This holiday season reminded me that I've lost touch with so many people. It's partly due to my work schedule and just isolating myself. Now that I have weekends off consistently, I really should actively seek out people again even if it's only for a coffee or a pint.
I've also been very slack in actually working on art or writing. I'm thinking that maybe actually posting more often than every 6 months may help with this. Granted, I'm not really sure what I should blog about as I am a fairly private person.
So, I guess I'll start with my weekend?
Friday evening, S. and I went to a hardcore show at Deckuf. The first band was great and really tight. They are a local band called, "Spilled Guts." I would definitely see them again. The second band, which I can't be arsed to remember the name of was so awful that they drove a good portion of the audience away AND they were actually being heckled while they were playing. S. and I went for a smoke partway through their set and everyone that came outside made comments on how terrible they were. They were doing the death metal screamo crap and for one song it just sounded like they were growling, "We're so awesome! We have cocks!" It was really terrible "dude" metal. The drummer also looked like he was going to into roid rage at any moment. The headliners were alright. They are called "Critical Convictions." Two of our friends are in that band which is why we stuck around and didn't bolt during the crap-fest of the second band. As I said, "Critcal Convictions" were alright but they are no "Pregnancy Scares." Granted, "Pregancy Scares" are the best punk band in Ottawa and I think it would be hilarious to have them on the same bill as the "Dayglo Abortions."
After that show, R., T., S., and I went to the Dom; Shocking I know. We had a couple of drinks there and chatted with the usual suspects. We closed the bar and brought R. And T. back to our place. I tapped out to bed fairly early for us since I had been awake since 7am that day. I'm really happy I had a nap after work before going out.
Yesterday we mostly lazed about and then headed back to Dekcuf for another show. This time to see "Nero." When the show was originally announced it was sold out within two hours. The place was packed. The band was awesome. Lauzon can do some amazing things on a guitar. His Les Paul he was using was gorgeous.
A couple of people actually had the audacity to light up a joint in the venue. They were bounced very quickly. S. and I were thankfully able to hide out in the sound booth with J. and were able to just witness the chaos from afar. We played a little game of, "Guess Which Drug People Are On," which can be incredibly entertaining and depressing at the same time. We closed the bar and somehow managed to find a cab in the market. It ended up being another earlyish night for us.
Today, we slept most of the day until we were roused from sleep to go for dinner with a couple of S.'s friends from Kingston. We had both totally forgotten that we had made said plans but we managed to get up and dressed and walk the two blocks to ESD. I had their vegetarian vegatable soup but it was far too peppery. All I could taste was pepper and sometimes a lentil. I ended up only eating maybe half and giving the rest to S. my face was actually sweating from the amount of pepper in the soup.
Then it was off to Boushey's to get some veggies where we witnessed this woman shouting at one of the clerks and making an amazing ass of herself all because the clerk carded her son when he tried to buy a lighter. He looked maybe 10. It was just further proof that some people are just assholes and apparently can't go anywhere without making a scene or buy their own lighters. I really do hate people sometimes.
Now, I'm home and sitting on the futon trying to figure out what shitty movie or TV show to watch. Or you know, I may actually be productive and attempt to draw "something."
So yeah, it's been a weekend. And I have tomorrow off from work. I foresee tomorrow also being a very lazy day. To go back to my earlier point, if any of you would like to go for a coffee or something, let me know! I'm even going to try to make it to family dinner more often. The only frustration with it being on Thursdays is that I end work at 9pm and I always feel bad going to places when I can't contribute anything. Granted, I just need to be better at planning stuff and organizing my time. I'm sure I'll figure something out.