Dailies 7/18/2019

Dailies 7/18/2019

HOUSEKEEPING: I want to remind everyone that today will be the last Dailies Post until 7/29/2019. For the uninitiated, The Week Of Fun is the combination of my wife’s birthday, our anniversary, and the day we celebrate the vat from which I was grown. Or cultured. Or hatched. It’s one of those.

As you can gather from how I describe it, I have never really cared about my own CakeDay. Simple reason for it is that my family forgot one year, and I was angry for a minute. But the more I thought about it, the more I became comfortable with the idea that birthday parties and shiny things are more for the giver than the receiver sometimes. For me, the gift is a quiet moment to myself. A trip around the sun isn’t necessarily a tangible thing, but the things you did are. So I take the time to reflect, and that’s quite enough for me 99 percent of the time. The last time I did anything for my birthday was when I turned forty. I will be forty-nine this year.

I’m thinking next year will be the year to make a fuss. Just a tiny one.

That said, I am going to spend Friday 7/26 , which is well after the ‘festivities’, at my favorite karaoke bar with (hopefully) some of my good friends. By then, I’ll have a better idea of who I want to be this year.

Happiness can sometimes be described as activating the Out Of Office Notification on your email.

I won’t be here next week, but I will probably be posting to my various social medias. Especially tomorrow, 7/19. Tomorrow will be fun. Long, but fun.

Since I’m not going to be around on 7/20, I thought I’d remind you that Pink Floyd has a connection to the Moon Landing. Check out the video below.

See you in a week!


You had to know this was coming, right?

Pink Floyd —Unreleased song played by the BBC in between broadcast coverage of the first Apollo moon landing on 20 July 1969.

With some assistance from its colleagues in the Netherlands and Germany, the BBC mounted programming to celebrate the great event. One of the shows featured a live jam by Pink Floyd. The program was a one-hour BBC1 TV Omnibus special with the whimsical title of So What If It’s Just Green Cheese?. It was broadcast on July 20, 1969, at 10 p.m.

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Dailies 7/17/2019

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