Saturday, August 30, 2008

Unusual things all in a day

The day began with breakfast with the Juneau School District teachers and staff in the long-awaited new high school, well over 15 years in the making, and a beautiful facility it is. My role was to host a table, on behalf of the arts groups for six teachers or staff members, providing table decorations and a little gift folder full of tickets, CDs, information, and such.

En route, the news that our governor had been selected as running mate for the Republican candidate, John McCain. (Alan and Didi, we'll definitely be your guests should the remarkable happen.) She is, as Martha put it, an "interesting" choice.

Working on grant applications all day, with a mouse, the small brown scurry kind not the white plastic kind, providing a regular distraction in my office. A smart mouse, it avoided the live traps all day.

For dinner, a white coho salmon. I don't believe I have ever seen white coho....white king is not unusual and quite my preferred salmon. John grilled the coho and served it with caper berries, and a big tossed salad, and a plate of voluptuously delicious nectarines and black grapes. The salmon was fine, but does not match the richness and elegance of its cousin.

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