September 15th, 2008


It Keeps Going, and Going...

Saturday, I woke up at tankgirl's place around 11:00am, and we hung out for a while, talking, munching on random stuff, and watching Chappelle. Around something like 2:00pm, she got herself ready to go do some chores, and I came home.

And slept until 5:30pm.

She invited me back out to the Firehouse, but, well, there are priorities.

I asked cekyr0 for permission to invite her to the Hamptons, which of course she didn't take.

I finally got myself ready and in South San Jo by 8:30pm or so, where I found major drinking already in progress. Quite a party, as usual, with many great people. hektikat came out for a few hours, so I got to spend some time talking to her, and there was a lot of hanging out with the likes of snafflekid, much ogling of candiddani, and general funnity.

It was Nate-o's one year anniversary with the Collective, so he decided to celebrate. He made a most impressive cake, and hired his roommate Ashley to dance for us. Her boyfriend usually does setup for her, and neither her nor Nate-o are all that technically inclined, so guess who hooked up her equipment?

And gave her a card, in case she knows a situation that needs a DJ.

Ashley was awesome, as she always is.

I staggered home around 3:00am, got some sleep, and got up, dressed, and fed just in time to make it to the bar for setup. I believe I was ready by 5:10pm. Around 5:50pm, Jason (the locksmith) had some songs in, so I started with him, myself, and timenchanter.

Around 7:00pm, Jose called to say he was just generally canceling the Latin night, so Timmie and I paused to notify people, so we'd maybe have some business.

With of course the immediate result that Jason went home.

But we did get kshandra, sjgrrrl (with Bradley!), kizmet100, and blankreloaded. Not exactly a crowd, but a great group of people. That was fun.

The not so fun part was the night that never ended. I wasn't going to cut out on people while they were still buying drinks, and Casey, especially, was still buying drinks. The bar didn't do too badly last night, and most of that was Casey. I can't say I didn't enjoy all the shots.

The others went home around 11:00pm, but then another guy came in, and was drinking (and eventually making out with Timmie), and then lucydogstringer came in, and foxypinkninja, and, well, I didn't stop the show until 1:30am - at the end of the 27th rotation.

I was just a little tired at that point. I had everything put away by 2:00am.

There'd been some talk of going to Angela's place, and hanging out with her and her guardian for the night - possibly helping with some painting. That so didn't happen.

Especially since then it was a matter of going to Denny's with Timmie, Casey, and Elly, and sobering up. I'm just glad the KoC Sucker shots aren't all that alcoholic. Then driving Casey home, and sleeping.

I'm up now, and will hopefully have myself dressed shortly. There are things I'd like to do before tonight's show.
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The hardest part of this job is the waiting.

Every night, I wonder if anyone at all will show up. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

Given pretty much everybody seems to have had a pretty full weekend, I'm laying odds on the "don't" side of things. Especially since this is the first Monday without a birthday in a while. Besides, I was set up 40 minutes early. That's always a jinx.

Ah well.

I had a number of things pointed out about my last post. The whole Esperanza thing, for one - she came, she had one drink, she made an ass of herself.

The usual, what. After she woke up in a booth, and spent some time in the bathroom, I suspended the show for a bit to walk her home. Her gate was open, and her door was unlocked. Make your own conclusions.

There's also the ongoing story of the yellow mic. I checked its settings yesterday afternoon, and looked it over for mechanical damage. Nothing visible.

I also researched the cost of a new capsule, and remembered that somewhere in my trunk, likely destroyed, is the old red mic, with what was at least at one point a perfectly good capsule.

But it's all moot, because I didn't have a single problem with it last night. Who knows - possibly the feedback eliminator got in a bad state. Or something.

The afternoon was somewhat productive. I got a tool to tankgirl, and she was kind enough to feed me. Then I went and bought some paper for the planned "showtunes" book section, got my facial hair trimmed, and wasted a lot of time wandering through Fry's. No particular reason - I just felt like doing something semi-active and useless.

Ended up with a $10 DVD of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, because I'm a well-trained consumer.
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