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Off-balance is a good word for my mood of late. This weekend was a pleasant one, however, as nothing happening was big or involving me as the driving force. I got through my to-do list like a champ; I even felt good about all my drumming endeavors all weekend. Friday night, in fact, while I was practicing in a t-shirt & boxer briefs assuming no one would be the wiser, there was a knock on the door, and it was our neighbors from a few doors down. They'd heard me practicing as they walked to the store. I knew they had a band because I'd heard their neighbors complain about the noise and general unkemptness of their house, but figured they were macho rock types, besides, I am that asshole that barely has time for my friends let alone my neighbors. Anyways, since I was pantsless we didn't chat long, but it was neat to hear that the dude is actually in a band with 2 women.

Saturday I had my lesson, and my teacher hilariously upbraided me for my "childlike, messy" rolls, and then upbraided himself for being so harsh. It went uphill from there, though, and me faith in lessons was renewed. I then headed up to the Mazda dealership to get the 15k checkup. Jack came up and we had lunch... I entertained fantasies of trading up to a MazdaSpeed3. Later on we did the Sakura thing for tzel's birthday, and then had our first backyard relaxin' of the season. I'll be needing more of that, thanks!

Sunday I got up and filed and did laundry. And looked at more lolcats. Then band practice, which made me feel better. Then dinner, and oops, mother's day dinner chez Eids.

So we still need another band to fill out the June 2nd gig at Dr. Dremo's. chiba? ;)

Today at work I met the consultant for the new thing. Whee! When I heard he was a former marine, I was prepared to be intimidated. I don't think it's like that, fortunately.

Current distraction: searching randomly through flickr. Specifically at the moment: A-frames and tiny houses.

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salami_salome
May. 14th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
NOM NOM NOM
salami_salome
May. 14th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
NOOO IT IZ R MAH BIRTHDAY
snidegrrl
May. 14th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
I forgot to mention another favorite this weekend:

salami_salome
May. 14th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
solderline
May. 14th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Some part of my brain
You know, some part of my brain registered that you had purchased a Mazda3 a while back, but I did not fully put it in my memory banks.

I too just got one. Wow so fun to drive! The golf was going to need some massive maintenance soon and had been ridden pretty hard going into DC all of those years. I traded it in for a Phantom Purple Mazda3 five door. Purple! A purple car!

Anyway, I hope you are loving it.

snidegrrl
May. 14th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Some part of my brain
OMG!!! Are you joking??? That is so awesome. Did you get it at Russel on rt 40? I wish I had known so I could have gone and test driven with you. They really are fun to drive while still being entirely practical. I am a walking Mazda ad, so I'm kind of biased. :) And you got the purple!! I am so jealous! I took what I could get color-wise, I got what seemed to be the last 2006 model on the eastern seaboard.
solderline
May. 14th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Some part of my brain
I did go to Russel on route 40. I went to test drive one and then came back the next night after hearing how much it was going to be to fix just one thing on the Golf that needed to be done.

I admit I have always wanted more miles per gallon, but I decided to go for a little fun with my practical small car:) I thought about the Toyota Matrix, but this one was so much more stylish and fun.
snidegrrl
May. 14th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Some part of my brain
I get about 28 MPG consistently. Which really isn't so bad. But yes, you could do better. The Matrix drives like a bus, so you chose wisely. Had you asked me before buying I would have said to go ahead and try driving the Nissan Versa as well, but that would be traitorous. :) Did you get a manual? Was Steve Sherman your sales guy? I had a really good experience with them so far.
solderline
May. 14th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Some part of my brain
I sure did get a manual.

So far I have gotten about 28 as well, but there was a lot of hill traffic driving in the Charlottsville area, which was HUGE fun.

I believe Steve was my sales guy. It is a bit of a blur. It was actually by far the most relaxing and enjoyable sales experience I have had to date buying a car.
angela_la_la
May. 14th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Why have we not hung out specifically to talk about tiny houses?!?! I mean, we have, but not lately. :)

I particularly like the aesthetics of this one.
snidegrrl
May. 14th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
I don't know! I was sitting here thinking it would be more fun to browse these with you! My favorite so far is this one.
angela_la_la
May. 14th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
No wonder Iceland is inhabited by fairies.

Perhaps if you have a not-so-busy weekend this summer (ha! ha! I know) then we could do a day road trip to look at tiny housen.
snidegrrl
May. 14th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
If you are on the google calendar, we can compare! I have some of June and lots of July to play with. Also some of August.
angela_la_la
May. 15th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
What are your plans surrounding the Rush show in July? Are you going to stay over? Can you hang out then?

(I added you to my calendar view list too.)
snidegrrl
May. 15th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I have no particular plans, so we can totally hang out as much as we like surrounding the Rush concert!

snidegrrl
May. 15th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Also, shit the Rush album is already out and I don't have it yet!
seraphsmorgan
May. 14th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
He's also an MBA in economics and a senior DBA - I've got a very good feel off him so far.
snidegrrl
May. 14th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Good. I just hope I haven't made a total ass of myself so far. :)
mountainwitch
May. 15th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Hey, resend your snail mail address and I'll send you something cool!
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snidegrrl
May. 17th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
As news happens I will let you know. i have no idea how Chach puts this stuff together! I'm so flattered that you'd consider playing a gig with us. We're a mess. :)
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