One of my favorite bands, Sunspot, was playing at Lee's Liquor Lounge Saturday night and although their set wasn't too long, it was really good. They played a bunch of new stuff that I hadn't heard yet. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of "Cannibal." Mike said that as soon as they had a demo of it recorded he'd send it to me!
The band had come to town Friday night because they were here for a wedding, so I suggested doing lunch or dinner somewhere on Saturday. We didn't want to go anywhere too far from the Lee's so I recommended Eli's. The food was delicious, as always, and the company was even better. It was nice. When you're friends with a band that lives in a different state you tend to usually only get to spend time with them at loud clubs either before or after their sets. A quiet restaurant pre-show was definitely a nice change! And the conversations? Everything from Doctor Who, Nerdist, Neil Gaiman, and other geeky goodness to brain surgeons to the space shuttle to how to have gay sex in the men's room without getting caught.
Today genevra called to see if we wanted to go down to her mother-in-law's house to go swimming with the monkeys in her pool. Rick declined because he had to mow the lawn and stuff. I, however, was not foolish enough to turn down the offer of an afternoon in a pool. Since Sandi & Linn have two dogs of their own they were ok with Rex coming along. He was a very good boy. He took one sip of the pool water and wisely did not do it again. He also didn't try to jump in the pool. I was worried that he might because of how easily he jumped in the lake. I guess the taste & smell of it made it seem like a bad idea. He got to run around, but he couldn't convince S & L's dogs to chase him. By the time I got him home he was a very tired puppy.
I have a shiny new Nook! Mine had some spots on the e-ink screen so I took it into Best Buy. Since it has a 1 year warranty they just exchanged it out for a new one! I did make the mistake of playing with one of the new touch screen e-ink Nooks. Want!!!!