Thursday, January 31, 2008

DD at the College

DD came to work with me and sat in my Music Appreciation and History of Rock class. It was great having DD in the Rock class. It was like having a guest lecturer and the students really liked him. We then ate at Salsas. Then back to the college for my steel drum rehearsal. We then went to Little Caesar's and got pizza and went to home to watch a DVD of Oceans 13 which DD had not seen before. A pretty fun day.

Posted by Eric at 10:02 PM

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Start of DD's Mardi Gras Island Vacation

Jennifer and I picked up DD at the airport and ate dinner at Freebirds. Dropped Jennifer off and took DD down to Galveston to stay at my place to begin his Mardi Gras Island Vacation.

Posted by Eric at 10:20 PM

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mardi Gras Parades

There were 2 Mardi Gras Parades today. The 1st was the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 21st Annual Mardi Gras Kick-off Parade at 12:00 noon. This will be my 4th year that I have seen this parade. It is still a unique sight watching a Mardi Gras parade with all the decorated floats and people throwing beads with the ocean in the background. I invited my friend George to join Jennifer and I in parade watching.

The next parade was Krewe of Gambrinus "Beads and Make Believe" Parade at 6:00pm which included a nice fireworks display over the water.

Posted by Eric at 10:34 PM

Friday, January 25, 2008

1st Weekend of Mardi Gras

Today begins the 1st weekend of Mardi Gras on the island. To celebrate it Jennifer and I went to the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius's Barn Bash. An OK buffet of fajitas with a lot of stuff to put in the tortillas. There was also free beer and wine. There was a pretty good band that played covers. Jennifer and I did some dancing. He is a really good dancer. This it also the place where the Kwere stores their floats. So the Krewe stood in the floats throwing beads to the guest of the party. It was quite crowded and though I probably would not go again, it was a really cool experience and I did have a lot of fun.

Posted by Eric at 10:26 PM

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The 1st Week of the Spring Semester

Now that I have a little time to write here is my schedule this semester.

So here is my load.

9:30-10:45a - Music Appreciation
11-12:15p - Fundamentals of Music

Lunch down in the college cafe. I eat with a regular group of faculty and staff members. Even the new president of the college come down and eats with us.

2-2:50p - Piano Class
3-3:30p - Private Piano Lesson with Leticia
4:30-5p - Private Piano Lesson with a faculty member Dale

Dinner with my friend and choir accompanist Ron. We have been picking a new restaurant every week.

7-9p Choir Rehearsal

9:30-10:45a - Music Appreciation
11-12:15p - History of Rock

Lunch down in the college cafe.

2-2:50p - Piano Class
3:30-5p - Steel Drum Band Rehearsal
5-5:50p - Piano Class
6-6:30p - Piano Lesson with Junghee
6:30-7p - Piano Lesson with Kelsey

9:30-10:45a - Music Appreciation
11-12:15p - Fundamentals of Music

Then home for lunch and I do not come back for the rest of the day.

9:30-10:45a - Music Appreciation
11-12:15p - History of Rock

Lunch with my friend George

3:30-5p - Steel Drum Band

I have made it a point this semester, with the exception of Mondays, to be home by 7p so I can have a life at home. Wednesdays are my to grocery store, relax, compose and clean apartment day. My program is getting slowly growing and next semester it might grow more with the college introducing the fields of studies. It is a full teaching semester and I have to really work on my own projects of cleaning and composing.

Posted by Eric at 4:02 PM

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

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