Storms, Vienna Teng

Was anyone else out there awake for that huge thunderstorm on Tuesday night (I think it was around 3am)? It was so unusual for San Francisco that I woke up this morning thinking that it had been a dream. Speaking of dream-like states, during the middle of the day I suddenly remembered that Livia called me this morning at 7:54 am. She asked, "Are you ok? I had a dream that you DIED! Wait... are you in California? (the whole time change thing) I'm so sorry! I'll talk to you later." And that was about the extent of the conversaion. I think she gets back into town the day I leave. It's nearly impossible to keep track of classical musicians during the summer, and I miss her and Geoff very much.

I took a bit of time off on Tuesday to see Vienna Teng open for Shawn Colvin at the Saratoga Mountain Winery. The winery is breathtakingly beautiful; I'm not sure how its existence escaped my attention for all of these years. It's just four miles from the valley, and it feels like it's a world away. Well, until you look around at the clientele, I mean. After watching people for awhile, I felt like doing a survey to find out the Blackberry-to-person ratio. Steve Wozniak and two friends were there, zipping around on their Segways. I have a blurry, crappy photo that I may post if I have some time.

During the show, I sat up in the box with the other Eric, Adam, Cindy, and Vienna's parents. (Together, we comprised 99% of the Asian population at the show). We had a nice view, but the acoustics from that location weren't the best. As usual, she sang brilliantly. During the prelude to Gravity and Tower, she was talking about her roommate and her roommate's boyfriend and how they inspired the songs, and the-other-Eric looked out into the audience, scrutinizing, and whispered, "and it looks like he is eating some sort of burrito..." :)

It was funny. Maybe you had to be there.

Vienna's schedule has not been cooperating with mine, so I hadn't seen her for quite some time. But she came over today to hang out for an hour or so on her way up to her Petaluma show (and also, to pick up keys and to drop off a CD). It was very good to spend even a little bit of time with her. She's taking the Canon 10D back out to Nashville with her, so expect some nice photos of the remainder of her time there!

I've been so busy these past few days that I haven't been getting enough sleep. Combined with the effects of Lariam, I am generally not a happy camper. Blah. It's not going to let up until I leave, either.

Tomorrow: cram, cram, cram, go see Adam Nash and a woman at eBay for a 30 minute meeting, try out some dive stuff in Dardy's pool, drive back up here, and cram some more. And some time in there I'm supposed to write an article for Shark Diver Magazine. :(

I. Just. Want. To. Sleep.