June 12th, 2005

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baby sweater update

I started making this (the back of a baby sweater) around May 26 or so:

baby sweater back

Which means that in theory I have six days to finish the front of the sweater, to knit up the sleeves, and finally to assemble the thing. In practice there's no way in hell, but I'd like to get as much done as I can so that I can say, "I'm making a sweater but it's not quite done yet but here's what I've gone done so far" when I go to the baby shower.

Anyway, I feel a nice sense of accomplishment for making it this far, and I also feel quite tired. Good night!
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The dance band (aka Third Story Congress) has a bunch of free Fridays and Saturdays in the upcoming months, so if you've got a party that you'd like us to play at, let me know! (Now that some of you have heard us play you may have a better idea of whether this is a good idea or not.)

We do have a few shows coming up though ...

* Saturday June 18 (this coming saturday) Chris and I will be playing as The Killdevils at Main Street Music at 165 Main Street in East Greenwich from 11 to 1 pm. We'll probably play for the first hour solo and then let other people sit in. With a little luck, our friend Rachel Ede (who will be visiting) will bring her fiddle and do some playing. If you're down East Greenwich way check us out!

* Saturday July 2 Third Story Congress will be playing a hip-hop show with rappers Mr. Bodega, B.C., and maybe others at AS220. There will be a $6 cover. This is the day after AS220 reopens after remodelling, so it will be exciting to see the new performance space!

* Friday Julyl 16</b> we'll again be backing up Mr. Bodega and others as part of AS220's 20th anniversary celebration! There will be many great bands playing; I will in particular be keeping an eye out for Erin McKeown.
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Walking this week

The walk down Blackstone Boulevard today was time-consuming but good. On the walk back it started to rain so I ended up stopping for dinner at Gourmet House to wait out the worst of it. I'd be interested in giving it another whirl sometime if anyone is interested. That aside:

Tomorrow and Tuesday I have band rehearsal, so I think I might just walk to and from that; that should be about right.

For the rest of the week I have no plans. A pre-SNB walk on the East Side on Thursday seems like a good idea (which means it would have to be done at around 7 pm). On other days I am more flexible and can start walking later if that's better for people.

As usual, let me know if you're interested in walking any evening this week!