brittadotcom (brittadotcom) wrote,

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this & that...

This weekend in Seattle for my grandmother's 90th birthday party was a lot of PowerPoint presentation of "The First Ninety Years" was a big hit, complete with soundtrack and projected on a large screen at a country club at the actual party Saturday afternoon...then back at the house, after some command performances of anything lyric I could sing, a sightreading trial-by-fire for me of all sorts of songs that were already oldies when my mother was little, so I didn't know most of them, but fun none the less! Here's an example: my 41-yr-old millionaire cousin Stephen was doing the Hokey Pokey in the living room with the rest of us! haha...It was basically simulating the jam sessions I've always heard about but never experienced myself when my grandfather (22 years gone now as of last Friday, the day after my grandmother's actual birthday) and his friends would get together to play with everyone singing along...I think I was "channeling" my grandfather this weekend at least musically, and my grandmother made a point of telling people how I am the one most like my grandfather in my artistic and musical talent... :)

The fog in Seattle on the way back made for a frustrating Monday at the airport, but the worst was getting back an hour late already, getting all my stuff packed to jet off to choir rehearsal, then the Briata didn't start again - just like it did a couple months ago - AARGH! So I plopped all my stuff into the Honda (yes, thank goodness I have another car!), went to choir, then spent about 30 minutes in 3 separate attempts in duplicating the success from last time before I finally got it started. Since the problem is gone yet again, and it's starting perfectly right away now, I'm just going to schedule a major service and hope they find whatever's wrong when they do to find the time & where to get it done...

Of course since I was gone all weekend, my house still looks like Halloween exploded, so there is plenty more cleaning to get done before I can get out my Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving! whew!

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