Saturday Single No. 334

It’s going to be a very nice Saturday here under the oaks, with dinner guests coming this evening, and the Texas Gal and I with what seems like plenty of time to prepare.

Our guests will be jb – proprietor of The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ – and his Mrs., heading this direction for the evening after some daytime business has drawn them from Madison, Wisconsin, to a point near the Minnesota border. We’ll have some dinner and get caught up on news – it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other in person – and no doubt spent some time talking about jb’s new gig handling the weekday afternoon drive time shift for Madison’s Magic 98.

And we’ll talk – and drink – beer. I’ve chosen a selection of brews from a couple of breweries in the small town of Cold Spring, about fifteen miles southwest of here and a few bottles of a robust pale ale from the Summit Brewery in St. Paul. Jb says he’s got a good selection in hand as they head this way, so we should be set for the beer portion of our evening. When the four of us first got together in the summer of 2009 – connected, of course, by our finding each other in Blogworld – we tabbed the meeting the Minnesota-Wisconsin Blogging and Beer Summit I. And for a while, we kept up with that title, changing the Roman numeral appropriately.

I’m not sure what this evening’s Roman numeral would be. We – at least I – have lost track, and tonight is just a chance to get together with friends we haven’t seen for a little while. And that’s a very good thing.

Along with this evening’s fun (and the preparations), I’m going to head out in a few minutes to visit my mom. She’s spent the week at a nearby facility that provides physical therapy and other rehabilitation for those who’ve had strokes. She’s probably got a couple more weeks there while the therapists help her regain strength in her left arm and left leg, which seem to be the only things affected by the stroke she had ten days ago. The therapists think that after that, she’ll be able to move back to her apartment in the assisted living center. It seems that she was lucky, as were we all.

And that seems like a good place to pause this morning. So here, from her 1991 album True Love – an exploration of blues and early pre-rock R&B – is Pat Benatar’s “I Feel Lucky.” And it’s today’s Saturday Single.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Single No. 334”

  1. Yah Shure says:

    Hope you all have a fun evening!

    As for the Roman Numerals dilemma, go for the obvious: XXX

  2. Paco Malo says:

    Cool track. I’m no Benatar follower, but maybe I could learn.

    Have fun tonight at the B & B Summit No. ___. Drink a cold one for me.

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