A brief hello there. I'm home from my vacation, and will be departing on business for two weeks in less than twelve hours.
How was my vacation? Well, there were two parts...
First, four days in New England. This is my third or fourth trip out East, and I enjoy it every time. Lots of great cemeteries! I took about 30 or 40 pics of an overgrown graveyard from 1723.
We stayed in a cabin on the top of a very steep bluff. It was very ominous looking. Four bedroom, two-story structure. From the front the long windows were very dark, and it was foreboding. Inside...quite cheerful. There was a little journal left out for the renters to write thoughts in. From this journal I found out that the original owner was the guy who created "Beaker" for the Muppet Show. Apparently he also did some of the puppeteering for Ernie as well.
The last morning I spent there I was supposed to fly out at 10. At 5:30 in the morning I woke up (I am a very light sleeper) to the sound of wind. I laid in bed and listened to it sleepily.
Then there was this extraordinary howling sound and the wind hit the cabin with such force that the entire structure wobbled back and forth for several minutes. It was astonishing. The beds were shaking, everything was shaking, and the noise was quite terrific. After that the lightning and thunder began. I went downstairs to check that the windows were closed and the rain was hitting the south side of the cabin with such force that it sounded like a machine gun. What an experience.
Then I flew out of New England to attend a science fiction convention. I've never done that before.( About that convention. )
So I hoped to be able to write another chapter tonight...but barely could catch up with the e-mails, reviews, and everybody else's wonderful LJ stuff.
Before I left I ordered my MIDI cable. They told me that my card was declined and hung up on me. Then I get back from the trip and lo and behold, the lovely MIDI cable has arrived. After all, there was nothing wrong with my card. Now I *really* have to get on the ball and figure out how to use it and which music-making software to purchase. There are so many of them. I just want to be able to use my MIDI keyboard to help compose some tunes on the computer. Yep. Stuff in my head needs to come out.
My Sane Thought: Planes. I like 'em. Except when they're delayed. I guess that should be renamed My Sane Opinion.
I'll probably update a few times over the weekend in between work...but then I'll be off for business for a week...