One of the things about working and having kids is that the days seem to repeat themselves. Things just happen the same way day after day. No matter-it actually means that things are running smoothly. I’d rather be doing other things, but I have a job and a place to sleep, food and healthy kids, so that’s a lot better than many.
And now the litany (I think I’m going to just write highlights): E went to a church-ish thing, C stayed home and shouldn’t’ve, home a bit early, gamelan-feeling better about the hairy heart and Threnody. C to party at a park, home late, bus driver had to reboot bus twice, looks like I’m working 4th of July week & doing after-hours support. Pretty quiet Memorial Day weekend-repacked the outside closet (again), friends of E visited Sunday-cleaned up a lot for them, visited old PWS friends, picked up a box of photos and a box of E’s stuff, cleaned the van. Made up a list of stuff to do, got the exactly 2 things on the list. Picked up a book on forensic science for M-he’s going to FBI camp this summer-has SAT’s this Sat. S has a toothache. Gamelan at PSU-got there early, doors locked, walked down, a thing, back to practice-choir, harp, sax. E picked me up. Missed the train this morning.
I’ve been dwelling on these two songs lately-they’re from my teen years. In Cleveland in the mid-late 70’s, the radio station WMMS used to do a 6pm thing on Friday-it was a shift change, and Kid Leo would sign out with “Born to Run”, then Murray Saul would do a 5 minute rant ending with “We’ve gotta, gotta, gotta….get down, dammit!!!”, then play “Friday on My Mind.” Everyone would listen to it, and I mean everyone-they were pulling down a 60 share for that time slot. A fucking 60-for 2 songs and a guy ranting for 5 minutes. The other song is a relic from ’78 that I sort of despised at the time as I was fully into prog at the time, but seems pretty decent in retrospect-the rant is a little lame, and it’s cliched, but solid meat and potatoes biker rock from the Midwest.
Then this at 1:30am on Saturday night-we’d close the bars and drive around looking for a party…
My family wasn’t so excited when I blasted “Friday on My Mind” when I got home Friday. \/\/hate\/er. So, the weekend. Delivered M to SAT’s at 7:30am. Yuck. Bopped around with E until he got done, lunch: so-so fish, got shorts at Red White Blue, libe, home. S woke up from a bad dream and an earache. Church Sun.-Pentecost (I wonder how many of these people have had the ghost laid on them?), market, lunch, ceremony for our new minister, shop, home, M isn’t well either. Sore throat, hard to sleep-feeling odd, odd dream.
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