- Scott and I have the weekend off together. Two weekends in a row. This is unheard of, with him working in the retail world. But, he's starting a new job on Monday. I'll let him tell you about that. He's excited, and a little nervous. Maybe we'll buy him some new school clothes this weekend. And a Hello Kitty lunchbox.
- The weather in Seattle today: Sunny and 68 degrees. Not quite the 80 degrees we had for 12 of 12, but I'm excited. I'm really starting to feel some wanderlust with warmer weather coming. I think it's time to start planning a vacation. Any suggestions?
- I had lunch (finally) with my good friend M - also known as 'Roo, as in Kangaroo. Bounce, bounce, bounce. The boy cannot sit still. It's quite entertaining, and I'm a little bit jealous that someone my age has that much pent-up energy. He was actually wearing a Tigger t-shirt, which says it all ("Their tails are made out of springs!"). He and I have known each other for years, but haven't really spent any time together for quite a while - grown-up lives and all. Hopefully we can see each other a little more often!
- Rediscovering cool music I love. Claudia reminded me that I need to hear some more of The High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. I think she was (is) fascinating. Here is one of my favorite songs of hers, in her first television performance, the Ed Sullivan Show in 1960. Ms. Simone trained as a classical pianist for a while, and I love the Baroque counterpoint in the instrumental breaks of the song:
Feelin' good, indeed. What's making y'all happy? And yeah, there's gotta be SOMETHING ...