Busy and fun. Buzz and drone.
So Thursday Adam and JoLynn came over for some down home Dungeons and Dragons: Heros on the XBox. It was supposed to be Adam and I’s “gaming night”, which we try to do pretty often but JoLynn was bored and decided to join us. That happens sometimes and she’ll usually sit on the loveseat, get plastered and talk on IRC. Not so this night! Turns out she’s a natural when it comes to setting people on fire and stealing all the gold in the entire friggin’ dungeon. Sheesh!
So then Friday we’re trying to figure out something to do that doesn’t involve pigging out and drinking cause we’re all trying to lose weight and we end up playing D&D again and drinking down cheap, old wine. When I say old I don’t mean, like, 1827. I’m talking May. We also spent a lot of time quietly starving, or in my case not so quietly. I mentioned pizza about every 3 minutes.
So then Saturday we figured it was probably time to get out of the damn house and we finally, after many months of saying we were gonna, went roller skating! We went to Skate World right down the street from my house and it was a blast. At least, for me. It’s probably been… oh, about 18 years since I’ve roller skated but I picked it right back up pretty quick. I used to skate embarrassingly often. So I had fun. JoLynn had fun too, she did pretty well and got better as the evening progressed. Adam pretty much broke his body in half as soon as he hit the rink and ended up sitting most of it out. Whattayagonnado?
So then it was 75th Street Brewery for some pretzels and very few beers. I had one beer, if you can imagine. I was still stuffed from dinner and wanted to try to be good, at least a little.
Rich Hill had been telling me to come check out his band at Davey’s Saturday so I could vote for them in Club Wars. Round about 10pm I decided I was down for it and convinced Adam and JoLynn to join me. We met up with Charles after a while and got our rock on.
The Duo Trio is kinda funky, jazzy, reggae rock type stuff. Hard to describe. I’d probably say the closest thing I’ve heard is some older 311 stuff. Very good and very fun to listen to. We also listened to a couple of other mediocre bands. Ares to the 9th started off very strong with a badass bass player and Tool like tunes but quickly turned into boring. We eventually bailed after their set. Unfortunately The Duo Trio didn’t win. Ares to the 9th did. Ah well.
And to wrap it up, today we ventured out to Powell Gardens. Adam and JoLynn are planning to be married in the chapel there (see PhotoBlog) and wanted to check it out. Plus it’s always nice to visit the Garden’s anyway. Today it was cold as… a very cold thing, so we didn’t stick around for very long but the chapel was beautiful and if we hadn’t noticed a rogue motion sensor in there someone might have found me camping out in there on stormy nights. It’s a huge, triangular building on a small lake with a great view and is almost completely glass. It’s really awesome. Adam will probably have some better pictures of it up soon.
Capped things off with a little more D&D and now it’s time to prep for the long, boring week. At least I have something to look forward to:
Dick Dale baby, Dick Dale. Back in town on Sunday. Be there or be square.