I have 15 minutes to kill before I leave, so I'm going to *finally* post something here.

A lot has gone on in the past week or so since I stopped posting. I took Monday off, and Sunday I went to the Camper Van Beethoven concert, easily one of the best shows I've ever been to.

Last Monday, the 13th, I saw my friend Gus for the first time in a long while. I would guess that I haven't seen him in two years or so, not since he got divorced and stopped in town for friendly support. I didn't really get a chance to speak with him: he was pretty drunk, and his time was monopolized with other hangers-on who had agendas to push.

This time, I suppose it was I who got drunk. Maybe buzzed is a better description. Initially, we exchanged waves and "hi!" and other people moved in close and talked at him, he talked back. I figured it would end up just like the last time.

But in the end, we had a pretty nice chat. I've known him longer than any of the other folks there (save one, Nate, who came quickly and left), now a whole decade, and we have history and common ground to bind us.

More on this another time.