Jared C1 November 2012 at 5:31amPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
Okay - while Peter and family are taking the trip of a lifetime, we at home still have the forum and his music to keep us entertained. So, in light of the thread about a "Year of Interesting Things," I'm hoping we could all do a fun little thread of "Bucket List" or "Deep Wishes" for what we would do during each month (4 weeks per month) along with a PG song for each week that fits our journeys!
So, I'll start...and please contribute as much as you want all month long EVERY month:
Week 1.) We take a walk on the sands of St. Maartens after an amazing plane ride. We spend the day snorkeling, and picnicking with red wine and goodies, and finish off the night at the local Hotel/Casino with some gambling and nightlife. SONG: "I Go Swimming"
Week 2.) We travel a little ways to St. Croix where we do a little deep sea fishing. SONG: "Lay Your Hands On Me"
Week 3.) We watch the sun go down in a hammock built for us and our better halves, or whoever. We fall asleep on a moonlit beach, and wake up to a fruit basket, and croissants. SONG: "The Book of Love"
Week 4.) We board a plane for the island of Jamaica and spend the week learning about the local customs, eating great food, and zip-lining above the forest floor. SONG: "Red Rain"
That's my November - your turn!
sapling1 November 2012 at 10:43pmPosts: 894 (0 today)Status: offline
nice idea Jared
This would be my November may be not very interesting but relaxing and beautiful:
Take the drive north to Kilarney Lodge in Algonquin. We'd be over looking the lake watching the last of the beautiful leaves fall.
The first weeks would be just reflecting and recharging.
The second week we'd let our creative juices flow Writing, making music and making art just for fun.
-'Counting out time'
The third week would be much of the same plus long walks deep in the night or early morning listening to the approaching winter.
Cozying up to wood fires reading books that we never had time to read.
The last week we'd be arranging the final details for the rest of the year before the winter truly set in.
-'The rhythm of the heat'
can't wait til Dec!
Rise of course2 November 2012 at 12:10pmPosts: 166 (0 today)Status: offline
Alright, good idea!
Relaxing up to 11am, with extended breakfast, newspaper reading, aso
Meeting with a friend for lunch. Visiting an exhibition. Afternoon tea or coffee. Walking along the Rhine up to a cinema: film
Extended dinner with a friend or family at my most loved italian restaurant.
Music: In the Humdrum
extended fitness programm with bicycling, swimming, walking...
music: Down the Dolce Vita
Zenrider2 November 2012 at 3:56pmPosts: 3538 (0 today)Status: offline
My vacation this week was spent mostly goofing on line, doing fall yard clean up, patching some leaks on the roof (hopefully they are patched and hold until next year or so) been doing some dusting and need to do some more organizing before the weekend is over. OK, today I think I'm going to finally take stick Ste out and visit some haunts.
Pat Parker5 November 2012 at 1:40amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Jared, what a fabulous idea!!! I'm not sure I can contribute much to this, but I'll do my best.
November - Week #1 --
This first week of November was a bit hectic for me because of the Hurricane in the beginning of the week. I spent the first part of the week preparing for the worst; spent Monday night hoping for the best and lost power for only a short time -- not anywhere near what I had expected. Tuesday, I stayed home from work due to the weather and the roads that had been affected. I watched the river behind my home rise, but fortunately it didn't flood for long. The rest of the week was a bit rushed and by Friday, I was glad to have it over and done with. Saturday, November 3rd, was the anniversary of my brother Bill's death -- the 25th year and for that reason, I select "I Grieve" for the song of that week.
Week #2 -- Well, we're just beginning it, but I'm hoping for a good week. It'll be busy in work, but now that we've changed the clocks, the days will be shorter, so I'll want to work only the 8-hr days and come home as soon as possible. Election day will be held on Tuesday of this week and I'm hoping for a good outcome. We'll see. My song for the week is: "Games Without Frontiers"
Week #3 -- A busy week again -- Quality Assurance Meetings for which I must report on several areas. Hoping to have good numbers/reports, but won't know until it's all said and done. The song of the week will be: "D.I.Y."
