I finally dragged myself out of the place around 6:20pm or so, and met kshandra at the Oakridge CPK for some food, conversation, and attempted spoon restoration.
I ate waaaaay too much, largely, of course, because I hadn't had anything since gorging on timenchanter's spaghetti the previous evening.
I also left later than I should - mostly because I'd gotten there later than I should. I didn't get to the bar until 8:15pm. It was kinda dead right then (princesskiti22 was the only singer there), but filled up as I prepped. And it took me longer to prep than usual.
Julz and Dana had used the whiteboard Wednesday night. This is a good thing. What was not so good is that the marker Paula had given them was a permanent one, not a dry erase one. It took about half an hour of scrubbing (with two shots of vodka) to get the thing usable. Not great, but usable.
It's always when I'm late that the bizarre delays show up.
So I wasn't really ready to go until 9:30pm. At that point, I had 7 singers lined up, and more ready to go.
An interesting night. Most of the regulars were off playing their double header, but we actually had a fair number of singers (though apparently not that many drinkers - the bar didn't do badly, but it didn't exactly do well, either).
The relatively unusual ones were Albert, an hour or so of lizzstar (whom I've quite missed), the return of Don, Rusty, and Lou, a birthday party that included Danny and Osvy, and h20crazyguy.
But also quite a number of others. The rotation generally hovered around 18.
I managed to fit in about 6 rounds before closing at 2:00am sharp. Definitely a fun night.
bluize had apparently complained to Keri that she was always saying the same thing, so Keri decided to try different adjectives every round - and even kept checking a thesaurus for new ones.
My only complaint is that one shouldn't keep on calling me "beddable edible Brucie" unless one means it.
Especially when wearing that miniskirt.
I was closed down, and out of there by 2:30am, and only that late because Paula and I talked a bit.
Then off to meet Timmie at IHOP. I probably shouldn't have eaten, but he was hungry, and I like my post-show meals...
So I had their imitation crêpes Suzette. Which weren't bad, but still too much food.
On the other hand, trivialt called as he was heading home from Sex in the City, and detoured to join us, making for a very nice multi-hour party.
It was about 5:00am when I got home and unloaded. And now I really should get some sleep, but I'm a little too wired - and definitely too full...