So...D’reen begs off this issue (which is quite alright...though sorely missed)...and I have this thought... maybe I should write a little something – which could be very loosely similar - or maybe not at all...because I tend to pepper all my private writings, journal entries and song lyrics with the same penchant for ellipsis and ambiguity (did I say Doreen was ambiguous? Not I!...I was referring to me!)... AnySpleen...so...
After a bit of a rearrangement and re-imagining of my office space where I spend much of my awake hours hovering in front of a couple of computer screens...designing websites, brochures and other assorted graphic design requirements of local businesses and this community newspaper...and recording my own songs and creating videos for said songs...um.. I digress...anyway I decided to try something new in my office... A standing desk.
I tend to think better on my feet... I like hopping around and sort of doing a little dance (which anyone I’ve had a standing conversation with will likely attest to), so I’ve decided to try a setup in my office that allows me to stand all the time...THAT’S RIGHT...no chair! Well the chair is actually still in the room...currently it is occupied by the guts of a lamp I am repairing...and has been for the last couple of days...I’ll get back to the lamp at some point but it’s nice to know that it’s comfortable and safe in the interim. I’ll let you know how the standing thing goes. It’s only been a few days so far...a little stiffness in the lower back but overall far more comfortable than spending the whole day hunched over a keyboard and mouse with buttoxuals squished beneath oneself...
Ok...so I promised Anna only around 500 words and...well, I certainly do go on. Think of this as an analogue BLOG...different from (self plug alert!) my more traditional digital BLOG at www.stevecaston.ca...where I post my music and videos, with relatively short textual meanderings.
I’ve mentioned in past articles that I am quite stoked about the Mariposa Folk Festival coming up on July 8. I’m one of those people who likes hearing new music…even first listenings are fun for me... sure I like to listen to some classic rock every now and then... in fact I can get quite emotional about it... but I’m also fairly stoked about opera stuff that I hear... even show tunes (though Andrew Lloyd whatsizname usually turns my stomach... but please don’t think I’m judging anyone who likes him!... I quite enjoyed Joseph and his Glow-in-the-dark trenchcoat... or whatever).
Anyway...yes Mariposa cometh! Get-yer-tickets before it’s too late...a cultural celebration in our own backyard...we’re very lucky to have it. Speaking of culture – we’re also very lucky to have a number of cultural groups and happenings right around where we live! Check ‘em out! You’ll be hooked! There you go: my call out for the arts. Check our event listings and A&E page. Ok...my space is long used up...and I must curtail my ruminating — enjoy the sun!
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