Seymour Blogs: Surfers and Bluegrass

Hi everyone! I’m Seymour. Since I travel with Teresa to most of the places she goes, she asked me to be a regular guest blogger here to share my adventures and haikus with all of you. I’m so excited!

Two weekends ago, Teresa and I went down to Carlsbad for a Partch concert. Before the show, we had a fabulous breakfast at Honey’s in Encinitas, avoided going into the two nearby yarn stores, and went to the beach to kill some extra time. I would like to try surfing someday, but for now I’m content to watch and write haikus.

seymour and surfers
surfers wait in grey
scuba divers hunt lobsters
I’m full of pancakes

This past weekend, we flew up to San Francisco to attend the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. I got to see and/or hear Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Hot Rize, Odetta, Zakir Hussain, Ben Kweller, Elvis Costello, Gogol Bordello, Loudon Wainwright III, and Iris Dement! Here I am during Ben Kweller’s set at the Star Stage:

seymour and ben kweller

At the festival, Teresa worked on knitting a sock that is far too big for me. When I wasn’t listening to the music, I napped a little and got to know a couple of her friends who recently moved away from Los Angeles. I also struck some poses… with three humans and one small monkey finishing two bottles of wine, many silly pictures were taken. Does anyone know any wine companies who need a monkey model?

seymour and wine

I wrote a haiku to commemorate the occasion. It was inspired by Odetta, who sang about her little heart. Unfortunately, I wasn’t close enough to see if hers is orange and plastic too.

this lil heart of mine
shining at the bluegrass fest
please don’t step on me!

October 7, 2008 - 10:30pm | pictured, seymour | Comments

6 Responses to “Seymour Blogs: Surfers and Bluegrass”

  1. 1 Robert 7 October 2008 @ 11:38 pm

    Oh you did. So good.

  2. 2 kris 8 October 2008 @ 8:18 am

    Brilliant :)

  3. 3 mary 8 October 2008 @ 8:25 am

    Seymour, you Rock! Please blog more often because I really like your haikus. Party on.

  4. 4 gina 8 October 2008 @ 9:02 am

    Seymour is silly. :)

  5. 5 Ellen Bloom 8 October 2008 @ 1:47 pm

    Seymour! You’re so sensitive and insightful. When will you start banjo lessons so you can join in the festival?

  6. 6 Najlepszy bukmacher 6 November 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I almost never leave responses, however I browsed a few remarks on liquidgirl knitting » Blog Archive » Seymour Blogs: Surfers and Bluegrass. I actually do have 2 questions for you if you don’t mind. Is it simply me or do some of these comments look like they are written by brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are posting at other social sites, I would like to follow you. Would you list of all of all your public pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

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