Week #4 -- This will lead into Thanksgiving Holiday and I'm looking forward to the fact that I'll be able to spend it with my family -- something that hasn't been done in a very long time -- to have an entire weekend off! Looking forward to it all. Song of the week will be: "The Family and the Fishing Net"
Week #5 -- Last week in November and it'll be back to the old routine for me. However, on Friday, 11/30, I'll be attending a seminar on dementia. I'll be teaching about dementia to the staff and all new staff beginning in January -- a new area of responsibility but one which I'm looking forward to doing. So, the most appropriate song I can think of for this week will be: "I Don't Remember" (which is sadly a very real problem for people with dementia/alzheimers).
Thanks again for such a great idea, Jared.
Jared C2 December 2012 at 7:30pmPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
The continuation of the hiatus....DECEMBER:
1.) Week one - I'm taking a long leisurely drive down the Long Island Coast of the Hamptons and walking barefoot on a Winter beach in Quogue - picking up shells and watching the waves roll in from the West. - "ONLY US."
2.) Week two - Taking a friend out to dinner at a fancy Steakhouse in Santa Fe - we get a dessert that is a little too sinful, and split it with each other. - "SAN JACINTO"
3.) Hopping a flight to Greece to see the Parthenon and I find myself on a pebbly road watching an old man with a cane - he has a uniqueness about him - I notice he is blind, but it's almost as if he can see me smiling at him. A gentle breeze. - "FOURTEEN BLACK PAINTINGS"
4.) Just vegging at home after a long month of traveling. Laying on my couch watching "It's a Wonderful Life" petting my nephew dog, Kona. I have the week off, and I plan on getting alot of sleep, and enjoying the holidays with my family. - "MY BODY IS A CAGE"
Rise of course5 December 2012 at 12:09pmPosts: 166 (0 today)Status: offline
Steak?? I thought, this is a veggie-forum, Jared C.!!
Now I see, I missed my extended fitness-week in November. It is just not my way.
Planting the tulips aso for next spring, before it's too frozen.
Drinking lots of tea afterwards with kaminfire and a very small cake.
Sherlock Holmes videos.
Music: The Lamia
A short trip to a warm island .
Music: In your eyes
Back home visiting some operas . Chilling and buying/making christmas presents.
Music: Love Town
Christmas days, meeting family and friends. Walking in the snowy nature. Thermal swimming.
Music: Obut (own words)
Jared C9 January at 10:25amPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
The Continuation of the hiatus: JANUARY!
Week one: After working a long week on a brutal film set, I take a 4-hr. power nap on a Friday, then get up, and take a road trip down to Atlantic City - winning moderately big at the tables - then finishing off with a chocolate mudslide at the casino lounge! - SONG: "Excuse Me."
Week two: Zip-lining in Costa Rica! I find a quiet cafe on a local street and listen to my I-Pod playing SONG: "San Jacinto."
Week three: I'm spelunking in a cave that noone has been inside of for 100 years. I walk a small ways into a tight crevice and find a small Ruby on the ground - pleasant surprise! SONG: "BIG TIME"
Week four: A trip to Pennsylvania where I meet up with a bunch of Lunies from the PG.com forum! We eat wings, drink margaritas, and then spread out blankets and lawn chairs in a field behind the restaurant and share stories of concert-going - a shooting star! SONG: "THIS IS THE PICTURE (EXCELLENT BIRDS)
Page9 January at 12:29pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
My journey is an inner journey - reading more Aleister Crowley, lots about him on yourtube too - interesting man
Week one: taking a spiritual journey, many roads, twists and turns - discovery and memories - past lives, work many years to remember - then you get to a point and say, um big boss, could I please forget - found a twin soul - a brother in arms
Week two - no negative distractions this time, negative types don't realize how they are being used, and it's very sad -
forging ahead, not sure where this road is leading, but it is an adventure - vivid memories of living in Windsor, Ontario (across the river from Detroit) with my sister (July 1975 to Feb. 77) (aka the wicked witch of the east) playing pool by myself in the games room of the apartment building on Oullette Ave. - listening to Elton John - when a young boy comes in the games room.
For some reason I was awestruck - he never said a word, walked over to the pool table, picked up one of the billiard balls, put it down and walked out of the room - I let out a breath as I had been holding my breath the whole time -
I think I know who that kid is now - he's all grown up and a great musician
Spiritual journeys are never easy, and they shouldn't be - but you have to recognize the pitfalls and distractions thrown at you to keep your from your true path, the bad guys don't want you any smarter or wiser -
Excited at getting a new set of guitar strings through ebay - from Hong Kong, free shipping - so I will learn more than just Norwegian Wood, on poor old Heathcliffe - he's my first good guitar - bought him Sept. 77 (honest I did)
2nd Week - taking one day at a time - learning more everyday - having fun and writing songs
This month I'll have to work a lot . So that's it.
