Get your own
 diary at! contact me older entries newest entry


Long Distance Runaround
Absolutely Right
Kiss And Say Goodbye
The Tube
Never Surrender

Things & Stuff


Daily Reads

Neal Boortz - Neal's Nuze
Mark Evanier
James Hudnall
Anonymous Speaks

Repaired Cat
says thank you.

Original Set-Up,
Maintenance, and
HTML Goddess:
Brin-Marie McLaughlin

Subsequent Tweaks:
Dave Marron

You And Me Against The World

2006-12-11 - 12:15 p.m.

Well, it was an interesting weekend for me.

Let's start with Friday. I was at the bar, getting my drums set up, when the TV game show "1 vs. 100" came on. I had never seen it before. Basically, a multiple choice question is asked. The lone player - the 1 - answers it, as does "the Mob" - the 100. If the 1 gets it right, they keep going. Any of the Mob that gets it wrong is knocked out of the game, and adds money to the prize pot (anywhere from $1k to $10k per wrong person). If the 1 outlasts all of the Mob, or quits, the 1 gets the pot. If the 1 misses a question, the surviving Mob splits up the pot between them.

Got all that? Okay.

Like "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", the questions start out easy and get tougher as you go. Here was one of the questions that I saw:

Which of these has the least number of cells?
  1. Eastern Gray Squirrel
  2. Calista Flockhart
  3. An Amoeba

Easy, right? Wrong. Eleven mombers of the Mob got it wrong. And I'm reasonably sure these folks are high school graduates.

Here was a tougher one:

Which of these could Mel Gibson drink and still not get pulled over?
  1. Rockstar
  2. Mike's Hard Lemonade
  3. Skyy Orange

The reason why it's tougher is because you kinda have to be up on your alcohol. I have no idea what Skyy Orange is, but since I knew the answer it was a moot point.

It's always tougher onstage in front of the lights. But boy, I'd like to try out for that show.


Saturday, I got to work overtime and extra hour. No big deal, I've done it before and don't mind.

The drag THIS time was that we started at the bar an hour EARLIER - at 8pm - because this was the club's Christmas party.

I got about a 40 min cat nap and drank a lot of coffee. It worked out well, because we were crowded and did some good rockin'. Nothing quite like playing and singing songs you love to get the adrenaline flowing.

Unless you have apnea. Then all bets are off.


Sunday we opened early because someone reserved a party for a time that was before we opened. And then the party was a no-show. Well, it happens that way sometimes.

I had thought about watching Casino Royale, but I came home and decided to stay in...which turned out to be a good choice, since it did some more raining.


Such was my weekend. Sometimes, lack of excitement can be just as welcome.

And now, in the Tunes You Forget You Loved Dept.:

This classic.

I love YouTube.


And I love you all, too.

Well, most of you. And not all in the same way.

And on that ambiguous note... seeing you.


2 comments so far

Brin - 2006-12-11 15:20:44 -
Awww. We love you too!!!


artgnome - 2006-12-11 17:34:01 -
I sooo love the Youtube as well. good stuff. I have Hornsby's Halcyon Days album. The BEST Austin City Limits I ever saw had Bruce jamming with Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss. Yee haw, that was music heaven!


Previous - Next - Leave A Note - Random

about me - read my profile! read other DiaryLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at!

THE LEGAL STUFF: All content on this site that was created by me is copyright 2006-2011 Dave Marron. This diary features the sole opinions and experiences of one person, namely me, the person who is paying for the space. All incoming email is subject to publication or other distribution by me in whole or in part at my sole discretion. Anything else on these pages including any comments belongs to whoever created it. In the interest of safety and accountability, no anonymous comments will ever be allowed here, ever, for any reason in the entire history of ever. The comments section is part of my paid presence on the web, and is used by my readership to supplement the things I have written here with relevent information in a polite manner. Comments that do not fall in that category are subject to deletion at my whim. Your use of my comments section constitutes the understanding of this statement. If you want to leave a comment and you're not a member of Diaryland, go here. If you are a Diaryland member, here's the login screen. News excerpts used here are for educational purposes and are permitted under the Fair Use Doctrine.