If you're really interested in seeing a great picture of the sun today, I'd recommend visiting NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website--one of my personal favorites. If you're reading this blog and it's not January 15, 2011, go back into apod's archives and look up this date--it's well worth it! While you're at it, you might as well browse around the rest of the collection...it's chalk full of great images and information.
I'm getting ready to head into the practice room for a nice warm up and balancing session. This quarter I'll be playing in a brass quintet and we're rehearsing for the first time today at 10:00. The real kicker is that our coach, Channing Philbrick (1st trumpet with the Lyric Opera), is coming to this initial reading session. I'm a little apprehensive about how to work through this during an embouchure transition, but maybe I can talk Kevin (the other trumpeter) into playing the first part most of the time.