May 30th, 2008

Sri Yantra

People

Apart from the whole "trying to figure out AdWords" thing - which will be continuing for a while - I mostly slept during the day Thursday.

I finally dragged myself out of the place around 6:20pm or so, and met kshandra at the Oakridge CPK for some food, conversation, and attempted spoon restoration.

I ate waaaaay too much, largely, of course, because I hadn't had anything since gorging on timenchanter's spaghetti the previous evening.

I also left later than I should - mostly because I'd gotten there later than I should. I didn't get to the bar until 8:15pm. It was kinda dead right then (princesskiti22 was the only singer there), but filled up as I prepped. And it took me longer to prep than usual.

Julz and Dana had used the whiteboard Wednesday night. This is a good thing. What was not so good is that the marker Paula had given them was a permanent one, not a dry erase one. It took about half an hour of scrubbing (with two shots of vodka) to get the thing usable. Not great, but usable.

It's always when I'm late that the bizarre delays show up.

So I wasn't really ready to go until 9:30pm. At that point, I had 7 singers lined up, and more ready to go.

An interesting night. Most of the regulars were off playing their double header, but we actually had a fair number of singers (though apparently not that many drinkers - the bar didn't do badly, but it didn't exactly do well, either).

The relatively unusual ones were Albert, an hour or so of lizzstar (whom I've quite missed), the return of Don, Rusty, and Lou, a birthday party that included Danny and Osvy, and h20crazyguy.

But also quite a number of others. The rotation generally hovered around 18.

I managed to fit in about 6 rounds before closing at 2:00am sharp. Definitely a fun night.

bluize had apparently complained to Keri that she was always saying the same thing, so Keri decided to try different adjectives every round - and even kept checking a thesaurus for new ones.

My only complaint is that one shouldn't keep on calling me "beddable edible Brucie" unless one means it.

Especially when wearing that miniskirt.

I was closed down, and out of there by 2:30am, and only that late because Paula and I talked a bit.

Then off to meet Timmie at IHOP. I probably shouldn't have eaten, but he was hungry, and I like my post-show meals...

So I had their imitation crêpes Suzette. Which weren't bad, but still too much food.

On the other hand, trivialt called as he was heading home from Sex in the City, and detoured to join us, making for a very nice multi-hour party.

It was about 5:00am when I got home and unloaded. And now I really should get some sleep, but I'm a little too wired - and definitely too full...
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Karaoke

I See They're Going to Make Me Work for This

I was just reposting my Craigslist ad - and they wouldn't accept it.

Because it was the same as one I already posted. Actually, to quote them "similar to."

If I actually want to post an ad a day (And apparently, I'm limited to 3 every 2 days, max), it looks like I'm gonna have to come up with 7 different ads.

Seven very different ads.

This will require some stretching on my part. I tend to work out "the perfect phrasing," then use that over and over again. It's of course far from perfect, but I get kinda, well, stuck on the original way I did things.

Now, I probably don't need to post every day at this point. The front page covers about 5 days. But I need to build a regular pattern, and preferably one that will work through the holiday rush as well.

And here we see me setting myself up for the 7 "perfectly phrased" ads. Sigh.

Mostly, I just don't want to spend my time doing this particular aspect of the business. I was raised in a very Norman English "don't brag" kinda way, and promoting myself just seems... crass...
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