I have always loved the family Christmas party where all of the musicians bring their instruments and jam for an hour. I especially love listening to Jason plays a short solo on his tenor saxophone. He has a great on-stage presence. When you watch him perform, you can tell that he is really enjoying what he is playing. It makes me wish that I had been able to develop that same passion for music at a younger age – I might have been a great musician by now!
While most everyone else had a long off, I was busy working. I don’t get the luxury of having that holiday off so Labor Day meant something different to me than it did to you. That’s okay though because I have to support myself and my daughter. Such is the life of a retail worker.
I do hope that each and every one of you had a great holiday weekend. Most of all, I hope it was a safe one for you.
My favorite part about Father’s Day is watching my father cook steaks (or burgers) on the grill. He is so happy when he does that! I think there is some kind of primal thing going on when he does that, like a caveman cooking meat over an open flame while outdoors. He always has a big, silly grin on his face when he cooks on the grill!
Easter was wonderful this year. Michelle was old enough to really enjoy it this year. They had a big Easter egg hunt at church and the child that found the golden egg, got a big surprise inside. It had a $20 bill in it and believe it or not, Michelle found it all by her little self. She came running to me saying “The Easter bunny laid a golden egg but there’s a dollar in it”. A dollar she said. I told her that it was a 20 dollar bill and she looked at me with this serious look on her face and said, “Well when are you taking me shopping?”
I am not a big fan of beer. When I drink beer, I have to have a Slim Jim. When I have a Slim Jim, I have to have a beer. Can’t have one without the other. I don’t know why that is….. other than each one of these items is really nasty without the other! I’ve never tried green beer. I often wondered if green beer is simply regular beer that has blue food coloring added to it after it is made, or if the coloring is added during the brewing process.
This year I decided to research it (thanks Google!) and found this delightful article about the history (and making of) green beer on the smithsonian’s own website!