This is Harper Simon... Paul Simon's son. Yep. A music god sent me the studio version of this song on Friday and I feel in love with it immediately. I had to have the album... and you folk get to hear this version. Its not quite as good as the studio one, but that is how live goes.
What an absolutely fantastic day. The music god who brought me the first song... sent me a second one.
The Ducks beat the tar out of USC! Whoot! It's funny... I grew up in a USC household, it's my dad's Alma mater. It was strange to root against them. But hey... those Ducks kicked Trojan butt like you would not believe. An awesome game. They are in about 4th place now in the top 10... if you can believe the sports guys on TV who talk after the game. I figure they know more than I do, so I'll take their happy word for it.
Frog pond news. My favorite frog is still hunting but communicating in the evenings. Tomorrow is the last day for deer hunting. Communication was short because of the game.... but that was a fun factor. Allow me to explain...
Okay, so I figured that he is hunting with his mentor and pal like they do every year. That makes it a "guys" day. So I thought well, they will hunt half day and then come back and maybe knock down a few beer waiting for the game and watch it together. So I don't communicate at all. It's guy's day, let him have his day in peace. This man is one totally dedicated Duck man.
Meanwhile, I am camped out in my own little room with my own little TV watching the Ducks kick butt. I do not expect any communication whatsoever until that game ends... dedicated Duck men are like that. Right? Well, it made sense in my head. So I look over at my computer and there is an email... in the 3rd quarter. I know the Duck man's address... it's him and I am very surprised. He wants to know if he has upset me and that's why I have not communicated.
So I look at it this way... dedicated Duck man contacts me in the 3rd quarter because I have not contacted him means something... right? If his brain is distracted enough by wondering why I am silent in his kicking Trojan butt game... I am really on his brain. A very good sign. Very cool beans!
Yeah... and it got better. It's time to get out the frogapult and jettison the rest of the frogs. This one is such a keeper. He does not live where Larry did, but it's about the same distance in the same direction... just a different exit. At least I know the freeway in that direction. Though he is coming to get me, I am not driving to him. There is more to this... but you don't get details. Let's say it makes me very happy.
Now what do I do tomorrow? Well... get up at 4:ooAM for starters... and walk as much of my ass off as I can.
There was another nice thing about today. Again, in the market I came across someone I had not seen in a while who raved about how nice I looked and wanted to know what I was doing. When I said, eating healthy and exercise... she was a bit pissy. She doesn't want to have to do those things. I told her... sorry that is what makes it work. There is no magic solution but working at it and taking care. I told her that while I am happy that I am getting into better shape, I am most happy about how good I feel... how much more energy and flexibility I have now. I don't feel near as old as I did before I started all this. She looked as if she did not believe me. Oh well. It was a nice compliment anyway.
So here is a problem... what do I do about the date today? Do I call it off or do I honor my commitment to it? My heart says to call it off... I've got other interests and it is not fair to let this guy think that I am interested or let him spend any of his money on me. So I am thinking that I need to call him and thank him for his interest, but tell him that I have had a change of heart? Do I tell him that I have met someone else? What is the kindest thing to do? What is the responsible and mature thing to do? I'm a bit old to hide and not answer the door bell... which you may recall was a past method of breaking a date when I was young and vain.
This is the problem with having a frog pond. You have to do something with the extra frogs in the end. Crap!
I hate to be the meanie or bad guy. Maybe he will be relieved. He did reschedule. hummmmm..
Quick suggestions... the date is at 1:00p.m. Yikes!
Wish me luck. How is your weekend going?