Y2K + 20

Red and gray building across the street from Saxon Studio near the Public Market
Red and gray building across the street from Saxon Studio near the Public Market

We walked up to Starbucks a little after noon and the place was busier than we have ever seen it. The baristas were joking that everyone had just woken up. It is a seven mile round trip so it takes some time but every bit of it is beautiful to us. Mostly just the spacing out part.

On the way back it started sprinkling and the wind picked up. Then we got an alert, Peggi’s phone and my watch, something like the Amber Alert. “Snow Squall Warning til 2 PM EST. Sudden whiteouts. Icy Roads. Slow down!” It did snow but its winter.

Twenty years ago Pete LaBonne, who sometimes came to our New Year’s party, sent us a song of his to play at midnight 1999. We did, right after Prince’s song. “Shut down your computer now baby.”

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  1. I got that emergency message while in the downtown library. And was walking in the squall. I love weather and it was great, but they had to text all of us for that? It lasted ten minutes at most.

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