Saturday night we rented
Amelie, which was easy for Tomoka to follow with the translation written
on the bottom. She can read English faster than hearing and understanding
has been here since last Wednesday night. We went to Graceland to
see Automaton (who cancelled) and later went to Nation, where Jason
was the Celebrity Bartender. Thursday night I took her to Six Arms
and she joined Marco from Finland and Kolja from Germany, as well
as the rest of the 6rms’ers. Friday we went to Noah’s
Roast, and Saturday went to Golden Rings to get her belly button pierced!
It was done by the same guy that pierced my tongue a long, long time
ago. After she came down from her pain, we walked all around Pacific
Place (where I ran into Bob, our ex-assistant manager-in-training
from Starbucks. He now manages the café in the middle of Pacific
Place.) with Tomoka’s friend Amanda. Old Navy was having some
amazing deals. I whimpered throughout the store.
Sunday we met
Marc at Rudy’s Barbershop and walked around Fremont. Tomoka got a
chunky, choppy haircut. She kept pulling on her hair like she wanted to
stretch it back to its long length again. Tomoka made all of us dinner that
night and Marc and I made a webpage for her party, which we are having this
Our Joe comes
home Monday morning, as few days earlier than I expected. It will be good
to have him home, but things will certainly be different, with the impending
divorce and all.
I forgot to mention in my last entry –
the Hot Hot Heat
and Hint Hint show
at the Showbox was great. I schmoozed with Paul from HHH and he invited
me to hang out with them while they recorded some tracks for SubPop and
I called them too late that next day, so I never went. Next time.
All you Seattleites,
go to the I-Spy this Tuesday night to see Shane and his friend Sean performing
as Robosexuals at 9:30. I’m afraid I may miss the show – we’re
having a dinner for my Starbucks customer Pete and a few other friends.
Shane didn’t find out about the show until just recently.
Chuck Palahniuk is reading from his new book, Lullaby, two nights this month
– and I’m afraid I will miss both nights. The first reading
is this Thursday, when I get my wisdom teeth removed. The next reading is
next Friday – which is the night of Noah’s Roast (we are Roasting
him for his 30th).
Tomoka should with us by the end of next week. I’m hoping we can have
a party while she’s here – maybe right after Truly & Chris
get back from their honeymoon so we’ll have two excuses for a party.
Saturday night we had
two parties to attend – one for Marc who is
an architect at Johnston Architects, and the other for Julie which I mentioned
earlier (were you paying attention??). Marc’s gathering was at Six
Arms (of all places) and he had a birthday cake and quite a few friends
– it was very nice. He and Sarah just bought a house, so Sean &
I got him a tool belt. He will need it. Sarah introduced me to a friend
of their's who is a – CLOWN! A real one! (No, he wasn’t in uniform
for the party – they are friends with him.) He went to college for
this and even toured with Barnum and Bailey by train for two years! He loved
Seattle, so when he was done touring, he moved here and got an agent. He
recently finished training for stage hypnotism, and he gave us some examples
of how that works. His name is Bob
and his current title is Hypnobob. I found the whole discussion fascinating.
We were late for Julie’s party because of him, so when we finally
got to Julie’s, I said “Sorry we’re late – I met
a clown – I couldn’t leave.” Julie’s
party was kinda winding down when we got there, but we stayed for quite
a while anyway. The conversation was intriguing.
Tomoka will be here in a couple weeks!
had quite the week and weekend. The fun never stops.
Wednesday I had my stitches removed from my face. Thursday I went
to Six Arms and went to eat my fish burrito and …. the scar
ripped open. It was so nasty. I went home and paged Dr. Strother,
and he called me back to say he was in Chicago, and to go get stitches
again, pronto. So I got to spend my evening in the ER of Northwest
Hospital with none other than Dr. Hook (yes, his real name) who made
me cry he was so horrible. When we finally got home, I noticed that
there weren’t any stitches in the center, but we just dismissed
Friday evening we helped a certain someone set up a certain after-hours
club and that’s about all I can say since I’m friends
with cops and they read this. Let’s say it was a warehouse party.
Or are those illegal too? Okay a really big party with a DJ. Okay,
disregard. Whatever it was, it required a lot of running around and
setting up and covering the windows and painting and security and
and and….. by the time we opened the doors I was exhausted,
but it was too crowded to get out, so Sean and I hung out and danced
Anyhoo, we got home from this certain place at almost 4 a.m. and I
noticed that my stitches were opened up in the center and I was so
tired I figured “gah, I give up, I’ll just have a scar.”
So this week finds me with stitches again, and trying to get both of my
lower wisdom teeth pulled this Thursday with said stitches. I also need
to see Dr. Strother to figure out when to get these stitches removed.
Saturday Truly is having a Margarita Party, just days before her wedding.
She’s crazy. I don’t even remember the last week before my wedding
– it’s one big panicked haze.
My application for school is now turned in – everyone cross your fingers
for me – they decide by September 23. Keep your fingers crossed until
Hot Hot Heat played at
Graceland last Friday. They were fabulous as always, and I'm going to see
them play again tomorrow night with Hint Hint (cousin Jason's band) and
Wire. I don't remember what I did Saturday because it's blank. No, wait.
I think that's the day M came over and we messed with Shane's website, which
resulted in us playing on the Teletubbies website for way too long.
I know my birthday was a couple weeks ago, but Fernanda gave me this
picture and I thought I'd add it on here. Once again, it's been so
long since I've had a chance to update, I have to consult my Outlook
Calendar just to see where I've been. And oh, I've been.
Nanda left us Thursday morning so I dropped off a sappy goodbye note
at her house on my way to Jessica's Going Away party, which was a
raging karaoke brawl at the Mandarin Gate. There's blackmail pictures
floating around somewhere, I'm sure. I sang "Why Don't We Do
It In The Road" by the Beatles. Well, okay, not really sing.
Errr....I'm denying everything.
My living room full o'love.
Sunday we (Me, Sean, Shane, Jon, M, Marc, Sarah, Emily, Josh) spent the
day at Bumbershoot.
We saw Modest Mouse, Sonic Youth, and Death Cab for Cutie. We also looked
at the art displays and sat in the grass and ate. It was a wonderful day.
Tuesday night we had Marc and Sarah and Alison over for dinner on the new
patio, since they all missed the birthday gathering. It was a beautiful
night for a candlelit dinner on the verandah. Marc and Sarah brought wine,
Alison brought cookies and sorbet, Sean made his yummy halibut pasta, and
Wednesday I went to see a great dermatologist named Dr. Strother at Island
Dermatology. He decided that it was, in fact, time for my mole on my face
to be removed. We toasted to it Thursday night at Six Arms, and Friday at
12:30 my mole was removed. I'm still shocked and stricken, and I have stitches
on the inside and outside. It's the first time I've EVER had stitches and
I'm now 32. Wow. The stitches are removed Wednesday, and I will slowly adapt
to not having my face look the same anymore.
Saturday afternoon Sean and I went to Chris and Truly's Ring
Casting Party. The whole explanation of it is on the page. Sunday I
focused on completing my application for school and then Jon and Amy came
over for Yahtzee and we made peanut butter hugs cookies. Amy leaves today
for New York - she's doing a bunch of really great stuff for the Girl Scouts
out there. I'm glad they were able to stop by before she left.
Our Julie has been laid off from her job so she's having a Layoff Party
this Saturday. BYOEverything, of course.