It's either post, or go back to entering songs, and the pack of 92 songs I bought is not only large, but somewhat lacking in artist identification, so it's going to be a lot of work.
Saturday afternoon I got a little more napping in, then discovered that not only were they not going to get to our side of the Duplex, but they'd probably still be wrestling with one of the landlord's windows all day, well, today. Which is what's happened - they've been pounding, sawing, and generally making noise next door, with no indication of working on anything but that single window. Apparently our building's construction is... entertaining.
I hadn't had much sleep, but I was also pretty annoyed, which can sustain me pretty well. So I cleaned up, headed over the mountain, and went to Ciao Bella Act II
. The decor isn't as wild, but still pretty fun. The acts were adorably kitschy as always, and the entrée was incredible - a stuffed pork loin that was truly heavenly.
It actually kind of added to the experience that a tree had fallen on the power lines, so everything was being run off a generator, which occasionally sputtered out.
Then we got our stuff together, and headed back over the hill to a play party that Dev insisted I should go to. He's been trying to get me to go to one of these for over a year, now.
Apart from little gatherings around the HoD, this is the first one I've been to. In true Bruce fashion, my main activity for the night was giving an extensive back massage to a gorgeous naked girl. Otherwise, I sipped Hennessy and talked with Raven - while enjoying the passing scenery.
I also made myself useful by jumping Dev's car. Turns out having two sets of jumper cables can be useful, when the vehicle is too heavy to move and inaccessible from either side.
This was way up the peninsula, so the trip back - at about 5:00am - was kinda wild. Fortunately, most of it was on the 280, so I could afford a bit of wavering side to side. Not awake at all was I.
I ended up sleeping alone for the night in a fairly sumptuous bed at Dev's, and when I woke up the next day, made my way home almost immediately. For some reason, certain parts of my anatomy were causing a fair amount of pain, and needed... well, anyway.
Slept some more of Sunday afternoon, scanned a few discs, and got to the bar an hour late.
Which mattered not at all. I got set up in just over half an hour, but still had to wait for the first customers to trickle in. It was a very slow night.
I kind of expected it to be. Between people being elsewhere for the weekend, people reeling from the expense of Black Friday, and people anticipating the expense of the 1st, neither timenchanter
nor I really thought there would be much of a crowd.
And we were right.
There were a total of 9 singers last night, and 12 rotations between 9:00pm and 1:40am. jasonmagick
showed up for a few hours with a couple of friends, Michael and Cheryl. James got there on the second round. supersniffles
showed up on the fourth. Steven was expecting Gia, who never showed.
And then Caeylin put in a song on the 6th rotation. And that was our roster for the night.
By contrast to the marathons at the Mardi Gras, last night
, I went and lost my voice. I did more or less OK until the last round, when I tried to do Babylon
for some unholy reason.
It's still a little off - tonight may be interesting.
Since the filing was trivial, shutdown went even more rapidly than usual, and Cindi, Timmie, and I met up at April's for supper. And then home, where I fell asleep pretty rapidly.
The main activity today, apart from napping, has been entering songs in the database. I'd also be doing laundry, but someone beat me to it.
I was hoping to hear that the new printer had shipped, but so far, nada. Apparently I paid for overnight shipping after they, y'know, get around to it.
Had an odd karaoke nightmare this afternoon - I was doing a show on a tour bus through what appeared to be San Francisco, got off the bus for some reason, and then couldn't catch up with it...
And I believe I know what I need to do about the database and collation. When it was bands like Queensrÿche, just finding something that considered y and ÿ the same was enough. But now I need to deal with Ke$ha, which needs to sort as Kesha. So I'm just going to make three "shadow fields" for the song title, artist, and show. Most of the time they'll be NULL, but when not, they'll be used for sorting instead of the main field.
All I need to do is add the fields, fill them in, and change over all my code. Yay.