I figured since I´m trying to reduce my stress level and all, it would be better to not get so wound up about losing a little time. Especially when all I´m really doing here is wasting time anyway. So my previous post evaporated into the blogoshpere somewhere. Big deal. I´ll try it again.

It´s pertinent to the story and not just to be negative, so I still have to mention that we do have a terrible neighbor. Maybe not the worst ever, like I wrote before, but definitely the worst I´ve ever had. So, to get away from her and her equally obnoxious friends and their obnoxiously loud parties that begin at obnoxious times in the wee small hours of the morning, my wife and I have been spending our weekends at her parent’s house.

It was a little hard for me at first. I mean, it´s been a long time since I lived with any parent-type people, and I´m pretty particular about having my own space to do my own thing with my own stuff on my own time (apparently sharing isn´t that hard a habit to break). But, since my wife finally reached my level of insanity (fluctuating between going on a mad killing spree and banging my head against the toilet bowl until I just can´t hear the blaring music and random screaming anymore) I finally figured just getting away to her parent´s house outside the city wasn´t such a bad alternative. And it´s started to grow on me a little bit. I think they like the company too.

Like the post title says, it was a good weekend. Nice weather, some time at the beach, some walks in the fields, cold afternoons with hot food and relaxing with the family.

My sweet wife

Our girl




Bro&Sis-in-law (one of each of 2 sets)

Sis-in-law w/niece, snoozin'

The rest are either of us at the beach or in the fields near my in-laws’ place, or at my in-laws’ place.


All bundled up to ride her bike to work

So, I also have a new Twitter account, and since I usually can´t think of anything important enough going on in my life to justify even 140 characters, I was just blipping (also a new account) a bunch of songs I like. A few happened to be by one of my favorite Jazz basists, Dave Holland, and, since I have Blip set to Tweet my blips (I´m hip like that), his name showed up there that same few times. Obviously he´s got some bot program to alert him to any nobody like me (6 followers total) mentioning him on Twitter, and was, consequently, alerted. And he followed me! Bot or no bot, that´s just cool. I mean, dude, he´s a serious rock star in the jazz world.

Anyway, he´s got a new site coming out and has a couple cool, free downloads on the site in the meantime, as well as this a little embedded player with 5 jams off the Dave Holland Big Band Live at Birdland album that I´ll include link to (cuz apparently I need some kind of WP plug-in to embed it in my post) here for the listening pleasure of future generations of the faithful who will search the archives for every entry I´ve ever posted never know I exist(ed).