Sad news: after months of struggling with colon cancer and liver disease my father died this morning around 1.45am.
He was lucid enough to have a conversation with me, Nick and Josh the last we saw him around three weeks ago and that was a blessing.
Excerpt from a Dog’s Diary……..
8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm – Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm – Milk Bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
Excerpt from a Cat’s Diary…
Day 983 of my captivity…. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.
Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.
The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.
Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a ‘good little hunter’ I am. Bastards.
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’ I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now.
More snow to come today and Wednesday. We should expect another ten inches of snow the weather service is saying. That’s also what they said when we got 22″ of snow last Friday.
I’ve had several neighbors state that if their power goes out again they’re going to lose it.
Looks like everyone’s power came back about 1/2 hour ago. It would seem that the Friday estimate was simply power company “wiggle room.”
Our lines are still drooping on the side yard, however, and hopefully that’s taken care of shortly.
Update: Whaaa? I’m offline for two days and they change Facebook on me??
Power’s out, and supposed to be until Friday (!). However, there’s a silver lining: it seems that our neighbors are on a different grid from us and, hence, they have power. So I asked Rob next door if I could bring an extension over to his place and plug in so we could get the furnace going.
I brought over the cord, plugged it in, and hooked it up to the furnace, and voila–heat! So tomorrow morning we should wake up with the place warmer than 45 degrees. Brrrrrr.
Many thanks to Rob and K.C. Must have you over for supper once we’re 100% again.
Wow are we getting hammered! Wet heavy snow, more than nine inches on the ground already, is breaking and bending tree branches all over the neighborhood. A lot of homes have lost power (including us); and the storm isn’t supposed to let up until tomorrow afternoon!
Had a grand time at the studio yesterday, but didn’t get as much video captured as I’d like. We were all pretty busy for the whole day.
I did get Eric, one of the studio assistants, to grab the camera and get some shots while we tracked “My Kinda Love.” That video is included below.
All in all, rhythm tracks for five songs done, and Mark was able to get guitar solos and layering done too. Not bad for a day session.
Update: Yes I know you can’t hear anything except for the drums. When I figure out how to attach headphones to the camera maybe you’ll hear the actual mix.