Today is a snow day here in Nashville. Schools are out not because we got a lot of snow (maybe two inches) but due to ice on the roads. I did not go down to the dentist office where I work part time for the same reason, but stayed home in the hopes of keeping my car (and myself!) damage free. It’s not that I don’t know how to drive in snow. Growing up in Virginia I had plenty of occasions to practice that. But Nashville drivers are absolute imbeciles in the snow (and the rain, for that matter). I heard that Interstate 40 was stopped for nine hours last night due to people sliding off the road. When it’s slick, SLOW DOWN!!
I was hoping to not have to leave the house at all, but I’m out of stamps, and I have DVDs to mail out. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail will stop The Murphy Method from getting your lessons to you! So I’ll wait for the sun to melt some of the ice off the roads and then I’ll venture out to the post office. At this season I try and tell myself that standing in long post office lines is one of the special fun holiday things that I look forward to doing every year, like eating Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark. Sometimes that works.
This post has nothing to do with banjo playing, but some posts are just like that, I guess. OH. I’ll refer you to my Christmas Music on the Banjo post from last year two years ago. And also this one, which has the link to the You Tube video of Earl playing “Jingle Bells,” which is a must-listen every year. That should fulfill my banjo content requirement!