Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 46

At my age, whenever I tell someone I'm on my way to a party, it inevitably means I'm on my way to some sort of charity fundraiser. This evening, Janet and I listened to The Pit Pops and The Lupners play at Lake Highlands Live #4: a charity "battle of the bands" featuring local "Dad Bands." I think this benefit was to raise money for a scholarship fund at Lake Highlands High School. The bands were actually pretty good, considering that in real life all the musicians were aging accountants, real estate agents and small business owners. I used to play in a rock band that was similar in many ways to The Pit Pops. We called ourselves The Fabulous Has-Beens. The band stayed together for over five years and we all had a great time playing old Motown hits we loved in college. I guess when you get down to it, everyone would really rather be a rock star.

I'm tired of Winter already. It never got above freezing today. I'm never really happy with Texas weather. In the Winter I want to live someplace warmer. In the Summer I want to live someplace cooler. There are two weeks every Fall however, when everything is perfect. At least the rain quit this morning and I didn't have to spent half the day cleaning mud off the dogs.

I don't know why I didn't set up a LinkedIn account earlier. I've only had the account one day now and already I'm accumulating quite a few contacts. LinkedIn is actually a brilliant idea. My regular contact list is perpetually out of date. People move around so much now that I've always got the wrong phone number or address for friends and customers. With LinkedIn, if you take the time to locate someone once, you'll never have to do it again. I think I'm going to transfer all my contacts to LinkedIn and throw my Rolodex away. Oops...that won't work. A lot of my veterinarian clients don't even use e-mail.

Dalmatian of the Day
Watch of the Day

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