Following the usual rule, last night should have been dead - the Monday after a really big Sunday is always dead.
And I can now say with perfect confidence that last night was no exception. I didn't close until around 1:45am, but that was at the end of the 13th round. Which at least meant that the few people there got to sing.
The notable events started with a visit by Matt&Marli, whom I haven't seen in ages. Marli has apparently had a terrible case of laryngitis that she's just finally getting over. She left after about 4 songs, because her voice was starting to get squeaky, and she didn't want to push it.
We also have a new inductee - Phil, from NJ, who's out here doing theater shtuff, I'm not sure in what capacity. A very good voice, a definite penchant for musicals (duh), and a definite good sport for suicide. Eddie spent a lot of the night talking with him about people at Pieces and the Duplex.
The funny thing is that, even though we never really had anyone in the bar, it still did reasonably well for a Monday. I'm guessing Phil's a drinker.
In the process, I managed to finish ripping all the CDGs in the second case, so I'm officially halfway through that part of the process by case count - and definitely more than halfway by disc count.
I got out of there somewhere around 3:00am, did some decompression (and scarfing) at Cardinal Lounge, then went home and collapsed in a heap. Then for some reason I woke up at 11:30am and couldn't either wake up or go back to sleep. So I fiddled with stuff (and captured the raw data from 3 laserdiscs), then finally go myself clean and out the door by 4:30pm. It's just too bad I was supposed to be at my parents' around noon...
What with a couple of errands, I didn't make it up there until nearly 6:00pm, which kinda made it difficult to do any painting.
They fed me dinner anyway.
Besides, I fixed my dad's email setup that broke when he got his fancy new DSL connection. So I wasn't a total deadbeat.
And now I'm back home, and seriously toying with the thought of running my air conditioner. What's up with this weather?