Thursday was the metroblogging meetup at the Elysian. Pitchers of Pumpkin Ale were consumed. So seasonally delicious. Then I went home and typed about Grey's Anatomy.
Friday, we met at Dragonfish before seeing a movie because it's really one of the few places to meet near the multiplexes. It always seems like a huge logic puzzle to think of a better place, but alas. We had intended to see the Departed, but we spent too much time hanging out and the next showing ended up selling out. We walked a couple blocks and saw all but the first few minutes of the Last King of Scotland. Crazy dictators = bad idea for a country, but a compelling topic for a film. A friend from Amsterdam is in Seattle; so after the movie it seemed like taking him to the Cha Cha would be a good tourist activity. We wound up sitting in the back, next to the photobooth, which generated a constant stream of interesting traffic near out table. He also had the brilliant idea of buying forty ounce bottles of Pabst Blue Ribbon to make the visit more authentic.
Last night, I nurtured my crush on Ballard by seeing talented bands Boat and Math & Physics Club at the not crushworthy Sunset Tavern.
Tonight, My Brightest Diamond, Sufjan Stevens and a very large butterfly-winged band. With inflatable Santas and Supermen! So good. More on this later.