Gala Getup

The AIDS Emergency Fund is throwing a gala in Golden Gate Park tonight and Bevan and I (but mostly Bevan) were invited to attend as guests of Target. Though I had originally planned to wear a suit and tie because the word 'gala' sounds fancy, I reread the invitation a few minutes ago and discovered that the theme is actually "Vintage 1982" which, according to Google, means I should go with something a little less, well, less.

If you'll excuse me, I have less than one hour to achieve abs.

Industrious Me

I made things with my hands today. Like tangible things. With my hands.

Myself and the folks with whom I share an employer ventured to Oakland to spend the day at an industrial arts facility in the name of team building. And I made things. With my hands.

In Glass Fusing class I designed a beverage coaster with a sunflower on it. To make it I had to employ the use of one of those glass cutters that cat burglars use to sneak through windows in action movies. I don't have a picture of my sunflower beverage coaster because it's currently firing in a kiln. But as far as beverage coasters go, it's pretty friggin' rad.

After Glass Fusing I attended a Leather Working course where I cut, scored and dyed strips of animal skin to make bracelets. Leather ones. Which, like the sunflower beverage coaster, are pretty friggin' rad.

And finally I partook in Woodworking where I used half-a-dozen different power tools to turn a flat, square slab of wood into a dish for my keys.

Just look at those edges!

As it turns out, I'm kinda handy. Handsy? Whatever.

L.A. Road Trip

We're one hundred miles from Los Angeles.

Bevan and I decided to drive down and spend the long weekend at his friend Tim's place in WeHo. It's our first lengthy car trip together and I find it encouraging that we've been on the road for almost four hours and haven't maimed one other yet. Although if I request one more pee stop, that might change.

Thus far, notable topics of conversation have included Cory Booker's sexuality, my grandparents and McDonald's breakfast food.