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great big sea concert

Didn't work as hard over the weekend as I had originally planned, partly because I was starting to feel pretty burned out by Friday. Had fun at the Great Big Sea concert with Jeff, Allison, and Jodi...those guys are great. One reason I like GBS so much is because they look like they're having so much fun doing their music. Fun concert, lots of energy; we were up in our seats and dancing with everyone else. :-)

Great filk at Sally Headford's place last night. Got a quickie guitar lesson from Lloyd Landa (thanks, Lloyd)! Learned some alternate tunings and interesting chord/picking progressions. Looks like it's time to write another song. :-) For me, the best way to learn any new guitar skills is to integrate the skill into a new song...that way I know I'll be practising it over and over again. It's how I learned barre chords.

Walked over to Chapters with Jeff, browsed (I bought MacAddict magazine and a book on stress management :-), Jeff bought some Terry Pratchett Discworld books), had coffee and a pastry. Went to the office afterwards so Jeff could finish setting up his office. I did some work, but also had fun playing around with some of the demos on the CD that came with the MacAddict magazine. Got some VERY cool desktop jpgs created by Layne Karkruff, for instance.

Anyway, had a relaxing weekend and feel much more ready to face the coming week. Hopefully we'll get the scanner and my digital camera hooked up this week so I can post some pics of the new office!

As some of you may have alertly observed (thanks, Paul), I made a major typo last week...Amanda will be working ten HOURS a week in the Inkspot office, not ten DAYS. :-D :-D

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