Monday, July 23, 2007

Dog Days of Summer

This is going to end up being more of a "bullet" style entry, a la David Beach. Enjoy.
  • Had a wonderful lunch at Pegasus on Alki with my uncle Russell and aunt Kendra, my dad's two remaining siblings. My brother and SIL joined us as well. We are all great with child (or at least full of really good Greco-Italian-American food).
  • The house across the street from us was sold to yet another single woman in her thirties - I think it must be a city ordinance I don't know about.
  • Kayleigh is done with summer music. Now it's all Twelfth Night/Oklahoma, all the time.
  • I will book my flight to Atlanta tomorrow.
  • The kids campaigned for a cat today. I don't like having to tell them "no", but I did reason with them about the costs and responsibilities associated with pet ownership, and they finally understood that when they don't follow through with their responsibilities re: the current pets, the one left "scooping the poop" is dear ol' dad.
  • Finished watching season 2 of Ricky Gervais' Extras. Brilliant.
  • Took the kids to the latest Harry Potter movie. Really dark and violent in comparison to previous films, but proportionately cool as well. Not too much for Kayleigh to handle, and totally engaging for Tyler. And me for that matter.
  • Speaking of Harry Potter, we just couldn't be one of the 17 families in the UNIVERSE who didn't have a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 50% off at B&N, Kayleigh got dibs. She's plowing through it though, and I'll have my hands on it soon.
  • I'm finally getting the Once Upon a Mattress DVDs edited.
  • No new festival responses for OA.
  • Conor gave me the raw tracks for Good Night My Love, and I did a preliminary mix. Yes, I'm an old skool Cocteau Twins fan, and I do love chorus on an acoustic guitar. While you're there, you can check out the new rough mixes of Tapestry and Demons. That's yours truly on guitars, Mike Berg on bass, Steven Fox on drums, and Muriel Montgomery's lovely pipes. Producer Brian Chase lends his power chords on the Demons chorus.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I, too, bought the new Harry Potter for my boys but since they were visiting with their father for the weekend, I was able to get it read before they got home and scavenged it away.
I enjoyed it but am sad to see the end of the series arrive. Won't spoil it for you but am looking forward to seeing your opinions.
---Nix

Neko Wafer said...

Wow, you've been busy! Will check out the tunes! :D And I hear ya re the seventh book. I ordered the UK version from Amazon UK (yes, I'm a snob), should be here by the end of the month. I already know what's going to happen to whom, thanks to an accidental spoiler, but am still excited to read the final installment (waaaaaaahhh!). Oh, go here if you need HP bookcovers (NSFW!):
http://www.pointlesswasteoftime.com/
pottercovers.html SN4P3 R00LZ!!!11!!one! Okay, back to finding the cure for [insert disease of choice here].

Anonymous said...

I read the whole book in two day. Sat at 4pm I went to confession. Priest told me he got the bk at 40% off at Boarders. 5pm I went to boarders 6pm started to read the bk off & on as I helped Ro with the kids. Stayed up till 4am reading book. Got up at 10am went to church at 11am. Got home finished book in four hours.
IT WAS SWEET!!!!
___Darth Jim Scott