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Last evening saw the first recital of the All Port-Swiller Ad Hoc Crash and Burn Choral Society, with Self manning the keyboard and the gels belting their way through the usual variety of holiday carols and songs.   I note this because this is the first year all three of them have actually wanted to sing, and furthermore to sing together.

As for the quality?  Well, let’s say that we make up in viggah what we lack in accuracy.   After we managed to hit the last note all together on one of the songs (“Jingle Bells”, I think), I turned to the gels, smiled and said, “Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.”

None of them knew what I was talking about, but they still thought the remark was immensely funny.    

May we have many more such performances.

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When I awoke this morning and saw six or seven inches of snow already on the ground outside the Port-Swiller residence, my first thought was, “That’s enough, thank you.  You can stop now.”

No such luck, I’m afraid – it’s been bucketing down ever since and the latest forecasts peg the total accumulation at something close to two feet.   My back is already aching in anticipation of the prospect of having to dig out of it.

But never mind.  In the meantime, we’re stocked up on foodstuffs, adult beverages and firewood, so it won’t be all bad.

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