Friday Fill-In #189

1. Music is rather important in my life. Ask me what I do, and I’ll say “I manage an Internet company.” Ask me who I am, and I’ll say “A musician.”

2. A big breakfast and strong black coffee is what I like first thing in the morning. (Usually, though, it’s some sort of high fiber cereal.)

3. The first thing I said this morning was: “Hey Honey.” I said it to my youngest, Matthew, who–like his Dad, gets up early.

4. Susan’s almost famous roast chicken and homemade mac and cheese; it’s what’s for dinner tonight.

5. It’s all been a little tricky to navigate, but perhaps clear water lies ahead.

6. Going for a brisk walk is what I feel like doing right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to the fabulous supper described in #4, tomorrow my plans include a gig with Steelin’ Thunder (see question #1) and Sunday, I want to cook for the crew at the annual staff picnic!


Since I’ve moved into Mom’s old house, I’ve really started taking an interest in flag flying. Dad had a flag pole installed a few years back. It’s a telescoping model; there is no halyard or anything to raise the flag. Instead, you lower the pole.  So when we moved in, I started flying a flag. Mom bought me a nylon flag for Christmas, so I’ve been flying the American flag since then.

Back in May, I was trying to think of something special for Susan’s birthday. She’s really gotten into politics the last few years, and somehow I stumbled onto a Sons of Liberty flag. Their message seemed to be what Susan is really passionate about: freedom, liberty, and limited government. So, I ordered her one. Ironically, I get more pride (I think) out of flying it than she does.

A few weeks ago, I decided to buy some more flags. I bought a Franklin “Join or Die” flag, a Maine state flag, and a Texas “Come and Take It” flag. I’ve decided to fly certain flags to suit my mood, or to fly  certain flags on certain days. (For example, I fly the “Sons of Liberty” flag on April 15th. If there’s a certain 2nd amendment issue in the news, I’ll fly the “Come and Take It” flag.

After those flags arrived, I realized that I didn’t order a flag I had intended to order: a Christian flag. So I ordered one of those today, in addition to a “Betsy Ross” flag (perfect for July 4th) and a Gadsden flag for Susan.

So as you pass by the house, take a look at the flag pole and see what’s flying. See if you can guess my mood based on the colors.