Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekender splog

Friday we went to a 4-Cello performance at the community college in W. Seattle.
Good show.
Saturday I drove over to Seattle U. for a concert by the same group But It turned out to be for next Saturday.
So today besides writing on my too hot to handle trumpet concerto, I had a birthday party to go to (Bro-in-law 6 year old Derrick). Decided to bike over to the party.

5.1 miles one way
10.87 miles round trip
10.3 avg speed (Yippee!)
31.6 max speed
1:03:01 hrs on the road
259.4 + 1307 = 1566.4

But the deal is, I rode all the way up Ryan way, something I've never been able to do before.
Last time I tried it was after a 60 miler, so that's that, I guess.

I got home just in time to log on and get my e-mail invite to the book club meeting.

Which I missed a couple of due to the trip to D.C.

Good food, good company and a nice ride home along Lake Washington in the twilight with the window open and the blues blasting out of the speakers.

Can it get any better?

I hope so.



Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Pardon my naivete, but what does the
Saturday post, GIVE 'EM HELL, HARRY
have to do with? No verbiage or explication
accompanied the bizarre image
I'm sure there is a viable explanation, enit?
Cello is still my favorite stringed instrument
to listen to, so the 4-cello gig must
have been fabulous.
Again, some confusion as the Derrick's
birthday party. Is this your brother-in-
law's son? Thus your nephew?
Or is your bro-in=law 6 years old?
Did you wear a back pack to carry the
birthday present while cycling?
So the 31.6 mph speeds were achieved
while riding back down Ryan Way?
Is there a book club meeting more than
once a month? What book are you
discussing? I love the image of you
cruising in the Prius with the blues
blasting out the windows, dueling with
ten kinds of hip hop crap coming toward
you from divers woofers.
We received a scam letter Saturday,
with a check made out to Melva for
$996.61, and the instructions to call
a Canadian phone number in order
to claim a prize of $8,000.00.
I filed a mail fraud claim with the
U.S. Postal Inspection Serivice,
a consumer fraud complaint with
the WA State Attorney General's
office, emailed the KOMO PROBLEM
SOLVERS about the scam, filed
a report with the Sumner Police,
and went to my bank, and alerted
them for other's benefit.
I am staying home today, another
3-day weekend that makes me
feel guilty about. I am sad that I
cannot figure out what to do to
reduce the quantity of MB's I
have used up on FFTR, warned
that I have already used 89%
of my "free" services. I took down
over 150 older postings, but it
did not alter the percent at all.
It looks like I can pay Google for
my web album space, but even
that is difficult to interpret; bunch
of crap about GB's, MB's, and others.
I knew I was in trouble when the
editing capacity only goes back to
5,000, and I have posted 6,400
items. Crazy. I am pulling my hair
out. Have requested tutorial help
from my son-in-law, but no
response yet.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Harry is a link. Click on it and Harry will tell you how to make rose jam or something.

Derrick is Meredith's brother's kid.
I didn't carry anything and the speed was obtained on the outward leg of the trip. (in a 35mph zone) The fabulous ride up Ryan was on the way home after the party.

Once a month, sometimes we discuss art shows.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Jeez, I thought I had made
a comment yesterday, but
apparently I had not; perhaps
only in my mind's eye, Horatio.
Thanks for answering the questions
I posed earlier.
I finally got a completely
positive review comment on
Applehouse for THE LAST MUSCLE
CAR. Lynne liked it, all of it.
Three cheers for my old butt.
Last week or so has seemed
to accelerate some, in terms
of the Big Wait for June 25.
Heard a rumor yesterday at
the office that one of the
reasons I am given so little
to do these days is my direct
supervisor, who is an arrogant
and ignorant prick, feels that
he is punishing me by not
allowing me contact with the
veterans, the students. He even
restricts me from affiliate
duties. I suppose it irritates
them that I find lots to do
on my own; writing, reading,
and playing with FFTR. One
commentor on Jannie's site
has suggested that E-Blogger
itself is screwed up, or
screwing up, and that I have
not really made any mistakes.
Google runs E-Blogger and I
have exhausted myself trying
to contact a "person" directly
about my TB, GB, and MB issue.
Sort of run into this problem
when even trying to contact
someone at Amazon; can't hardly
get past the automated firewall
of bullshit that is erected to
keep out the kooks.
Rick Mobbs has been sending
nice responses to the poetry
I have let him read. He has
not blogged on his site since
last October. Some folks just
go through changes and burn
out, I guess. Same thing
happened to Janet Leigh over
on Poetmeister. But then an
old fart like meinself gets
confused so easily, and feels
like a babe in the forest
when it comes to cyberlogic
or blogspeak.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Happy Thursday all!
Lane Savant will be kicking
in an update on the adventures
of Doug Palmer real soon.
I think I got a phishing
scam notice in my Yahoo email
this morning; some bullcrap
about Yahoo having to shut
down "inactive sites", and
to make sure my email account
was left untouched, I was supposed
to reconfirm my password with
them. I pasted the scam email
into several complaint forms
and sent them to Yahoo. We'll
have to see what kicks up.
Taped Patrick Stewart and
David Tennant in HAMLET on PBS
last night. It is already
out in DVD, and got rave
reviews. Tennant was the coolest
Dr. Who ever. There is a new
one now, again, like #12
actor to take the part. As a
series it has quite a shelf
life. In movies, only JAMES BOND
has gone on through 6 actors
for 23 films, over 30 years
at least. When was DR. NO released?
Actually it was in 1962, so the
series has run for 48 years.
Man, that is way bizarre. Where
in hell did that bunch of
decades go? Sean Connery will
always be #1 best Bond, of course.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Added a bunch of bells and whistles, turned Hamlet into a clown and ripped the soul out of it by failing to understand the purpose of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

At least they didn't fool with the words.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
Congratulations on making it up the very steep Ryan route!!!

8:07 AM  

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