August 5th, 2003

socks and cat

Luau at the Mercury!

Fabulous night last night at monsignor's Mercury birthday party! It was JQ's birthday too and I got to meet her. I was admiring the lovely flower in her hair and she gave me one to wear too!

The challenging part was trying to figure out what to wear to a Hawaiian themed party at a goth club. Doh! So here's my rendition of a...

Hawaiian Goth Girl

Hawaii Goth

Note the shiny black top that had nothing but criss-crossing sraps in the back (that's the "goth" ingredient) and the black flowered sarong. I also wore a red Hawaiian leigh. I'm so NOT used to going out to a club on a week night. But I really enjoyed it and want to do it more often.'s not just for weekends anymore!

What I was not prepared for was "lounge night." Apparently every first Monday of the month at the Mercury is Lounge Night and they play this...well...50's and 60's lounge music. I couldn't dance to any of it of course. I mean I thought about going out onto the dance floor and flailing about in a goth sort of way. But it wouldn't fit the music, which was more appropriate for a slow dance for two. How romantic really!

I chatted with eonen, debating the finer points with a friend of hers on how to disguise your sexual orientation in order to finagle one's way into the armed forces. And Eonen, when I win the lottery I am going to BUY you those pilot lessons! You just light up when you talk about being a pilot. You gotta do it!!! I got to hang with thevfrchick and met thecrowgoddess as well as some others who's LJ names I am struggling to recall so I can check out their journals. Forgive me! I need more sleep before I can do that (the remembering part)!!!

There was a lovely buffet of Hawaiian fruit and Monsignor graced his guests with leis (I got the red one!) and chocolate and even some pictures that he took at the Vogue. He gave me an adorable one he took of me and templar46_2. In the picture I am in his arms and have this sort of guilty/fun look on my face as if I was just caught doing something I know I shouldn't be doing...but of course enjoyed myself anyway. Sort of like Monsignor's birthday party really. I know I should be home going to bed early to catch up on all the sleep I was missing...but I was out enjoying myself anyway!
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Anyone tired of all my "I love my life" posts yet? Okay, how about "I love my life in Seattle"? Umm...that's different, right?

Today Seattle actually looked like Seattle! The unnaturally blue sky finally succumbed to a smoldering grey and the air cooled, moistened to the perfect taste of almost raining. And finally the sky opened up and drenched the ground, as if to say to me, welcome home! Now THIS is the Seattle I adore!

Tonight I went to the potluck dinner party of cjcollier and mommy to be hannahadams. I have to say it's one of the coolest things in the world, to me anyway, to walk into a party and recognize the faces of people you enjoy being around. It's also fun to get to chattin' with folks and suddenly find out you read their boyfriend's journal or are on the friends list of one of their friends. Little degrees of separation getting smaller and smaller. I chatted at length with starfish77. I also spotted ziptie and jclawshe as well as his lovely girlfriend.

I also met photographer Ian, who wanted to shoot my dance performance Friday (even though we had never met). I felt kind of funny about it because I was concerned about what other people would think - like I brough my own paparazzi or something. So I suggested he shoot at Utopia instead. And I was thrilled to see my non LJ friends Keven and Lars as well. Although Kevin does have an LJ, I just can't remember the name it's under.

And just a reminder to self; mail Lars about the speed dating idea. We've decided to gather our friends (online and otherwise) and organize our own speed dating session among friends. For fun and matching up, not for profit. Not sure where we can find a free venue for this though.

Okay, getting too tired to record anymore about how much I enjoyed tonight. It's funny though, it's a different kind of "enjoy" than I do on clubbing and/or wild party nights. I didn't dress up or tramp out in a sexy outfit. I didn't drink. I didn't dance. I didn't get wild. I just sat comfortably and enjoyed the company of some cool people. Oh, and I ate....and ate...and ate...and...ohhhhh...I'm SO full!!!!
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