27 May 2008

Weinstein in the Woods

My good friends Mr. and Mrs. Weinstein came down for a visit this weekend. We had a lovely time -- BBQ-ing, hiking, campfire-ing, and living large at some local dining establishments. All in all, 'twas a great visit, and it was a sad thing watch my friends depart. My inkwell continues to run rather dry, but I'm once again attaching some photographs to give you some idea of what's going on.


23 May 2008

Recent Life

Things have been busy around here, and with the onset of the spring weather, I haven't really felt the need or desire to publish anything in this forum.

One thing is that I've been spending a lot of my time in the garden that I've set up outside my house. I hope to have some pictures soon to show you all the progress that I'm making. I've unfortunately not been keeping up thus far with photos of the plot -- 'tis a shame, for I would have liked to share some sort of day-by-day slide show of growth.

That said, I'm sorry nonetheless for the lack of posts lately -- I'll keep trying to improve, though I make no promises. Here, however, are some pictures of some bits of recent life. More to come soon.


Max Patch (Western North Carolina)

Front Lawn Acrobatics (1 of 3)

Front Lawn Acrobatics (2 of 3)

Front Lawn Acrobatics (3 of 3)

Middle Eastern Dinner Party (1 of 3)

Middle Eastern Dinner Party (2 of 3)

Middle Eastern Dinner Party (3 of 3)

Post-Dinner Party Dancing

How the 7th Graders that I've been substitute-teaching for see me.

08 May 2008

Our Great President

For the first time today George W. Bush made me smile.

Scratch that -- For the first time today, George W. Bush made me smile for any reason other than involuntarily flexing my mouth muscles whilst laughing at one of his famous gaffs.

I opened up my bank account and found money in it! I received my much awaited economic stimulus rebate. Now granted, this money that I now have will probably do a great part in ensuring that we experience another Great Depression, and I will probably end up hating baked beans as much as my maternal grandmother does. But I've got money!

To make myself very clear: I find this economic stimulus package idea to be as dumb an idea as the gasoline tax "vacation" now being considered, but like a starving Roman receiving bread and a chance to see a Christian get gored by a lion, I'm all smiles today.

In other news:

I drove to Winston-Salem yesterday (about two and a half hours) to meet with bosses and colleagues about my summer job. This year, rather than going to Southern Spain, I will be traveling as the Director on the Abbey Road Western Civilization Tour. We will trace the path of the civilized White Man through the ages, following his accomplishments from Athens to Rome to Florence to Paris.

Sirius.B has another show this Saturday, at BoBo, a local art gallery / bar / music venue where we have played many times. I consider this show to be a 2nd Record Release, coming as it does just on the coattails of our true record release last week at the Rocket Club. -- And speaking of the Rocket Club, the show was a great success--the audience numbered somewhere in the ballpark of 250 people, all dancing, carousing, and singing along. The bar was so unprepared for this turnout that they ran out of clean glasses and at one point were turning away thirsty revelers.

You can still buy the CD online at www.siriusbmusic.com

More soon.

02 May 2008


Okay, okay already! I'm back.

The "fans" (read: my Dad and one friend) have been knocking down my door, demanding that I post, complaining that their days feel empty without a little bit of Pancho to fill 'em up. So here I am.

As I've mentioned in all of my explanatory / excuse me posts, I've been quite busy here in Asheville, North Carolina. I continue to stroll through the world of the gainfully unemployed, working a variety of jobs, changing hats and trousers in both a metaphorical and very real sense.

Yesterday, for instance, I spent the better part of the day digging holes, planting shrubbery, cutting trees (with a chainsaw! a lifelong aspiration...) and hanging out with my mountainy counterparts on the jobsite. Immediately after finishing work, I drove home like a maniac, showered my beaten, tired, scratched body, changed my clothes, and left the house to teach a Spanish class for adults. And then this morning I woke early to tutor high school students and substitute teach at a middle school.

So I've been busy.

And tomorrow is the record release show for Sirius.B, my band here in NC. We'll be releasing our debut album, Dazzling Urbanites, and celebrating the event with a huge show at the Rocket Club, a new music venue here in town. As an opening act, we've secured the services of Bootstraps Burlesque, the newest burlesque act in Asheville. (You can read about them and the show here.)

If you're interested in buying a CD or coming to the show (if you're local), just vist www.siriusbmusic.com. It is all available there.

I hope not to disappoint anymore. Consider this my triumphant return to the wonderful world of blogging.