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...the first song Pandora plays is "Naptime" by Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street. Maybe she looked out the window?
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...the first song Pandora plays is "Naptime" by Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street. Maybe she looked out the window?
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Wow, when Mother Nature wants to put on a show she really does it up right.  We're having massive, scary thunderstorms here in NYC with tons of lightning, hail (HAIL!!) and a deluge of rain which is falling at an angle.  I am very glad that I am not outside at the moment.

We had a nice weekend, not too busy which was good.  We went to see the 40th anniversary tour of Jethro Tull at Jones Beach on Saturday night.  It was, as always, great to see Ian and the band but I have to confess I was a little disappointed.  This is the third time we've seen him in as many years and each time it seems the concerts get shorter and the play list gets a little weirder.  I would be perfectly happy if I never heard Aqualung and Locomotive Breath again in concert.  Been there, done that.  Ian, who is getting on in years (as are we all) is trying to save his voice - which I perfectly understand.  But he's developed this strange sort of half singing, half talking and altogether nasal style of performing his songs which I find irritating and not up to snuff.  I would rather he do an all instrumental program than attempt songs like My Sunday Feeling in this way.

In fact, David and I came up with a plan for him.  He should tour with an all acoustic program - he never really wanted to do a lot of hard rock in the first place.  He could keep the lovely string quartet that's been touring with the band, add some backup singers to help him with the vocal chores and delve into his extensive acoustic catalog of songs, even adapting some that were not originally acoustic (Songs From the Wood) to an acoustic arrangement which would work quite nicely.

Sigh.  I might write to him though.  Why not?

The rest of the weekend was baseball watching, taking in the Olympic opening ceremonies and some of the action.  Who knew there was that  much interest in beach volleyball?  The opening ceremonies were very impressive, but I found them to be a little scary.  Especially when I saw that the incredible box formations were being done with real people in the boxes.  That really freaked me out.

I wanted to BBQ in the backyard yesterday but the weather killed that idea so I made some nice tilapia on the stove and we had a huge salad and cous cous. 

Aaron had a good time at his Comic Con in Baltimore over the weekend.  They came home in one piece and although tired, none the worse for wear.

Sarah had a disappointing social weekend - so many of her friends are rather flaky when it comes to making plans.  And she is not too pleased with her father, again.  That man just does not seem to  understand that his time with her is limited and he is blowing it - big time.  Not my problem really, but I hate to see her come home from seeing him hurt pretty much every time.

Now starts the count down to our next vacation.  We leave on August 23 and I can't wait. 
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Wow, when Mother Nature wants to put on a show she really does it up right.  We're having massive, scary thunderstorms here in NYC with tons of lightning, hail (HAIL!!) and a deluge of rain which is falling at an angle.  I am very glad that I am not outside at the moment.

We had a nice weekend, not too busy which was good.  We went to see the 40th anniversary tour of Jethro Tull at Jones Beach on Saturday night.  It was, as always, great to see Ian and the band but I have to confess I was a little disappointed.  This is the third time we've seen him in as many years and each time it seems the concerts get shorter and the play list gets a little weirder.  I would be perfectly happy if I never heard Aqualung and Locomotive Breath again in concert.  Been there, done that.  Ian, who is getting on in years (as are we all) is trying to save his voice - which I perfectly understand.  But he's developed this strange sort of half singing, half talking and altogether nasal style of performing his songs which I find irritating and not up to snuff.  I would rather he do an all instrumental program than attempt songs like My Sunday Feeling in this way.

In fact, David and I came up with a plan for him.  He should tour with an all acoustic program - he never really wanted to do a lot of hard rock in the first place.  He could keep the lovely string quartet that's been touring with the band, add some backup singers to help him with the vocal chores and delve into his extensive acoustic catalog of songs, even adapting some that were not originally acoustic (Songs From the Wood) to an acoustic arrangement which would work quite nicely.

Sigh.  I might write to him though.  Why not?

The rest of the weekend was baseball watching, taking in the Olympic opening ceremonies and some of the action.  Who knew there was that  much interest in beach volleyball?  The opening ceremonies were very impressive, but I found them to be a little scary.  Especially when I saw that the incredible box formations were being done with real people in the boxes.  That really freaked me out.

I wanted to BBQ in the backyard yesterday but the weather killed that idea so I made some nice tilapia on the stove and we had a huge salad and cous cous. 

Aaron had a good time at his Comic Con in Baltimore over the weekend.  They came home in one piece and although tired, none the worse for wear.

Sarah had a disappointing social weekend - so many of her friends are rather flaky when it comes to making plans.  And she is not too pleased with her father, again.  That man just does not seem to  understand that his time with her is limited and he is blowing it - big time.  Not my problem really, but I hate to see her come home from seeing him hurt pretty much every time.

Now starts the count down to our next vacation.  We leave on August 23 and I can't wait. 

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