July 20th, 2007


Pumpkins, biking, and a hiatus

I am in San Francisco, and I don't want to stay holed up in the room, but I do want to get this post out quickly.

The Pumpkins concert was fantastic. Billy played a lot of new stuff and all the expected old stuff (Bullet with Butterfly Wings, Tonight Tonight, Today, Stand Inside Your Love, etc.). But the best part was that he played a bunch of stuff people had probably forgotten existed - Blue Skies Bring Tears, 33, Starla, Heavy Metal Machine, Shame, To Shelia... very cool. He actually *ended* on Starla before the encores. He seemed really receptive to everyone's cheers in the wake of the TERRIBLE review the San Francisco Chronicle gave him. (Seriously, go read it... you won't believe they published that slander.)

Yesterday I took a bike ride to and over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco into Sausalito. Sausalito is an adorable little city, and probably where I'll live when I become a bajillionaire. The bike ride was fun and refreshing, but left me sore from my butt to my feet, and with an unfriendly sunburn on my back.

Finally, I want to let everyone know that I'm taking an LJ hiatus. There are just too many Harry Potter spoilers floating around, and even though I'm not a fan of any HP communities, I don't want to take any chances. I know a lot of other people doing this same thing, but the difference is that John and I are reading the book aloud, one chapter at a time, so I probably won't be back on here for a month or so.

I wish you all the best, and you know where you can reach me if you want me.