Rise of course14 February at 11:05amPosts: 166 (0 today)Status: offline
Jared C15 February at 4:24amPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
The continuation of the hiatus...FEBRUARY:
Week One: You notice a new flower growing in your garden, and you watch it from Monday to Sunday - getting bigger and brighter each day, then on Valentines Day, you pluck it and give it to your significant other. SONG: "The Book of Love."
Week Two: You spend an afternoon on a hill near Stonehenge - eating fruit, and reading a book of poetry. An eagle flies overhead. SONG: "Solisbury Hill."
Week Three: Snowboarding in Vermont - you curve easily down a tall mountainside, looping and twisting in the soft white snow. Afterwards, it's hot chocolate and your favorite album on CD in the chalet you've rented. SONG: "Don't Break This Rhythm."
Week Four: You contact a friend in Thailand, and he tells you to fly down for two weeks to help him celebrate his 30th birthday. So after making airline reservations and packing heavily - the big day is here - you are landing on a small island off the coast, and you breathe your first breath of new air. That night, you and your friend begin to hash our plans for his big birthday bash on a beach on Kosa Mui - with Tiki Torches and good food. February 28th is the big day - life is good! SONG: "I Have the Touch."
Rise of course15 February at 9:03amPosts: 166 (0 today)Status: offline
Sounds good, Jared C..
Nothing to add this time..
Zenrider16 February at 1:17amPosts: 3538 (0 today)Status: offline
Last two weeks of February, staying home to organize, houseclean, save some money, but really wanting to go to Florida where it's going to be in the 80's F with lows in the mid 60's F all next week in the Everglades. Sigh.
Zenrider16 February at 3:26amPosts: 3538 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh, on an upside, Peter Gabriel was the Featured Artist on WXRT today.
Jared C7 March at 4:18amPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
The continuation of the hiatus...MARCH:
Week one: Apple picking with your aunt and uncle and cousins that you haven't seen in a while. After getting enough apples, you drive to the local Farmer's Market to have a slice of pecan pie and some cider - good to see them and spend the time. SONG: "This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)"
Week two: You take the train into Manhattan New York, and goto Times square on a cold morning - you play laser tag with some kids you never met and have a blast. Afterward, you amble along 7th Avenue and stop in a diner by yourself, have lunch and do some writing in a journal as you watch the buildings cut nicely into the skyline. SONG: "Burn You Up, Burn You Down"
Week Three: You fly to the Appalaichian Mountains and rent a ski chalet with your better half. But you don't ski - instead you mark a trail through the snowy mountains, and decide to camp out in a dimly-lit forest and fall asleep in each other's arms, only to wake up, and have fresh fruit back at the chalet, and make a long drive to the top to see the breathtaking view! SONG: "Down the Dolce Vita"
Week Four: You visit a Swiss chocolate factory for the day and watch how the truffles and candies are made. Your old college roommate meets you by plane, and you both sample the goods and talk about baseball and your families, and the chef lets you videotape the choco-process and send you off with samples for the kids and spouse. SONG: "Start"
Jared C2 May at 7:21amPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
The continuation of the hiatus....a bump for April (yup - just missed it):
Week One: Terracotta Statues are viewed by you and a few others - the raw faces tell of something old, rugged, and beautiful. The countryside has food and drink waiting for you after a long night of walking along the stones! SONG: "Exposure."
Week Two: You watch a litter of puppies being born in a small animal shelter in a rural New England town. Though the faces are small, you can see so much life in their eyes. Your son asks you about the facts of life, and you know where to start - he names one of the puppies "Tony!" SONG: "Love to Be Loved"
Week Three: Ziplining over a waterfall in Costa Rica - you find your breath being taken away - first time - scary, yet exhilarating! Afterwards, you and your children feed fish at a poolside garden and share a Creamsicle ice cream pop. A Saturday. SONG: "Come Talk To Me"
Week Four: Even though it drifts in and out of your mind every now and then during the hiatus, you find yourself up at 5:30 AM thinking a bit about music. The sun is just starting to peek out and birds are singing - it doesn't matter where you are this week, your wife sighs in the next room and you get some ideas. At 6:15 AM, you begin an early solitary breakfast and smile - another day you will pick up where you left off. SONG: Who knows?