I'm back in Baton Rouge. I'm not really in so verbose a mood as I was last time I wrote, so this will be much briefer. Friday dinner was good. Then, I made the grievous error of attempting to go to sleep at about 2am (when the bars let out) in a house right along a major thoroughfare. Sleeping didn't happen. This did mean, however, that I was in a light doze when the entirety of Columbus emergency services appeared on the street outside the window. Turns out there was a hit and run, only the hittee got snagged on the hitter's car and dragged 6 blocks, which sucks a lot. Well, eventually everybody in the house (me, Lauren, Cass, and Heather) got up and sat around in Brian's room watching the proceedings (it was the best vantage point, Brian). Come about a quarter 'til 4, and we were getting pretty hungry, so we walked to Hound Dog's and got pizza (24 hour pizza joints are the best thing ever), eventually getting back at around 5 full of sauerkraur and ham pizza (*swoon*). So... I had intended to go hiking Saturday morning, but instead I was kind of knocked out with NyQuil, because I was DYING OF THE PLAGUE I SHIT YOU NOT. I am still not quite well, I coughed and hacked all the damn way home.
Anyway. So Heather, Aaron, and I went to the indie craft fair at Little Brother's (quite nifty, and who knew Natalie Dee
was a C-bus local
Thence to the Cornerstone Deli. Moving about of belongings ensued as I shifted my homebase to the Kelso House, then we went to Romeo & Juliet
, from the Panopticon Players, lareinenoire
directing. Quite a good performance, followed by food at the Dube and then the cast party at the Kelso House. I'm old. I'm like 80 years old mentally, I swear. I just kept thinking the damn kids should learn to quiet down, goddammit. Damn kids.
After retiring to my bed-couch at 6 am (yes.), I slept a long time. Then we had chorizo and eggs. Then I hung around the Guild garb workshop. Then I met up with Kyle and Amber, which was very nice. Finally, I went to go see Night Watch
, which is a fascinating Russian vampire movie. The cosmology is like nothing I have dealt with before. It is SUPERB. Also, apparently its counterpart Day Watch
was filmed simultaneously, so it will be released in theatres not too far in the future (I hear tell it's already on DVD; oh, the vagaries of arthouse film!). So, yeah. See Night Watch
. Or if it's out on Netflix, as it well could be, rent it (is that proper Netflix terminology? add it to you queue or whatever). And then Aaron, Beth and I played seemingly endless rounds of 31, and I proceeded to lose, harshly, at Hearts:
Today was pretty light. Had lunch with Liz, turned in my travel receipts to Christopher Griffin so I can get the moneys. Walked over to Cup O' Joe to use their internet to upload my thesis, which is now approved and online
, sweet Jesus me.
Capped off a nice relaxing day by having the most delicious barbeque ever in the Memphis airport. Jim Neely's Interstate BBQ
is an institution, and I strongly suggest that you eat it next time you're in Memphis. The airport location is in between gates B12 and B13 (or somewhere near there), and it looks like both stand-alone locations (in Memphis proper and right across the line in Southhaven, Miss.) are easily accessible from I-55. Next time I'm headed through Memphis I know I will. It was seriously the best barbeque I've had in a long
damn time. Chopped pork plate with baked beans and slaw. The meat was juicy and tender (not dried out like you get sometimes). The sauce was spicy, but balanced. The beans were just barely sweet. The slaw had mustard in it! *LOVE*
Er, so... yeah. Night. Back to real life tomorrow.ETA:
Just found the mail that I got while I was away. It includes a rejection from Indiana, so now that's resolved, thank God. I mean, finally, potzer.