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Kelly's Bachelorette Weekend

Good God am I tired. I didn't get very much sleep last night.

This morning I put the kettle on the stove, and then laid down on top of my bed again, in that way that I do, when I'm pretending that I'm not going to fall asleep again, but really I am. I had some weird dreams. There was some dude . . . some older guy, some man, with whom I was living and sleeping. It was creepy. I also had a dream about my car, but I don't quite remember what happened. I had a bad dream about my car a few weeks ago: I dreamed that I tried to get into the back seat, and I could barely fit my legs in there. There was no leg room! It was like a non-expanded-cab pickup truck! It was horrible. I woke up in a cold sweat. If there is one thing my car is about, it is leg room in the back seat.

This past weekend was grapenutKelly's bachelorette party, and it was a whole lot of fun. yittleoneGina organized the weekend, and she did a great job. Friday night was at the Casbah in Atlantic City (we stayed at the Sands: don't stay at the Sands. They tried to make us pay something like $120 more per room than we were quoted). Saturday the ladies detoxed on the beach in AC, and then went to dinner in Margate. Saturday night was swimming and girl talk at the Manse. I got really really drunk and MAN do I love me some dishin', I will tell you what. I got pretty sick later in the evening (or morning, if you want to look at it that way), but it wasn't a big deal, and then I felt really great on Sunday, so I didn't mind.

I skipped out on the beach and dinner, because I had to make it in to work during the weekend. (Work is crazy). (Work also bites). However, I made the mistake of going home for lunch, before heading into the office. I didn't feel very well (my tummy), and I kept lounging on the couch with the cat, waiting to feel better, and watching the hours tick by: the later I went in, the later I had to stay, you know? Finally I laid down for a bit. I was actually good and got up 20 minutes later, but I felt worse -- finally a hangover headache, what a delay on that one -- so I said fuckit. I'll go in tomorrow.

THEN I received an email from the lovely petit_chou, informing me of a They Might Be Giants show in Penns Landing that afternoon. Now, I had been aware of the existence of such a show; but since I was originally going to be in Atlantic City for most of the weekend, I didn't think it would be possible to make it. But it was happening at 6:30! The ladies' dinner reservation was at 8! I could totally go!

I called a few cats who couldn't make it, so I went over to Penn's Landing by myself. It was a really nice show. And it was outside, and you know how much I enjoy being outside. Oh man and they had Captain-and-Cokes! That was so totally awesome! You know me, I can't have fun unless I'm drinking, but I don't really like beer, let alone watery beer in plastic bottles! So that was great. And they were giving out orange foam hands that said "They Might Be Giants" on them to all the kids. And I wrote down the set list because I'm a dork. And I attempted to anticipate the set list because I'm really a dork, but I wrote nown nine (9) songs and they only played five (5) that were on the list. But they didn't play "Istanbul"! I think that was the first (of over, what, twenty?) They Might Be Giants show I've ever attended where they didn't play "Istanbul."

They sure as hell played "The Guitar" and "Particle Man," though.

And man, even though it was a kids' show? The ONLY song I heard them play from the ABCs album was "Alphabet of Nations" (totally awesome, by the way) and the only songs they played from No! were "John Lee Supertaster" and "Clap Your Hands." Weird.

After the concert I went back home and took a nap, and headed over to the Manse (and the hot tub) at around one. Was up really late, worked in the office all afternoon, and I can't remember what I did Sunday evening, but I imagine it involved sitting around.

On Monday Jeff chose Diner for Movie Night. I like that movie. I hadn't seen it in years. I'm going to start saying that people are "death" when they are really hot because that sounds so serious.


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Jul. 27th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
You know I could be totally wrong here, but I don't remember ever hearing "The Guitar" live...

Man I haven't seen Them in forever! Like 3 years, probably. They're coming to some festival here in September, maybe I'll make that.
Jul. 27th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever seen them where they fail to play "The Guitar," "Birdhouse," "Particle Man," and "Istanbul" (until now.) Seriously.

You should go see them! Eventually they'll be dead, and then you'll be sorry. Also they're playing "Fingertips" these days, which is totally neat the first few times you see it! After that it's sort of boring, because you know, it's not actually a real song...

Oh, I forgot to mention in my post that I miss Dan Hickey. I don't see Them as frequently as I used to, so I haven't developed an affection for this new guy Marty. And I can't find out what Dan is up to.
Jul. 27th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
Did you catch that New Yorker half-concert/half-comedy tour they did last fall (or whenever it was in your neck of the woods)?

It's was pretty tight...I almost laughed too much to drink my jack and cokes.....
Jul. 28th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
I'm surprised they only played two songs from No!!! It's specifically meant to be a kids' album, first off. Second, I think it was their best album in YEARS.

And there were an ungodly number of better songs on that album that they could have played. "Four of Two," "Fibber Island," "Bed Bed Bed"...

Jul. 28th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
i'm more surprised they didn't play more songs off the NEW kids' album. i was actually expecting the bulk of the songs to come from there. of course, i'm also kind of happy, because i didn't get to go, and i am spiteful. so there.
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