Last week I saw this story on CNN: Stranded Dave Matthews hitches ride with fan to show
Can you imagine? Even if you aren't a fan of DMB (and I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t be), just visualize yourself hustling off to a concert, anticipating seeing your favorite artist perform and lo and behold, you see them on the roadside….needing assistance.
Even though I know I would be absolutely gobsmacked if we picked up Sting, David Gilmore or Diana Krall…..it would be amazing. Hell, it would be amazing if we could get tickets to go see Dave Matthews, Sting or Gilmore.
We were fortunate enough to see Diana Krall in concert last year. She is a wonderful performer. Has the same sultry voice and talent as you hear when you pop in a CD. Sometimes an artist isn’t as good in person – but she sure was. Another musician we would like to see is Chick Corea. He’s about 72 now and I hope we can see him before he stops performing. He dropped in as a guest during that Diana Krall concert – what a treat!
Exercise. Not a fan. Actually, I like walking quite a bit. As it’s a low impact form of exercise, it’s been successfully maneuvered into our morning routine. It’s something that can be done every day; you don’t have to break from using a muscle group as you do with weights. Tried jumping jacks and after a bit I started getting shin splints so, that aerobic activity ended.
We are on week two of walking every single day. Each morning we get up at 5:45, have a coffee, eat some breakfast then walk one or both dogs. (The female doesn't walk if it’s over 74 F….she hides. Successfully hides, or is passively resistant by becoming boneless)
After that we walk for ½ hour at a very brisk pace. Being a government drone who sits and spends inordinate periods of time stuck inside an office, the morning walking has had a rejuvenating benefit. I am not as weary and have noticed a bit of weight loss as well. Win-win.
It’s been raining here every day for the past several weeks. Maddening. Luckily we haven’t been caught in it when we walk early.
Books: I have many on the list but at present am 3/4 finished with Feast For Crows by George Martin. It's very good, not as good as the previous 3 in the series but still a great read. Next after will be Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd. I have enjoyed every book I've read penned by Rutherfurd. This is another epic book - a big fat volume which I am pleased to have on Kindle.
Recently reviewed at Novel Meals is Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.
So, that's about it for now. Not very exciting here at Squirrel Head Manor as of late. Enjoying some jazz and big band music from the 40s whilst tipping a cocktail now and again.
What are you reading, drinking, cooking, etc these days?
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