Wow – the sun is gorgeous, coming up over the eastern horizon this morning. (Horizon is one of those words that I can’t for the life of me seem to remember how to spell. Every time I come to the last syllable, I make the wrong choice and put an “e” in there instead of an “o.” Gotta come up with a way to remember.
Today our piano is leaving the house (not under its own steam, mind you). This was a scenario (another word I often misspell .. why do I keep USING these words???) that I used to fantasize about as a kid. The piano disappearing. Tortured for years by piano lessons I was never ready for and always felt slightly humiliated and depressed by … it would have been so cool to see it rolling out of the house on Park Road. Ah, the liberation!
Now it’s more a matter of practicality. We want to have an additional way to warm things up on cold winter days – and the piano now sits in front of the opening for the chimney. So, out it goes. The piano tuner said that it was built 103 or 106 years ago … and at this point would require extensive repairs to come up to snuff. So giving it away to continue its life as a piano didn’t make sense. Instead, it’ll be dismantled … and probably contribute toward various creative and interesting projects undertaken by our friend and neighbor Russel.
As I write, I can find myself starting to feel a little bit guilty. It wasn’t the piano that I was mad at … it was my parents. Poor piano … the object of so much pre-adolescent and adolescent venom … now being cast out after years of disheartening neglect. Oh the guilt!
Anyway – the deed is happening soon – and I’m gonna try out videotaping part of the enterprise with my new Flip Video – then posting the video somewhere so I can get it onto the blog. Stay tuned – this is going to be some kind of exciting!
In other news, WPS Rosters have to be cut down to 24 players by Monday … and then the final cuts have to be made by March 25.
If you’re in Utah in May, check out the USWNT playing Japan on 5/23 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City! That should be an excellent match-up. Wish they’d show it on TV!
B-ball is heating up (and I have NO idea what is going on, to be honest). Brackets will be out Sunday night and Monday night … if you’re reading this and want to play along with our in-house pool you’re welcome – just leave a comment and I’ll e-mail you! It’s fun – and I NEVER win.
Finally – check out Google Voice (coming soon). Looks to be a handy tool!