Bailout? Are you kidding me? Emily said the media should be calling this a “scandal.” No shit. This ain’t no bailout. This ain’t no disco. She’s right. It’s a scandal. It makes me sick.
The long weekend was awesome. Apple picking with the extended fam didn’t happen because of the rain, but instead the reunion happened in the Aunt and Uncle’s “room we never use”. Lily went to her first Rosh Hashanah service at a Temple that resembled a church. At least in the musicality. Seeing another Temple’s service was familiar but it was more foreign than anything. Luckily the row behind us entertained Lily a lot of the way through – that and Lily slept through most of it. Two notes there: 1) There are many o’ nannies in West Chester – many with whom I met walking with Lily in the stroller outside. 2) There are sadly way too many formula fed babies in West Chester. Meeting Opus (he says we’ve met before, but I don’t believe him) was mega cool. He’s such a stud. And getting to see a Colbert Report taping was mad cool. James Taylor was the guest. He played great and did this awesome duet (Carolina On My Mind) with Stephen Colbert. It was cool seeing Stephen out of character for 5 minutes. What I didn’t get was how bad James Taylor was on camera. 40+ years in the biz and he can’t do a good interview?! This past trip I decided to limit my visit to Manhattan to once. I like it that way. Emily got a day to do and see her things. And I got a day to walk around with Lily next to the trees.
And Al, thanks for the Lucky Fortune recommendation. My beef with veggies was awesome. But Em’s eggplant and garlic was mad deep fried.
Tomorrow will be a good day. Em has some things to finish up. I have two mastering projects and a client meeting. Then a Kadman show. A good day filled with fillings.
Glad to be back home to normalcy. Well, you get the idea.
It’s official. I am a blood uncle. I was uncled before, but it wasn’t by blood. Not that it matters. But it’s a little more official now.
My sister had her child this morning. 6 lbs. 7 ozs. And beautiful, happy and healthy.
His birth was not unlike Lily’s and it was fun and nostalgic to think we were just about ready to go through it all a year ago. It feels like ages ago. And Lily is just about ready to start thinking about walking!
Basically our house has been a hotel for a while. Zack was in town for a few nights last week. He is always a joy to have around and helped us put up a few acoustical treatments at the Studio. John D was in town this weekend and we got to hit up some good eats and shopping. And Liz and Scott (who are due any day now!) spent the night for a wedding here in Baltimore. It’s nice to have seen everyone, but it’s nice to get back to our own shit.
It’s also nice getting back to our routine. We’re transitioning Lily to her own room now. She’ll be sleeping in the nook (the back bedroom) on the futon on the floor. Super cozy and great for transitioning. She’s already slept there a couple of nights and it’s gone pretty good.
It’s crazy to think we’ll be celebrating Lily’s first birthday (well second, really) with close friends and family in less than a month!
On a side note today we went to the Baltimore Zoo with Kris and Michelle to the see Samson, the baby elephant and afterwards we had crabs to celebrate Emily and my mother’s birthday. Yummy crabs.
Oh and I had a session last week that went wonderfully. The mixes are turning out great. And we are receiving all the feedback about the studio we want to hear, without asking for it. I have another session this coming weekend. This time it’s a female acoustic songstress. Pop rock to the max. I am looking forward to using more ribbon mics. They are the wave of the future.
And some photos from the zoo: