I'm writing a piece about John Entwistle that's not finished yet so I thought instead I'd talk about my day to day stuff which I rarely do..because it's pretentious and mundane!
Friday was a fun day of spit up, window shopping and chai drinking at work with my delightful friend who turns 4 months on March 4th. We listened to Van Halen, JJ Cale and he's really starting to smile at everyone :) My guy came over that night and we tried to hook up my newly donated DVD player and watch Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis in 'Bubba Ho-Tep.' Between the disc being scratched and the DVD player being about as lively as 'Atari pong' my vcr looked really state of the art! We still had fun though.
After waking up on Saturday to Pete's last few blog entries it was time for a
birthday party for another young friend who just turned two. The party was at the legendary Fentons Creamery on Piedmont Ave. My good friend and guitarist Brian and I worked on music afterwords and watched 'More Than A Miracle' and 'UP!' Two very different films! We just can't seem to get a bassist so our drummer Rodger (Brian's roommate) was only seen briefly as he was leaving to go out on a date.
Xaos Monkey is the name of the guy who is supposed to be our new bassist. He still had not been able to get his bass amp back and the pagan convention in San Jose had him unable to make any rehearsals so we may just have to wait-or become a duo. 'Tatoo', 'Jaguar' and 'The Punk Meets The Godfather' are standouts mainly because they are the only ones we really both know! I took some 'honest' pictures of myself which means I had absolutely no makeup and a merry 'muffin.'
Woke up late on Sunday preparing to go to the 108th Meher Baba birthday celebration at the Masonic Hall across from the Baba Center in El Cerrito but started to cave in and get spiritually lazy when the weather turned stormy (I don't drive). My guy encouraged me to go which coincided magically with a ride from my housemate on his way to Tai Chi (can you tell I live in the Bay Area?) materialized and I found myself at the 7/11 convenient store across from the Baba Center trying to to get a warm drink and pick out a snack to bring with me. It took me a few minutes to realize that
Ruffles Mesquite BBQ potato chips just don't seem to have much reverence and that I should just bring myself. The nice kid from Eritrea who was behind the counter made me laugh because he had no idea how to restock the hot chocolate machine and it almost exploded when I went to use it!
Baba's birthday party was packed. Everyone was friendly and we watched a dvd plus a few local performers. Pete's name was mentioned and everyone smiled. A really cool guy named Harry told me about how Pete came to a meeting during the 70's and how it was such a wonderful surprise. No one is ever preachy or pushy at the Baba events I've been to. You just celebrate this wonderful man who wanted the world to be a loving place. A really funny puppeteer was onstage towards the end and he was joking about 'God Speaks' which is the heaviest of the Baba books that has a creation map that look very much like Pete's site map for TBWHM. The puppet reminded me of Calzone! I left with books, posters, more chai and the feeling that I could do anything I wanted in life and be happy.
Ended up at best gal pal's house Robin where we hashed out our plans for our trip to London in April. Tea at the Savoy, peri-peri chicken at Nando's ala Pete and me walking on air because England is to me the greatest country in the world. Brian will be going too with his guitar and Ewa Sonnett sonnets. Wish my boyfriend could go but he'll be busy working.
Went online and flirted using Roger Daltry song titles in between showing Robin all of Rachel Fuller's blog. It was a blast to go back into Rachels'archives and look at all the charming memories and photos from the past 7 months-so much fun came out of that one blog! Sat down to dinner and ate a wonderful risotto with greens and petrale prepared by Cordon Bleu trained Robin, got a refund on Bubba Ho-Tep at the video store and then came home to my computer. Jai Baba! (found out today you say it like "J" and not "Jhai" which would rhyme with 'chai...')