- Cocktails Friday night with a good pal at Cicchetti, served up by amazing bartender Seth
- A motorcycle ride to Ballard followed by fish and chips, beer and pool, and then a nightcap at Shelter with a cute boy and his anxious friend
- Pre-birthday cupcakes Saturday morning with Hammy Smackbooty (HBD darlin', see you soon!)
- Martinis, dinner and gossip with a handsome pal at Queen City Grill
- At the Grotto in Belltown later on, I worked the door at a fundraiser for the Gulf: a $5 cover scored performances by Tulsi, Rory Gannon, Kelly Castle Scott, Thad Wenatchee, and late night beats by DJ Limerence
- Afterward, hashbrowns and crayola art at Beth's on Aurora
- Sunday was the Evergreen State Fair, a day of horses and piglets, prize canned beets, dog obedience trials (including one over-excited escapee), alpacas in costume, elephant ears + Lopez Island ice cream, and a Ferris Wheel ride with the cute boy
- Later on, a Negroni at re:public
- Caught a friend's band, We Say Bang! at the Comet
- And then came church: dancing at Rebar, kicked off by wickedly talented DJ Brian Lyons, followed by Lawnchair Generals (and heard a rumor Mark Farina peeked in quite late)
- Monday...a lovely lazy morning, then kicking it over Negro Modelo and spinach pizza with another good pal
- A friend treated me to the Supremes costume collection at EMP
- And finally, segue into the evening, gin and tonic, ramen and a valiant waitress at Kushibar
- Then I went home, did laundry, and pondered my good fortune
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
You know I'm not given to gushing but as holidays go, this one was pretty damn amazing. It has been a solidly good, if chaotic summer, and going into the long weekend I felt unsettled, lots of tentative plans and maybes but nothing really for sure. Well, I'm here to testify. I had a great time.
I've been reading quite a few memoirs, courtesy of the Seattle Public Library. I want to write one, as you know, so I've been absolu...
A couple of weeks ago I collaborated with the indubitable thad wenatchee and others to write a radio play. See more on how it went:
Ever wondered what it takes to get a piece of fiction published? I'm not talking New Yorker type of prose. That's a rarefied world ...
Check out my new video, a brief reading from a story published this past spring in Opossum.