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Leapin' Lizards!

Part of me wanted to wait till tomorrow to post this. Why screw up a perfect blank in February? Despite that, here's what I've been up to lately.

Dave was here over the weekend so we could attend two of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Brahmsfest concerts. Both featured Hélène Grimaud playing Brahms's piano concertos, the first on Thursday and the second on Saturday. Both were very fine concerts overall, and the concertos were magnificent. Grimaud is known for her performances of the first concerto, and Thursday night did not betray her. The second one impressed me even more, because it seemed to be very difficult — but I could tell that only from the notes coming out of the piano, because she handled it smoothly and with aplomb. At the end of Saturday's concert, she was presented with a bouquet of roses. I think she should've also been given a terribly cute stuffed wolf pup.

Dave and I did our usual rotation of restaurants (Mexican, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, and American). We had the notion of making a crockpot beef pot roast for after the concert on Saturday, and that turned out very well.

The rest of the month found me fully immersed in Second Life. I'm afraid I've been obsessed in a most unseemly way. I haven't been into anything computer-related this deeply in years and years. I find myself wanting to talk about it to people who wouldn't care in the least, so even when I'm not near a computer I'm going over geeky little details in my head. There still so much to learn, but I'm able to have fun, at least.

I have forced myself to leave the house to go play open mics or go see other people perform. Tonight, I'm even planning the radical step of going to the gym for the first time in, um, five months or so. I should still have a couple of hours to watch my avatar run around "inworld," though.

Don't even ask me about politics. State or national, it has been a pathetically horrible year.

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songdogmi
Mar. 1st, 2016 01:44 am (UTC)
Just think, in a few years when all this is behind us, you will probably write something fabulously witty and biting about the 2016 American presidential race, and we will be hugely entertained, and perhaps a little bit chastened, but mostly entertained. Assuming I will be able to reach a refugee's quarters in Toronto or Reykjavik or somewhere.
maxauburn
Mar. 1st, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC)
I love Brahms!
songdogmi
Mar. 1st, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
They had three weeks of Brahms concerts, including all four symphonies, chamber music, songs, and the piano and other concertos. Plus they had a beard contest! I didn't go to that. :)
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