02 August 2005

Slackin' ...

Reentry after the Fair's been smooth this year, though the outside world's still feeling a bit surreal.

Barbara, Anailise and I went to the Sasquatch festival the weekend before last ... turns out Anailise is a great little camper, even though she caught a cold and her nose turned into a faucet the minute we hit the site. Sasquatch is one of my favourite festivals. It's intimate, there's great music, we camp with folx who get communal camping, it's always in a nice location (it's a nomadic festival) - particularly nice this year, and there are always dogs roaming about ... dozens of well-behaved, friendly dogs - aside from being a very good idea in bear country, it's really nice!

Last Friday a bunch of us went to Pagolac downtown for dinner for Barbara's birthday and some of them went to Kdays afterwards (and saw Twisted Sister, if you can imagine), then dancing downtown somewhere. The dads took Anailise and Bernie home after dinner. Since I'm trying to kick Anailise's cold (which seems to have taken up residence in my head) before the Folk Fest, I came home.

Dande was invited to become a member of Falinea's Blade and hit the next plateau of Praezo training all in one zodiac.

Nina's gone back to her Mom's place for a few days, then to Calgary with a couple of girlfriends 'cuz there're cowboys in the bars there (I didn't have the heart to tell 'er she's about as much chance of finding a cowboy in a Calgary bar as she has of finding one here ... maybe less).

The house has cooled down, hooray! I don't know how hot it got because my thermostat's broken. I guess I should replace that before winter, eh?

Mary's dropping Cory, Ernie and Linda off here sometime on Thursday and picking them up on Monday. We're off to the Folk Fest! There's going to be an enormous amount of fantastic music ... I'm particularly looking forward to Ryan Adams, John Prine, Church (Noon, stage 3) on Sunday and my entirely-too-small-yearly-dose of live Amos Garrett.

I've been lax with the blogging. There's a line in The New Diary by Tristine Rainer and Anais Nin .... "write lots, write often" ... I'm going to forget about the lots part 'cuz I don't seem to have trouble with that, and focus on the often part for a while.

Stuff and Nonsense ...

Length of day: 15:36
Hours of dark: 7:00ish
Sunrise: 5:52 am
Sunset: 9:28 pm
Start of twilight: 5:09 am
End of twilight: 10:11 pm

Current weather: Mostly Clear. 15°C (59°F), humidity 76%, wind W 9.6 km/h (6 mph.), barometer 29.91 in. Hg

Today.. A mix of sun and cloud. 30% chance of showers this evening. Wind SW 20 km/h (12.4 mph) becoming NW 20 km/h (12.4 mph) this afternoon. High 19°C (66°F).
Tonight.. Clear. Wind W 30 km/h (18.6 mph) becoming light near midnight. Low 6°C (43°F).
Wednesday.. Sunny. Wind becoming NW 20 km/h (12.4 mph) late in the morning. High 21°C (70°F).
Thursday.. Sunny. Low 10°C (50°F). High 28°C (82°F).
Friday.. Sunny. Low 11°C (52°F). High 26°C (79°F).
Saturday.. A mix of sun and cloud. Low 10°C (50°F). High 22°C (72°F).
Normals for the period.. Low 9°C (48°F). High 23°C (73°F).

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