Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

Edith Piaf and Michele

My wife  caught a plane to Kansas City early this morning. She had to make a last-minute airline switch when normally-dependable  Southwest canceled an early morning flight and offered alternatives that did not fit her plans. She found a decent last-minute fare on American and took the Super-shuttle out to the airport. I got on a long call to Kansas City for a meeting my wife attended and I "attended by phone". I liked the meeting, but parts of it seemed to squeeze one hour of content into two hours of presentation. I usually flatter myself that only lawyers do that, but I am wrong in so flattering. A Facebook casual acquaintance posted something about how "most lawyers are slimy" which makes me think of tadpole ponds.

I wrapped up the day at work a bit after 6 p.m. I grabbed a sandwich at Subway. The afternoon was quite pleasant, in the low 80s. So I took Beatrice for a walk. She maintained her aloofness around other dogs, although feigned disinterest is closer to the right term.  She had a good time. She got close to a rabbit.

I bought 2 albums on bandcamp by artists I like, Lee Rosevere and C. Reider. I wanted to buy today because today Bandcamp donates proceeds to the Translaw Center.

I watched a video last night of Sparks performing "Edith Piaf (said it better)", the kind of song that reminds me why I listen to Sparks after 40+ years.

My friend Michele had her birthday today. I first met Michele when she was 18, 2 and 4 years, respectively younger than her son and daughter are now. She dated a close friend of mine for years, which close friend has since passed away. My friend did not treat her well, while she treated my friend extremely well. Michele married someone else, which was probably a good decision and in hindsight looks very wise. Michele is one of life's good people--kind and a bit sunny, but not pollyanna-ish.  Her outdoors hobby is bicycling. I wish her every happiness.

I drive early tomorrow, camera and binoculars on board.  I hope I see things--and not "dead people".

breakfast: gorilla munch cereal and skim milk
lunch: 2 slices pepperoni pizza, broccoli, carrots and dill pickles
dinner: turkey sandwich and baked chips

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