I have been working, which is good. Been being productive, which is even better. In my spare time I watch television, and this week I have been watching a show entitled Night Watch:
No, not that one, the one about first responders in New Orleans. A couple of things have kept me interested in that show, first, it shows the university my father attended and that's a nice connection, but I like the accents and speech patterns. Everyone is honey, or baby, or momma, with plenty of boos thrown in, not to mention sugar, hon and many other terms of endearment that would get you arrested anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line. They have an easy way about themselves and I like that.
We have been getting some rain lately, so I have not been able to take my dog out for a walk. We both miss our walkies, and when she saw this picture my dog got really steamed at me "Pappy, you need to step up your game - now that's a proper walk!"
When I was at the fair last Sunday the talk among my friends at the Village of Yesteryear was of how many of their fellow vendors had not been carried over for another year - that is to say, some of them did not make it. As I was wandering around the internet today I saw this news clip which is an interview with a stained glass worker. I didn't talk to her this year, didn't know her story, but in this clip you will see that the vendor next to her is a violin maker - now he is a fellow I talk to every year. He makes violins from local wood (and by local, I mean things like spruce trees that grow above 4,000 feet up in the mountains) and other species. He does great and interesting work.
Those of you who have been paying attention to my stories over time might recall that I frequently encounter a busker who plays violin, and how I will give him money to not play Ashokan Farewell, as I find it insipid. Anyway, as I was watching that clip there he was, testing out instruments made by the VoY guy - I was all like "Hey, I know that guy!" Yeah, I know, I really need to get out more.
Weather - it has been 80 degrees lately, it will be 80 again tomorrow, then during the course of the day we will lose 40 degrees. Given how humid the air is that spells trouble - potentially severe weather could arrive. I am okay if it goes elsewhere. With any luck I will be able to keep working. I made this bowl today:
Someone posted a link to a show they are going to and that reminded me of the work of Vince Guaraldi - he made an impression on me when I was a youth. I learned how to play this one, once upon a time. It's a good tune.