Yes, 'duh,' that is true.
But I don't like it when stereos don't work. Especially when I have a spin class to teach.
I STILL feel like screaming, 8 hours later!
I'm just so mad because I had this great playlist for my students.
And, sure enough, all my old friends came to play this morning at the SF YMCA and it was just like the good old days. I was so excited, giving hugs, catching up, and generally just very excited to be seeing my old class.
Jim brought me a special treat like he always did (he would always bring me some fruit he had picked up from the farmer's market, or a Luna bar, or some delicious dates), but this time it was a REALLY special treat - a bran muffin from ARIZMENDI!
(as a side note my friends, this is no ordinary bran muffin from NO ordinary bakery. No. Arizmendi was opened by people who came from the Cheeseboard in Berkeley. Which is, in my opinion, one of the most fantastic bakeries in the whole entire WORLD. Scones that put anything from Peet's or Starbucks to complete and utter shame, delicious bread, muffins that are soft and oozing with flavor...I mean, I'm taking a whole paragraph to wax poetically about this place, it's THAT good. And it lists in the top 4 things I miss about Berkeley/SF. So yes, I was absolutely thrilled about this.)
So, right about 6:20 a.m. (class begins at 6:30 a.m.) I plug in the old iPod and turn on the stereo and hit play.
Hm, everything is on...well...
I began to push buttons frantically, turn knobs all the way up, flip switches. Still no sound. 6:30 a.m. approaches. I'm trying to think quickly at what else it could be. I opened up the back of the box where wires and things are plugged in. Everything looks okay at first glance. DAMMIT.
Class has begun, my students are warming up, HERE WE GO!
Finally the guys from the front desk brought in a boom box for me. I threw in a CD that was sitting around and hoped for the best. That was all I could do. So, we went with it and I finished. Later it was determined that the stereo plugs were loose? But I opened up the back and pushed them in! I don't get it!!! GRRRRRRRR!! SO FRUSTRATING!
It was still a good workout, but it just wasn't the same. It throws me off a bit when I don't know what song is coming next. On the other hand, I'm sure builds character somehow, right?
I guess I have to just go back and do it again.