Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Rundown of My Three Day Weekend

I spent the entire weekend with family by day, but still partied by night, but I kept my picture taking to a minimum. I think I need to somehow clean my camera because it's not focusing like I want it to as can be seen in the pics I posted from the week. Anyway, this is just a long winding post about my weekend, so if you're interested, click the "keep on reading" link below. If you just wanna know about the music stuff, skip this post. But you still get to see Johanna...this was feeding time.

Friday started with my brother and my sister-in-law, Melissa, arriving to my house after their lunch at Quatro Milpas. We were just going to head to my mom's but ended up all busting out our laptops to use the wi-fi since there is none at my mom's. After a couple hours, we went down and arrived at baby feeding time at Rosie's Family Daycare.

It was pretty much a laid back night at the house, we ordered pizzas, had cake for my sister's birthday, and watched Bill Maher together. By the time I got home, I was a little wiped out and took a short nap, thinking it would just be a laid back night at the Ken. I got there at 11 and it turned out that Frantic Romantic had already played, so I sat at the bar with a couple friends. I wish that I'd rechecked my own site, because I didn't realize that my listing for U-31 was so buried on my Friday night listings, or I would've been at Silent Comedy. Instead, Dan picked me up from the Ken Club and we went to Jivewire at the Casbah for a little while, until retiring at the Cherry Bomb for some quick foosball and last call, then came back to Kensington to hang out.

Come Saturday, I was taking it easy until my cousin and sister picked me up and we went back to Chula Vista for my sister's birthday BBQ, only it was cold out so it was more of an indoor party, but it was still good. It had been ages since my family was all together including my cousin, and we laughed at the thought that there was a time when we all lived under the same roof.

We again stayed at the house pretty late, until the last guests left and the house was all cleaned up. My brother turned in a little early because he was going to Disneyland on Sunday, so we said our "see you in 7 months" and called it a night, and I went home. I rested a bit and walked to the Ken in time to catch Writer and Hotel St. George. I don't know what's going on with the lights there but the last couple shows there were played in almost complete darkness, but Writer and Hotel St. George sounded great, even to just the handful of us who were present.

At the end of the night, a bunch of people came over for an after party. Since I never really take pictures after hours, I decided to take a couple of everyone sprawled in my livingroom.

The crowd eventually dwindled a little and then a little more, until it was just Andy, Abraham and I and we got into an interesting conversation about religion which was surely the sign (well, that and the sunrise) that it was time to call it a night.

Obviously staying up that late meant I slept in, but eventually my parents came by and we all went to my sister's house to hang out. We watched Juno, which I hadn't yet seen, and passed Johanna around, had dinner until eventually Connie left to head back to LA and my parents dropped me back at home, where I got sucked into a Hallmark movie on CBS and tested myself to see if I could go a whole day without opening my laptop. It wasn't easy, but I did it.

So yeah, it was a busy week, and now that I've written all about it, I've got this week to I should really get some sleep but I guess I'll do a mini listings post first.

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