Aug 22, 2006
So, the tune of the day starts floating through my brain Monday, something like ‘there is a season, turn turn turn...’ etc. Maybe something you hear at the grocery store, or you play it at home, something classic but hard to remember who did it---well, at the breakfast table, the missus said, and she is so smart ‘the Byrds!’. How right she is. This wiki article lays it all out. I had vaguely wondered where Crosby played before Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and turns out he was a member of the Byrds. I get them mixed up and say sometimes ‘wasn’t that one of Eric Clapton’s bands?’. No no no. That was the Yardbirds. OK, whatever. It is a pretty song, and readers here in the north may have noted, as I have, that some maples are turning, and before you know it in central New York, like maybe mid-october, 2 months from now, the snow will fly and the sun will disappear till next July. Our old Pathfinder runs well, but is quite elderly, and wasn’t always great in the snow. We traded it in for a well-known snow beast, a Subaru Outback!!!! Not new, but new to us, and in that spiffy forest green color. Sitting here in Ithaca, you notice every 2nd car is an outback.....and most of those this same spiffy forest green. OK, we jumped onto a bandwagon or something. Imagine this, walking out into the Wegman’s parking lot, into a forest of forest green Subaru Outbacks.....
OK, snowy weather vehicle, CHECK. Got it.
Making today. Soo far behind...I spent a lot of yesterday cleaning that dang Pathfinder, to a respectable degree, but trimmed those bowls and teapot. You can see the bowls, 2 of them got whacked into a 4 lobed shape, kinda like a four-leaf clover, a favorite bowl shape for me. I did most everything to that teapot but add a pig: whacked it in six spots on the sides for that eastern gourd look, whacked the handle once for a loop de loop, squared the spout and twisted the knob. It will be yellow glazed, with some runny other colors in the grooves to run all over. You’ll see.
Dreams? Lost in the mist. I will say this, Sammy was quiet and I accidently bonked him on the head and woke him up when the alarm sounded. Ooops. There is a picture here of him acting naughty, with some help.