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Ain’t Yo’ Moma Fiddler

Yesterday was spent driving around Baltimore looking for a Christmas tree. Just like a good ol’ Jewish boy. We drove around to the lots, but couldn’t rationalize spending $10 a foot for a fucking tree. When we lived in DC we could get a Xmas tree from the elementary school down the street for $25. And that was DC as all the Baltimoreans like to point out. It’s DC. But in reality it’s not like it’s that much cheaper to live here in Baltimore. Hell the house next to us is selling for $450,000 for two bedrooms and the master bedroom has no windows. WTF?! Anyways… Ok. Let me clarify. I do feel Baltimore is less expensive to live in than DC. However, it’s not significant, like say Atlanta, GA or Duluth, MN to Washington, DC. That’s all.

After we brought the tree home from Home Depot… Yeah, I know. I can’t believe it either, but their price was really good and it’s just a tree, I guess. It’s not something I really think about much. But it would have been nice to get one from a family lot. Maybe next year. Catherine came over shortly after we got back. We we planned on writing XMas/Channukah cards and trimming the tree. But instead she played the role of unofficial spokesperson for Plaxo and LinkedIn. Plaxo basically syncs and updates all your contact information using Mac’s Address Book or whatever Address Book you use. It’s simply the bomb-ass. I heart it. It’s all about Syncing these days. And LinkedIn is a professional networking site. Sure we had Friendster and the Myspace. But there’s only so much of that I can take. Actually I take it back. I am still totally addicted, but it’s hardly professional when you have ads for Dashboard Confessonals every 3 minutes. And considering we’re starting our own business it’s going to be great for networking in the business. Again, I recommend it. And while Catherine and I networked and synced Emily finished putting the tree together. It’s purty:

Christmas '06 Tree

After all that, we headed to the the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown which has become my new favorite neighborhood in Baltimore. We were going to see Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad. Basically it was like Yentl goes yiddish burlesque on crack. It was hysterical, like, to the max. Ok, actually, it was nothing like Yentl. Perhaps more like Sarah Silverman, but less uncomfortable. So if any New Yorkers are up for it. Go see it as they are based out of there and probably do more shows there. It’s well worth the $15 or whatever.

After the show we headed back home to park the car and we walked down the block to a new Irish Pub/Restaurant that just opened 2 weeks ago. Emily got fish and chips, Catherine got a stew and I got the bloody fillet mignon covered in bacon. Everyone’s meals were pretty yummy. Then we came home and Emily and Catherine got on the laptops:

Emily and Catherine

After that, we made up Catherine’s bed and hit the hay.


Another Saturday

Last night we went to dinner with David and Catherine & Lance and his new girlie, Michelle. We went to Domku. It was a bar/cafe in Petworth DC. It was Polish food. Pretty tasty. And not African cuisine like I had though. And just next to our ‘hood. The boyfriend of the chef lives in our neighborhood so there was some stir on our listserve and that’s how we heard of it. We’re glad we did.

Anyways, today David and I went to Chuck Levin’s for David to try out some piano keyboards. It was a good thing as he was going to buy a Roland keyboard, but when he tried it out he hated the feel of it. He’s leaning towards the killer keyboard that Gordon got last Christmas. The Yamaha P120. But without the speakers, The Yamaha P90. It’s smaller and less cumbersome because it has no speakers and it’s lighter. Perfect for playing shows. It’s a little over his budget, but it’s so nice sounding and feeling.

After that we went to Target to get a stereo for the bedroom. But we ended getting a stereo for the Red Room unintentionally. It was $60. Can’t beat that. The RCA RS2035. $140 below my budget. So now I am going to get this JVC FS-S57 for the bedroom. This is what what I got for the Red Room:

So it’s kinda cheesy retro looking, but it works in this room. Definately not for the bedroom. I want something more hi-fi for the bedroom. The JVC will do perfectly. Someday I’ll build the tube amps in every room.

Tomorrow we’re hoping to go to Lara’s place to watch the Oscars.