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I Love This Town.

January 24th, 2007 (02:55 am)

I had forgotten......
Ben told me about it, I shuffled it away in places less important in the gooey insides
of my brain, these days......

I had a shitty day at work.

I woke up to an alarm at 9:31 AM (yeah, I know, but it's ME right?)
and found my pants, brushed my teeth with my eyes closed...
managed not to trigger my gag reflex when doing the back molars and tongue...
and got on the scooter in the cold rain and went to work.

The day dragged like a wet dead cat by the tail.
And finished with an all FOH STAFF MEETING....

I walked with 30 bucks, and a desire to go back to college.

Rode down town......cold.

Popped into Lovejoys......against anything that could resemble better judgment...
and sat with Benjamin for a beer, and JEOPARDY (I got the egg ROLL, not egg HUNT
clue, by the way...and was quite proud, only one in the house, LJ takes her J seriously.
Always has.)

And The Simpsons.........but it was about the dog, so it was hard to watch.
He and I both found ways to distract ourselves and talk with others.
Ben caught sight of JESS JOHNSON walking in.

dear to us all, and eyes not laid on him in nearly a decade.
There were hugs.
There was Guinness.

Our old bartender.......hell. I remember when he only worked the door.

He's been in NY and LA and all around and about having adventures and bettering
himself........he's in town for the next few months building a sound studio for one of our
local folks. He was charmed to find.......so many familiar faces
Still sitting at there places...
at the bar.

i was quietly mortified, but happy to see our Jess Johnson......Healthy happy and in
wonderful spirit. We were an odd museum. Go back, any time. It will be the same.
Pieces set into a frame. Unmoved. Unchanged. I glanced at the TV screen.........
and the simpsons were playing....just as they did here in this very spot a decade ago.

I decided to leave.
I wanted......well.
I wanted to go to Casino's.

Ben said: But you know about the THING tonight...

oh yeah.

I allowed as how THE THING may be over, or not begun yet.
I plowed out the door, and walked the block it takes to get to the OTHER bar.

The face of the place was draped in black sheet.

I happened to walk up....
at just the right moment.

I have, it seems........
not lost all of my magic.
The Violet Crown......still loves me.

(or The Sisters are willing to feed me, for sport.)

The door opened as I walked up.
Wet, tired, cold--disillusioned?

Under the BRIGHT BRIGHT LIGHTS that now were present in my dark dusty Church...
Nodded to the stranger covering the door, and I was allowed in.
Stepped over cables.

to the set for an episode of a show I would never watch.

My haven when all I wanted to do was have a shot of Bulleit Bourban and a Lonestar....
and be entertained by my Boys?

was a TV set.


but it was neat.

it really was.

I imagine on the show, this will be a moment that is less than 3 minutes.
They had been there all day...setting up.

Shot it about five times,
and broke everything down in about 20 minutes.

Casino got a line.
I watched it over and over....
Cannot decide which one they will go with.

*silly smile*

Casino was...He had fun.


I was so chuffed when I walked in over cables and around lights.....
and He was sitting in his SPOT for the frame--but yelled: GINGER!!!


That felt good.

I felt like me again.

I was there in time to see my Friend.....have fun.

I'd come to be entertained and held close.

And I was. Many fold.

(Though I couldn't get a beer for over an hour..........)


I love this Town.

Edit: heh...
the show, I forgot.


Posted by: barry_barry (barry_barry)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
casino el camino

Sorry we didn't get to talk more. I was meeting Bill for a burger... and well, we've both had a week... or two.

My night ended well. Casino's family old and older, all at Redrum... playing guitar hero, and drinking for nothing or sometimes it seemed, even less...

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)
Cowgirl G


Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: January 24th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)

ginger promises the team cookies if they win

they take state

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: January 25th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)

of course.

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