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windpocalypse!

It's nearly apocalyptic outside. Rain and howling wind through the afternoon and no sign of natural light. That, coupled with a little headache and not enough sleep, persuaded me to stay home today thinking about how it might be nice to have an inflatable boat just in case the waters rose up the hill to wash away my apartment. As the lights began to flicker I realized that I don't own a flashlight and scrambled to find a promotional box of matches in case the power went out. I took comfort knowing that my sidekick and ultra-bright iPod would probably would have provided sufficient illumination in a pinch. (If it saved a lost hiker, it can help me find my toothbrush)

I'm happy to report that my part of town has not yet been struck by disaster. The rain even cleared when it was time to meet up with the metbloggers for drinks at the Green Room downtown. Traffic was ridiculous, the bus was late, and the driver made up the route as he went, but I stayed mostly dry walking and riding.

The wind is still hilarious. On the way home, it practically lifted me across the street at crosswalks.



Playing catch-up for those who are interested in keeping track. The weekend included a holiday party with friends and the Three Imaginary Girls karaoke party at the Crocodile. Someone sang "Gloria" and I fled to the bar before the crippling tailgate flashbacks consumed me. I still kind of despise karaoke, but the event was pretty amusing.

Sunday was the KEXP Yule Benefit with Cold War Kids, Junior Boys, Ted Leo + Pharmacists, and Juno. I liked the bands is approximately descending order on the setlist, but we really didn't give Juno much of a chance, going to Havana for drinks instead.

Nothing really on Monday. A visit to Ballard for pub quiz on Tuesday, and office hours at the Hideout last night.

Comments

Do you hate Karaoke because of the tailgates? Or just for natural reasons -and- it reminds you of the tailgates?

:P
I think it's some combination of the two. My fear of "Gloria" is definitely tailgate-related!

Plus, all of the tailgates made it really clear that there are "good" and "bad" karaoke songs and a song's suitability for karaoke is not really related to its quality as a song. Few people seem to appreciate this.

Did I mention that there was a raffle at this karaoke adventure? Sadly, it was only numbered tickets (no Phuc Liu) and no one double folded.