Monday morning. Blech.
Saturday at Cronie’s was awesome. Not the fullest crowd possible, I think because it was a tad nippy for end of May and it’s an outdoor gig. People were kinda hanging out inside to warm up. But, it’s a huge stage, and me and huge stages get along great — it’s the “ham factor”. :) Went so great, in fact, that he wants us there next Saturday for a repeat — either upstairs or downstairs. Went so great, in fact, that the Tulsa Jaycee’s called the bar owner looking for our number today so they could book us for a huge July gig. .: happy dance :. We have lots of work to do in the interim, but I think we’re on our way.
Worked out over lunch today. Biked 5 miles, ran 1 mile. My quads were still screaming from the Saturday night gig — you try running around in 3 inch block heels on a stage all night ;) But I made myself do it. Pilates tonight :: groan ::
Saw Bruce Almighty last night — it was pretty good. Enjoyable evening, except for the fact that I had the cool middle seats where you’re right on the balcony and you can kinda put your feet up. Movie gets started, and some fat idiot and his wife come in and the fat man sits next to me. He then proceeds to take his shoes off and put his DISGUSTING claw feet on the rail. Welcome to Oklahoma. :: gag :: And his feet stunk too. The know it all behind me was jabbering constantly, but such is life. I’d pay 2x the ticket price just to sit in the “non-inbreeder” section of the theatre, provided they’d make one :)
Gigged last night with SMiRK. Spending today trying to stay awake again…man these gigs wear me out… especially the Thursday ones where I have to get up 3 hours later and program all day on Friday with the day job. BLECH.
Gotta do it again tomorrow night — playing at Cronie’s downtown as a fill in for another band that cancelled at the last minute on em. It’s the honey/lemon tea for me all weekend, I’m just gonna be BEAT on Sunday, probably will reside in my natural habitat (aka the couch) for much of the weekend when I don’t have to be up there performing. Kinda nervous about tomorrow night, first time playing there and I don’t think the kinds of bands that normally play there attract the same crowd as the music that SMiRK plays. We’ll see how it goes…I just want to get through it without any train wrecks and I’ll be happy.
I’ve gotta finish that alumni website badly….just been too exhausted to even look at it. I’ll have to this weekend, at some point.
Baked Alaskan Salmon for dinner tonight…..with lots of butter, basil, herbs, and minced garlic. YUM YUM. :)
My pal John L. made the awesome header at the top for me. Wish I had his design skills :D Thanks John!
Gig tonight with SMiRK…..back out at Elephant has the runs. …. err… I mean Elephant Run. Show starts at 9:30pm. New lightshow too, we’ll see how that goes. Wearing notoriously stupid schoolgirl outfit to boot. Woo woo.
Working on a lot of game programming and C# .NET programming as of late. C# is like Java done the right way. Pretty darn cool. Easy too. Hope to stick some of my cheesy game demos and my Flash art gallery online one of these centuries.
But I have to beat “Golden Sun” first. … just …one….more … dungeon. 8-)
Changed format of blog and added the links to the right…..hopefully… :)
Another weekend gone already…… I’m exhausted. People think that getting up there and singing is just a fun little thing and that there’s nothing to it. What they don’t see the next day is how drained I am, or all the little bruises and nicks I’ve incurred in the form of “entertainment” from the night before. Not to mention by wearing boots that have a three inch heel, how my quads are quivering the next day from being overworked. Whew. Still wouldn’t trade it for anything, but it does come with a price.
Nother day at work tomorrow. Now that ADS has bought out AEP, we all wonder what’s going to happen to our contracts. Who knows. Been refreshing the resume and starting to put the feelers out into the market. On Friday our newspaper reported that Tulsa has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation. We’re behind San Jose, home of the Silicon Valley Empire. Pretty pathetic if you ask me. Anyway, last company leaving Tulsa, please turn out the lights. Knock on wood, I’ve never been off a contract, even in the rough times. I’ve gone from Friday to Monday from one contract to the next. I just pray that I can keep it up in the future. Then again maybe it’s time to move…
Didn’t post yesterday. sosumi.
Been pursuing a lot of artistic tendencies lately…. been messing with some Flash cartoon / animation / game development. Yeah I should be brushing up on my C# skills but… not as much fun. :) Got the cross stitching going again too… I am the type that cannot sit still in front of a TV without doing something “productive”.
I absolutely adore my Wacom Intuos2 tablet…makes digital artwork/animation a pleasure instead of a frustration. Plan to post a gallery of the random stuff that I’ve come up with, if for no other reason than for entertainment value when real artists surf my site, hee hee.
Been watching a lot of cartoons….both online and on Cartoon Network. Learning by watching. By the way I *HATE* anime. It’s about the stupidest form of animation I’ve ever seen. :: shrugs :: Guess I’m a Disney-type. I’d rather appeal to the masses than some 15 year old r0x0r pH@t 37337 script kiddie who thinks the world revolves around him.
It revolves around me, silly. ;)
What a weekend…..I’m absolutely exhausted. It’s one of those weekends where I’m happier to be at work than I am to be on the weekend….. that says a lot for how tiring it was.
It started with a round of tornadoes ripping through the area AGAIN….the 2nd time in two days…..some people got hit twice even. We were directly in the path of it, but we just got some hail and a tree limb down, despite seeming rotation all around us. That was Friday night….had to be up till two something AM just to make sure we weren’t going to see the Promised Land prematurely.
Saturday I had the Cherokee Yacht Club gig with Pop Life…..what a disaster. Jeff’s instructions were awful, I ended up getting horribly lost and caught out in a severe thunderstorm, washouts so bad I couldn’t even see the road. Finally I found it…..but I was a bit grouchy by then. The place was empty (OF COURSE)…..what did they expect, what with horridly severe storms on top of a Mother’s Day weekend? :: rolls eyes :: Oh well. We got paid the same.
Sunday was spent trying to recover from Saturday…..felt like I was slogging through the mud all day. Did a little bit of cross stitching while watching TV, but other than that I was just trying to recover from the weekend. Took Aaron’s mom out to Outback steakhouse for M-Day.
Back at work today, barely awake but functioning (somewhat). No new Strongbad email today….grrr…. although he did have a new cartoon clip up :) I love that site….. oh… here….. you look too: Homestar Runner
Gig was rather dead last night, but entertaining nonetheless. Sometimes people just sit there and stare at you like they’ve never seen a human being onstage. So sometimes I just stand there and stare back, heh heh. I was in a rather mischevious mood last night, especially since it was so quiet… what can you do you know? If you stand there and look nervous because it’s so empty it’s horrid for the band, if you get snotty because it’s so empty… same thing. So I decided I may as well just mess with people from the stage. I was entertained in any case.
Went to work late today, was nice to get a little bit of sleep. I’ve got a gig with Pop Life tomorrow over at Cherokee Yacht Club. That gig’s always good for a laugh — I like to call the place Silicon Valley because of all the old men with young bimbos that have fake body parts. AAaaaaaaaaaanyways…. I digress.
Oh yeah. Found this link the other day…… http://www.yesterland.com
Kind of a wistful, bittersweet reunion with the Disneyland of the past. It will never be the same as it was back then growing up. In a way it’s a microcosm of the world. Things will never again be quite how they used to be… for better or worse… guess that’s really what nostalgia is — trying to hold on to the memory of how things were. Anyways, I wax philosophical.
UI/UX Developer by day, a million other hobbies by night. Attracted to shiny objects that need recharging. Passion for life, love, and sushi. Trail running, hiking, books, gaming, sketching and travel are just a few of my interests. Multi-platform (Windows, OS X, Android, iOS) enthusiast.