Got a LOT of compliments on my singing from a lot of various people, including two close family friends who hadn't heard me sing in a long time and were impressed, and a former choir director who really enjoyed hearing me as well. Even the people who've been there for years and the priests were impressed. I don't get a chance to really open up the pipes that often, so I made sure to make the most of it.
Amusing anecdote: I'm walking around in the back at like 3:58 and I'm like "No big deal, no nerves, no problem." The other main soloist, who is a music major and has done concerts at various churches here in town is a bundle of nerves. She even told me she takes pills beforehand to calm down because she gets so nervous. She was stunned that I'm wandering around and being all calm. Hell, I was even caffeinated, so I was worked up a bit, and I was still about 10x more cool and collected. Yes, I'm stroking my ego, deal with it. :P
Mom taped it, but I swear the tape recorder makes everything sound like it's wavering. We'll see.
Got home, turned on the race and saw that Jimmie Johnson's "nearly insurmountable lead" had a huge chunk taken out of it. Crashed on lap 3, ended up in 38th after huge amounts of work on the car were needed to just make it run. Mark Martin, on the other hand, finished 4th. Lead's down to 73 now.
Also, Shaz-Bagl (my fantasy football team) is rocking this week. Looks like I'm making a late charge and might be getting my 3rd "Weekly High Score" award.
Now just taking it easy, preparing for the service on Tuesday (another couple of solos then as well), and then looking forward to AUSA. Can't wait to see so many of my friends that weekend. Only wish Shelly could be there too (she'll be at AAC that weekend).
And now, time for VGZ! http://www.livestream.com/vgzlive