The Feminists: Our Terrible Secret Is Revealed

Last day of rest for quite awhile. I was getting a little bummed out with the last 4 days of no gigs, but then I looked at our schedule and pretty much from this point in (barring bad luck) we’re playing every day for the next 2 weeks. So today was a quiet day of writing, reading, napping, hanging out, and chatting with the baby. I wish I could say I got up at the crack of dawn for a full day of sightseeing. But we’ve been hemoraging money for the last 4 days and as a result are confined to whatever is free and within walking distance. And here in the suburbs that means a 20 minute walk to a Tim Horton’s in a strip mall. No offense to Timmy, I just want to put some distance between me and him when I have the chance.
Today Grant took the boys to go and look at comic books and Magic cards. There – our terrible secret is thus revealed – we’re geeks. (well, they are at least…I certainly didn’t go to any comic book store. My geekiness is expressed through other avenues) Really big geeks. AND we rock. Deal with it. Grant, Grief, and Zobac have been playing a lot of Magic (hey, it’s free and within walking distance) and as the hours pass they descend deeper and deeper into geekdom. It’s been quite hilarious to listen to the shrieks of despair and triumph and profanity-laced threats issuing forth from their basement dungeon.
Tomorrow we depart for Montreal. We’re going to hang out there for a few hours before we play. I’m stoked. We didn’t get a chance to see it last year. Hopefully there are lots of free, amusing, and entertaining things to do that one can walk to.
Grant somehow procured The Family Guy movie – I don’t think it’s out yet. We watched it last night, and I’ll need to see it at least 2 more times. It was very awesome. Everything you’d expect from a two hour, uncensored, Family Guy experience.
I’m ready to play some shows and do some work. But this little green bedroom in this lovely house is so nice. And right across the hall from the washroom. I can’t believe we’re going to be sleeping in the van tomorrow. I hope this year’s Montreal experience is better than last year’s.