It’s been a week and a half since I’ve written anything… I suppose it’s about time I got caught up, eh?
Unfortunately, there’s not that much to report. I’ve been busy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s been interesting.
For one thing, work picked up the last couple of weeks, as you may have noticed from my last few entries. I think I can say that it was legitimately busy, not just because of the massive incompetence. We also started our new rotating second shift schedule crap a couple weeks ago. So now, instead of the usual 8:30-5 schedule, I now work 10-8 on Tuesdays. But every 4th Tuesday I still work 8:30-5. Confused? We all are.
Wait. Crap. I said I would avoid complaining about work here.
OK, one quick story, then I’ll leave it alone. This is just too funny not to share with whoever may actually be reading this.
So, I have a coworker. Let’s call her “Bitchy Moron.” BM has a nickname. It’s one she gave herself. Over 4 years ago. It’s a real word in fairly common usage. Today, she asked me how to spell it, because she couldn’t even get close enough for spell-check to recognize it.
This is what I have to deal with all day. So at least you understand how much restraint it takes for me not to sit here and just vent my spleen all day.
Let’s go back to the band thing for a while. I’m not exactly sure where I left off in my storytelling, but since it’s the same thing over and over, it doesn’t really matter. I wonder if this is how Tolkein felt about halfway through “Two Towers”?
I thought I was really close to having something going with a promising new band, but it fell through, rather at the last minute. Not to worry though, there are plenty of other options. More e-mails, phone calls, auditions… at least I’m learning some new material, stretching out a bit that way.
I had an audition on Saturday, which ended up being a 3-hour show. Yup, that’s right, I auditioned at the bar and played the rest of the show. I think it’s safe to say that this was not quite the “professional” act for which I’ve been searching. It was fun in it’s own way, but not something I could do regularly.
Funny side note on that one… I somehow managed to look up the bar online and find a website that had the address wrong. It’s amazing how much difference “North” and “South” can make in an address. Fortunately, Minneapolis is a fairly accessible city, and I was able to correct the mistake in under a half hour.
I have another audition set up for next weekend. Here’s hoping!
What else? We went for a lovely sushi dinner with E & Ty on Sunday. I have to admit, Sushi Tengo is really growing on me. I wasn’t too fond of it when they first opened, preferring Fuji-Ya. As much as Tengo has improved, Fuji-Ya has slipped, making for an easy choice.
E turned us on to some special tuna, the name of which escapes me at the moment, but man was that good! It had this great zingy light oily flavor that just sorta danced on your tongue. They also added lobster to the menu… not quite what I was expecting, but it was pretty tasty.
Otherwise, it’s just been a lot of housekeeping for me lately. Mailing bills, washing dishes… I think this weekend may include cleaning out the fridge. Exciting stuff, I know… I can feel your jealousy. At the opposite end of the spectrum, my folks should be hopping on a plane for Scotland any minute now. That sounds way more fun. But, I may have a bottle of Scotch heading my way out of the deal, so that’s not all bad.
I think I’ll stop there for now. If this day doesn’t pick up soon, I’d say you can expect more rambling later.