I know that I have neglected this space for too long now, posting other things to put off writing. This is just one of those times that I'm not inspired to write anything. So, usually what I do to get the ball rolling is to explain my lack of posting - check - then just start typing and see what comes out. Yee-haw!
On Saturday evening we went to a surprise birthday party for our friend Zubin down at the Malt House. Bridget organized everything, rounded up all his friends, got one of his friends to get him down there after a set time, and surprised the hell out of him! That's the kind of thing you see on TV. He had no clue it was coming.
Weatherwise it has been about as it should be this year. Spring was a bit late and the rain is not lacking, very unlike last year and the drought. We gave in and ran the air conditioner yesterday for the first time. We could probably handle the temperatures, it's the humidity that kills you. Okay, that's enough of that, then.
I got a couple more tattoos last week. I got what I wanted but I was a little disappointed in the artist - I thought he could have done better. Not him next time. Eventually my upper left arm will end up in a half-sleeve when it is done. I envision probably two more sessions like the last two I've had and it may be done. Who knows when - or even if, this is a luxury item for me.
I made a note to post about the changes I've seen going from LPs, 8-Track tapes, cassette tapes, to CDs and finally digital downloads. I remember a lot of 8-tracks, but they were on the way out even when I was discovering music. LPs are the bulk of my physical collection. There is the fun of the full size artwork, album sleeves, lyrics, posters, etc. Now they are all boxed away in the closet and haven't been played in years. Cassettes were a good way to get my favorite songs off the radio when I was real young. Later they became a good way to get a copy of your buddy's LP, and I even bought several cassette releases, mostly after I learned to drive so we could play them in the car. For the longest time I held out on buying a CD player. Looking back, the way digital downloads have progressed, I am happy I waited so long back then. Think of the money I saved on all those CDs! Now, I still buy CDs here and there because I'm a fan and still like having the physical copy of some things, but the CD gets burned into iTunes and then may never get played again. Unless it gets picked for a long car trip. But now I have an adaptor for my ipod, so never mind that then. It's a digital world now, yet fallible. Back up your stuff!
Okay, that's enough time spent on brain spillage. Remember, if you want to laugh more at what I write then click on the Gizoogled link on the right (nsfw). Until next time, PTFO!
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