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Lunch Report: I got a small roast beef sandwich today. The place I went was the most crowded I've ever seen it, so I had to wait for my sandwich for 10 minutes or so. It was no big deal. A lot of the drones who work for the large unnamed recruiting company here in town were standing around waiting too. They looked irritated they weren't getting their lunch fast enough so they kept checking the gadgets they had clipped to brown belts holding up their brown buisness casual pants. Most of them had at least one thing clipped to their body and were wearing shirts with company logos tucked in. I'm so glad I don't have to do that. Also, my sandwich is delicious but I wish I had remembered to bring my green chillie leftovers.
Lunch Report: Turkey Sandwich with everything. While I was waiting for my sandwich from the deli I started reading the Boston Herald. There was a "clever" headline. See photo. I hate it when reporters try and get funny or clever with headlines. Puns in the newspaper are the worst. For example: "Legless man kicks the habit" "Sugar Tycoon: How Sweet It Is!" Auto Industry Driving for More Sales Hippies Smell Something Fishy Obesity Epidemic Weighs Heavily on Health Care System
Lunch Report: During lunch I ran some errands, including getting some new cheap sunglasses. Just like the ZZ Top song. Then I got a sandwich called the "Swiss Miss." Despite the delightful name, it didn't contain any powdered hot chocolate; instead it was a ham and cheese sandwich with tomatoes, onions and mustard.
Quick History: Several years ago my mom and I somehow struck up a conversation about making a "memory quilt" using the many t-shirts I've collected over the years from bands I know and love. Not commercial bands, but rather the bands of my friends. The ones I went to see all the time in college and subsequent years...and even some to this day.
At the time I had a closet full of t-shirts that I never wore anymore, but just couldn't throw out. I went to cutting out squares around the logos and whatever else. Some of the shirts loosely fit into the mix because they were either designed by a friend, made by a friend or even designed/made by me! Yes, even I have screen-printed some rock and other shirts. Fond memories are essentially the key, along with friendship and the admiration and support of creative projects among friends. The spirit of much of my young-adult life.
My mom has diligently collected and prepped these squares, often nursing the heavily-worn fabric back to health with careful trimming and backing them with reinforcement. For those of you who don't know, I just got engaged to my love Mike, who's mom is a QUILT MASTER! She has now joined the ranks of the awesome "Rock Quilt Team" -- and helped my mom place the squares in a "pleasing" layout! Oh joy!!!
I know this because they called me today to find out which band Gil Garcia was in...because Gil Garcia is who introduced me to Mike about five + years ago. Gil and I met via Johnny Briggs many years ago, and one fateful "Nerd Convention" in 2003 brought us together. But I digress (that's what I do, afterall)...Mike's and my moms wanted to make sure the Los Terribles quilt square will hold a prominent position on the Rock Quilt.
There is much to be done to complete the quilt, and I will keep ye faithful readers posted...but here is a snapshot of the squares as organized today. Note that there are so many squares that didn't make it in the KING SIZE layout, that there will likely be a throw-quilt for one of our couches as well! Plus, for future "squares" we can make pillow shams and throw pillows! GLORIOUS!!
So please enjoy the snapshot and pass the word to your rock bretheren if you see them represented on the quilt. There is a possibility of a "gallery" show including and inspired by this quilt on a future date. So Russ and Wendzel...your archived flyers will not go to waste!
Oh, and yes, I was in a band too...Colorado Honor Band. Wild tours of small parades all over the southwest! Many thanks to all on the quilt and to Bev and my Mom for the great work!!
Lunch Report: Turkey Burger with spicy french fries. The burger was good, but there were beans in it. Not ground up beans, like whole beans in the burger. Kinda weird. Also, next door to where I got the burger they were selling enchiladas and they hung a bunch of sombreros all over the place.