Bruce (kor27) wrote,
Bruce
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Sliding On

I spent the rest of yesterday afternoon moping, then got down to the bar with timenchanter just a little late. We made the mistake of thinking we could get and eat dinner at In-n-Out in 20 minutes. As it is, it took 20 minutes just to get our food.

By the time we got to the bar (7:20pm), poor blankreloaded had been waiting for 25 minutes...

So anyway, fun evening. Not the blockbuster necessary to have us reach target, but still a very nice Monday, meaning income was only 30% down for the weekend. I also got a fairly nice set of tips last night, so I'm personally not doing too badly.

Between that and Timmie throwing in his share of utilities, there's enough for rent and a little bit more. If tomorrow night's take is reasonable, I may even be able to pay off PG&E...

The most interesting visitors last night were James and Tammie. James is a very nice singer, and a whole lot of fun. Tammie's a friend and ex-roommate of his. The downside is that he lives in the LA area (where he apparently knows princesskiti22), and they were in the process of moving Tammie to Eugene.

He apparently found us through CitySearch and Yelp.

He says he and his partner come up to visit the City on a semi-regular basis, so we may be seeing more of him - or I might see some more of him at Julie's. 'Twould be cool.

We also had a near full evening of qzar_mystik, a pleasantly large amount of megnc86, a nice amount of Kim (who showed up with Megan), some Kathy&David J, and a very agreeable dose of kizmet100 and supersniffles.

foxypinkninja, as is usual lately, didn't sing, but did talk to me extensively about programming. She's kinda chomping at the bit to do something, and is looking at my software as something to do. Which means I'm being backed into doing research - so far I've been looking at SoundTouch, SWIG, and the related MinGW.

All of which would be involved in gussying up PyKaraoke so that it had sufficient functionality to replace my present player. It doesn't quite do things the way I'd like it to, but most importantly doesn't provide pitch shifting.

The fact that I've had two different recent occasions where I've been very unhappy with my player's pitch-shifting helps to spur things along a bit, too.

Anyway. After the show, and a remarkably long shutdown, Timmie, Cindi, and I had a nice supper at Denny's, then off to home, where I mostly sat around like a lump, interspersed with being forced to watch bits of Mamma Mia by Timmie.

I got to bed around 6:00am, woke up a bit around noon, then fell asleep again until around 5:00pm.

The plan had been to go visit my parents. I didn't even manage to get myself dressed until 8:30pm.

By that point I was ravenous, so I gave up on my attempts to keep food spending under control, and went off to snarf down some dinner at Chevy's.

That was the excitement for the day, apart from mailing back and forth with yet another potential Craigslist customer who'll end up not showing up.

And now I'm considering going off to join Timmie and chargerboy at TD's.

I did receive a very amusing email for the bar last night. Apparently Mark at K-Club runs the most popular karaoke shows in the Bay Area, and is looking to expand - mostly into my nights. I'll be passing the email on to Paula (Not my job to filter these things), but I didn't know anyone was even doing karaoke on Santana Row. He claims to have twice as many songs as I do. Wonder if they're legal...
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