Saturday, June 28, 2008

Vaca Haiku

Uno's food for lunch,
Outback Steakhouse for dinner;
Now, more pounds I weigh.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Cool in the Heat

Summer weather is finally here... after topping out around 60 degrees last Friday, we've been in the low to mid-90s the last three days with two more forecast ahead. Hail the Tiki the Bluesmobile's air conditioning is still running as strong as ever (and good that I got the belt on it replaced last month), didn't take long before the sweat was turning into icicles on the drive to work!

Mostly an uneventful weekend, which was nice as we've been keeping so busy the last few months. The Momma's mother came over for a (semi-surprise) visit Sunday afternoon. (Semi, 'cause The Momma knew she was coming but the message hadn't filtered down to me!) That was fun though, she was coming out to watch a blues concert I'd recorded a couple of months ago. "Lightning in a Bottle" was recorded at Radio City Music Hall a few years back, in 2004, and features as amazing a line-up of talent as you'll ever see in a single concert. The songs trace the history of the blues, starting with an African folk song and following the music through slavery, Jim Crow, the travel north to the cities... a fantastic concert if you get a chance tom see it. (Yup, it's available on DVD at a bargain price!)

Not long until we get our next vacation, a cruise to Bermuda to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary. After a long winter with a lot of flus, colds and too much snow, yeah, I'm ready for the trip!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Weekend Update

It was a nice weekend, Buster & I hit the drive-in last Friday night (always fun going to the drive-in in the Bluesmobile!). Saw Indy and Iron Man, both of which I'd seen but Buster had some interest and even though my feelings for Indy have been documented, there was enough fun in it that I didn't mind seeing it again and it was more about going to the drive-in anyway! And Iron Man is great, I'd really wanted to see that one again.

Buster originally didn't have much interest in Iron Man, though I'd told him he'd probably like it a lot... and he did, he agreed it was much more fun than Indy.

The Bluesmobile had been out of service last week with a bad voltage regulator, got that fixed and had no problems with her at the drive-in, a pretty good battery "torture test" since we're using the car stereo for the double-feature. (I fired her up for a few minutes in between movies.)

Now we're getting into vacation season again, finally! Family vacation's not too far off, when we'll be going on a cruise to Bermuda to celebrate my parent's 50th anniversary this summer. Should be a great trip, with the whole extended family going. Buster and The Momma have never cruised, and are waiting to see how they like it; I've only done it once (way back in 1989) but it was one of my favorite vacations so I'm looking forward to it.

Further out, Jake & I are in discussions for our annual blues get-away, looks like early in the fall this year... As always when we hit the road (or the skies) together, be afraid, very afraid!