Back to the salt mines. And a concert.

1040As of this week I find myself back at work at the accounting factory. I was supposed to start Monday, but we got hit with a blizzard on Sunday with winter storm warnings and travel advisories all the way until Monday evening.

So I stayed at home in my cozy bed and read mysteries and snuggled the cat and surfed the net on my iPad and played computer games with Smokey and occasionally got up for something yummy to eat. And to watch Downton Abbey on Sunday and Hawaii 5-0 on Monday.

No more of that for me. Now it is Spreadsheets! and Tax returns! and Get them out the door! until April 15.


Many years ago I opined that a good job was one that, once you got there in the morning, it wasn't so bad. That is definitely still true. I really wanted to stay at home this year and read mysteries, etc., etc., etc., but it was not to be. And now that I am at work it is not so bad. Almost fun, even. Almost


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Last Friday night Smokey, Matthew, and I saw C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band at the Ordway Center in St. Paul. C.J. is the son of Clifton Chenier, the king of zydeco.

Smokey loves zydeco.

Good blogger that I am, I carefully tucked my camera in my tote bag. Bad blogger that I am, I left my tote bag in the car so had to make do with the camera in my iPod.

The Ordway is a lovely venue.

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My attempt at a panoramic view of the auditorium. 

Here are part of the street and mezzanine levels of the lobby.

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They had set up a dance floor over the orchestra pit. First one brave couple, then a few more, then it filled up with people be-bopping their little hearts out.

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I took a movie. Audio came out better than the video, go figger. The original was inverted because I was holding the iPod upside down, but when I uploaded it to YouTube, that fixed it. Enjoy!

During intermission Matthew let me try on his glasses. I may be getting new ones and I wanted his opinion on horn rims.

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My nose is NOT really that big (quite) — it was how I was holding the camera/iPod. There may be a pair of hornrims in my future

Monopoly photo credit: Alan Cleaver via photopin cc

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0 Responses to Back to the salt mines. And a concert.

  1. Kym says:

    I’m diggin’ the horn-rims! Go for it!
    As for the Accounting Factory . . . as Tom says every morning (when he heads to the office at 4:30 to catch the end of the day in Mumbai), “Time to make the doughnuts!”

  2. k says:

    Laissez les bons temps roulez!!!!
    Maybe when you’re all bionic, we can go and watch the young ones dance!

  3. Carrie#K says:

    Fun! Taxes! Spreadsheets! When is April 15th getting here? And is it actually the 15th this year? Weird.
    Zydeco sounds like actual fun.

  4. gayle says:

    Well, at least your job doesn’t involve shoveling anything…
    Sorry, that’s the best I can come up with.
    Zydeco is hard to listen to sitting down. It pushes the dance button in my brain.

  5. Soxanne says:

    Selfishly happy ypu’re back at the accounting factory 🙂

  6. Cindy G says:

    I love zydeco, too! That sounds like a great concert!

  7. Heather says:

    Horn rims suit you very nicely – and so do the shape of those glasses!

  8. Chris says:

    The Ordway is gorgeous! Been a long time since I was at a show there…
    Hopefully you’re surviving being back in the salt mines.

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