Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy Walpurgisnacht! And Happy Eighth Birthday to Us!

And we're back! Actually, my internet problems were quickly resolved, but I took advantage of the break to take it easy for a bit. Work has been taking a lot out of me and I'm pondering job-hunting. At the end of the day, I'm horribly drained and can't focus on reading or blogging.

But it's Walpurgisnacht, I'm getting ready to head off to a friend's birthday party...and said friend is a magician, so this promises to be interesting.

Have a good one, folks!

Friday, April 15, 2016


I may be gone for a bit, internet connection at home is gone. I suspect a burned-out router, and I need to call Verizon....and it's just when Verizon employees are on strike. This could be a mess. My apologies, dear readers.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April at the Phantom Concert Hall!

So we're off to that refurbished old concert hall yet again. The local orchestra is putting on a program of some fairly offbeat music. We hear some bits by lesser-known composers, and a few obscure pieces by well-known composers. Including this interesting piece by Rachmaninov...

It's a lovely piece, with undercurrents of darkness and menace that make for a slightly unsettling listening experience. It's not something easily

Afterward, it's down the street for a drink and light supper at a small restaurant down the street...Portuguese, you say? Sounds good....