Friday Fun Things 4/12/19

Hi Folks.

I’m back.  Yes, I haven’t quite kept up with my intention to blog each week but I will hopefully get there.

Good stuff going on in the Conqueroo side of things — starting to work with Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers who are an excellent rock and blues band with a new album out in late June.  In the trenches with another fun blues/rock/soul outfit from Memphis called Southern Avenue with their second album out in May and they’re touring all over the place.

Plans for an Xmas holiday get away to UK and Spain have begun and I can’t wait.  Before then, I’ll hit Nashville and hopefully Asheville.   All this goodness is requiring a smaller travel laptop so that is in the works as well.

There’s been a mind shift with regards to 40s.  What are those, you ask?  Well, it’s 40 seconds jogging, 40 seconds walking, timed for about 22-30 minutes.  It’s for those of us who aren’t runners but want to bump our fitness up to the next level.  The shift is that I don’t dread Tuesdays and Thursdays anymore.  It’s key to do a brief but effective warm up to avoid foot pain and other junk.  Los Angeles weather has been a bit all over the place recently but I’ve finally gotten back to the 40s without the resentment! 😉

I’d like to give a shout out for Salsa dancing with my great fitness coach Lionel Araya.  The next event for those of you in LA Metro is in Santa Clarita on Saturday, April 27.  Even those of us who are bit two left feety like me have a good time.  Visit the LA Dance Connection page on Facebook for more details and hope to see you there.

Here’s a photo from a recent class:

The last thing I want to mention is not particularly fun but I think it is of importance.  We are losing far too many good and beloved people nowadays to suicide because of depression.  I was on the phone with a friend who has suffered and told me she’s been told to “buck up or get over it.”  I couldn’t believe the callousness of this.  I truly hope that this country and its people pay more attention to this terrible trend of untreated depression and mental illness.  Let your friends and family know how much you love them and be a good listener when they reach out for help.

Until next time, be well and take care of yourself and those around you.  This is not a dress rehearsal.