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Friday, June 19, 2009
ready for solstice?
Listening to:computer hum
Reading:Atheist Universe, David Mills
Weather:75, soupy, sun breaking out
I'll be ridiculously happy when July rolls around, cuz come hell or higher water this life-sucking grant proposal will be uploaded and submitted by then. It has basically ruined the best 2 months of the year at my house, during which time my kid graduated from highschool, my 2 yr old grandson visited for 2 weeks, and a bunch of other cool things happened that I wish I'd had a braincell left to enjoy.

But I have a job, and I'm walking around on my own two legs, and I sleep like a baby most nights, so I should just be glad it was only 2 hideous months.

Lots of folks I know really look forward to the summer solstice. I, on the other hand, really prefer the winter solstice. Summer solstice's main meaning to me is the daylight starts getting shorter. I like the other end, personally, when the darkness starts to recede for the year. But it is especially nice to have a holiday (West Virginia Day) so close to the summer solstice each year, sometimes right on it. At least your holiday gets you damn near maximal daylight to groove on.

The fine city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County PA host a bunch of free concerts all summer, and I really appreciate it. There are in a variety of groovy outdoor venues, including South Park, Hartwood Acres, and Station Square. The lineups last summer didn't really rock me, but this year includes a few tasty treats. I recommend Ricky Skaggs, Steve Earle, and Patty Smyth. No, not Patty Smith, Patty Smyth. Patty Smyth was the lead singer for one of your fave 80's pop bands, Scandal. Oh, don't tell me you didn't take your hands off the wheel to finger-point your way through the chorus of "The Warrior" ("shooting down the walls of heartache, bang, bang"). But their real jewel was "Goodbye to You." I believe my boyfriend's band was working up that one, but they had a dude lead singer, so I ran vocals on it with them few times during practice, in boyfriend's basement, of course. I didn't know all the words so I had my BFF Kevin Robinson, aka Nevkin, write them down for me. He ably did that, and after the last line wrote "and end with the splits."

Uh, no.


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