Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. ~Dave Barry, American author and columnist
I’ll start brewing craft beer soon
But what a great name!!
Note: This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme is Unlikely. We’re asked to capture the unexpected, the everyday in an unlikely place, the unpredictable. My pen name is O’Shea, and when I spied this Irish stout on the grocery shelves recently, I knew I needed its photo. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get back to Ireland and look up the brewers!
Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Author Unknown
We did it!
Our symphonic band concert was earlier this week, and I’m still floating high on a puffy cloud of success.
The Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon was installed at the Chicago Botanic Garden in 1986 and quickly became a popular landmark. According to the informational sign placed nearby (yes, I took a photo of it so I’d remember the details!), it was crafted in Holland and is one of the few hand-played carillons in the U.S.
Carillon musicians come from around the world to play evening concerts here during the summer months. The carillon’s bronze-cast bells have a range of four octaves and are activated via a large keyboard. The smallest of the 48 bells weighs 24 pounds; the largest, 2.5 tons!
Note: This is my interpretation of Lines, the WordPress Photo Challenge for the week. We’re tasked with depicting lines, whether straight or curved, natural or man-made. It’s not too late to get in on the fun. Here’s how.
Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase. ~Erma Bombeck, American humorist and writer
Last week we learned one of our mall’s major department stores was closing its doors for good.
Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. ~Brendan Francis, Irish poet and writer
I have a bone to pick with my mama and that flute of hers.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~Dan Rather, American journalist and TV news anchor
My flute teacher has been trying for weeks to tell me I’m ready to play in a group.
That a real band setting will teach me things I can’t learn by doing only private lessons.
Logic tells me she’s right, but oh my. I’ve been playing less than two years. Who’d want me in their band?
Whoever one is, and wherever one is, one is always in the wrong if one is rude. ~Maurice Baring, English man of letters (poems, novels, essays, war correspondence)
While Mama is otherwise occupied, I thought I’d interrupt my afternoon snoozle for a few thoughts. I know you’ve missed hearing from me!
Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher
I knew from a young age I was going to play the clarinet.
That was my mom’s instrument, and I thought following in her footsteps would win me a ticket to joining Band with my friends in fifth grade.
Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses. ~Proverb
A friend of mine says you can’t fix stupid, and she’s 100 percent right.
But maybe it’s possible to fix pettiness.
Like the other day in church.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher and writer
What do you think you’re doing
Clinging to that wall?
Madam, I’m merely
Trying to see if this brick
Makes a sturdy house.