Saturday, February 18, 2006

a picasso or a garfunkel

Some things in life are just not meant to be. For me, I think that is seeing Art Garfunkel. Two years ago, Karla & I had tickets to go and hear him in Michigan. After a full day of shopping, we arrived at the venue to find out he was sick and the concert had been cancelled.
I decided to try again when I heard he was coming to Toronto. How could it be more perfect? Hearing that angelic voice in the fantastic acoustics of Massey Hall...great! My friend Adam & I got tickets. Unfortunately, the week before the concert, I got an ear infection in both ears! I was really hoping and praying my hearing would return before the concert, but alas, it didn't. I could "hear" but not fully appreciate the fullness of his voice. And the instruments sounded out of tune and "clangy".
He did lots of his Simon & Garfunkel classics including several of my favourites, Homeward Bound, American Tune, For Emily Wherever I May Find Her, Kathy's Song and of course Bridge Over Troubled Water.
After the concert, I really wanted to try and get an autograph. I had heard it was a really easy place to get one, so we headed to the "stage" door and waited with about 25 other people. To be completely honest, I was surprised to see so many people was, after all, just Art Garfunkel. Some of them were really quite obsessed. It was a little disturbing. Anyway, when he finally came out, I didn't recognize him. He had a Tilly hat on and looked like an old man. Which, I guess he is!! Adam, being 6'7" tall, had an advantage and snapped the above photo. Unfortunately, he did not sign autographs. (Adam or Art)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

being sick sucks!
Ok, I've had enough of lying in bed in my pyjamas. For the past week I've had a sinus infection that moved to my ears resulting in BOTH eardrums rupturing. I haven't had an ear infection since I was a kid, and the whole process has been horrible. Fortunately, my sister Jo-Anne and her husband Nick picked me up and took me to their house for 4 days and looked after me. How do you say thanks to something like that? I'm so lucky. (well, not lucky about being sick, but lucky I have such a great sister) Anyway, I'm back to work today, but I still can't really hear. Should be an adventure. A wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day, that's for sure.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tomorrow is my niece Madison's third birthday. We celebrated on the weekend complete with a WIGGLES cake. Look carefully and you'll see Madison is on the cake with the Wiggles. Oh, the magic of photoshop!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

My nephew Jesse & I had our photo taken this week. I'm quite pleased with the result.