Old man river rounding the post 76 bend..

I was thinking of using the 76 trombones theme for tonight. From our dear friends at Wikipedia (the website that made encyclopedias obsolete) comes this about 76 trombones…

“Seventy-six Trombones is the signature song from the musical play The Music Man (1957), which was written by Meredith Willson. This song also appeared in the film The Music Man (1962), and in the made-for-TV movie adaptation in 2003. It is also a piece commonly played by marching and military bands.”  I spent some time in the band during my middle and high school years. I played trumpet. We sat in front of those trombones.  I never went as far as DS2 has gone on his trumpet. Some of the stuff that he plays just astounds me.

Tonight’s sound track for blogging is courtesy of Roomie.  Roomie is our Roomba floor cleaning robot. My DW got him for our anniversary last year.  Ok, enough of the wise cracks about getting your wife a vacuum cleaner for your anniversary. Roomie does a good job. He is pretty simple to operate. You need to empty the dirt and stuff he vacuums up  and then push the start button and off he goes. He runs for about 45 minutes. Up and down, here and there. They say that there is a program and a memory so it knows where it cleaned last.  Most times that he gets to run is in the morning. You push the button and head out the door and Roomie cleans while you are gone. Occasionally, he will get tangled in some wires and can not get untangled. Usually the programming allows it to escape the tangles. He has been referenced to as DS4. Just kidding..

Tonight was yoga night with my DW. Monday night lacrosse is on hiatus for a few (hopefully only a few) weeks. It is fun to get out and stretch.  DS2 had a full day of classes today. His scheduling issues from last week are resolved. DS3 had 6:30 am ROTC PT this morning followed by math. It is a good thing that he is a morning person. DS1, not really sure. He sent me a word in word feud yesterday. This is a good thing. He said we could sleep on the pull out couch in his house when we come out to visit in mid October. We have to see about that. 

My DW has a speaking gig every so many weeks at a the local health club. The health club is owned by the hospital system where she works. She speaks on coael rectal cancer. They people who attend get to learn about screening and treatments. When they are done they get some test kit thing for free. Usually the group is made up of locals. Today’s harvest moon edition had three attendees. One from our town, one from Brick (30 miles north) and one from Red Bank (50 miles north).  I’m guessing that the word about her speaking prowess has spread from our county into the next!   I hope that I got the details about wheat she teaches correct. If not, there will be a correction in tomorrow’s edition.

Picture time at the OK corral. Tonight’s picture is of DS3 eating a texas wiener from Coney Island Lunch in Scranton, PA.  The picture was taken on August 27, move in day. Mere hours before Hurricane Irene came to town.  If you go to Scranton, make sure you get a dog!  Here is the link to the Real Coney Island Lunch, accept no imitations (closed on Sundays).  Enjoy..

Damm good dogs!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Christina
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 09:29:47

    Nice! Thanks!


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