Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Most Pressureful Time Of The Year

Hey now it's me, Smag. I have been so busy lately with getting ready for Christmas, getting ready to start graduate school, plus the usual taking care of kids and dog that I have been doing a poor job of responding to comments. I have not listened to nearly as much music as I normally do and I've not been keeping up with the blogs that I normally rely on for entertainment and amusement. Somehow it is very important to me to have a clean house for Christmas, so I am doing weird things like putting away all of my CDs and organizing books. My Christmas gift to myself is that I can now fit my car into my garage. I just have to get the remote door opener working, but that's a whole other story. I don't know why things like that are so hard for me, I'm not mechanical I guess. My dad, however, is an engineer so it's a good thing I have him to help me. He is one of the smartest people I know.

A couple of things from comments I've been meaning to respond to... LSD America, your story about how you turned your life around and lost weight is amazing and inspiring. I laughed out loud that you apologized for the length-I don't think there is any danger of the internet running out of space! Promote your blog over here all you want, we don't mind! I have lost some weight in the last year, too. I have started exercising regularly and I have stopped over eating. These are lifestyle changes that I will have no problem maintaining. Last year at this time I was a size 18, now I am a size 12. I think I am still losing weight but my goal is to be healthy, not a particular size or weight. I want to build muscle and take care of my bones so that I will be able to do things I want to do when I'm 80.

Adam, Zoooma drew my attention to your comment that Deer Creek 91 was your first show-that was my first show too! How cool is that? I had just graduated from high school and turned 18. I went to Buckeye Lake after that (The Violent Femmes opened, I love them!) and I also saw Soldier Field that summer. Deer Creek was one of my favorite venues, it was a nice outdoor amphitheater and also it is about two hours from where I live so lots of my friends were there.

Also Adam, I saw your comment about El Paso missing from the Duke show, I'll see if I can fix it. You know what else? I don't like Duke either. They suck. Go Illinois! ILL...INI!!!!!

I wanted to share a little DAWG Christmas music with you. It's my favorite.

David Grisman - What Child Is This?

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen


Adam said...

Hi Sugarmag! I saw both the shows at Deer Creek that summer, then too headed over to Buckeye Lake. That next week, I went up to Pink Knob and then over to Soldier Field...HOORAY for 1991! I see that I wasn't alone that super summer! I remember how I was about to explode having to wait for them to hit the east coast before coming back through the midwest. It was the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college. I also remember skipping class the first week of the semester to see the GD in Cleveland at the Richfield Coliseum that fall (What a horrible dump. Anyone who ever had to use the bathroom there knows EXACTLY what I'm talking about!) I grew up about 25 minutes from Deer Creek and saw some of the most amazing shows there before leaving Indiana. (Bowie and SRV immediately come to mind, and the '94 GD run.) Thanks for sharing your 2 cents worth, not to mention us both losing our "virginity" that fateful night in June. Have a Grate holiday! Adam

LSDAmerica said...

Perfectly said Sugarmag. It's a lifestyle change and not a diet. The goal to feel better and get back that energy. I think the state of physical wellness directly affects one's mental wellness and productivity.

Just to chime in on Deer Creek, it is a special place for me as well. Saw some really great Dead shows there in the late 80's and 90's. Aside from those grate performances, I always seemed to score really GOOD hash also. : )

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