October 22, 1999 I posted my
very first journal entry. That was
ten years ago. There was no such thing
as a "blog" back then and
I began by coding my own site. It was
and thrilling. Anyone reading my journal
has been with me through the ups and
downs over the last decade. If you are
reading this, whoever you are, thank
you for being there.
Snow! I had an appointment in the village this morning, a half hour drive away. As I cruised home the snow began to drop, well plop really, out of the sky. The snow was so heavy that visibility was affected. Thankfully I was part of a stream of vehicles led by a cautious truck driver.
As Attila and I sat eating our lunch we watched a steady downfall of pea sized hail. As soon as the hail storm ended the wind whipped itself into a frenzy and set the trees to waving about madly. It was quite a show. No damage though, and for that we are thankful.
I've been fascinated by our new high speed internet connection. I discovered the CBC Radio 3 web site and spent most of the day wandering about there, seeing what there was to offer.
The site allowed me to create a playlist of artists I know, as well as a list of artists that I would love to see in live performance.
Even more intriguing is the Concert Calendar, which allows artists to post notice of when and where they are performing. After "discovering" Ashlea Jonesmith on the CBC Radio 3 website, I was delighted to find that she was performing last night in Bracebridge, Ontario, at the Griffin Gastropub. It was a long drive, but well worth the effort. The venue was cozy, the acoustics were good; an intimate showcase for Ashlea's beautiful voice and music.
An added bonus is that beer from a variety of local breweries is on tap at the Griffin. Of course my allergy prevents me from exploring food and drink. However, Attila was able to indulge in a very fine glass of ale, leaving me as the designated driver. In my new car, being the designated driver is still something I regard as a treat.
|RECIPES :: Cast
Kitty Salad Bar
Written and performed by Ashlea Jonesmith
"Music is well said to be the speech of angels."
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Wind: NNW 28 gust 39 km/h
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