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Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14th is a Big Day

Not just because my hostas have sprung up, either. Though that's very nice, and a relief. I've been worried about how all the yard life survived the flood and all the toxins in it.

No. Today is especiale. Today is Strider's Birthday. She's not here and I'm not there. But we talked for a while and made further plans for next weekend. And we had a very bitter and hilarious conversation wherein we agreed that it all sucks and there's nothing meaningful to be done because it sucks to the core, and even past the core. So just do what you do and try to have fun where you can.

And in further non-fun reality... today is also the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It was legend in our family, because my grandfather knew a couple of people who were aboard her and always toasted them on this day. And a really sweet little story from the BBC goes along with the remembrance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17680697

Okay, I'm off to shower and start my Saturday night. I just remembered Stevil is on the air after a year's absence! Shit! Ah, there he is, "How High the Moon." At least I didn't miss the whole thing. However, the station's back, hopefully for good, so there'll be many Saturday nights to come. Glad you're back, Stevil.

7 comments:

Allyson said...

it is also the day Lincoln got shot. Gillian wrote a song about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjX2ztmjLk4

Austan said...

Ally- Yes, and some say it was when the Stones were signed to Decca in 1963, but it's actually when the Stones were first formed, in 1962, by Brian Jones.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Happy Birthday to Strider.

The Elephant's Child said...

Black as the day is, there are at least a few positives to remember. Happy birthday to Strider, and it is good that your hostas are up. The formation of the Strolling Bones is not a bad thing either.

Allyson said...

thank you for the birthday wishes mama la blogmates. much appreciated. <3

sdt said...

Glad to be back. (I think. It's been a very busy week and I'm feeling a little shell shocked.)I didn't really get to think much about my show - I'd collected a bunch of new stuff, but there wasn't any time to deal with it. We're having an official celebration of our return to broadcasting at Galerry Walk on May 4th. By that weelend I'll have thought a good show out, I hope.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I hope it was a happy birthday for your daughter.