First, a reminder: The
Homespun Ceilidh Band will be performing on Saturday, 23 July,
at the Virginia Scottish Games
in Alexandria, Virginia. We'll be performing at the Fiddle Tent
after the fiddle competition -- probably around 14:45, but we could
start any time between 14:00 and 16:00 depending on how many folks
compete in the contest, so aim to get there earlier if you want to
be sure to hear us. (A few more details in
a previous journal entry, and note from one of the comments that
if we start early enough -- as is quite likely -- you can watch
puzzledance dance afterwards.) If you've been to this
event before, two notes: a) it looks like the weather might not be
as oppressively hot as usual, and b) I understand that the fiddle
tent will be in a new location, closer to the fieldhouse, so check
where it is in case I'm right.
Second, a meme (via lillibet), which I'll leave naked
of a cut-tag because it's so very short. The instructions: "Go to
the 23rd post you made on LJ, pick the fifth sentence and reprint it."
(Yes, this is clearly a riff on the "nearest book" meme.) My result:
"Got home and called the ... uh ... mortgage broker? ... the guy
the realtor told me to call about borrowing money."
Third, a status-and-immediate-plans note: I was woken too early
yesterday by the sound of chunks of plaster from the ceiling upstairs
hitting the floor over my head; did get back to sleep for a couple
more hours, then got up to try to Be Productive and take care of
Important Things that have been on my to-do list for Too Long. I got
as far as spending a few hours desperately searching for a crucial
page of notes I need, and then the heat and my body's usual fatigue
problems sat me on my ass again. Failing to turn
lying-quietly-with-eyes-closed into actual sleep (or even
really-restful-waking-rest *sigh*) I wasn't terribly useful the
rest of the day. I did get a little bit of my LJ backlog read
(how is it that every time I get caught up, the next time I pay
attention I'm a week behind and missing posts beyond the "?skip=1000"
barrier again?) after I gave up.
I'm trying again today, to deal with urgent stuff with or without
the important notes (eek!), and I guess I really need to get past
my phone-shyness issues and try to get roofers to come out for
estimates. I'm going to try not to push myself too hard because
I want to be in decent shape to perform on Saturday. I'm going to
take a bunch of things I've been just sliding forward on my to-do
list, and push as many as I can afford to until after Pennsic,
because I've got some things that Really Must Be Done between now
and Baitcon, and then there's getting ready for Baitcon and a mere
most-of-a-week between returning from that and going to
so I have to budget time for Pennsic prep.
Let's see if I can manage for the file server backup to be on the
right side of Pennsic. Urk. The long-overdue set of updates to
my web site will have
to be after Pennsic sometime. Likewise for the much less important
goals of reading the 5th Harry Potter book (I've given up on reading
the 6th in time to still be able to find all my friends'
spoiler-cut-tagged LJ entries afterwards) and seeing Sith.
So communication from me will probably be spotty for a few
days, at least. If I get caught up on the Badly Overdue Stuff and
have a few extra hours of feeling halfway decent, I'll try to get
to some of the things I've been meaning to write about here for the
past week and a half. But I'm not gonna make any promises now.
Finally, a link to a
photo that bio-geeks and equestrians may find entertaining.
(I wanna see slow-mo footage of that horse running.)
Hmm. I think I'll hand this off to the 'at' daemon instead of
making it a wee-hours post...