This morning I finished an extended game of phone tag with a lady at SJSU. They needed a form filled out to release my check for Tuesday.
Problem is, she's a morning person. I called back yesterday after she'd left for the day - and today, just prior. She was leaving at 11:00am for the weekend. I threw some clothes on, vaguely tamed the greasy tangles, and got there just too late to see her.
But at least she'd left the paperwork with the receptionist. So I'll hopefully have a check when I get back from New York.
Yesterday I made it up and sort of ready to deal with things by 4:30pm. I was actually somewhat productive - I reconciled about a year's worth of checking statements (I wanted to track down a $5 discrepancy), and actually paid several utility bills.
And I still had enough time to get my hair trimmed and have a leisurely dinner before the show. A rarely productive day, for me.
I was set up early, but still started a bit late, in large part because I was busy converting yet another funny video. Ah well.
I actually had a lineup at the beginning of the night - including dwo, who hasn't been in for several months. We also had a spondee, who stayed much later than she wanted to. That meant we were stuck with her for longer, which was, of course, quite awful.
sjgrrrl was covering for Lizz, who had told her she'd be in by 10:00pm. Lizz actually strolled in at something like 1:10am. When she asked for a song suggestion, You Know I'm No Good somehow immediately sprang to mind...
wissavix was to be there as part of her birthday tour, and had planned to be there a little after 9:00pm. She made it at something more like 11:00pm, stayed for two songs, then took off.
I guess that was the theme for the night - arrive late, and leave early. The bar was actually reasonably busy between, oh, 10:30pm and 11:30pm. The rotation never got huge (the largest were the third and fourth, at 15 people each), but at least there were people.
Including people like cekyr0 and jeffercine. Who I just don't see at the bar very often anymore.
But by midnight, almost everyone had evaporated. Just in time for pjdorian and Steve M. to show up. It was nice to see them, but they shortly took off for Hunter's.
So the first 4 rotations took us to midnight. The last 7 took us to just before 2:00am. Really not good for a Thursday.
I closed down by something like 2:30am, braved the Paula (who could have been more disturbed, fortunately), headed home, unloaded, picked up a sleepless timenchanter, and went to Carrows for supper.
Timmie was in a rather depressing full-on KoC doom&gloom mode. Of course, he tends to be rather black and white about things.
I dunno. I think KoC could do fine - in better hands. It just doesn't look like those hands are showing up anytime soon.
Part of me is coming to the conclusion that I'm probably going to have to find another place to play. And if so, it'll likely be out of the gay scene, which is sad. I only function well in community bars - the ones where patrons actually talk to each other, rather than somehow make hookups using sign language over music loud enough to cause hearing loss 10 feet outside the door.
With the way Hunter's is dominating things right now, that's going to be most of the South Bay gay scene very shortly.
But I dunno. I'm tired. But at least my sheets are getting clean - which is good. I'm probably going to take them back home, throw them on the bed, and go back to sleep.
Tonight is Krista's post-birthday party at Ciao Bella's. That should be much fun - though for some reason, part of me thinks it would be extremely appropriate to show up quite late...