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Yay, it’s an Alexander day!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Alex will be at church with Katie, or so it was arranged and I piously hope will come to pass.  I do coffee today so it’s even money whether or not I get to be upstairs for the homily portion.  Sue is taking me in early and I’ll do an inventory and see if there’s […]

The Philae Bounce

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

TTTO The Jersey Bounce.  Extra credits if you can imagine Ella Fitzgerald singing it.   They call it that Philae bounce Miscalculate by an ounce The ESA tension mounts Wherever they aimed, they really should feel no shame It started in Darmstadt town Decided to put it down On Comet 67P That’s quite a feat […]


Saturday, November 8th, 2014

I know it’s  very weird to be rehearsing with a band that I’m not part of, but given that Mayhem has constraints (how can Mayhem HAVE constraints) that I can’t get into, because, strangely, reasons involving stupidity on the part of others in foreign climes, I kind of have to.  I suppose that wasn’t really […]

Kittens at midnight

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Kittens at Midnight Okay, here it is. I am VERY MUCH going for the Warner Brothers sound, so don’t tell me if that’s not what you’re hearing.    


Saturday, October 4th, 2014

I have worked up the chords for Just Might Stick Around (it’s in E minor, just like most of Cohen’s tunes).  It amazes me that there is A WEBSITE that has THE SINGING RANGES of various popular singers.  So I was able to google “What is Leonard Cohen’s singing range” and POOF.  All this information, […]

Church at the beach

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Well, I took those 478 steps yesterday to Wreck.  When Mike and I got there, there was an immense fog blowing across Marine Dr.  For maybe thirty seconds we debated going down to the beach, as it appeared a breezy and clammy time was to be had, but by three o’clock the fog had moved […]

Lighter hearts

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Listen children and let me tell you a story.   Once upon a time there was a man who loved a woman but didn’t want to live with her.  She was okay with that.  She had to move and at the last minute the landlord said no and at the last minute she had to […]

The Pirate’s to do List

Friday, September 19th, 2014

It’s talk like a Pirate Day!   THE PIRATE’S TO DO LIST (For Talk Like A Pirate Day, Sept 19) I’ve heard that there’s an island full of sugar cane for rum My reputation goes before But I have never come I have heard that there is a market fair where gold is flowing free-ee […]

Where’s my flying car

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Bill and Brenda Sutton ask the question…. Tre and Battery came over yesterday and we laughed and talked and drank beer and broke out the pinball machines for the little guy. Very pleasant afternoon, and Jeff and I love that they never call first. We’re either here and happy to see them or away and […]

more filking

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

A lovely time filking yestreen at Tom and Peggy’s, Cindy also in attendance. I got to sing soprano for most of the evening, which is fine if I’m not singing loud. I hope everybody has a happy pride day! or not. I light a candle for pOp, and he knows why. You have a visit […]

Library run

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

It has been yonks since I visited the library… I picked up two doorstops, one being the really excellent William T. Vollman novel Europe Central, which is an examination of totalitarianism as it affects the creative mind, set during the period just before and during WWII.  Some reviewer or other said you don’t read Vollman for […]

unchurch was delightful

Monday, June 9th, 2014

/// but I still had to wash dishes, LOL. I am feeling kind of icky still but definitely better than late last week, when all I wanted to do was take to my bed. I’ve been practicing a lot. Otto sounds great.  The housefilk on Saturday evening was fun even if I bailed early.  If […]


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

My inner racist got taken for a thorough run this morning, when I received a barely literate and yet pun-enlivened email from the Taxi company subsequent to my angry complaint. I can’t repeat it because that would be racist.  (Oh look, a really bad pun, which ties into the race of the person writing it, […]

The world on the slowdown

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Katie came by yesterday to cut my hair and listen to the message Keith left (so burbly!  So full of enthusiasm!  and his pa will join him soon!) so it was a brief but useful interaction.  We’re obviously still pretty sore with each other, but life f*cking well goes on. No word count yesterday; it […]

today, church and other things

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

I’ve got to deal with revision 5994 of Mt. Washmore, Yesterday I baked banana bread (with orange zest, cardamom and almond butter, lordy but it was good) and took it to the house filk at Tom and Peggy’s, which was so poorly attended nobody else was there so I called Rob (who apparently is not […]

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