Tag Archive: relay for life


Just realized it had been a week since I last posted on here.  Figure I should post ‘cuz I like to keep track of my biking at least, and tomorrow I might not be able to [going to go and meet the new p2p and/or it’ll rain]

Had a great last after business, good food – and it’s nice to have it off the shoulders for a while.

Finished up our busier season of some gigs.  Got eaten alive at the Relay For Life.  Next year we’ll be re-evaluating how we’re going to do that gig.  Too often it feels as though they are trying to ‘fit us in’ and do us a favour by letting us play.  Well, we’ll talk next year.

Had a nice father’s day [oh and birthday].  My mom had a huge dinner for us.  Those oreo truffles were really good.  [and to top it off our favourite German chocolate fairy dropped off more chocolate – I’ll donate these to you mom]

Other than that… not much on the major horizon – which is good.  I have the Canadian Celtic Celebration this weekend I should finish working on my curriculum for it [probably way over thinking it as my handout so far is 26 pages].

I have Minocqua coming up, which should be a great treat for us.  4 parades in one day will help the coffers out a lot, meaning we won’t have to do as many.  Rory wants to go a day early to go shopping, but I just realized I said I’d play a wedding.  Hmm… go shopping, or earn some cash.  I do want that eeePad.

38/49 = 77%

Yay, I avoided the apparent storm we were possibly going to get.  And it was a great bike home – not only did I find it a nice easy ride (was able to climb to the top of the gears), but I now fit the new riding underwear I bought.  I bought ones that were at one point uncomfortably tight (couldn’t read the size when I bought them), but I put them on today and they were just fine.  Maybe this is working!  29/38 = 76%

Anyways – we’ve started our busy season for the pipe band.  We had 2 parades this past week (Westgate and then Hammarskjold graduations).  I was pleasantly surprised by how well we played.  Okay, not ‘surprised’, but we really didn’t have any issues (besides tardiness… and the fact that I forgot both belts on the first day => punch myself in the throat).   But on the 2nd day we sounded even better.  Pleased to no end.

Definitely my reed needs to be changed, gotta step up the ‘transfer’ process.  Few more gigs to do, so I’ll get through those first before switching.

We have the Shelter House Relay tomorrow morning, and then there’s the Library’s ribbon cutting, another grad, Relay For Life, then several out of town parades.  Gonna get some good TLC time with my pipes – which I’m loving after playing them so much for that competition (which I’ll hopefully have the results for by Monday).