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Notes From the Patio - 2004-07-16, 1915 hours [Jul. 16th, 2004|11:20 pm]
Young Geoffrey
[mood |drunkdrunk]

I feel like a stalker.

Well, not really, but I can't help but imagine that my girlfriend will soon wander by, and wonder whether I qualify as such.

Without benefit of Laura this Friday evening, after a weirdly stressful day at work (more of which anon, or, perhaps, in a future post, I find myself at the 360, poluting the patio, where a man (or woman) can still smoke without fear of reprimand or legal sanction.

(Almost) a voyeur's paradise, the beautiful and those who aspire to it, flow by like pure, glacial water (or so it seems, when I remember to look up, from my Globe, or my notebook), fresh from the doomed face of a dying glacier.

Young legs, bellies and breats, parade before me, whether or not they know that much of the audience is made up of hideious old men.

Perhaps an hour ago, I looked up to see what must havbe been 50 kids young adults on the south side of Queen, waiting for a break in the traffic.

As it seemed they must sooner or later, they crossed, and massed directly in front of me.

Average age?

Maybe 20.

And quickly, they passed through the door to my right - same venue, different door.

I leaned over to read the sandwichboard beyond the wrought-iron fence separating street from (former) Legion Hall, white chalk on black board.

"Ill Scarlett


"Her Anathema

"Going Nowhere",

read that chalk.

The feel of the crowd was that of a bunch of nice kids young people who like loud music.

And I thought, "Shit! This might be the show Laura's going to tonight!"

If she told me the name of the band she wanted to see, I have forgotten it.

But the cohort that flowed across the streest was Laura's age, the kids the people going into the back room of the 360 were her peers.

Is Laura among them?

Well, time will tell - if I am not peering in the basement, or concentrating on this notebook; and if Laura happens to notice me sitting on the sidelines before she walks into the show (there can only be so many nerds outside, right?) - perhaps we will see one another.

Meanwhile, my hand-writing deteriorates, as the volume of alcohol is consumed.

My neurons withdraw from cilial connections, breaking strands in the web of consciousness.

What will I say if I am right, and she sees me, a (barely) functional alcoholic, inching toward the shore of Queen and ...

... and, well hell: I can't even read my hand-writing.

There was something about oblivion, but I'm damned if I know what I was talking about.

Probably time for be ...

[User Picture]From: fadefromnothing
2004-07-16 09:50 pm (UTC)
Only human, to be as enamoured as you are with the object of your desire, young grasshopper. It's not stalking, by any means.

About 30 or so 'friends' of mine are in attendance of the show; I can't help but think that I'd probably know Laura through the 6 degrees of seperation business. Always a possibility...
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-17 06:29 am (UTC)
I know, I know - if the venue was the one Laura was going to, I was only there because all the tables were taken at Gorilla Monsoon's.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if you two know people in common; or maybe I just feel that because I suspect you would like one another.

Tangentially, you don't go to an alternative school, do you? (I don't recall that you do, but it occurs to me that one of them might be right up your alley, if you can convince your rents.)

But I digress. Laura said I could post one of the pictures she sent me, so I'll use the possibility you've met as an excuse to do so (and also to show off my Linux desktop to the world).

Naturally, it's

title or description

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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2004-07-17 06:52 am (UTC)
You can't help but wonder if she was watching you.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-17 06:57 am (UTC)
Oh, I can sir, I can.
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From: anti_manifesto6
2004-07-17 09:29 am (UTC)
I'm always watching him ^.^

~sneaky sneaky~

-luv, laura-
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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2004-07-17 11:04 am (UTC)
I'm quite sure he thoroughly enjoys it too.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-17 11:08 am (UTC)
You got that right, mister.
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From: anti_manifesto6
2004-07-17 07:11 am (UTC)

oh that was a nice first-thing-in-the-morning thing to look at. Good stuff Geoffy ;) I was at the FunHaus though to see **CRYPTOPSY** but i didn't roll in 'till around 9:30. And if you were around, I would've probably not noticed you. Infact Im not sure how I got in because I must've *wreaked* of tequila. At any rate, I think it was in the top 3 concerts I've ever been to. I was at the front the whole time, got drenched in beer, got to go back stage, and the music was fucking incredible. And, unless the "young adults" you saw were all clad in black and looked like they might enjoy eating your skin, then I doubt they'd be the type to go to the concert I was going to.

Oh well, glad you (and i) got home safe 'n sound.

xoxo see you tonight (hopefully.. .?)


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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-17 07:16 am (UTC)
Good morning, darling! Wonderful to know you made it home safe and sound, too.

I was definitely not across the street from (or next to) Funhaus (that's at Queen and Bathurst, isn't it?). Just as well, if you "wouldn't have noticed" me (alas! my poor ego!).

Sounds like it was a great show - I (almost) wish I'd gone.

And I'd bloody well better see you tonight. I miss you.
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[User Picture]From: stolen_identity
2004-07-17 07:19 am (UTC)
ill skarlet is awesome.
i just had to say that ;)

and, that entry is so cute it makes me want to go hug someone
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-17 07:50 am (UTC)
Somehow, I have long thought they were called L'il Skarlet.

Sigh. It seems hard to believe (to me), but I am even less hip now than I was 20 years ago.
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[User Picture]From: stolen_identity
2004-07-17 10:24 am (UTC)
LMFAO, you're in a declining state.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-17 10:48 am (UTC)
I know there's a pun to be made here, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is.
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-17 12:15 pm (UTC)
hee hee, this made me giggle
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From: anti_manifesto6
2004-07-20 04:25 pm (UTC)
YAY! you've changed it to young -PRETENTIOUS- Geoffrey.

*happy happy happy*


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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-20 05:51 pm (UTC)
But of course - if you can laugh at me, I should be able to also, right? :)
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