Busy Weekend

So Saturday, we had to go buy a new Violin for Ashli.  She needed a 1/4 instead of her current 1/8.  My little girl is growing up.  Her teacher recommended a place on the other side of Nashville called, appropriately enough, The Violin Shop.  Ashli's teacher had spoken with the proprietor and there was a violin that was recommended for $250.  I know, right.  That is a lot for a 6 year old little girl.  I thought it was a lot until we got into the shop and saw what they offered.  They had to go into the back and dig around to find the $250 model.  The ones hanging in the shop ranged from $2k up to $20k.   As long as we go back there for our next purchase and she doesn't break the violin, we are guaranteed $250 in equity towards the purchase of a new violin with trade in.  I imagine when she moves to half size we will be buy a model around 5 or 6 hundred dollars.  That shouldn't be for several years though.  The staff was nice and the shop was really nice.  If you are in the market for a Violin, I would go.

Saturday Night we went to an event put on by The Korean Episcopal Church's youth group.  They turned the fellowship hall of the church into a Korean cafe and sold noodles, Kim-bop, and some desserts.  They played dance music, had a talent competition, and talked about the homeless.  All the money they raised went to the local homeless shelter.  They invited the youth groups of several other Korean churches as well.  The talent show was the highlight of the evening.  Competing in the competition was a quartet playing Cannon by Pachabel,  a duo of boys doing some Korean song that I am not familiar with, a duet to some high school musical 2 songs, three girls channeling the supremes, and two guys and three girls reenacting the live performance of Korean girl band The Wonder Girls doing Tell Me. 

Yeah, both of the guys were in drag.  It was fun. though.  The music video is really cute and has an appearance by a flasher, which according to my wife, is something that happens in Korea more than here.  Fun was had by all and Ashli and Ally love the Wonder Girls

Sunday, we went to the Zoo.  Nashville Zoo was having free entry for veterans and their families.  November is a great time to go to the zoo in Nashville.  I can't believe more people weren't there, but I am not complaining.  The Mere cats are getting pretty fat and they have learned how to beg for food.  We had a great time at the lorikeet pen.  We bought some nectar and the birds were all over us.  Ashli had two or three birds on her at once and even Ally got have a bird on her shoulder.  I had one on me that I couldn't get off.  Later I had another on my shoulder and I made a joke about feeling like a pirate and it flew off.  I guess bad jokes are all you need to get the birds to run away.  I love the reptile house at Nashville zoo.  I could spend the whole day in there.  They have the biggest rattlesnake I have ever seen.  The Nashville Zoo has gotten better every time I have gone.  If you are in Nashville, I would recommend it.  Oh, and the children's playground is almost worth the price of admission on its own.

I am off Tomorrow but don't have anything planned.  Maybe I will chill out an read.  The Colts aren't looking to good right now.  Peyton has thrown 4 interceptions.

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2 Responses to “Busy Weekend”

  1. Wow, $250 on a violin isn't huge, but I could see it being a gateway to a much more expensive instrument! I think back in middle-school when I played the violin, we rented them from the school for the year. It was convenient and less $$$, but meant that you didn't have it during the summertime, if you wanted to stick with it.

  2. that sounds like a great weekend!!! :)man, if i still had my older sister's violin, i would TOTALLY ship it to you for ashli. 😦 we just moved around too much… who KNOWS what my parents did with it…

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