KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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weekend report

A good weekend, if busy. amybang was in town, and she came to my concert on Friday night. The concert went well, as expected -- the pieces went by really fast, especially the Vaughan Williams. We sounded pretty good, I think. The orchestra was excellent, which always helps.

The next day we hooked up with a small group of people and went to the Maker Faire, a sort of art/craft/science/DIY/random stuff expo. We saw giant robots, and a city of Lego, and a life-size game of Mousetrap, and the Diet Coke & Mentos guys (that was impressive and fun, even if it was 20 minutes of standing around for a 2 minute show), and a car covered with pens, and sculptures made with a 3D printer and granulated sugar, and all other kinds of neat things. Definitely worth an afternoon of my time. Afterwards, amybang, SE, and SF came over to pet kitties and play old arcade games (we have a NAMCO collection for PS2 that contains such classics as Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Pole Position).

This morning, T dragged me out of bed at 7:30 AM-- let us all take a moment to consider the improbability of that sentence.

Okay, I'm done now. ;) Anyway, like I was saying, T got me up early and we wandered downtown to check out the Bay to Breakers. This is an annual 12K run/walk across San Francisco that starts at the Embarcadero and finishes at the ocean (hence the name). People dress in costume and make floats and tie themselves into "centipedes". I've lived in San Francisco for seven years and never seen it, so with only a minimum of grumbling I allowed him to drag me along, and we took in the spectacle. I don't think I've ever seen so many people drunk on cheap beer at eight in the morning, but otherwise it was fun to watch. Lots of variety and creativity in the costumes. Much more of a festival/party atmosphere than I expected, even among the spectators.

Then we came home and pretty much crashed. Did some laundry, played some Okami, I wrote a bit. A good weekend overall. But I intend to program my Memorial Day weekend a little less. Hello couch, it's nice to see you again.
Tags: city life, friends, mundane, music
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