Let it be known, the Hat has still not lost Its power and mystique.
Yesterday, I went to my gay cafe, but was saddened to find out it was closed for the evening. "No bother," I said to myself. I decided instead to go to a little pizza shop across the way and eat there. Since I was all dressed up from being stage manager at our music festival at school that day, I didn't want to eat anything TOO greasy, so I decided on alfredo. I also ordered a caeser salad with it, and the meal came with rolls, so I knew that I wasn't going to be hungry, that's for sure!
So I placed my order, paid, and sat down. In a few minutes, my waitress comes with the entree. Before I could say anything, she scurried off. Hello?! Salad comes before entree, rolls before (or during) salad. Good God, what has this world come to?
Regardless, I let it pass. I started eating, and was sickened to discover that the meal was not only microwaved, but not thoroughly microwaved--there were COLD spots, for heaven's sake, in my meal! The salad was made with some cheap, vinnegarette-ish salad dressing, and was rather distasteful, and I won't even BEGIN to tell you what was wrong with the rolls....
Upset at the entire event, I decided to leave. I hadn't eaten my meal hardly at all, so I can only imagine what people thought when I left. I'd already paid, much to my chagrin, so I wasn't going to see my money back. I wasn't in a mood to go up and deal with management, either. I don't expect my money back, as I don't plan to go back to the establishment ever again.
Afterwards, I decided to go and shop. So here I am, with my hat, my suit, and I was hungry. But I went shopping anyhow, because I knew it would make me feel better. :-D
I went and bought 50 dollars in CDs, and felt VERY happy afterwards. Heheh. CDs include:
===> Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks
===> Josquin: Motets and chansons
===> The Vienna Boys' Choir
===> Ten Tenors in Prayer
===> The soundtrack to "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas."
I'm loving all my CDs, especially Josquin. Josquin was a 15th century composer who's music is still considered some of the finest music ever written. This particular CD showcases his pieces written for men's voices, in a Gregorian chant-type style. The difference is that this music is more harmonically and rhythmically active than chant. If you ever get a chance to pick up some of this stuff, it's worth every penny.
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Today, after a little time at school, I wanted to go downtown and eat at my gay cafe (I knew it would be open). I saw my favorite waitress boy, and he knew exactly what I wanted (at least with respect to food). :-P We had a nice little chat, and I even told him my horrific story of what happened yesterday at the pizza parlor. Needless to say, I wasn't going to be given such awful service today.
After eating, I went up and paid (leaving a fabulous tip, of course), and I started talking with him a little more. I invited him to my choir concert this Saturday or Sunday, and he said he'd like to come. I gave him my card with my info (YAY! HE HAS MY PHONE NUMBER NOW!), and he wrote the pertinent information down. I told him to call me when he decided which day he was going to come, and I said that I would get him tickets.
So there we are. The Hat works yet again. The boy has my number, I have some FABULOUS CDs that I otherwise would haven't bought, because I would have been too afraid to spend so much money, and I learned that shopping is very therapeutic. :-D All is well with the world right now, and let's hope it keeps getting better.
That's all for now. More stories to come as I make them happen. ;) You kids behave yourselves, and we'll see ya on the next one!