Sunday, November 08, 2015

11.7 Trek

I haven't taken a lot of crafting classes lately. Mostly because of guitar. That doesn't mean my paper crafting has taken a back seat, well not really...maybe just a little...but I've chosen to spend my ducats on lessons instead of crafting. Besides, I pretty much know most the techniques and have all the supplies for crafting.

I've known Debby Schuh since 2006. She lives in New York and tries to come to the Bay Area a few times a year. I missed her this spring and summer, but finally caught up with her this Saturday. Doris and I had dinner with her before her evening class.

She taught a beautiful travel album, which I'm hoping to use next year if we go on another road trip.

Friday, November 06, 2015

11.5 "Left of Center"

I've been craving live music for a while. I love going to concerts. A few months ago Billy Joel was at AT&T Park, which is only 3 blocks away from our new apartment. We didn't have tickets, but we went out to a small park across the street and listened for about 45 minutes. We could even catch a few glimpses of the screen inside the stadium. That was really cool, but that made me want to go to a concert even more.

We finally went to a small venue in Berkeley to see Suzanne Vega on Thursday night. With less than 250 seats at the Freight and Salvage, there are no bad seats. We went for the 1st time last year to see Paula Cole and had front row seats. This year we chose to sit in the very back row, just left of center (which is a Suzanne Vega song) and still had a wonderful view.

Metallica is coming to AT&T Park in February and we were talking about going to see them, too. That'd be a different venue from Suzanne Vega, wouldn't it?!?

Monday, November 02, 2015

11.2 Singing in the Rain

This year has been the least that I've written on my blog since I started blogging in 2005. 1st off, I can't believe that I've been blogging 10 years! Just writing that down kinda surprises me. But I've been relatively consistent most Novembers to post an almost daily snippet of something that I'm happy is part of my life. So here I go again, in an attempt to pay attention to those little things and to get back into blogging...

We got a little bit of rain last night. It was so nice waking up to the pitter patter sounds of rain. I'm curious to see what winter will look like out our windows this year. I'm still in awe over how much happens in our skies.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

11.1 Standard Time

We had to turn the clocks back last night, which means it's dark by 5:30ish.
Not a fan.
But one good thing is that, even though there's less daylight, time feels like it's going a lot slower.
Because at 6pm, you're saying to yourself "OMG. It feels like midnight, how is it only 6pm? Well, I guess I still have 5+ hours to get stuff done instead of going to bed right now...even though I really want to."

On another note...
Totally into this song by David Bowie right now. Can't get it out of my head.

Covered by Nirvana:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wildlife Wednesday

I thought I was being all clever, thinking of a new thing to post on Wednesdays. But then I decided to check instagram to see how many people have already posted pics with the hashtag #wildlifewednesday. There are already over 16,500 photos tagged with it. LOL! Obviously, I'm not as clever as I thought. But I'm still gonna try to make this a regular feature. Please play, too!!

This is a cow elk in Yellowstone. She was right at the road and seemed as curious about us as we were about her. I kept my window shut though. I'm sure she's a lot stronger than me, and I didn't want to chance her being so curious about us that she would be tempted to jump in with us.