Wednesday, July 15, 2009

so we'll link our arms and we'll bloody our hands

I know I have been a bit neglectful in the blogosphere lately, but fear not, I am about to become even more so. We're making the big trek across the prairies in the morning, Manitoba bound, to attend the wedding of the century.

The road snacks have been bought,
the delicates laundered, and the road tunes are soon to be organized. The cat has been spending the day outside, so has not yet noticed the suitcases being hauled out of the closets. She is going to be pissed when she realizes what's going on, and no doubt will be really bitchy to the cat sitter. She generally is.

I have decided on a polka dot dress as a stand-in for the Xena Warrior Princess outfit in which to perform the wedding ceremony. It's not the Hutterite-chic type of polka dot, though, more the Betty Boop type, with large white dots on a black dress. This way I figure if a Yatzhee game breaks out, I will be ready.

And when we return on Monday, it will be right into preparation for the Calgary Folk Festival. I was given my volunteer schedule the other day and it is really pretty sweet. Working the setup on Thursday allows me to get 4 hours done before the music even begins.

And naturally I would be remiss if I didn't at least leave you with some shameless self-promotion, so please feel free to download my latest BC Musician Magazine article, SK8R MUZK: Not Just for Mall Punks. It'll be like I never left.

See you soon, my darlings! I'll miss you, make sure you miss me back.


Wandering Coyote said...

Have a great time! I hope you don't come home to a couch all ripped to shreds, though...

Wandering Coyote said...


I see on that Loreena McKennit is playing at the Folk Festival! I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so jealous!!

justrun said...

Well have a fabulous time bein' all fabulous and all.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I miss you like crazy already. Have fun and come back safe my little bundle of Canadian goodness.

Charlie said...

Boy, did you get WC worked up!

Have a good time at the wedding, Betty.


Have a wonderful time my dearest! I'm sure you'll do your niece proud!

Don't forget to come and see me at work next week when you're in my neck of the woods!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Good point, Wandering Coyote, although Sputnik believes that revenge is a dish best served cold. She'll let us sweat for a while before extracting vengeance.
Here's a suggestion - come to the Folk Festival!

Not sure if I will attain fabulousness, Justrun, but thank you for even considering the possibility.

Aww, you are too sweet, Dr M! I'll be back long before you've had a chance to appreciate how nice it is without me around.

I am only going to answer to Betty this weekend, Charlie. And then only if someone hands me a glass of wine.

I would not miss the opportunity to drop by to see you in your new environment for the world, Urban Blonde. Besides I have some literature you may be interested in.

Wandering Coyote said...

Man, I so wish I could! But I have shit happening next week and it's my birthday! If only I'd known about this sooner!

John Mutford said...

You'll rock those polka dots! Have fun!

kelly said...

thak you for forgoing the Xena fantasy remains intact

hope your trip is good

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It would have made a fabulous birthday present for yourself, Wandering Coyote. Promise you will have a great one!

I will try my darndest, John!

I thought about it, but just couldn't ruin your fantasy life, Kelly. So you can continue without being creeped out.

Wandering Coyote said...

Dammit! I even have a friend whose place I could have crashed at.


I'll do my best to have the best 35th EVAH!

BeckEye said...

Well, aren't you a busy girl? Have fun!

Remi said...

Quick! Top five favourite tunes for this road trip.

Have a great trip.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hope it's the best birthday in the history of birthdays, Wandering Coyote. And keep the folk fest in mind for future reference.

Too busy to have fun, Beckeye! Gotta run!

So far on this trip, Remi, it's been:
1. Antenna - Sonic Youth
2. Anti-Orgasm - Sonic Youth
3. XOK - NQ Arbuckle
4. Guns Before Butter - Gang of Four
5. and a song I don't know the name of because we heard it on XM - Rural Alberta Advantage.

S.M. Elliott said...

Enjoy the trip and don't let any colorblind wedding guests try to play Twister on you! :D

Remi said...

XOK the song is great. XOK the album could probably sustain a short road trip on its own - so much great stuff on it.

Gifted Typist said...

I;m glad I wasn't slurping a cuppa coffee when you talked of
a. the bitchy cat
b. the hutterite chic dots

have fun

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yikes, that's a hazard I never even considered, SME. Now I am going to be worrying about that all evening.

You are preaching to the choir here, Remi. The album is incredible! I could listen to it forever.

Timing is everything when it comes to avoid nasal ingestion, Gifted.
I am having a blast already!