Jet-lag.  Oh yeah, gotta love the jet-lag.  Not to mention four straight days and nights of full on merriment.  Then add to that the red eye from the west coast to the east coast with two layovers along the way.  Yeah, work has been a bit of a drag today.  Not so much that I can’t stay awake, just that I really want to not be at work at all.  But you know what they say, all good things must come to an end.  Well, one thing I am learning as I get older is it’s probably best the all these good things should probably happen in shorter increments.  I love to play right along with the best of them, but as I mature…. ahem…. I realize that smaller doses may be the way to go.

Hello!! Willie, are you listening?  Hey!!  Wake up!!

I think there is a side of me that just never wants to stop.  I have never been one to back down from anything that I consider worthwhile, even long after everyone else has given in and given up for the day.  I’m like the perpetual energizer bunny.  I just keep going and going and going and …..

But then I. Fall. Down.


Will I ever learn?  Probably not.  But it is just too much fun.  I love to do all the things that I love to do.  My beautiful wife tells other people “you can sleep when you’re dead.”  I love that attitude.  But she doesn’t tell me that.  She tells me “you better go to bed you big dummy!”  But do I listen?  No.  Should I listen?  Yes.  Will I start to listen?  Probably not.

Alas, another aspect of my own personal mid-life crisis.  My body and mind tells me one thing.  My habits, lifestyle and desire lead me to do another.  It just continues to get a little harder.

Are you stubborn like me?  Have you succumb to the beast that draws you to slumber your time away?  Or do you run like hell to stay out in front?  Or have you discovered the secret of the balanced life?

Care to share?

Seattle, WA  USA

Seattle, WA USA

So I’m off on a new adventure, traveling to one of my favorite cities in the country, Seattle, Washington; cosmopolitan, eclectic, strange, unique, culture filled, diverse, liberal, left-wing, open-minded and downright fun.  It is such a great place for musical originality that it makes me tingle to just think about the auditory delights that are in store.
My baby brother in law is turning…. OMG, 40 this week.  That, my friends, makes me feel old.  He was a mere tot when my wife and I met back in the ’70’s.  And now he is all grown up; a successful restaurateur (check him out here) and a wonderfully acclaimed and successful professional musician (and check him out here). 
It’s going to be a wonderfully busy weekend as we celebrate and carouse the nights away, and take in all that makes Seattle unique by day.  Supposed to be vacation, but I’m sure it will be exhausting.  I hope to post while I am away and share some of my wife’s great photography.  I’m confident she will be snapping hundreds, if not thousands, of photos.
Here is to hoping that you all have a great upcoming weekend and experience all the fun and pleasure that you can!!  See you on the left coast.

Hello.  Is this my house?  I think it is.

Haven’t been here in some days, but it looks familiar.  I can’t stay right now, it’s been my birthday and all.  People are waiting for me.  They want to hang out.

But I will be back.  Maybe tomorrow.

I have a really sad story to tell you.  It’s gonna make you cry.  Get ready for that.  I know you want to cry.

See you soon