February 12th, 2005


Are We On Cops?

So sometime in the late afternoon yesterday, I get a call from Mena telling me there are cops in the front yard, interrogating "She" and Tony. I'm now so blasé that I don't even look out the window.

Turns out they're looking for someone else, but in the process, they've got someone who sorta looks like her.  So they question "She" about her drug use, apparently she's relatively honest, and they let her go.  Tony's more reticent, so they drag him downtown and charge him.

Things are now pretty rocky in the "She"-Tony relationship.  My heart doth bleed.

Well, I feel sorry for Tony.  He's a pretty interesting guy on the whole.  And for that reason I let "She" borrow the car to go pick him up after they released him.
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Herding Cats

So, in the continuing Friday saga...

The Black&Blue Ball was the first time Mena was going to get to go out in over a year.  It kinda sucks being an unemployed single parent.

And things turned out kinda sad.  She and her friend Chris rode with me to the bar.  "She" wanted to come, but I wouldn't do it (Which was too bad, actually - one of her more fun, reasonable personalities was out for a change), so she asked for a ride to Tony's, which still seems odd after the events of the afternoon.  She spent a lot of the evening texting me for a ride home, which, well, I couldn't really do, being in Mountain View and all.

I was also supposed to meet and pick up timenchanter, but couldn't get ahold of him.  So after convincing everyone to get in the car, then dropping "She" off, we headed for Tim's apartment - no car.  I assumed he was gone.  Turns out someone had parked in his space, so his car was elsewhere - with his phone.  Hence Tim being at the bar with his car.  Hence me driving him back today...

Back at the story, Chris, it turns out, is a major lush.  Mena's just a slow beer drinker, and has no body mass to speak of.  Chris was feeding her schnapps.  She arrived at the bar too drunk to stand, managed to lose $20 somewhere, and dropped her new phone in the bar sink.

So I had to take her home before the show started.  I'm hoping she can arrange for babysitting more often, so she can get out more than once a year - without getting blasted first.  So if anyone wonders why I got there late - well, I was actually there quite early.

To anyone that she may have bothered:  She's really embarrassed.  While she's normally outgoing and up-front, she's far from normally like that.  Hopefully she'll get a chance to prove it, soon.

Otherwise, I still haven't heard back from "She", so I'm hoping she's at least minimally all right.

Did I mention Llorona got out again during all that?  Just happened to trot back up again today.
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I'm still working on the pictures (I took 92 that came out at the ball), but I wanted to get my impressions down of the Black&Blue Ball.

Awesome, simply awesome.  Kris is sure attendance was down from last year, but the bar did quite well nevertheless.  One vendor didn't sell anything, and we didn't have the dungeon and piercings line we had last year, but again - attendance was quite high.  I actually had a couple of claustrophobic moments, and that doesn't happen to me much there.  More importantly, everyone there had a good time.  If we could get half that many people to come on a regular basis, the bar would be rolling in money.

That, of course, would require a lot more money in advertising, and a willingness to put together more major events on a regular basis, so I'm not holding my breath.

James did a great job of coordinating shows.  Even with me coming in late to start (Thanks, timenchanter, for doing most of the mic setup!), and with an announcer that was downing fishbowls like, well, a fish, most everything went off without a hitch.  I had a slight difficulty tracking down my mic after the last performance - Adam was going on about someone using it as a sex toy - but I got it back dry and smelling OK.  Definitely changing the condoms before the next show, though...

Pretty much everyone was there - I'll forgo listing, though I'll be posting a lot of picture later.  The main people noticeable by their absence were xtina_satanica and Honey, who both had things to do early on Saturday (Nikki golfs?).

Ran into a couple of people I hadn't seen in a while - Denise, Mena's ex, was there.  I'm sure looking for Mena.  She's been trouble in the past, but seemed to be behaving herself, so I didn't point her out so she could be tossed out...

More importantly, or at least pleasurably, ran into Kaine, of all people.  I hadn't seen him since, well, I kicked him out of the house...

But I didn't do it because I disliked him.  The guy's a lot of fun, as long as you aren't living with him.  And I was glad to see him doing well after not having any contact for over a year.

Well, enough of that - on to today's drama!
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