I had a whole bunch of things on my To-Do list at the beginning of the week that I wanted to get accomplished before the workshop that started today, but then I had to spend Monday & Tuesday updating the website for the new data archive and Wednesday we had interviews for a new student assistant, so there's been a lot of fitting things into cracks, which somehow makes it feel like about an hour has passed between when I get to work and when I head home.
My Mom & Larry are in town for a week looking after my niece, and Monday night they stopped by our house to drop off a whole bunch of tomatoes and a flat of old ('50s & '60s) sci-fi magazines, so that was pretty cool. Garden-ripe tomatoes, sooo good! I have been eating a LOT of them.
I went to 1/3 of a concert tonight. Sabaton played second at Summit Music Hall, after Huntress and before Trivium, neither of whom I was interested in. I almost skipped it because I was tired, but I had a little bit of a lie-down after I got home, which regained me enough mana to go. And I'm glad I did; everything worked out really well. First, I found $2 street parking only a block and a half away. Then, when I got to the box office and discovered that it was cash-only, and that I had forgotten to get extra cash as I had planned, I asked the ticket-taker where the nearest ATM was and was about to head off when a guy standing nearby asked me how much cash I had on me, and sold me his extra ticket for the $9 I did have. I found a decent spot to stand on the right-hand stairs; it was behind other folks, but a bunch of them were short and I had a good angle. Sabaton came on all of five minutes after I got there and played for a bit over an hour, which is pretty long, considering they were only support, not headlining. I liked the new stuff they played, there were several good sing-along songs, and everyone got a good calf workout pogoing along to Audie Murphy and Primo Victoria. The audience was loud and enthusiastic; Denver is apparently is one of their better North American stops, fanbase-wise. And when it was all over, the merch tables were right at the bottom of the stairs, so I only had to stand in line for a couple minutes to buy their new album. I got home slightly over two hours after I left.
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