Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Learning from other's mistakes

...and getting a chuckle in the process

Last week, while waiting for the train, the wife of another rail nut urged her husband to tell "the story". So he  related that once upon a time he had been doing some surveying work on a hot day near some rail road tracks. The crew broke for lunch and he sat on a rail.

After some time he heard a very loud "TINK!" and wondered what that might be. Sometime later he heard it again, only this time it was accompanied by incredible pain in his butt.

He was sitting on a rail joint, the heat expanded the rail, "TINK", pushing the rails ends together, BITING HIM IN THE ASS! It took a piece of his pants AND a small chunk of him.

I'll leave the moral to you all. (both of you)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How I spent my afternoon

...watin' on a train, not quite in vain.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ever had a bad shoe day?

Me neither, but I'm proud to say I'm married to someone who had one today. I give you exhibits "A" & "B". "B" being the first replacement after "A" had a slight malfunction.

"B" are "Practically new"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One more

Back in the day, this song caused me to read about Ann Sexton and some of her poetry.

Why wasn't this in the LAST post?

BTW his voice is as good as ever.

A Concert Review

I hate to say negative (searchable) things, so perhaps if I put the name P.e.t.e.r. G.a.b.r.i.e.l like this he won't get his feelings hurt.

It started off with 2 songs by one of the backup singers. Not awful, reminded me of Alannis Morrisette, with some unusual vocal inflections.

Then a bit of a monologue by PG about how he has been trying to work with other artists, covering each others songs. In the background meanwhile, sits an orchestra. What turns out to be good news, is that he hasn't gotten a lot of cooperation/production from this scheme. (Thus short on material?)

EVERY SINGLE SONG in the first half was slow and depressing. The only song I recall was Paul Simon's "Boy in the Bubble" Can you imagine that slow, with NO beat? If he had kicked into a beat the last verse it would have brought the crowd to it's feet! As it was, I felt staff should have frisked people for sharp objects before they were allowed in.

I guess I have to admire his commitment to his artistic vision, and his bravery....

The second half was mostly his stuff, with an orchestra. Again brave, but...

Oh, I should mention "In Your Eyes" (which he did as his first of 4 encores) F A V O R I T E   S O N G
E V E R !

Saturday, June 04, 2011

It's JUNE! How much could it rain?

On our last workday before our annual dinner?

I guess we're going to have to buy some PFD's (personal flotation devices)