cancellations I decided to just hibernate the morning.
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maca Powder, Maple Syrup, Strawberries, and Kefir. Yerba Mate Tea.
Teaching an in-home lesson for Jolin, my only Chinese-speaking student. She's barely in first grade and only speaks a little English. The mother stands by to help translate my instructions. After the lesson is over the mother explains that she always wanted to be a great piano player when she was younger but her parents couldn't afford to keep giving her lessons. So she wants to give her child a chance to live that dream.
Out on the roads it's windy and icy, nothing normal people can't handle driving in.
Grilled PB&J. Fuji Apple. Oolong Tea. Chocolate Butterscotch Caramels.
Our DEJA gig got cancelled tonight cause of the snow but only because the club owner decided it wouldn't be worth it to pay us and not have anyone show up. Instead, Drew invites me for a poker night at his friend's house down the street. His son, Tim, DeeGee, and other familiar faces from the last Music Makers Christmas party are here. $10 buy-ins for the first game with ten players. I manage to make it to the top three and then we split it so we can fire up another game. Someone orders Pizzas from Brother's. I partake in a couple slices and sip on a Crispin. The second game I win a few really good hands and from there I stay on top. Drew goes all in with two pairs and I call him with trip kings. It's an intense showdown. I walk away with the first place title.
Back home. Cuddling (or canoodling) with Ana in her bed.
Sleep 3 a.m.
[i] Image by me.
Posted by James Robert Smith at 8:28 PM