WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan got a JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's gonna be the webmaster for a local public school district. That only took about 7 months of living in our latest location and several months before we moved, but whatever. What matters now is that I don't have to freak out if I miss a couple of hours of work for an appointment or I'm sick or something. Or obsess about how I can't pay the bills by myself, which has really been a crappy feeling. So thanks to Lori's daughter for passing the job posting along... and to Lori for remembering Dan. ;) Man, I was running around the office jumping up and down like a fool on Friday afternoon when Dan sent me an email about it. I was probably an interesting spectacle to say the least.

So back to yarn. I caught the spinning bug this week and made this:

Sock yarn. 220 yards of it. Can't decide if I want to keep it or put it on Etsy. Color closeup:

And just for pictures sake, here's Dan and the meezers taking their traditional afternoon nap:Yes, they really do lay around like this. A worn out pile of boys flopped on my bed.

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What happens when you get BBVD?

Not that kind. Get yo' mind outta the gutta. This kind:
Americana Deluxe

Well, you get to relive your high school dayz (in our case at least) and hear stuff from the swing revival. Dan and I volunteered to usher so we could get in free. BBVD is one of my employer's endorsed artists and they were playing at a company-sponsored music education conference, so tickets were cheap anyhow but FREE is our friend. BBVD and Squirrel Nut Zippers have always been some of my favorites so I signed us up and we stood there for a half hr at the beginning telling people not to fall down the steps and then we got to watch a fun concert. They are just as good in person as they are on the CDs. Sound quality was great, they're energetic and animated guys. They played all the popular stuff out of their songbook - Jumpin' Jack, I Wanna Be Like You, You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three, etc.. It's too bad we couldn't get them to sign our CDs. That woulda been icing on the cake, but we were told there wasn't going to be any kind of meet and greet. So we hurried out to eat when it was over and are basically laying around in a heap recovering now. I was pretty impressed - music was good, everybody that came was nice, nobody fell flat on their face coming or going from their seats, and the real auditorium staff was very nice to us "music company folks" who volunteered.

I actually saw my brother's new boss (from yet another music company - are you sensing that this music thing runs in the family yet?), a guy we've known since we started playing in elementary school. He always hooked us up with the good deals on instruments and we played in band and orchestra with his kids all the way up through high school. So it was really nice to see him again after not being in town for years. He still has cool hair, his wife's hair is still a crazy shade of red that looks really good on her, they're still the same neat people. Funny how that works out.

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