Monday, May 16, 2005

Munchkins, McMenabeer, and Music

Despite both of our best efforts to be tired and cranky last night, Indie Rocker and I ended up having a really good time at the Shins concert last night. Those guys are so entertaining to watch and I love the bass player. I think he thinks he’s in a punk band from the way that he’s rocking out and dancing around. At first I thought it was the bass itself, as he and the keyboardist both played it, but I was wrong. It really is the bassist thinking he’s a total rockstar. Awesome.

The one thing I enjoy the most about their shows is the fact that they look like they’re having as much fun as the crowd. It’s infectious, really. When Indie Rocker and I got there, we were still pretty much dragging ass and forced ourselves to go upstairs to the bar and get a beer before hauling over to watch the stage. Three songs in, I’m starting to go “Ooh, I like this song,” and he’s starting to perk up. Four more songs and we’re both sort of swaying and singing along. Five songs later and we’re downstairs dancing and grinning like idiots because it’s the encore and we’re suddenly having a really good time and haven’t left yet, like we’d originally planned.

I got to play with munchkins yesterday too, as Indie Rocker’s aunt and uncle were moving into their new place in NoPo and enlisted us to come over and distract their 1 and 3 year old kids so they wouldn’t be underfoot. It was a lot more fun than it sounded, as the kids are really cute and there is not much more hilarious than watching a 1 year old play around and eat as many potato chips as he possibly can. Plus, we got taken to dinner at the pizza place by my old house, which kicks ass. I love that place. Such good food, and I’m always in for free dinner. Yum!

The birthday party was also great, and drunken as always. I still managed to fall asleep first, but at least it was falling asleep this time rather than passing out spectacularly. Hence, my friends didn’t draw on me this year because they knew I’d wake up if they did! Fortunately, Indie Rocker took good care of me and I wasn’t as miserable as I thought I’d be the next morning. Sweet! Tons of people came out, we got loads of good wishes and a great time was had by all. And for the record, when Indie Rocker and I disappeared to put our stuff in the room, we were actually playing Frisbee by the golf course, not getting it on in the room. See? I told you no one would believe me if I told the truth.

Quote of the Day: “This rather simple epitaph can save your hide your falling mind/
Fate isn't what we're up against there's no design no flaws to find/There's no design no flaws to find.” Young Pilgrims, The Shins.

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