Saturday, December 22, 2012

And here we are...

...after 8 years, I still have/do this blog in a time where blogging went from a personal pleasure/pastime to business.  So many blogs have come and gone and some I do confess missing, as they were quite enlightening and entertaining!  But I maintain that while I still have fun doing this - and I do - I will continue it.  As I've said before, at the outset, it was just stream-of-consciousness, thinking out loud as a way of cataloging my thoughts.  At points, it became ridiculous bluster and frustration and then it grew into what it is now - just a place for observation and reflection - a different form of "mind clearing".

So happy anniversary to this blog of mine.  I hope you still enjoy reading it.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

That wonderful time again (and I don't mean Xmas)

Tonight starts my vacation from work, which to me, is sheer delight.  I have already mapped out my agenda of what I want to accomplish/complete/achieve in these next two-plus weeks, including going to the gym everyday and recording as many demos and new songs as possible.

I have begun to attack these duties and chores with a focus and determination that I'd put on the backburner for a while.  From the arcane - like taking the car in for seasonal servicing and having my new eyeglasses made - to moving furniture, gathering clothes for charity and getting songs done after the a.m. trips to the gym - this is what I want to do.  I want to tie up all these little loose ends so I can transition to 2013 with ease.

And after the last two weeks, in which I saw both The Monkees and The Who for, conceivably, the final time, I couldn't ask for more.