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08 July 2007 @ 10:10 pm
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Did a one-day Faire in Wappinger's Falls today. Heat in the mid-high 90s. Layers of costume. Lots of marching on hot asphalt.* Tensions running high. Beer truck running late. Piped-in dance music competing with our first set (but seriously, "Everybody dance now!" completely works if you plug in, "Can you dance the polka?"). Small crowds due to the aforementioned heat.

And yet I still had a really, really good time. HUGE thanks to aryiana, as she is made of win (and frozen watermelon cubes and an ADORABLE wee bebeh** (and, come to that, two gorgeous kids nearly grown - how did that happen?)).

I had a snippy moment. Not proud of that, and apologized to most of those who were there. If I missed you, please consider this my apology. Bad time to bring it up, and certainly bad form.

Must mention that I got a blister on my tipper finger. Please excuse the chatspeak, but WTF? I've been playing how long? Even with breaks in between bouts of serious drum time, this has never happened. I blame the crazy sweat and weird drum-to-hand-to-tipper tension on the parade route. In any event, my drumming for the rest of the day was sort of - nay, full out!- sucky. fmreh.

On the way home, Don and I stopped for kick ass mexican food. I confess I ate waaaaay more than I ought to have done, but oh! it was so astoundingly tasty!




*this was somewhat ameliorated by the Drama of the Float that was just ahead of the fight group, which was - in turn - just ahead of us. The canopy was taken out by low hanging branches pretty early on, and a stop sign nearly popped off the back wheels of the tractor/trailer bed when trying to make a turn onto a narrow side street. Excellent street theater, that.

**tickticktickticktick, dammit
 
 
I feel: exanimate*le sigh*
 
 
 
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on July 9th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
When I played the bodhran on the first Three Pints Shy CD I did all the drumming for the album at the end of their recording session. Thank goodness, because I somehow managed, in the hour of drumming, to build and pop a blister and had I had a break to contemplate it I probably wouldn't have wanted to start up again. Stupid fingers. I think it's worse when you're sweaty.
Kel: Rose-heart-Nineladyjoust on July 9th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
I feel your pain. Completely. I think it was the sweat that did it, but it makes me no less cranky. rawr.


On a side note, you need to tell me when you're up for kickboxing/farmers market/chilling in the Kilcoyne's backyard with the grill and food and a bottle or two of wine. Or any combination thereof. I'm flexible, so no worries!


La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on July 9th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
Yes! I had actually thought about calling you and trying to come today, but when I thought it (yesterday) my hip was being cranky from Pilates and a Half (we were a half an hour in when the rest of the group showed up and we started over. Ow.). I'd like to (maybe)come next Sunday, but I have a biopsy on Friday and I'm not sure how physically traumatic that is going to end up being.
Kel: sweet smile Roslinladyjoust on July 9th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
It's your call. I'm going to be going regularly for the forseeable future.

And can I just say how fully in awe I am of you? Pilates = v. intimidating! Seriously. It scares me. *whimper*

Good luck with the health stuff. Take care of yourself, hon.
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on July 9th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Awesome. I will get off of my ass! I will!

WRT the Pilates, I had ALWAYS wanted to take a reformer (machines) class, but never had the option, so when I saw the studio open here (in the Indian Rock mall) I jumped at the opportunity, took the first class, and got hooked. You should consider taking an experimental class to see if you find it evil. The teacher (cricket) is REALLY REALLY nice. And silly. She uses lots of food metaphors, and we had several Lord of the Rings moments on Friday. I'm actually going to apply for a part time job there to see if I can trade work for classes since they are currently DESPERATE for help.

(and thanks! It's probably nothing, but I'll feel better when I know. And if it's NOT nothing, I have my silver lining all worked out. I'm dying my hair dark green, which will cheer me through any awfulness during the treatment of not nothing :) )
Kel: beautiful Jane Eyreladyjoust on July 9th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
I'd LOVE to try a class. So long as the instructor is kind/forgiving/understanding, I'm there. And LOTR moments make everything that much happier.


p.s. I WANT DARK GREEN HAIR!


p.p.s. you still have my happy thoughts. just so's you know.
Jgrigoricennui on July 9th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
If sweat is what's creating the problem, couldn't you pick up a rosin bag or some talc or something to keep you dry?

J.
aryiana: Pinsaryiana on July 10th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
The watermelon was a "mom" thing I thought to do for my family as we had the melon cut up and didn't want it to go bad over the weekend (so we froze it). Guess I may have to expand my offerings to the cast this year...

Kids do tend to just grow up when you aren't looking. My son freaks me out. He decided he didn't want to cut his hair after faire last year -- he wanted to be able to put it in a ponytail for this summer. Wasn't sure how he would look, but damn if he doesn't look a wee bit older than 11 (oh and he wears size 11 shoes too!!). Bethany is going to have to be chaparoned I think... either that or keep her on permanent babysitting duty -- keep her safe and busy.

I'm glad you were able to -- and enjoyed holding Arik - even if it was only for a few moments. I do miss you guys and am very glad we can still see you and Don every once in a while at these random gigs.