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January 1st, 2015

when the rain did not freeze

We went to bed early last night, after I felt intensely uninspired by the New Year's Eve television programs. I did read a science fiction I had downloaded, Andy Weir's "The Martian". I am about ten percent in, and enjoying it thus far. I read about it on a couple of "best of 2014" lists.

I woke early, but then fell asleep and slept pleasingly late. Last night was very cold, and rainy. Our area was on that knife edge just above sufficiently freezing for Winter precipitation. I was glad we did not get frozen roads.

I spent the morning working on two songs for my newest song collection. Everything clicked as I created two short ambient pieces. I may create one more, and then start working on final edits. I may call it finished at the current nine tracks. I love days when everything works in sync.

I also listened to some great music from Cagey House and Jennifer Logan (the latter on the fine Stasisfield netlabel, perhaps the first netlabel from which I ever downloaded).

We ate turkey sandwiches using some special turkey my sister had sent us for the holidays. Then I worked on a work project on which I am working with others in other places.

In the late afternoon, we drove to Cinemark Legacy to see "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies". I liked it very much, though its often-wide deviations from the book annoyed me. I had a daydream about creating a dragon-slaying fantasy of my own
using Pivot Stickfigure Animator. Then my credits list would have one name on it instead of the thousands of people for the Peter Jackson film.

Tonight I went to get my wife some Advil, and then settled in to watch the movie "Horse Feathers".

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