November 1st, 2008

The Librarian


Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes, all. Went out for a very nice Chinese dinner after work on the day, much enhanced by the happy knowledge that the workshop I was booked to teach the next day (Hallowe'en) was cancelled (very glad, as I wasn't really in the mood for it) and I was now "gifted" with a three-day weekend (after all, I'd already booked the day off from my regular job ... why mess up the paperwork? ***GRIN***). And so yesterday was spent lazily reading, watching old movies, etc. Am so relaxed this morning, I feel as if I'd had a whole week off.

Today, must mount an supply expedition: orange juice, milk, and refill cartridges for the printer.
The Librarian

A change of tunes ...

... or, Songs from a misspent childhood ;p

One of the highlights of visiting my grandparents when I was little was being able to wheedle Grandpa into firing up the huge cabinet radio/record player and playing a Spike Jones 78 for us. This is one of the ones he'd treat us to:

The Man on the Flying Trapeze, performed by Spike Jones & His City Slickers, with vocals by Doodles Weaver (uncle of Sigourney). Recorded March 24, 1947.