I’m having a public appearance hangover.   Yesterday was a big day of being out and about, and today is the opposite.  I’ve spent most of the day on my couch, dozing off.     The only thing I did get done was a little bit of shopping.  I got my shoes for the wedding I’m in at the end of the month.  I’m really happy with the pair I found, and they were only $10.

But definitely, after yesterday, I needed a “Me-day.”   

Because yesterday was a lot of performing in front of people.   For the first time in about 12 years, I played music in public.  The band played a block party in Alameda yesterday afternoon, which was our first time playing out.   I was pretty nervous about it, but according to the small group of friends who were there, they couldn’t tell.   I guess I can still put on a good game face.   I was just glad that none of the little kids tried to come up and touch the horn while I was playing.    

And as if that wasn’t enough putting myself out there, then we went to karaoke last night.   It is official – I do not know all the words to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”   Also, I always forget how low my voice is until I try to sing.   

It was a fun day, over all.

It was good to get that first public show with the band out of the way.  Now I’m looking forward to booking a real gig that I can tell all my friends about, and possibly even get paid for a little.  Of course, whatever we get paid will go right back into the band.  We need to make CDs and T-shirts we can sell and make more money that we will then put right back into the band again.   This is not a money making proposition.

Now, I’m spent, though.  I think I’m going to make myself some dinner, and I might watch a DVD or something.  

Just sayin’.

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