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Last night was pretty successful in a high-stress sort of way.

timenchanter and I met for dinner at Mario's Italiano, then walked next door to KoC. I was, for a change, early enough to get set up on time, which was a good thing.

I had 15 singers lined up (including trivialt) when I started at 8:30. The bar wasn't exactly packed - there were maybe a total of 25 people - but the rotation started insanely full, and kept growing. And the bar did pack up pretty well by 9:30.

I made it through a total of three rounds (ending at 1:55), only because a lot of people left after midnight.

It was a good night for the bar, and people had a pretty good time. I just wish I could have gotten more people up to sing. It's frustrating when people like, oh, say, sunyata__ wait for their second song for 2 and a half hours, then go home 10 minutes before they're up.

Though most of my frustration had to do with bluize. It's, well - for some reason, Kris only thinks people are having fun if they're dancing. She only thinks there's any indication of fun if they're dancing. Unfortunately for her (and sometimes, by extension, me), we don't really draw a dancing crowd. People have fun, people drink, people hang out, people sing, people enthusiastically listen to other people sing, but the "dancing" portion of the crowd is pretty much Nikki and Honey.

Last night we had a newspaper photographer there, and Kris insisted we had to have good shots of the crowd dancing. This included heavy-handed efforts to pick songs people would dance to, and in one case, one step short of holding a gun to people's heads in order to get them on the floor.

At which point she complained that they were dancing like geeks. And the photographer, given 5 minutes, first dithered, then finally got himself a good vantage - at which time the song was over.

At one point, she sent Sara over to tell me to arrange for two cute guys to sing a Rent song - that people would dance to that. I then knew she was on crack - most of the crowd loves Rent, but they're not going to dance to it.

So I spent the night just a teensy bit stressed. It was hard enough keeping track of that many people in the first place, without having to handle orders for sudden changes from a mildly delusional bartender. Life is so hard sometimes.

Well, and little things like absent-mindedly saying "Yeah, I know" when hollyk started talking about the latest debacle. Gotta remember to keep my big mouth shut around the high school stuff.

After the show, I dropped off Heather at home, then destressed at Carrows. Where I really shouldn't have eaten the cheesecake.

Then home, and some sleep.

Timmie woke me up around 11:30 this morning, with an offer of lunch. So I got myself together, and met with him and cekyr0. He's done a lot of research on the small house project - it's looking frighteningly doable.

Then off to drool through Fry's, given the one-day sale. The 2GB SD cards had sold out, but I got one of the cheap 300GB drives. Not that I need a 300GB drive, mind you.

And now I'm home.

Meanwhile, I've finished what I'm going to read of the CSS spec - I'll wait on the large table section until I need it. I gather a huge fraction of it isn't implemented, anyway.

So I've started streamlining the work I've done so far. This may be the longest-running simple web development project in history. But it does look good...

I'll be leaving for CCF shortly - that'll be nice. I haven't had the chance to catch up on things with misswong77 for a while.
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