“Calm down, Uncle Leo.”

Edit: Removed audio due to mastering fail.

Angry cat
Welp. M. is angry with me. I feel bad about what I did, but probably not as bad as I should. It has me feeling a bit guilty. Last night while he was watching TV, I was teaching Amelia Bedelia and Tallulah how to turn on the light to their fort. They didn’t seem to get it at all.

I spliced a big red button into some string lights under my bed. They hang out there at night when we’re sleeping. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It certainly looks cool.

Turns out, they did understand my instructions. Not long after we fell asleep, they turned it on and off repeatedly until M. lost his shit. (It was a bit like sleeping above a silent rave.) I just lay there trying to stifle my laughter. (Poorly.)

Guilty puppy

He’s super cranky today. At first, I was silently freaking out and avoiding him, (practiced my drums for two hours.) Then I realized even though he’s pissed at me, he’s not going to do anything but be grumpy. So now I’m waiting for Anxiety to get the memo.

I disabled the switch and apologized. I’m trying to think of how to suck up to M. without being obvious about it. I ordered Chinese food for dinner a bit ago. I hope it helps. My adult violin student is fantastic. I had no idea how much fun it would be to teach someone older than me.

She seemed a little freaked out when I told her she should set a goal to (eventually) join the local symphony orchestra. But after we talked about it, she’s excited and agrees it’s a good goal. She has the best social skills ever. I’m so glad she’s my student.

The only non-cool thing about her: Mid-century modern decor with every predictable detail. Keep Calm and Carry On poster included. I hope I didn’t telegraph my thoughts. At least she had art, I guess. Other than that, she’s kinda cool. Foods here. Yay.