If that weren’t enough, Charles Grant’s Wargame Campaigns also arrived from Caliver Books yesterday. Lots and lots of neat ideas to read and incorporate into the Grand Duchy of Stollen here. A highly useful purchase! I’d recommend the book to anyone interested in ongoing wargame campaigns, historical or imaginary.
Salsa class went swimmingly last evening! We spent half an hour perfecting the relatively easy "Meringue" (done in 2/4 time essentially), incorporating a variety of spins and turns done by the female partner. We actually did very well during this portion of the class. Then, it was onto the more difficult "Salsa", done in 3/4 time, which makes things more complicated. It's a real challenge to think not only of your footing but then to try and work in turns and twirls too. And all without missing a beat. Whew! Next week is our final class, but we've learned from our instructors that the local Clarion Hotel features Salsa dancing every Friday evening in the lobby. So, guess what we will be doing Friday next?
No painting last night. I took an evening off to read and spend time with the Grand Duchess, who is suffering from a slight summertime cold. We watched a few really bad episodes of some current German TV series (on DVD) that the Grand Duchess Sonja is going to use for the students in her German 201 and 202 language courses, during the coming school year.
The basic plot involves a young girl, who has just graduated from the German equivalent of high school and runs away to
I can’t tell if the series is just plain bad or, since I am now well passed that age, if it doesn’t resonate with me simply because I’m too old. Probably both. So, it’s back to the painting table in Zum Stollenkeller this evening for me! ;-)