Tuesday, July 31, 2012


A bit overcast, but pleasant enough, 75F.

Uncle Sea-Bird
Pete Atkinson & Clive James
Live Libel

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday- yep, Monday

Started this morning with the bathroom sewer line backing up and the plumber and all that that involved (luckily it's now fixed). It got better after that, and now I get to decompress in the woods :)

78F, warm and sunny.

Elton John
Jim Gaffigan
Doing My Time

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunny Sunday

After the torrential rain yesterday afternoon (yes, it rained for the wedding, but it all went off all right regardless) it's cooler today, 71F and a little less humid too :)

Spitfire Prelude
English Chamber Orchestra
Forever England
(rather appropriate what with the Olympics in London and all)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sticky Saturday

Only 76F but very humid! I hope the storms that are forecast hold off for the wedding this afternoon.

The Alan Davies Show
Shipping & Trucking

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday, and a new Blogger app

Had to find a new way to post as Blogger is still not taking posts by email, so I'm trying out Bloggeroid.

Warm and still sticky after some wicked thunderstorms last night, 83F.

Carolina in My Mind
James Taylor
Greatest Hits

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday, guess what the weather is?

Surprise, surprise, it's warm and muggy, 81F :)

Wake Up Call
They Might be Giants

For some reason posting by email to Blogger isn't working, so I'm having to post this from home.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday walking in the woods :)

Warm again, 83F, but there's a bit of a breeze so it isn't unpleasant.

2nd day with the new phone, and it's much better now I've changed the on screen keyboard to one that's much easier (SwiftKey). The camera certainly seems to be a cut above the one on the old phone :)

Joe Satriani
The Electric...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday with my new phone :)

Warmish, 89F, and still quite muggy.

This is the first time out with my new phone, it's a Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. It's the first phone I've had with an on-screen keyboard, so it'll take a bit of getting used to!

Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Original Broadway Cast

Monday, July 23, 2012

Muggy Monday

80F and it's got very sticky over the last couple of hours. Thunderstorms again I'll be bound!

Chains of Love
JJ Cale
To Tulsa and Back

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A nice Sunday

Another nice day, 80F and pleasant. Very busy in the woods today!

Greenback Dollar
Dickinson Dale
King of the Surf Guitar
(same Pandora station as yesterday)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Super Saturday

A lovely day!  73F, lower humidity and a slightly breeze :)

I've Returned
Sweets From a Stranger
On a Pandora station based on Jaan Pehchan Ho by Rafi (the Indian rock song used in the Heineken ad)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Be careful what you wish for!

We've all been complaining about how hot and dry it's been, not today though! It's been raining all day and it's 60F.

I snapped this at the bridge, but I'm posting it from the dry refuge of the car :)

While walking I was listening to World Have Your Say on the Beeb talking about the shooting in Colorado last night.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday after the storms

Much cooler today, 73F, but the 68% humidity makes it still quite sticky. However it's so nice to have a break from the stifling heat and be able to do the long loop!

Friendly Duet
Flanders and Swann
At The Drop of Another Hat

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dodging the raindrops

We had huge but quick thunderstorms this afternoon, with more on the way, so Holly and I spotted a hole in the storms on the radar and flew out to do the short loop. Cooler, 77F, but very humid.

No music, listening to the thunder in the distance!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Torrid Tuesday!

95F right now, at least the humidity is down a little bit, but it's too damn hot!

Short loop today coz of the heat, but I parked down by the bridge so Holly can finish with a swim :)

Unchained Melody
Peter Sellers (as Bluebottle)
The Peter Sellers Collection

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday, still hot

We got some much needed rain last night in the form of some violent thunderstorms, but it's just made it more humid today, 88F.

Penny Lane
The Beatles
67-70, disc 1

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sultry Sunday

Not super hot today, 88F, but VERY close and muggy- I'm dripping!

Back By Popular Demand
The Ricky Gervais Show

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday walk

Warm again, 84F. We didn't get any thunderstorms last night, just a few minutes of pathetic rain that didn't even wet the ground properly, oh well, maybe tonight.

Listening to an interesting Reith Lecture on the BBC WS by Prof. Neil Ferguson on civic participation.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Warm and muggy, 84F, and a bit overcast. I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get a thunder-boomer later.

Sweet Child o' Mine
Guns 'n' Roses
Greatest Hits

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thusday, warmer again

Back up to 89F, but the slight breeze helps to mitigate the humidity.

Rhythm-A-Ning (Take 2)
Thelonius Monk
The Essential...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday walk

A bit more humid, but still quite nice, 82F.

Everyone's At It
Lilly Allen
It's Not Me. It's You

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Terrific Tuesday

Gorgeous day today! Sunny, 82F, with a light breeze and lower humidity :)

The Meaning of Love
Joe Satriani
Satriani Live (disc 2)

Monday, July 9, 2012


It's been cooler today, right now it's 82F and that seems about as high as it's going to get.

So Little Time
Peter Sellers
The ... Collection

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunny Sunday

Sunny and warm, 89F, though not quite as humid.

Bemsha Swing
Thelonius Monk
The Essential...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sweaty Saturday

Hot and sticky, 87F and very muggy, I shall be very jealous of the dog when she goes in for her swim under the bridge before we get back in the car!

Night Boat to Cairo
Ultimate Collection

Friday, July 6, 2012

Noon Friday

It truly is "Mad Dogs and Englishmen... " today :)

Warm, only 82F right now, but mid-90s later and 99 tomorrow!

The Warmth of the Sun
The Beach Boys
All Summer Long
(kind of appropriate!)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday, hot again...

... as seems to have become the norm, 87F, sunny and muggy.

She Caught the Katy
The Blues Brothers
Movie soundtrack

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

My little gps/internet temperature gauge says it's only 78F, but it feels much warmer! We're supposed to be at risk of thunderstorms later-hope they don't put a damper (sic)  on the fireworks! :)

100 Riffs
Alex Chadwick
This is a 12 minute virtuoso electric guitar piece I found on the interwebs this morning. It's 100 classic rock riffs played in chronological order in one take by a guy from the Chicago Guitar Exchange. The video is awesome and I had to convert it to an mp3 so I could listen to it again in the woods :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday lunchtime

After the late walk yesterday we snuck out early today :)

Warm, 82F, with hazy sunshine.

Greenfinch and Linnet Bird
Sweeney Todd
Original Broadway Cast

Monday, July 2, 2012

Later Monday

A bit later than usual due to an exploding grease trap at the church :(

Warmish, but quite nice, 84F.

Secret Agent Man
Television's Greatest Hits

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sultry Sunday

Hot again, 95F!

Back in the woods after missing a day for Bronycon (Jackie brought Holly here yesterday).

Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
Night at the Opera