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Escapee: I Tried To Play The Piano

Escapee (re: Baby it's cold outside): I tried to play the piano, took lessons when I was a kid. The lessons were a total grind. I have no idea how people can just walk up to a keyboard, and play anything in any key. I like watching a really good keyboard player and am fascinated with what they do. It's totally beyond me, though. Oh by the way…Don Sausser IS a great keyboard player. He kept me (on drums) from speeding ahead of the band by advising me to watch his foot pedal foot. I still have a couple of tapes I made at the Mica Flats thing long ago.

Question: Did you have music lessons as a kid? Do you still play that instrument?

Gone With The Griffey

The M’s started out spiffy
With Ichiro and Ken Griffey (jr.)
But this season’s dragged on
And now Griffey’s gone
And the rest of the batters are ’whiffy’.


Escapee: Facebook Is Ultimate Time Eater

Escapee: Facebook is a time-eater…it all starts when Facebook asks, “What’s on your mind”, and you post there, maybe share a foto, perhaps read what yer friends have said, and if they post something cool, you’ll give it a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, and then you do the same for every one of your friends, and then one of those friends wants to chat with you for a while so you do that, and then there’s a cool Facebook group you wanna belong to, so you join the group, then you answer a few (or many) Facebook Poll questions, and all of a sudden it’s 2 in the morning and you haven’t checked your main in-box yet, and then, oh my, you need to post something on your own blogsite, and after you’re done with all that, it’s 4:30am and you cuss out yourself royally for getting sucked-in by the Facebook machine.

Question: Do you agree w/Escapee that Facebook is the ultimate time waster? Or do you have a bigger time waster in your life? Or do you consider Facebook worth the time you spend on it?

Escapee: Nude Yoga

Perhaps this thing called Nude Yoga
Will spread from here to Cuyahoga
But if you don’t mind
I’ll clothe my behind
By wearing my big Yoga Toga.

Escapee (AP Photo)

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