Friday night I got a frantic call, "The rehearsal for the staged reading just started, where are you?" (apparently a vague reference to the date is all that is needed to schedule these things.) I hightailed it over to Fremont and read through the two scenes a few times. The genre is much more comedic than I have played before and I had a lot of fun with the two characters. Even the folks watching enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the second rehearsal and two performances.
Spent most of Saturday cleaning up and fixing up at the school where the little one goes. You can get a lot of work done if you get about 100 people working on things. Had a couple of G&T's while I called and chatted up some friends and the siblings.
Sunday brought a nice walk around the three mile loop, some driving practice for the middle one (first to Frys, then up the twisty road to the summit of the coast range), some serious gardening (more by Sharon than by me), then a visit with some old* friends while the kids swam like fishies. (*We've just known 'em since the mid 1970's).
The eldest spent both days at Renfaire and is looking forward to her irreversible escape from teenhood on Monday. Apparently she is aging far faster than we are since I don't feel anywhere near old enough to have a twenty year old child.
I've written a ton of Netflix reviews, mostly on boobie movies. Some of them are the top rated reviews!
My family website has been greatly suffering from criminal neglect since the blogging, and before as well. As they say, "Something must be done". There is a link to 2003 xmas pictures on the front page for chrissake. To that end I am planning an overhaul. Not just an update to the background .gif mind you, but an actual re-factoring of the entire thing. If you have any really clever suggestions or good example sites that I could