thursday was a good night - after work i met pyrogus for some dinner before the club and we went for greek food at an awesome place in crystal city, then i headed to alchemy_dc where my wonderful husband surprised me for our anniversary...
i was standing at the bar waiting for another drink from jay when someone came up and started chewing on my neck - i looked around in anger to see who the fuck it was and it was zooom - i said what are you doing here and he responded happy anniversary... boy did i feel bad (i totally forgot - fortunately neither of us were terribly romantic, and he knew i had forgotten and had actually managed not to mention it for a few days before) - it was really sweet of him, and he had carolyn play "i'll melt with you" for us - and zooom danced with me for several songs (which he rarely does) - an excellent surprise
saturday, was the hfstival - not a great time, and i don't care how good the bands are, i will not be going back to another big show at rfk ever - traffic was atrocious, people were amazingly rude, the sound was muddy everywhere except the center of the field, and the expensive lighting rig was obviously run by someone who didn't really know what the fuck they were doing
first, it took us nearly 2 hours to get from the benning road exit of 295 to the stadium, they had no handicapped accessible parking, we had to walk most of the way around the stadium just to get to the entrance, when we got inside i started contemplating bashing people with my cane - i've never had anyone kick my cane out from under me, and at the festival it happened at least a dozen times in the first hour... i know that these days i'm a different generation than most of the teenagers there, but didn't their parents teach them at least basic manners?
i was also stunned at the condition of the site - trash and food on the ground everywhere and the few trashcans were full, the rest rooms were gross, the stadium vendors ran out of items like water, etc
the offspring were good, and the cure were great (although unlike bowie robert smith is aging badly) - that made up for the evilness of the crowd a bit, but people suck
sunday i finally got the colors right for the bedroom and am now halfway done with the finish coat, and hopefully i'll complete the room tonight so we can move our furniture into the bedroom before the weekend guests arrive for kindred gate building
a few of you non-kindred types had mentioned being curious about how our gate was built - we're working on an addition to the gate this weekend, so feel free to drop by the ranch if you want to learn (be warned you will be put to work, but we will feed you too) - call me or send me an e-mail for more details - saturday will probably be the major construction/foam carving, hopefully sunday and monday will be mostly attaching the foam and doing paint effects