Making Peace With February

Is that Godzilla punching my roof as I type this post? Kind of, only its name is February. It’s the occasional sound of things expanding and contracting when it’s in the single digits or below. It also means my house is nice and toasty inside. We had an ice storm on Friday, and while they can be extremely destructive, like cutting power for days or weeks, and most recently lifting me in the air before smacking me on my behind (I’m getting PT now, recovery is up and down but happening), it can also be beautiful. I snapped the photo above yesterday afternoon. I love how the sunshine makes the icy branches gleam brightly as if I’m living in an enchanted fairyland.

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I Won Tickets To See Chicago in Portland!

Wayne and I scored free tickets to see Chicago perform in Portland this June! It will be the third time I’m seeing them in Maine. I want to thank DJ Mike Dow for the tickets we won, whom I originally met at my first Chicago concert in Bangor. It was such a special time for me that I want to share it with you here! The photo above is from when I saw them a few years ago in Portland.

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Record Store Day: Graham Nash at Bull Moose in Scarborough, Maine!

 Graham Nash with a Moxie, Maine’s official soft drink.
(Originally published 4/17/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) I love Graham Nash, and was thrilled that he came to my town to kick off Record Store Day yesterday! He just dropped a new album, This Path Tonight, and was there to sign copies. I knew the line would be very long so I got there at 11:00 a.m. for his 1:00 p.m. arrival. Fortunately I’m a skilled line-waiter from my years of waiting for estate sales to open, but even so, things can get boring unless you have fun people in line with you.

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Graham Nash: This Path Tonight Tour 2016, State Theatre, Portland, ME

(Originally published 10/13/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) The stage at State Theatre, a beautiful historic venue. (Those aren’t real candles. I have the same ones in my home office. Fire-safe fakery is actually awesome.)

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