April 6th, 2008

NASA_bighead

Somewhat Rushed

Managed to have my nails done by about 2:30, went to Petco for litterbox liners, then across the street to the new Michael's, which has the most insane parking arrangement, and spent way too much time finding reasonably priced simple frames for the BayCon art show photos, but did come away with enough 11x14 frames and need two more 9x12's. Also mailed in my art show fee & the associated forms. A cute thing about that - they hid a password in the rules which you have to put on the form, to show you read the rules. Nice touch. I've reserved two 4'x4' panels. May not need that much space but more is better. What with La Mancha performances, I will need to take the afternoon off work on Friday to set up, and pick stuff up Monday. It seems our extra Saturday show is the following weekend, so I will be able to be at panels Saturday, but Sunday we have a matinée, so I'll probably miss that day's doings.

Decided not to stop off at Walmart, not enough time to wait in line on a Saturday afternoon. I can do that any evening this week except Monday.

At 5, hopped in the car and drove over the hill, took Renee to dinner, she picked out Kianti's, a pizza/pasta place on Pacific Garden Mall, where she apparently is a regular. Good food, reasonable prices, very busy (we had a 1/2-hour wait) but quick service. Excellent garlic cream sauce. Then we dropped in at the house of one of her friends who was having a birthday party. It was wrapping up by the time we got there, but I got to meet the cats and the kids, and it was a pleasant diversion. I taught the kids how to play Earthquake Chess, and Renee invented Tornado Chess for them.

Drove Renee home, but we chatted in the car for an hour, talking politics. At dinner we'd talked about her new life - she has given up on being a full time jazz drummer in Santa Cruz, but after a week in Boston where she landed ad hoc jobs teaching and sat in on a couple of jazz gigs, she is now firmly committed to moving there in a year where a musician can make a living wage. She has enrolled in an accredited online college, we know it's legit because she has already received enough financial aid to buy a laptop and printer, and should be able to finish her degree and get teaching credentials for Mass. during the next 2 years. It will be sad to lose the only local relative I have on my mom's side of the family, but it's the right move for her.

On my way over the hill I listened to the full Sunset Boulevard CD, and I am very disappointed. Only four melodies in the whole thing, it may as well have been a non-musical. Should have bought the highlights disc instead. At least then As If We Never Said Goodbye would have been worth the price of the album.

Back home now, looking forward to farmount's Easter Egg hunt tomorrow, if I wake up in time.

Monday I'll be at BASFA, probably my last non-rehearsal Monday till mid-May. I'll bring the Lightscribe CDs for bovil & kproche to look at, and a couple of books to auction.

  • Current Mood
    pooped
NASA_bighead

CloudDay

Woke up in time to get to the easter egg hunt, but was delayed 10 minutes by a major motorcycle crash right where Black Rd. meets Skyline. Had to wait till the emergency vehicles cleared out. There was a forest fire truck from Loma Prieta, a Los Gatos city fire truck, and a sherrif's deputy car. Still on the scene when I drove by were three motorcycles and a CHP car.

EEH was fun, but I didn't make out very well on the gifts, only two of my eggs had gift numbers in them, and they were way late in the drawing. Two things I already have too many of, and one thing I have no use for. But the non-gift eggs did have the most foreign coins, so I won a very nice little silver egg charm for that. Kind of funny that the guy who won the $100 gold piece thought it was play money. farmount put a lot of gem/precious metal things in the gift bags.

Hung out for a while, then drove down the hill and did some of the shopping I didn't do yesterday, watched Disney's Hercules over dinner, did one load of laundry and called my Dad. It looks like Mom will be able to be home Thursday for the afternoon, but in a wheel chair,  so I'll be bringing clothes down from the master bedroom so she can choose which things will go to the new apartment and what will be sold/donated. I'm hoping for good weather because I want to take a panorama series of pictures of the rather spectacular view of Lake Washington they will be giving up. It's the only thing about that house I will miss.

Looks like I won't have Friday night free after all, my sister wants to take me to her riding lessons Saturday morning, so I need to be at her place in Poulsbo Friday night. I will be free Thursday night, though, and maybe Sunday afternoon, too.

BASFA tomorrow, since the first Monday scene reading is on hold till they get funding, and maybe City Lights Tuesday night for the local playwright works, at least one person I know is in that. After I finish this I'll highlight my lines in the new script copy and do some memorizing.
  • Current Music
    Go The Distance - Hercules