A Good Day

I’m actually celebrating because, not only did I get my taxes finished (both federal and state) TWO DAYS before they’re due (actually FOUR days–I just found out the due dates are changed this year), but I’m getting an honest-to-goodness REFUND this year! Unheard of! I can’t remember the last time that happened. I’ve been thinking all day about all the ways I’m NOT going to spend the money.

However, I was revising this morning and my computer starting acting a bit freakish. It’s acted that way before and it turned out it had a virus, so I ran a boot scan while I finished up the rough draft of a chapter in the new book. (My rough drafts are mostly accomplished long hand.) I would have worked on the next chapter, but I’d already started it on the computer and couldn’t remember exactly what I’d done (it’s sort of in pieces and chunks right now) so instead I went out to mail my lovely tax forms and took a walk too. That’s quite a big deal for me, but I won’t go into that now.

Suffice it to say that it was a GORGEOUS day, a little bit blustery but not too cold with huge white fluffy clouds. Almost perfect. I’ll have to take a picture next time. I did take a picture of some of my candles last night. I just thought they looked cool. I don’t know why there was a power outage; it wasn’t storming or anything. But it was kind of fun–the first time in over a year that we actually needed candles. I was working on my computer then too, until the battery got too low.

Blackout candles

Ah well. I do have some real news . . . which I’ll share soon. Really! In the meantime I’d love to share an amazing version of a song I referenced a while ago by Gotye (which, by the way, is NOT pronounced Go-tee-yay, as everybody is saying, but Gore-ti-yeah; am I the only one who reads ‘About’ pages?), Somebody That I Used To Know. If you haven’t heard it by now you live on a different planet than me–or maybe just a really differnt part of this one. I’m a bit tickled actually, as I went into my local record store (YES! I shop brick and mortar whenever possible!) to buy his CD and they didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. I told them that they WOULD and they should get the album in.

In the meantime he’d been getting some local airplay and was scheduled to do a concert in a cool but relatively small venue. Well now that has been changed to a MUCH larger venue. The last time I went in to the record store, they’d already sold out of the album. (I told you so! 😛 And I still haven’t got a copy yet!) Anyway, here’s the version I was talking about. It’s by Walk off the Earth. Have a great weekend!


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While we’re waiting . . .

As the end of September comes hurtling (yes, hurtling!) toward us, I just want to remind everyone that there are TWO books to be won this month. Sign up on either blog (here or on Glistering: B’s Blog on Blogspot if you prefer blogger) OR “like” The Glister Journals on Facebook and LEAVE A COMMENT that you’d like a book, and you’ll be entered!

Meanwhile . . .

I had the pleasure of discovering a new band last month (new to me . . . they’ve actually been around for a while and have a devoted following). My friends and I had gone to see Tally Hall in San Francisco (if you are not familiar with them, look them up on YouTube. They’re great too but this post is not about them!) and were WOWed (yes absolutely WOWed) by one of the opening bands: SPEAK.

I actually used my new video camera to record them, but as I didn’t know what to expect (I had really planned only to video Tally Hall) I missed the beginning of their songs each time. Plus my hand was shaky and there was a really tall dude in front of me that I kept having to avoid. Anyway, if I ever get my video edited adequately (I’m still learning) and if they give me permission, I’ll post some from that concert. But I really want to help spread the word about these guys, especially as they have their first full album finished. I love their sound, their performance was great, and they’re just friggan adorable. The album is available September 27 (2011) and is called I Believe In Everything.

Enjoy!

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012 to China Blue Publishing.

The Glister Journals: Bronze can be purchased through any bookseller, or purchase now at Amazon.com

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