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Moon Phase

March 2019
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Bruce [userpic]
Fun and Frustration

So Paula's new amp was due to arrive at the Duplex sometime during the day yesterday. I was up and dressed around 3:30pm, and figured I should go out and get my beard trimmed - ya know, not overdo the "beard with a dress" thing too much.

And grab some food while I was at it.

That took from 4:00pm to 5:10pm, mostly because of traffic.

It seemed reasonably safe - UPS has never, ever come by the place before 6:00pm.

So of course, they left a notice at 4:45pm. One not particularly friendly call later, and I could pick it up last night. At 9:00pm. Yay. The bar doors were opening at 9:00pm.

So I went, did some shopping, put on my dress for the night, and got down to the Hamptons, where I had a reasonably wonderful time. On top of the usual participants (including a quite devilishly squee-able princesskiti22), we had kshandra and supersniffles, who had dressed herself up as my date, with slicked-back hair, slacks, a sportcoat, and a dusty pink tie.

After quite a pleasant time there, I said my goodbyes, got ready to rush to UPS - and remembered I'd left the damn tag at home. So I sped home (literally), then pushed my way down to the UPS facility.

No comments on the dress, though I got some interesting looks from the security guard.

And the guy behind me in line stayed about 10 feet back...

Then up to the bar, with the understanding that I'd swap the amp in if things were dead.

Things weren't dead. So the amp is still sitting in its box in the DJ booth.

As it was, there were few problems with the amp last night, anyway. Most had to do with our touchy new(ish) CD player, and bluize's scratched-up discs. Lots of rather unpleasant stops and starts.

She was trading off with Chris (the excellent DJ who's been doing Wednesdays). You could tell which one was playing simply by the number of halts to the music...

Cindi texted me to say she was heading home, so I bribed her to drop by with the offer of a few beers. And proceeded to have a fun time at the bar.

Kris outdid herself on decorations - which should still be up tonight. And while the place never got crowded, it never got empty, either. I got myself a seat at the bar where I could watch sugarbare wash glasses (she had her shirt open fairly low...), talked some with Linsday and Lucky, a bit with alphaba, and actually got to sit and talk with hektikat for more than two minutes! Though she was doing her usual flitting thing - show up at the bar, drain a drink, and out the door...

Cindi and I headed to our respective homes on the order of, I think, 1:00am. I grabbed some food at Carl's, settled in at home for a while, then, well, slept.

Today I was up and about around 3:30pm. Grabbed some money from the bank, paid the rent (A tricky proposition at the Duplex - we pay in cash, and the owner's frequently not home), and headed out for some more shopping.

And now I'm finishing up dinner at Chevy's. I need to grab some more stuff for the amp install, and, well, prep for the evening - including finishing input of a disc that arrived today (don't get too excited - it's just a StarDisc).

Tonight is the last night of the Week of Drag (OK, Week of Man In a Dress), and it is, I believe, the shortest dress of the set.

You've been warned.

Current Location: Chevy's
Mood: cheerfulcheerful

the guy behind me in line stayed about 10 feet back
and to think that once all you needed for that was a cape

Actually, the oddest thing about the cape was the huge number of people that would come up and ask where they could get one.

For some reason, I didn't get any of that with the dress...

and where are the pictures of this dress?

The only picture taken last night that I know of is on Heather's phone, and I probably won't get a copy.

I'll eventually get Timmie's from Monday - in fact, it should make a good icon - and several people took a bunch of pictures on Halloween night.

I'll post a selection as soon as I get them.

and how did you two get acquainted?
That must be a story.

Tammy grew up down here, and is a close friend of at least three friends of mine. She's since been exiled to Sacramento by marriage.

I've met her precisely once, when I went up to see a performance of her dance ministry with said friends (and k_magic). We've since become, well, at least quite friendly acquaintances on LJ.

I also at one point met her friend Crystal, who lived around the corner from the bar, but stopped coming in when she stopped drinking. There was a slightly amusing incident when Crystal tried to make the connection.

Which reminds me, I actually ran into Crystal the other day - she's moving to (shudder) Davis to live with her boyfriend...

Ah, the joys of the unclosed link tag...

haha yes, Bruce showed up at one of my dance performances decked out in pink and I've been fascinated with him ever since :)
I grew up in the south bay, but live in Sac now for work, ministry, and marriage - the first one is alright but I really enjoy the last two :)

I have so many different types of friends, it's rather ridiculous but always fun and a good story is usually just around the corner!