Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

“Coffee… black. And Keep ’em Coming”

It’s not so much that I went to bed late, but more that I slept through my alarm this morning, so my routine is all messed up. So here I am, yawning like crazy and fighting off a nap at 10am. Meh, I’ve been through worse, so I’ll survive this.

Through the course of last night, I saw many unbelievable things. I saw a man wearing a shiny steel helmet with steel ram’s horns on it (and a hole in the back for his ponytail, of course), a different man playing the saw with a violin bow (he also played the banjo), and I saw daisies that had no smell at all and were the most unnatural colour of blue you could imagine. They looked like someone had coloured each petal with a blue highlighter.

You see, I went to a gallery opening last night with Shari-Anne at 64 Steps on Queen West (a good friend of hers was the featured artist). At first, I figured that a gallery opening meant tuxedos and hors d’oeuvres (I’ve seen too many movies), and then I wondered if it would be a bunch of freaky people talking about freaky things (apparently I’ve seen too many movies about Andy Warhol), but in the end it was just like a house party where everyone mingled and chatted and drank, only there was a lot of cool art around.

After the opening, we headed off to hear a band in Kensington Market, which thankfully doesn’t cover all that big an area because we had to wander for a while to find the bar. The Embassy is a pretty funky place (would you expect less from Kensington?), and this band was something else… I wish I could remember their name. Throughout their set, I think they played every instrument on earth except the bagpipes, accordian and pipe organ… and that’s just because they couldn’t fit them into the tiny bar.

All in all, it was a spectacular evening and I got to meet some really cool and interesting people (not the least of which was the guy with the helmet. I have a strange feeling that he was the most interesting person I’ll ever meet). Yeah… so it was a great night.

(Ed. Who needs a journal when you’ve got a blog? 😉 )

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  1. jay April 7th, 2005 11:08 am

    have you ever considered adding a “coffee” category to your sidebar?

  2. Dave April 7th, 2005 11:59 am

    I hadn’t before, but now that you mention it… the nectar of the Gods has been showing up a lot lately. Mind you, when RUtR is over, that’ll probably die down quite a bit.