Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 9:10 AM
Saturday in all its glory
And it's Saturday! I used to wait all week for this day to arrive, and now it's just another greasy spot on the calendar.
A fairly nice gig last night at Robbie's. Generally a nice time once you get there. Downtown parking is at its worst around 4:30. Sometimes I'm able to time it just right so as to grab one of the coveted parking spots 20 feet from the door, but it's often a white-knuckle experience, driving around the block several times until something opens up.
I've been watching a trip from Skein to Dalen, all in Norway, by boat. They're traveling through the Telamark Canal, in southern Norway. There is a long series of doors to pass through,which are opened by levers. They started building these locks(I think their word is sluse)over 100 years ago. Motorboats and other vessels are allowed through, but otherwise these areas are kept closed.
It's a pretty big deal there, and all the little townships along the way are there waving their flags and carrying on. Some entertainment from time to time, and a few interviews with the locals.
It's good for an hour or so at a time. The entire run is about 9 hours. I like "mindless" entertainment sometimes, but not for 9 hours straight! Somehow, I'll bet a few Norwegians have 'binge parties' where they air the whole thing. You'd just about drink yourself sober in that amount of time..
Okay. That's all I've got to offer for now. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. More later.