7.26.2002

blogging does the body good
It's been a while since the last time that I sat down and blogged and a lot has happened in that time frame.
A lot of good stuff. :)

As you may know, I started a new job that is basically kick ass. I'm loving the government's version of time clocks. I have to work a core number of hours, but that's not determined by a start/stop time during the week. As long as I make my hours, no questions asked. It works really well when having a social life!

Speaking of social life...it's taken on a life all it's own lately. I just had this urge to be out there in the middle of everything again. With the CL luau completed and finished, it's just great being able to run around again. It was a lot of work helping on that, but it was a lot of fun and some very, very good things came out of it! Very good things! I'm now convinced more than ever that this is what I want to do. I know that it will slowly build, but I love making sure that the bands are taken care of and knowing all the inside info. It's like being in a spin cycle actually, everything is spinning and turning and changing, but the speed of it all and getting things accomplished and done, it's exhilirating and exciting...and you know i feed off of that!

Just a few minor details that are turning into bigger and better outlooks
The job - i love it and coming into work everyday is great. amazingly enough i actually know a handful of my coworkers from my days of being a teacher. small world eh?

Baltimore is proving to be a lot more fun than the last time that I was there. My 21st birthday with my parents for a business seminar. Blah. Now it's a lot of fun. Last night I went to a place called the 13th Floor, and yes it's on the 13th floor. Saw a band called Big in Japan. Very impressed. It's a 3 member version of Lake Trout and it's basically drum and bass...only live. The bassist was amazing, but i didn't get to watch him. All of us had a table in the back of the bar and my back was to the music. Honestly I didn't know they had started to play because they didn't sound live. With D&B it's hard to know when it's a cd and live unless you are watching them. But I really liked them. I didn't get to meet them and I don't think that they had any cds available, but I'll have to look into them again.

So this is the 3rd time that i've gone up to baltimore to play. Erinn and I are developing this habit of going out and meeting these interesting people. It's cool to know that I've got a group forming in that city. It's not the safest city in the US, but it's definitely got it's high points! I can't remember the last time that I went to a pool party on the roof of a 20 story building where not only was it raining but people swam. Oh and did i mention that the guy who's birthday the party was for didn't get to eat his cake, but had it smeared all over his face...and then was thrown into the pool. I never thought that pools, cakes, dj's, concocted drinks that tasted like cider, peanut butter capt'n crunch, fights, chick fights, cops, buffy and more cereal could all mesh together into one night. Oh and I almost forgot. Add in the drunk guy crawling around in the hallway barking and banging his head on the walls with getting locked in a stairwell with Gregg and some other guy, and you've got a perfect night.

Well it could compare to the previous night actually. My official introduction to the city. Erinn and I went to a Alex and Deneel's party. I was the only non-med person there but we had a great time. Doctors don't party late so it was cleared before midnight. Didn't stop the 4 of us from hanging out on the deck shooting the breeze and talking about every topic conceivable....and I do mean every topic. Much to Deneel's wonderment, I'm still conviced that it takes two hands. :)

It was a great time so when Erinn mentioned heading up there last night, I packed my bags and hit the road. It's crazy to think that Baltimore is only 20 minutes from me...if that. I have a feeling that it will become my next stomping grounds...but we'll have to wait and see what happens tonight at IOTA :)

On the music front:
I am going to officially work with BS. I can't wait. It's funny all that I went through to get them on the Luau and then they had to leave right after. Bakari is great though. I know and understand why they had to leave, but it's really awesome to have all of them come up and thank me for getting them there. I love those guys and I really appreciate all that they do....and they inturn don't let the little things slip by them at all! B and I talked for almost 2 hours (or so it seemed) this morning about role developments and where they want the future to be heading. I'm just glad that i get to help out. This is going to be the biggest thing yet in regards to working directly with so I'm really excited about it. It's a perfect fit...and in about 7 hours, i'll be hanging out with them. Can't wait!!!

Oh what else. seattleLaura is in town right now for the Luau and Michelle and Troy wedding shower/party/bbq. I'll be attending that tomorrow so i get to hang out with most of the CL Richmond people I know. It's funny how the people I know all have their own little parts in my life. They aren't my entire life, but they all have their places. They all have their own piece to my puzzle. It's great. I'm really lovin' having these people in my life!!

Speaking of seattleLaura...herScott and baltimoreErinn seem to have something going. Very nice to see...very nice indeed! :)

Well for now i think i need to get back to work. I've got a lot of work to do on a web site (oh how i love this job!)...but i'll post more after this weekend. I've been tossing around the idea of blogging more often, but we'll have to see. I always think of blogging but getting it down is something completely different.