I woke up this morning at 7 AM with the decision of going to Newport or staying in Providence and doing something. I decided for the latter. Although there are many pretty mansions to be seen in Newport, I felt the urge to get in touch with my musical side for today. I started off the day by listening to my usual playlist of music when I decided I was feeling a bit more on the emotional side and switched over to my instrumental playlist. I went on listening to my music for about two hours when Joe called me up and asked if I wanted to get lunch with him. Of course, I accepted and we went to one of two sushi restaurants on Thayer, Sushi Express. The sushi was definitely filling and good, but I wouldn't call it the best as I have a "spoiled" taste of sushi. I would definitely go there again if I needed a quick meal by myself.
Following lunch, I went back to my dorm and realized I had nothing to do up until dinner. I had two choices: go to the mall by myself or check out the music practice rooms. Both are quite some distance away, but I chose to go to the practice rooms since it's more awkward to go window shopping by oneself. I arrived at the music room and slid my ID card at the door, which, as expected, unlocked. There wasn't a reception desk or anything, so anyone could really just walk in and start playing. I moved downstairs to where all the practice rooms were and found a series of soundproof cubicles with glass doors and pianos inside, be it a single stand-up piano, a baby grand, or even two pianos. I situated myself in one of the rooms and took out my phone (where my sheet music was stored) and played away. Some of the pianos are in good condition while others had keys broken off and the doors were directly behind the benches, so close that I could lean on the door while sitting. It's been a while since I've played the piano, so the experience was definitely refreshing, although I was rusty. Thankfully, the rooms are soundproof and there was no one else in there. Before I knew it, it was already six and I needed to grab dinner. I called up Joe and we went to Antonio's again for dinner and got frozen yogurt at Froyo World for dessert.