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Nothing, I suspect, can be more jarring than to tune in to one of the broadcast news programs or one of the cable news channels and see your hometown featured so prominently as mine has these past few days. As we closed the news cycle on Saturday our eyes were on the tropics wondering if Hurricane Ernesto was going to strengthen or weaken, wondering if it would hit the US coastline. Our hearts were in the Middle East wondering if the captured Fox News journalists would be freed. And our minds were
Styx and REO Speedwagon were in concert here last night. My partner and I went and had a really great time. I had actually seen REO several years back when they were here with BTO and Cheap Trick. Kevin Cronin has short gray hair these days, but the voice is doing just fine.
Styx actually opened the show and I believe they did a better job of the two acts. Even though Dennis DeYoung is no longer with the group, his replacement was not bad at all. Tommy Shaw was amazing and looks almost
I had my 6 month office visit with my cardiologist today. The news was generally pretty good aside from my bad cholesterol remaining too high. He said the bad cholesterol level should be below 70 and mine is still above 100. So, I got a new medication - to go with the other 5 I take everyday - Zetia. I'm taking Lipitor and I am going to move from morning to night because he said it will work better. I could see a 15 point drop from that alone. And adding the Zetia should take another 15 points off.
Today is supposed to be a somber day for so many of us ... but it just isn't that way, here, and I feel strange about it.
Here in Snapcatland 9/11 is a happy and joyous day filled with celebration, gifts, and an afternoon on the grill! It's my partner's birthday.
I've always felt rather peculiar in asking folks to come celebrate at my house on 9/11. But we manage. It was so much more difficult following the 2001 attack. That year we did well just to tear folks away