This diary entry is part 3 of 27 in Lily's diary dated 33 - March 2024

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

It’s already warm outside!!!  This summer might be bad again!  Awww!!!

So today was like usual – practice, practice, practice.  Aww.  And Beth wanted to practice her song too.  And…  I have to study for SATs too.  They’re this Saturday!!! So much to do…  I took one of those practice tests online though and did pretty well, so it should be alright.

Not a whole lot going on right now.  The conductor wants me to do have a meeting with the board of directors to pitch my idea, and he wants me to bring Yuki along too.  I guess we’ll do that this week.  I asked Yuki and she said it’s fine.  She’ll take any chance she can get to, well, shine as she puts it.  And the audiences here are much less… obsessive.

So, I guess we’ll see how that turns out.

I wish there were famous Japanese composers, I could learn a Japanese piano concerto and we could have a Japanese night, but I don’t think that will work out.  Honestly, I think the board will be a very tough sell.  And I don’t really blame them.  I’m suggesting something that’s a little, ummm… unusual.

But unusual isn’t always bad.  I think, anyway.  Boards of directors for symphony orchestras might think differently.

So, other news…  not much other news.  Everything’s just…  everything.  Jack’s doing alright, he’s still working pretty hard, and he’s kind of dedicated himself to his studies.  I’ve never seen him quite that dedicated, but it’s a good thing.  I’ll apply to Meiji when I get the SAT scores (assuming they’re good enough, I hope they are).  Anathema is settling into her new apartment, and Joe is treating her pretty well – in spite of her best efforts, if we’re being honest.  She kinda just wants him to jump her, and he’s absolutely and categorically refusing.

Good for him, really.  I can’t say I’d feel much different in his shoes.  Anathema is cool, but…  needs to learn some self control.

The shop is still doing pretty well, we’re having concerts pretty frequently… but I’m so busy I’m letting everyone else handle it.  Don’t tell Diana but I think we’ll have a job for her soon, if she wants it.  Not every band did well – a couple really tanked hard, but a couple are standouts and we’re inviting them back for as many gigs as they want.  We’ve even got an open mic the nights we don’t have anyone booked and that’s actually kinda popular now.  Yuki hasn’t been taking much advantage of that, but we’re scheduling another concert for her soon.

I just don’t talk about it much because there’s so much going on and I just don’t have time.


We actually had a girl group that dressed up like the “Bocchi the Rock” characters… and were actually pretty good.  The “Bocchi” character actually hid under a ripe mango box for the first set, which was actually pretty funny.

But they’re not doing that too often.  I guess cosplaying gets hot.  And not in the sexy way.

I haven’t been down to Houston to see Emiko in a while.  Really should fix that.  Maybe after the SATs.

Ummm…  what else.  Not a whole lot.  Marie’s having a blast because people throw the ball for her…  Cat doesn’t really care about anything but she and Marie get along pretty well now, and… well..   I guess that’s all for now.

Love you all!!!  ❤️

From the creator:

I do have some fun stuff planned, honest.  Right now we’re in kind of a lull.  Lily has a lot of fun stuff planned, but right now all she can really do is prepare and practice, and that takes a lot of time and energy.  Plus, she’s kind of learning some stuff about herself and some things in her environment.

I do not think she is going back to Japan before September, but…  I’m also not sure about that, so we’ll see how that turns out.

I wish I could shake the feeling that the story right now is failing, but…  in for a penny, in for a pound.

Lily is kind of suffering from the same thing many stories do – I have to take some certain liberties in order to move the story forward.  Crystal probably shouldn’t be advancing quite as fast as she is, for example, though I’m trying to keep it on the side of believability, even if just barely.  But it is what it is, and it has to be what it has to be.  Shikataganai.

August is, if things pan out like I think they will, going to be the best month of this story ever – just before it ends.

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