March 30, 2014

Yes I'm late to the party

And yes Scott you were right; it's a really good show.

March 23, 2014


So now I know two people who are currently watching/binging Battlestar Galactica (the remake), which is now 10 years old.  I watched it when it came out when my dear Scott gave me low rez episodes via ftp (knowing I had no TV and at the time, no online way to watch television).
I find this amusing, though I can hardly call the kettle black since I watched BG and these days, recently watched Downton, Breaking Bad, etc.  Funny how, after 18 years of not having a television in my house, I manage to watch tv online.  It's worked its way back into my life, insidiously.  In a way, it started with BG. Ah well.

Random thoughts for March 23 2014

1. Happy 60th Birthday to my brother Sam, whose willingness to take me fishing, reptile hunting, etc. in the woods led me to be the outdoors creature I am now.  I took a long, circuitous, and often absurd route to get back outside, but here I remain.

2.  Soon going back up to the Locust Fork races, where I locked my newest toy to a tree yesterday.  My Blackfly Option Canoe, which good friends Steve and Sue are helping me outfit, is proving very challenging to paddle.  15 years ago when I started kayaking, I guess it was really hard to learn to ferry and peel out in a kayak, but it was so long ago I just don't remember.  What I do know is learning how to do these things all over again is frustrating, exhausting, and fun.  The wise lady who sold me the boat warned me that it would take a lot of patience and humility to learn to canoe after kayaking for so long.  She wasn't joking.  Since I have to work at both patience and humility, this is a good exercise for me.  I'm trying to see it, as well as my strange new hobby of playing boogie-woogie piano, as opportunities to be process oriented rather than results oriented.  If you could see me paddle the canoe, or hear me play the piano, you'd agree that results are not what I should be focused on right now.  ;-)

3.  These 2 cats of mine are completely useless.

4.  Heard the most wonderful rendition of Holiday For Strings, played on 4 string tenor banjo yesterday at Highland.  Here's Lawrence Welk's 50's rendition, opening with the weird comment that "Summer is Holiday Time" (isn't December?  Or something?)

March 10, 2014


Every time I hear the song #9 Dream it makes me sad, and reminds me how much  I miss you.