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Party animal!

  • 27th Nov, 2005 at 11:06 PM

Warren Spicer
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Yesterday was actually super busy, because I had to get into my indie-scenester persona. I ran to La Sala Rossa where Katie Moore was playing, got inside, dashed up to the stage, and took some photographs. It was then that I noticed the weird room configuration: nobody was standing near the stage. That was good for me, since I could pick my camera angles unaccosted.

After Katie and Warren's set, they left the stage and I put on my coat before I knocked on the green room door. A girl from The Wailin' Jennys opened the door and I let myself in. You see, I had to dash off right then so I apologised to The Wailin' Jennys for having to miss their set. It looked like they had a full audience, with everyone sitting on the fold-up chairs that were provided. I've never seen a sit-down audience at La Sala Rossa so it was quite bizarre. Anyway, as a consolation, I offered some of my fresh brownies to everyone, which made things better.

Dan cuts his cherry-beer cake
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I hopped on to the metro and went all the way to the other side of the mountain. I was invited to phrawzty's birthday party. I don't actually know him, but that hasn't stopped me yet. I was walking to the party when I bumped into joenotcharles talking on his mobile phone. I chatted with him for a while, and he asked me if I needed directions. Here is where I made a stupid error, and told him that I had the address. He left to pick up vierge_en_trop and I spent the next half-hour wandering up and down the street trying to find a particular address. I was about to sit down on the cold curb and stuff my face with brownies, when I saw a bunch of happy people coming down the street. I accosted them and desperately asked them if they knew where a birthday party was being held.

I lucked out, because I asked phrawzty himself. I followed him down the road where he turned right into an empty lot. Then I followed him down the path and encountered the cutest white house and a little picket fence. lola_joan greeted us at the door and I started to warm up. Then I stuffed my faced with brownies.

I managed to meet some people from Ottawa like jenunderscore_, amp23, and elektrafrying. I do have to remind myself to invite them over for tea, the next time I'm in Ottawa. And then the party degraded to the state of putting faces to LiveJournal user names. So I have finally met gregorama, jul3z, and archdiva. I know I talked to tons of other people as well, but I didn't take very good notes at the party so I've forgotten their names. Sorry!

Originally uploaded by lola_joan.

Laura baked a cherry-beer cake with candles and everything, which we all enjoyed spectacularly. Strangely, lots of people thought it was carrot cake, which made no sense at all. It tasted distinctly of cherries and wasn't healthful at all! Unhealthful cakes are my favourite kind of cake. Plus, it was moist and lush and had a wonderful crumb. I can't stop gushing about Laura's brilliant baking!

Eventually, Joe and Amanda showed up, and I was able to regale them with my tale of cold, abandoned suffering. I tried to get Amanda interested in Laura's bookshelf of awesome, but that failed. Even after Laura pulled out an amazing book about little chicks exploring the world! Anyway, we were getting tired by around midnight, so I suggested that we hit another party! (This was my trying to give Joe his youth back. Apparently, I'm stealing it vampirically.)

Joe picked up the box of brownies and we cabbed it over to messiahdivine's place. There, we chatted for a while but then we all stared to get super sleepy. I managed to see Simon there, and I made him promise to see me more often; we shall see how that turns out. I think I was accused of being an emo-kid after I stuck one of Amanda's new 'zine pins on my lapel. I should have denied this more vigorously. By about 3:00, I was really exhausted; somehow we managed to catch a cab back to my place. I'm sure I stuffed some money into Joe's hand before staggering back home.


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28th Nov, 2005 05:33 (UTC)
Great photos! :)
28th Nov, 2005 05:44 (UTC)
Cherry-beer sounds intriguing. I'm not sure I'd like it, but I'd have to try it. But yes, unhealthful cakes are certainly the best. [grin]
28th Nov, 2005 14:21 (UTC)
it was nice to really meet you as well! we've met in passing at the niti office before though, i think..
28th Nov, 2005 14:23 (UTC)
Don't tell anyone, OK?

I don't want to break this trend of party invitations.
28th Nov, 2005 16:42 (UTC)
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