Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tall Ship Kind of Day

Finally! Some real summer weather! Hot, muggy and pure July in my mind, even if mixed with a tad more rain than we usually get in July and just a bit cooler than the hot days we usually get. Good enough, I guess.

As I sit out on my balcony on this wonderful Friday night and put my feet up and sip a glass of my favourite beer of the moment - Rickard's White - I am really enjoying the evening. I have to remind my self that with the start of August (Oh My God - tomorrow?) it will begin getting cooler in the evenings. So our July this year had no heat wave and none of those hot summer nights I so much enjoy. Oh well, what can you do eh? Tonight the night is quite nice and I mean to enjoy it!

Once again I am facing uncertainty in my job situation. Its contract renewal time and I am wondering if I will have my contracrt renewed or if I will be out looking come the end of August. I had been told a few weeks ago that they wanted to retain my services until next spring, but apparently they have decided that they would be better off hiring employees rather than paying a premium for "hired guns". Latest is that the best they will do is 3 months and after that well its adiós a mi amigo!

So, when September rolls around I will need to start looking for another company that needs a hired gun - or else sell out and become an employee (they did offer me that). Too bad, if this were next year I would take a sabbatical and do a bit of a gypsy travel thing for a few months...

Ingrid Michaelson

There are a crop of new songs that have been grabbing me in the last 6 months and I hope to share them with you in the coming months. CBC Radio 2 in the morning (my walk to work listening radio station) plays the greatest music, often lesser known Canadian musicians, but not always. This US artist has caught my ear with a few of her songs lately and I was surprised when I did a wiki look up that her songs have been featured on quite a few TV series such as Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs and the like. This morning I was practically skipping to work and humming along with this one, which fit my mood entirely.

Simply the best song for a morning walk to work:

Of course, more well known is her song Always.

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