Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What I thought yesterday might just be allergies is definitely a cold. Sleepily fixing up workstations, after am going to try & enjoy an evening of music & such.

Could use a juice.

Monday, September 28, 2009

So, with all the this & that and here & there, Dim Sum Kippur was not to be. Maybe next year.

Did have some lovely pork kreplach. Thanks, hon.

Happy repentance, everybody.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oh, lordy, that was a lot of driving in the rain with no speedometer.

Luckily, ingested providential H & O loco moco prior to embarkation.

Kids are back on their island. In bed with dogs.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Roasting squash for wedding pies.

Talent show last night was something of a gas, was sorry to leave early for Polvo, though that, too, was quite something. Love some well thought out rock music, hear it too rarely in these latter days.

Ended up performing with Ben at the talent thing, think it went well, hard for me to assess. A little girl sang the 'Star Spangled Banner.'

Shortly, I am going to remove squash from the oven, toss, then roast some more. Hope the butternut/delicata mix works out, counting on the maple syrup and butter to tie it all together.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Beautiful light.

Was feeling stressed out for a while about the 2-5 minute performance I am to give in a bit, threw out the idea of doing a soupy love song, thought for a while about doing a song I wrote in the car earlier about a seagull's doomed love for a doomed manatee, then realized I'd forgotten most of it. Started feeling tired & like I'd maybe skip the whole thing. Had a little cold coffee & now think I'm going to try to entice someone to join me in a microgestural danceoff while I do some vocal improvisation. Could be good.

OK, a little more serial killer drama, then into the breach.
Another stultifying workweek over & done. L.'s gone to the Cape to fetch the kid & his gal. Steaming some frozen gyoza for an afternoon snack. Love my stack steamer, I do.

Later, going to stop by Neil & Faf's prewedding talent show & maybe belt out a soupy number, then to Northampton to meet up with wife & kid & c. to see Polvo.

Tomorrow, going to make squash pies for wedding, then attend wedding.

Knee still a bit hurty.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's muggy & yucky. Just now, walking Peretz, was getting swarmed by bugs. Peretz wanted to explore all the dark areas.


Used stack steamer to make dinner of kale and squash.
Had my first job interview in ever so long by phone last night, pretty stress-free, seems like a neat place, we'll see what happens.

Knee still aches, had trouble falling asleep last night.

Playing a Halloween show with chums as Milky Death at the H&O.

Monday, September 21, 2009

First day back at work was a bit of a drag, 3 different locations, some unpleasant tasks, lots of catch up, knee becoming increasingly sore as I sat at my desk. Left early, going to go to a party with tasty food shortly.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

After a day largely devoted to following the adventures of fictive British serial killers, am now enjoying the beginning of Return of the Jedi, the nonsensical Han Solo rescue plan has long been a cause for special delight.

L. will be home soon, got stuff for sandwiches. Also, my speedometer started working again, wonder how long that'll last.
Meant to go over to friend's house to see music last night, instead, fell asleep on couch watching British serial killer drama. Wonder if anybody's done a comparison of the number of serial killer victims in British TV dramas vs. the number of serial killer victims in Britain since 1990 or so.

Knee seems to be improving steadily.

Considering brunch.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Went & did work, didn't stop for lunch in Northampton, got a sandwich in Greenfield. Also, my speedometer has stopped working, ugh.

After that, a quiet afternoon with dogs & British serial killer drama. Made a surprisingly satisfying dinner of white rice & soy/sugar glazed winter squash. Having a black cherry soda.

Knee feels much better with support.
Went & got knee support/compression thingie from the CVS, was able to walk the pups without extreme discomfort. 5770, here I come.

Going to go swap tapes in a bit, would like to get some lunch. Anybody wanna come?
Happy 5770 everybody.

One stiff knee. Icing it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jiggity jig.

Think I forgot the dog's water dish.

L.'s on the island, may stay until Sunday.

Peretz, Pickles & I are watching A Boy & His Dog.
Swimming & shrimp accomplished, rough seas have left me with a twinging knee, totally worth it.

