Last week was crazy with the dance job and mom going to the hospital but I still managed to
get my walk in 5 out of 7 days.
this week is a little better but I have not gotten my walks in yet
there is some reasons
monday I had to go out of town to Altoona PA
normally this can be a 7 to 9 hour day depending on the job AND THE WEATHER
Oh brother 80 degrees last month so I took the cover off the pool
that almost guaranteed more snow---murphy's law--
then yesterday I went to Fairmont WV
this would have been about a 6 hour day except as I left Fairmont
my phone rang -It was my mom from the hospital to say they are releasing her in an hour.
--No there not Mom I'm 2 hours away.
It did not matter --they still were not ready when I arrived that delayed me until 5:00
it was 6:30 by the time we were home and settled down and it was a dance practice night.
unfortunately there was no time to exercise.
I know that dance is good exercise -- but I'm the musician
and though I can play the dance music adequately --I dance like a horse.
so my job will always primarily to play the music.
Oh yeah the dance on saturday was nice. I attempted to dance with a couple of different ladies---and I did warn them up front that I'm not a very good dancer --and I managed to step on all of their toes bump into several people and accidentally tripped an older couple--just a little they didn't fall or anything.
Then after the dance , in the club we had a session with a couple of guys frome the Duquesne university tamboritzens and one of their fathers also on accordion.
well they played some german songs and some croation and servian songs while I tried to follow by ear and improvise--wow
I hate to break the news to some of my hard rock friends this music is faster and more complicated that anything on the radio
one more thing
last week I was working near one of my favorite Italian stores and I took a picture of what I think is the best olive bar in pittsburgh--probably because it is actually closer to Greensburg
They also have a great bread selection and deli sandwiches
Yes I know this stuff is not on any serious diet plan and I know you are not supposed reward yourself with food --but you have to smell this place.
They also have the best produce section --I'll photograph that next time.
Have a good week