Archive for December, 2011


Posted on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Mona, the 75+ pound puppy (less than a year old, coonhound, shepherd mix), seriously injured Candy, three and a half year old manx today, as Gracie, the new dog, was at Emancipet getting spayed.  It was a day meant for several chores.  Instead, it was a day of waiting in vet hospitals.  This doesn’t help an already tight schedule, and it doesn’t help the mood.  I’m just grateful that I stepped outside in time to prevent it from being immediately fatal.  And fortunately, the policeman who pulled me over for switching lanes while transporting the cat from one hospital to another didn’t give me a ticket, only a warning.  Then again, my bruised hand may interfere with the music this week.  I just have a hard time tolerating a cat killing dog.  She’s still in the dog house, and she has no idea what she lost today.

Western theology overview

Posted on Sunday, December 25th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

There are five thousand kinds of Christians, one kind of atheist, and two kinds of agnostics.
Christians say, “God is _____ (fill in the blank). All other Christians are wrong.”
Atheists say, “God isn’t. All Christians are wrong.”
Tolerant agnostics say, “I don’t know, but feel free to believe as you wish.”
Militant agnostics say, “I don’t know, and neither do you.”
Merry Christmas


Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 9:41 am

With the exception of three or four artists, whom I felt to be friends,  I found this year’s Poser Christmas give-aways to be thoroughly under-whelming.  It’s indicative of the community at large, which is ever more eager to sell and ever more reluctant to share.  I’m glad that I had nothing to do with it this year.  It would have depressed me to no end.


Well, it’s the last week of the year.  In this coming week, I need to empty and transport the final contents of the storage shelter, get Gracie to Emancipet for spaying, have Christmas dinner here, buy a battery for the car (so I can sell it), get the car inspected, and plenty more.


Had back to back Solstice celebrations, at Doug’s in Bryan and here, and they were fun.  Burned the trash pile yesterday, for solstice.  A couple of new musicians dropped by last night, and it was fun meeting them.  All in all, the body is lagging and wants rest.  I have today and tomorrow to get some rest, but there are plenty of things that need doing.  But today, my body gets a break.


The drive back  from Bryan in the wee hours of the night in heavy rain was a gas.  Not something I want to do every day (night), but I got back home safely yesterday morning.

Week of chores

Posted on Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Moving my things out of storage (10X30 full).  My back is not exactly happy, but it is nice getting back things that have been out of my life for four and a half years.  Been sifting through what has been hauled here, getting out some of the items.  The Lazy Boys are a welcome return.  Been using the pecan crackers to shell pecans from the yard.  Add to a couple of nights of music and socializing.  And this afternoon, I’m on the road again for another load.  Sigh.  Hey, half way there, mostly the big items left, furniture and appliances.  It won’t be as bad as picking up heavy boxes.

Temperature Man

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is psychic.  He can read the temperature of the coriums of the three damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors when the rest of the world hasn’t a clue to where they are, much less how hot.


Now arises Temperature Man!



Posted on Sunday, December 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Well, it was quite a show yesterday, even though the weather forecast suppressed turnout, it turned out to be quite pleasant.  All three sets were magical, the music superb.  As expected, I wasn’t able to get away from the mixer board for very long for the eight hours that the show lasted.  Brief feeding spells between sets was all that I managed, and I missed out on some of the dishes served.  And I didn’t have a chance to talk to everyone I wanted to see.


It was fun.  Three two hour sets (more like 1:40, 1:25, and 0:55) and a two hour open mike, which Bill Cade held for an hour without complaint.  The sound board was powered down at 2 AM, eight hours after the start of the show.  I got to bed about 4:30 AM and slept till 9 AM.  I caught up this afternoon with a nap.


Now I get to edit the six hours of audio that got recorded.  Some will get online as mp3’s at

Wind up

Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Today was the calm, the gentle winter rain, before the show tomorrow.


Finish off with a few details and add a ship.