Massage that didn't happen. I had a massage appt for 6:30, but when I showed up they said it had been cancelled and rescheduled for 2/11. I recalled, then, that no one had called to confirm it. None of us, however, had cancelled it, and I never make appointments for Mondays. I left, somewhat disgruntled, but after a few minutes regained some gruntle and called them back to cancel the 2/11 and make yet an appt for Sunday morning.
Polymunch @ Shameless Grounds. Ampersand earrings are a hit, and give me an excuse to schmoop about mac_arthur_park
to some people who hadn't heard about her yet. Not that I really needed an excuse, of course. *schmoop*Friday
Pennie's BBQ. Enormous servings of meat; Sisuile's "Jumbo Rib Tips" was apparently referring to the size of the entree rather than the pieces of meat--or maybe both--and was a pile of meat about the size of a breadbox. Rosa and I split a full slab of baby back ribs, and unusually, she had leftovers and I ate my whole share. Apparently running 3.5 miles earlier in the evening had left me hungry. Food was good, though not my favorite BBQ sauce ever. Tammie found it way too sweet; I agree but I didn't find it so sweet as to be untasty.Saturday
Swimstrong 2013. Signed up a month or so ago for this charitable event: a one hour endurance swim. I made 2633 yards, which is nowhere near the distance that some others got (upwards of 4300!) but was pretty close to what I expected. I'd told them I thought I'd get about 2750; I might have, if I hadn't had to stop three times to adjust my cap and goggles.
Fuzzy's Tacos. ona_tangent
introduced me to this place and Saturday I took the family. Everyone enjoyed, so yay.
Last Saturday Strip. Bi erasure FTW. (Not.) The show is run by a bi woman, Charlotte Sumtimes, who comments every time that she's doing it for the LGBT community, for and by people of all sizes, genders and sexual orientations, and it generally lives up to that. But Saturday's show was produced by two of the drag queens in Charlotte's honor, and at one point one of them did a "roll call" of the audience: lesbians, gay men, straight people. And then she stopped, leaving me annoyed and unaccounted for. The show itself was also different from the usual, in that it was entirely burlesque babes stripping this month, several of them locally-famous performers who don't usually appear in LSS shows, with drag kings and queens doing an indifferently funny roast of Charlotte.Sunday
Kolache Factory. We had a groupon for Kolache Factory which was due to expire (today), so Chris had tried to go redeem it on Saturday, only they close at 2:00pm and he arrived too late. So I went yesterday instead, and collected four savory and eight fruit-filled kolache. Basically they're filled buns, and quite tasty too. The store has tables and coffee/beverage service, but I got mine to go. And today
Barely awake, zoning out in front of the computer (as you do), I get a call from Tammie with a flat tire. Meet her at the repair shop, back home to work. I was planning to go to see Christine for lunch today and schmoop at her, but she was too tired due to her children not sleeping last night. I briefly thought I'd go see Rachel instead, but no car. So I made myself a BBQ quesadilla out of Friday's leftovers and am back here with my computer again.
So that was my last few days, interspersed with snuggles, TV watching, insufficient sleep, missing Alicia, and attempting to glare the calendar into submission.