Two weeks ago, I smashed 'Bea' on the stage of the Velvet Lounge and then again on the wall of the Velvet Lounge.
Friday- Ate at La Tasca, CRAPPY TAPAS that taste like my home cooking, with our friend Kristine to help celebrate her divorce. Then ended the night at Tunicliff's with Diet Cokes and Cape Cods.
Saturday- Slept in, the wife made breakfast, slowly awoke then watched last weeks New England v. Chicago. Twellman you SUCK! Eventually dressed in my Preppiest/Upper Crust/High Society informal wear for an afternoon of croquet with the Official Unofficial Croquet Society of DC. Consumed quite a few Pimm's and Iced tea, hit some balls through a couple of wickets and cheated, cheated, cheated, cheated! HUZZZZZZAHHH!
Then ate dinner at Clyde's and heard all the dirt of some married Joe who is attempting to have an affair. Due to rain we kept dry by staying in Clyde's for a couple extra minutes. Eventually we made our way out to rural Northern Virginia (via METRO) to catch Greg's band's CD release show. Saw two bands and left during Greg's set (sorry Greg, but we were tired, drunk and not feeling social). But they are really a great band, go see them.....Lejeune Lejeune Lejeune Lejeune Lejeune
On the Metro back, some machismo no neck schmuck asked if I wanted him to beat up a group of mooks (read GWU trusties) who mocked my Preppiest/Upper Crust/High Society informal wear. Huh??!?!?!?!
We sat across from teen wearing nothing more than a hankie, who was either on her way to fuck for money or some XTC fueled all night dance party. She slept the whole ride from Clarendon to Metro Center.
The wife wanted to walk from Metro Center to home, slighty drunk and extremely exhausted I agreed. It was raining! We got wet, but enjoyed the stroll, by-passing Little Time Square and past the fools in line at A Venue (waiting in line to go to a club????????I do not comprehend why anyone would do this in the rain or just in general)
We eventually got home and watched our recorded msut see tv (YEAH DVR!), My Name is Earl and the Office as well as CSI!!!!
Around 1:30 we heard several gun shots, I mistook them for firecrackers so I did nothing. Ten minutes later another gun shot or firecracker was heard. I immediately called 311 (311 was chosen because I was honestly unsure if it was gun shots or firecrackers). A call was made, I did my job!
Sunday- Slept in, then made breakfast for the wife.... Her favorite French Toast (did you know in France french toast is called LOST TOAST?)!!!!
Over preparing and eating of breakfast the wife and I watched last nights Galaxy v. New England. This was a tough match to watch because I did not want either team to win. New England the finer of the two teams beat Landon "Forehead" Donovan's Gaylaxy 3-2. Definitly a sweet match.
Checked my email, and found that KEVIN!!! from the Bolophonics had this to say:
Mighty!, after thinking about it for the last few weeks I've decided that
I want to stop doing The Bolophonics. After 3 years, we are still
begging and cajoling our friends/family/co-workers to get out to
shows; for whatever reason, we cannot build a fanbase of any size.
Maybe we suck as a band, maybe we don't know what we're doing from a
promo standpoint, but I'm also getting kind of burnt out on music in
general and don't really have the fire I once did to keep it going.
Now I need to find a new band, I felt the end coming and decided not to keep it going cause I too wanted to end it. But since I was only involved as the bass player with close to zero artistic input (not by my choosing) I am not so sad to see it go. Sure I am sad I won't be playing out anytime soon but not sad in the sad be depressed for days!
Eventually we got out of the house to BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY. For her work mostly, we made stops at Pearl art store and Home Depot. We also stopped at La Madeline for 'french' food. Had to complain to the manager about the conditons in the outdoor eating area. Supposedly La Madeline has staff to clear dishes and used food trays. Piles of dirty dishes and detritus had collected and was a happy hunting ground for the areas sparrow and starlings. The wife and I had to clear a table ourselves.....I chose to complain or more honestly bring the manager up to speed on the conditions becuase I spent and exorbitant amount of money on food that was prepared prior to my arrival. $21.00
Finally after eating, the wife and I decided to stopped by GUITAR CENTER \m/ :) \m/
Saw a bass that I had been eyeing on E-Bay, Fender Jaguar Bass (a new bass, Jaguar has previously been found in the guitar and baritone guitar variety). I test drove the bass for a while then pumped into David, who at one time dated a friend, who I have been acquanted with through the DC RAWK scene. He was most recently in Third Programme, but I am sure he is in some other GROOP currently. Well any way long story short David works at Guitar Center and was able to extend to me the "BUDDY" Rate. He knocked a $100 off of the store price, which was already below the prices I found on E-Bay. A quick decision was made and I purchased a brand new bass.