My week started off with an optometrist appointment, which was annoying because she asked repeatedly (at least 4 times!) how my close vision was and didn't seem to believe that I have no trouble reading. I know that I'm nearing the age where I will, inevitably, need bifocals, but I'm not quite there yet. And, of course, when she finally did test it, my near vision is fine. I should also try to get an appointment later in the day next time, because there isn't much point in being at work after having my eyes dilated.
I have a dentist appointment this week and I still have to make a doctor's appointment. That's the problem with being an adult - you've got to do all this stuff yourself.
Anyway, the main thing that happened this week was going to two concerts, both at Jammin' Java. It's reasonably close to home, but still makes for a late night so going twice in one week is not all that great an idea. But The Old Blind Dogs were playing Monday night and how could I resist? They were nicely high energy and it was a lot of fun.
And then Thursday night, Pierre Bensusan was performing there. I've seen him in concert several times before and he's just as good as ever. I was trying to remember when I'd first seen him perform and it's got to be over 20 years ago. It was at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley, so it must have been around 1983 or 84. Interestingly, he still plays a few pieces from that far back and started out Thursday night with "Nice Feeling." (That's the city of Nice in France, by the way, not the English word "nice.") But he's also got new material and a new CD out (which I bought, of course). As many times as I've seen him perform, I still can't quite get over the sounds that man can pull from a guitar.
Back to trying to get the Japan travelogue finished ...
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