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Monday
Jun141999

cottage

Went to the cottage with Brian and Helen. My current read: _Cryptonomicon_ by Neal Stephenson. I confess I did a bit of work for my book, but limited this to a few hours and spent the rest of the weekend napping, reading, eating, painting my toenails blue. I don't usually paint my nails and did a astoundingly absymal job (I'm sure I would fail Girl School if there was one). I think it all stems from how much I despised colouring when I was little; I never had enough patience to stay inside the lines. :-)

Also practiced penny whistle. I can now play relatively comfortably in 4 keys on my D penny whistle (D, C, F, G), working on others. I have three D penny whistles now; all having slightly differing tones...don't really have a favourite yet, though I find myself practising more often with the Clarke Sweettone right now ($6 at Steve's Music Store).

Got Sam Baardman's newest CD, The Rookery, in the mail on Friday! VERY cool CD; everyone must buy one. :-)

Going to the Royal Alex with Cathy tonight.

Officemusic: The Rookery (Sam Baardman).

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