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Current Mood: sick
OK, we both know that’s not true. But I am sick, and even as I type this, I am recovering from a nasty cold. It kept me home sick yesterday, but I’m on the mend. Lots of rest, fluids, et cetera. Do they even make vegetarian chicken soup?
It’s been an awfully busy few weeks. The holiday season was as hectic as I expected. Despite all the running around and stress, there were plenty of good things. Jared was in town, and I got to see him a handful of times. It’s unfortunate our visits our just about once a year, but it’s nice that we can pick up again right where we left off. Part of our visit took place at Nicole’s wedding which went off without a hitch. The ceremony was at this amazing old chapel in Vallejo, and the reception was in San Ramon where Jeff (The Horseman) got hitched several years ago. And actually, Jared was the surprise guest at Maya’s going-away party. It was great to catch up with her a bit before she left the state, as well as see a few of her old friends I hadn’t seen in years. So, yeah, it was a flashback couple of weeks for me.
As for the holidays themselves, they were tame. I think I mentioned before that I spent NYE home relaxing. Christmas Eve was a little more exciting (I watched Hedwig and ate Tofurky with Starla and her housemates), and Christmas day I made it out to Santa Cruz to visit my Grama and my aunt. All of these holidays were so opposite of how things usually are, but it seemed right for this year. Trying new things after all, right?
I’m sure you heard that sadly (and somewhat ironically), Eartha Kitt passed away on Christmas day.
There are some great shows coming up in the next few months, including The Reverend Horton Heat, The Eagles Of Death Metal, and Blue Öyster Cult! Did I mention before that I caught the Dead Souls show at the Blank last month? They were good before, but now with the addition of Orlando on guitar, the final piece is in place I guess. That show was fucking amazing, and they brought in a huge crowd, helped by Reptile House (a new Sisters Of Mercy tribute). Maybe it was just my mood, but I had an awesome time.
Speaking of awesome shows though, TCB sold out Café Du Nord for the third straight time! It was a packed house, complete with good friends, Choir Boys, and even Moz Krew. It was a long night, and a lot of it is just a blur of stage invasions and flowers flying. But I had a good time once things got going, and I think the crowd did too. My apologies to those of you who were turned away at the door. Not that I could have done much to stop it, but I didn’t even hear about it until after the show. Sorry guys! 🙁
Friday, I’m In Love! Get it? That place is awesome. I hesitated and missed out on this awesome bear shirt, but there’s still time for this one… “Girl Afraid?” Note from 2023, where the latter is a dead link: these were “Call Of The Wild” by Laser Bread and “Stupid Cupid” by Budi Satria Kwan.
The quote of the week was culled from some horoscope or other. I’m not normally one to pass around generic, feel-good, positive statements, but this one struck me this week, particularly in light of New Year’s resolutions and reflections. So please forgive my temporary foray into this equivalent of those “hang in there” kitty posters:
“Making an attempt at something new, even if you fail at it miserably, is very important. Trying is what teaches you the most — far more than success would teach, actually. So don’t get caught up in looking good. The sooner you get comfortable making a fool of yourself, the more you will learn throughout your life. So if your daily routine is all about winning recognition, then you need to make some adjustments. You won’t grow if you never let yourself take a risk.”