Then to work - orientation for new company members, meetings, a side trip to check out supertitle screen placement, some back-and-forth with tech companies...it was such a whirlwind that I didn't even make it the whole way through my email inbox. (I have a whole post in me about my dysfunctional relationship with email, but I'll save it for another day...a really, really boring day.) And I cut out promptly at five because Hey! Pink Martini!
And then the sky turned black. I swear that I saw flying monkeys when I was leaving the building. Picked up some dog food, and just made it to the porch when the sky opened. Boo and I sat on the porch for a while...I watched the storm; Boo watched me eat a sandwich, totally unconcerned about the weather (except when the thunder got loud enough to distract him from his singular sandwich focus).
Once the weather started to clear, we all converged in a big, soggy mess on the FC lawn. Neighbors, childhood friends, babies, buddies from grad school...even with the weather we had a respectable showing, more than enough treats for everyone, and a pitcher of lovely, tart, pink martinis. And the rain stopped as the opening act launched into a rockin instrumental version of Pink Floyd's "The Wall." Aaaaahhhh...it was really an incredible evening, if a little damp around the edges.
And the coolest thing? I got to meet the pianist/bandleader. I have a total nerd crush on him, and we actually talked a little opera.
It. Was. Awesome.
Am feeling a little tired, a little stiff from class this morning, but am as happy as a clam. Hoping today is just as fun as yesterday! (Although I'm hoping for a little more productivity today, too.)
- Great music.
- Friends who will brave the elements to spend time with me.
- Marmot rain gear and tarps.
- Being looked after be wonderful people.
- Waking up with a husky voice from the weather and the wine.