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Happy Easter!

So, Lent is over and I'm going bonkers all over the internets. Technically, I had Sundays to do what I liked, but the deprivation of the past week after so many weeks was driving me nuts, so I've been playing run to catch up most of today in between taking care of some four loads of laundry.

So, let's see, in absolutely no particular order:

Went to see The Lizardmen at Smith's Olde Bar a week or two ago. They rocked as always, but I had to endure one of the worst bands I've seen in some time before they came on. I didn't catch their names, though I probably should have so I can avoid them in future. At first, I couldn't decide if they were subversively brilliant or completely full of shit, but as their set progressed, I went with Completely Full Of Shit. The pinched look on the lead singer's face indicating he was taking this all way too seriously pretty much clinched it. They were like a seven-year-old kid's idea of the cool rock band he'd want to be in when he grew up, if that kid had been a child of the 70s. (Though I suppose it's good that some people are able to hold on to their childhood dreams all the way to adulthood.)

Last weekend I went to BaconFest, a fundraiser for Dad's Garage Theater that featured bands, beer and, well, bacon. Lots of bacon. They had silly carnival games which could win you tickets, which you would then give to Sir Francis Bacon (or, at least, an actor dressed up as such) and gain access to the Trunk of Junk, which had all kinds of crap that, as near as I could tell, was donated by various supporters, but wasn't quite valuable enough for the silent auction. I snagged some lotion, some handmade soap and, miracle of miracles, a chrome towel rack, which I've been in need of for some time since my towel rack broke. The silent auction had some amazingly groovy stuff, too--swag donated by Cartoon Network, AirTran, the Thrashers and others. I landed a Verve Remixed vinyl for ten bucks. (Now all I have to do is get a new needle for my turntable.) I splurged on the VIP ticket, which got me into a little private party in the Top Shelf theater, which had barbecue, an open bar (just wine and beer, but still), the pricier items from the silent auction and jazz playing in the background. Hey, if that's what it's like to be a patron of the arts, I should really do it more often. The evening was capped off with an improv show that was done in the style of a Japanese game show. Teams would have to pick a door and were given a prop to improvise a scene with. (Usually a prop. Sometimes it was a situation or even another actor.) The teams would then be rated by applause and the team that lost would get what was behind "Door Exo" which was some kind of humiliation usually involving something sticky, something edible, or both.

I bought a membership in Second Life. And land. Yeah, I'm an addict. On the plus side, this gives me a place to build that doesn't have bozos testing out their motorcycles and plowing into me. I've built some furniture and I'm tinkering with scripting. I even made a light when the inside of my little freebie cabin got too dark when the sun set. I'm also trying my hand at making tattoos, but that requires going over to my parents so I can borrow my dad's copy of Photoshop, since Photoshop Elements will not do what I need in terms of alpha channels.

Work has kept me reasonably occupied. The gal who handles bankruptcies is a little overwhelmed, so I'm learning a bit about how to do bankruptcies. I wrote step-by-step instructions on how to file a certain kind of pleading (my tech writing skills at work once more) so I can do it more easily in future.

Easter was good. We did the vigil this year and it was quite nice. Long, as always (you know it's going to be a long evening when the first reading is "In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth . . . ") but not as long and certainly not as pretentious as it's been in years past. We actually did our traditional Eggs Benedict at midnight, after the vigil, so we could all sleep in.

Which brings me back to the start of this entry, I believe.

Today I took pleasure Eggs Benedict in the wee smalls of Easter Morning.

Today I learned that my mom's computer is still logged into LiveJournal, via my or my sister's account, which means I have fewer secrets than I thought I did.


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Apr. 9th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
Today I learned that my mom's computer is still logged into LiveJournal, via my or my sister's account, which means I have fewer secrets than I thought I did.

Oh dear... *hug*
Apr. 9th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
It's all good. I got hugs and empathy, but no chastizement whatsoever.

I have a cool mom.
Apr. 9th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
Groooo. I hate it when technology lets me down like that.

Perhaps no one actually read anything. If they did, well, you're a big girl and striving to dothe right thing, even though it requires a lot of struggling, and any parent has to be relieved about that.
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