L.'s headed off to the island, I've decided dogs & I will be happier if we get home tonight rather than tomorrow, so finishing up the last dribs & drabs of cleaning, etc.

Twinge, twinge.
L.'s spent the morning readying for her later departure to the Vineyard to catch the kid's show.

Now we're going to go try to catch our favorite beach near high tide. Maybe more fried shrimp after.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Attempted whale watching precluded by high seas. Ate sweet fried things & shopped for tourist crap instead.

Going to go observe high seas with pups shortly.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rain was a no show, swimming was go go go. Amazing turbulent water. More seals.

Also, more fried shrimp. First I remember I've had fried shrimp 2 days running. In the future, we will all always eat fried shrimp.

OK, off to the theater.
Lazy morning. Supposed to be cooler today with a little rain in the afternoon, going to go swimming anyway.

Uploading photos of yesterday's beach adventures, crawling along on our 864 down/180 up old school DSL. Country life. Peretz is jonesing for his YouTube.

Walked the dogs along the nearby bay beach at sunset last night, got swarmed by tiny biting insects, Peretz spent most of the time trying to eat cracked shells, still pretty fun.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Forgot to mention the very large seals swimming near us at Cahoon Hollow yesterday. Quite something. Saw one cruise by inside a wave directly in front of us- jeepers!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mmm, scotch.

Lots of swimming today, also malassadas with an intriguing touch of salt.

Also did some grilling, walked down to nearby cove with dogs in the twilight, red dappled sky.
Lovely morning. Took an accidentally long walk with dogs, they seemed to appreciate it.

Had Portuguese muffins & coffee. Going to head to a nearby beach shortly.

Last night, fell asleep on the couch watching movie about space vampires.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Peretz & I are now ensconced in our Wellfleet vacation rental. Wife, child & company lag slightly behind due to minor car issue & back to school shopping.

Pretty terrifying rains on the drive up, flooding, etc.

Could use a snack. Peretz is investigating.
Still raining, prepping for departure to Cape.

Show last night was a genuine blast, glad we made the time.

A little groggy.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Getting ready to head out to Troy for Boredoms.

Slow first day of vacation, made eggs & sausage.

Raining, at least I'm not sick.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Getting through last little bits of work before vacation, reclined at home, with coffee.

Last night, the dogs got into the powdered sugar, spent a fidgety night, still waiting for them to calm down.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Good ol' car is out of traction & back in action. Odometer hit 200000 today.

Want to be on vacation already. Peretz too.

Monday, September 07, 2009

OK, so, alternator replaced with junk alternator which also didn't work, thanks to jumps & help from friend & wife, got car back to mechanic. Hopefully will be fixed properly tomorrow with new alternator & probably new battery as well, ugh.

Before all the trouble:

Happy days.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Well, at least dear old car got us all the way to the beach before experiencing total electrical failure. Alternator, maybe?

Got in a couple nice swims before calling the AAA, waiting, riding in big truck, etc. Truck driver regaled us with tales of his fear of heights & his junkyard dogs. Mary was nice enough to fetch us home from the mechanic.

Donuts were cheap & delicious.
Been doing lots of music the past few days, played a show yesterday with Tim, "Sea of Love", "Effete Gentlemen".

Today, going swimming at Hammonasset. Will pick up the donuts en route.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Now the kitchen ceiling is leaking, ugh.
Put together an IKEA chest of drawers, went to lunch, walked the dog, shaved. Pretty good for a day off.

Might go play/see music later, might not.

Dogs are bored.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

In many ways, not a half bad day- got a pie, wrote a song, made strange Chinese pancakes, practiced for show, watched a children's movie.

On the down side, killed another camera.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Watching Never Say Never Again, silly.

Earlier, had to fix work photo processing process.

Sauce turned out yummy.

Silly, process, yummy. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Doing my once a year or so making tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes. No more farm share corn. Sad face. Table continues to amaze & delight.

Earlier, amongst all the work back & forth, bought tickets to see Boredoms at EMPAC. Posted about it on Facebook, now everybody & her brother want to go. Looking forward to seeing everybody & her brother.