June 24th, 2004

mutts earl


my heart was doing weird things all night last night so I didn't get much sleep. pounding pounding pounding from midnight to 2 and then slowing waaaaaay down around 5 this morning to the extent that I would relax to go back to sleep only to feel this thump.....thump..............thump.......................................THUMP! which would wake me somewhat alarmed and then I would relax and then it would do the same thing so I turned over thinking maybe it was tired of me lying on my right side and that seemed to help somewhat or I was sleepy enough finally to ignore it and thus slept until 8 when the cats decided it was time for me to get up.

for all that I feel oddly alert. I'm sure this will pass.

so I fire up the computer and check out all my web places and find out the Gorge show is having a "radio presale" starting this morning so I get all excited and quickly figure out that The End is the station involved so I join their secret society in time to get the password and then I get even more excited and at 10am I find out that it is a general admission show so that was anticlimactic. I wasn't that surprised at festival seating but I thought maybe they would reward early birds with that special section down close but I guess they aren't doing things that way this time around. ok well I have my ticket and the rest of you are on your own.

but the important piece of information is that I will be in Seattle sometime surrounding Aug 21. now I need to figure out how I'm getting there and where I'll be staying when and how I will be proposing to get over to eastern washington to this ridiculously expensive show.

at least now I have something to look forward to. this funky evening mood might in part have something to do with there having been no special treats on the horizon.

it just occurred to me that if I leave in the middle of the Cure's set I won't have to sit in that three-hour traffic jam getting out of the parking lot. hm!
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travel agent

oh god I love booking hotels and cars and trains online. I could do this for a living. does that mean I want to be a secretary?

so here's the plan which can be altered at any time without penalty so if something better comes along (zyrc?) I can change everything around. the cheapest thing to do was rent a car for two weeks ($225 for two weeks. unlimited mileage. can't beat that!) so I'm going to be in Seattle from Aug 17 - 26. I'm driving back somewhat leisurely in order to take in some northern california trees and beaches.

that's it really. not as exciting as the three hours I spent tracking down fares and rates and fees would have seemed to suggest. the only questions at this point are: stop at Powells on the way up? and stay another night north of SF before driving back into the city?
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    Shannon Wright - With Closed Eyes