But I was going to sit down and have dinner, dammit. So I went and sat at Arby's. And had my first taste of a bit of a trend for the next 24 hours. I didn't get my food for some time because they were short-staffed, and the guy who took my order proceeded to try to take the drive-thru order from hell.
Someone else finally got me my food. I swear the woman was still changing her mind, rambling on, and being condescending when I left. Poor guy.
Therefore I was a little late to the bar. So of course there were more people this time.
So hey, I hustled. And got started at 8:03.
Kind of a random suicide night. I was not doing all that great at song selection. In fact I think Susan left kinda pissed.
Ah well. Attendance was quite reasonable for a Monday. That is, it was pretty slow, but we at least had some people.
Jenni showed up for the second night in a row - this time with both Liz and Paulina in tow. trivialt made an appearance, and sang despite his voice being largely out.
Quite a few other people eventually showed up - timenchanter and markobellydance, kozmic_tar and Scott, supersniffles, lucydogstringer...
Altogether I believe I ran about 9 rounds, mostly because the first few were so short. I closed at about 1:20.
Cindi, Steven, kizmet100 and I then made the traditional Denny's run.
I woke up a few hours later at near 10:30. Rather than go back to sleep, I got myself together and went out to have Pho with Timmie.
Let's see. From there I:
- Bought some necessities at Costco
- Gave Gretchen a ride to the house, stopping off at Long's so she could get a day pass
- Ran back to Long's to get some drugs and run them up to my Mom
- Met up with Timmie for dinner at the same Arby's
- Went to San Jose Skate to witness the boys skating. Well, I've also met up with Sara, Gretchen and Kristi...
I mentioned a trend earlier - on my way down the hill from my parents', I noticed my earpiece was clogged up. Across from Arby's is a Dollar Tree, and I was there considerably before Timmie, so I thought I'd run in there, grab some paperclips or something, and run out.
That worked except for the running out part. I managed to pick a relatively surreal line.
First was the lady buying $90 worth of wrapping paper and gift bags. It took quite a while waiting for that to be rung up.
Following her was a pleasant young Indian lady with her two, uh, well I think they were supposed to be children. Screaming demons of hell would appear to be more accurate. But that wasn't the problem. The problem was that she paid for a $19.74 bill with coins. In fact, mostly pennies.
It took even longer. Still, I managed to pull into the Arby's parking lot at the same time as Timmie.
Meanwhile, back in the present, the skating rink just closed, and everyone's gone home. So I think I'll do the same.