Weekly Rochester Events #448: Sounds Like 5 Colas
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Well, this past week was largely about preparing for the trip. Relatedly, next week will be the last update until I feel like doing it again after I get back.
Last Thursday I worked on a basic shade structure for Burning Man. Basically it's just 4 poles that come apart for transport. I'm using this material called Aluminet which blocks 70% of the light and heat of the sun and only weighs a few pounds for the 200 square feet I bought. That night I stopped by Monty's Korner (355 East Ave.) but nobody from Drinking Liberally was there so I went to Solera Wine Bar (647 South Ave) instead — at least I knew a few people there and ended up having a nice night. I also stopped at Lux Lounge (666 South Ave.) and ran into a few friends as well.
On Friday I went to visit Ali. We went to Eric's Office Restaurant (2574 Macedon Rd., Canandaigua) since she had some drink tokens and, although the wine was pretty good, the bartender was awful. Perhaps we were just on the sending end of her self-fulfilling prophecy: that people who use drink tokens don't tip well, so she figured she'd give lousy service, and then we didn't tip well because of it. We also stopped by The Füul Music Hall (37 Niagara St., Canandaigua) and had a drink but they had a band ready to play later, plus the juke box was way too loud to chat so we went to Wally's Pub (16 Phoenix St., Canandaigua) and met up with Ali's just-turned-21 friend from work.
Saturday I did my usual tour of The Rochester Public Market (280 Union St. N.) and Abundance Cooperative Market (62 Marshall St.) also stopping by Goodwill Fashions (451 South Clinton Ave.) and finding a Thule bike rack for $0.99. I had to rush back home, though, to make it to Cole Muffler (1735 Mt. Hope Ave.) before they closed at noon as they were putting a new muffler on my car. That evening, Ali stopped by and we had some grilled sweet corn and hot dogs for dinner before heading out.
We went to George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) to see the movie at the Dryden. They opened with a short film made by Albert Brooks during his stint on Saturday Night Live — a hilarious "documentary" about his experience at a research company to improve his image with the public. The film was Modern Romance which was painfully funny and an excellent film. Brooks plays a neurotic jerk-of-a-man who is somehow tangibly likable.
Afterward, Ali and I headed to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) I once again enjoyed The Spaces who did some punk-rock/bar-rock with excellent guitar work. I finally got to see Old Boy which brought together an excellent selection of Rochester's best talent and harnessed it as acoustic-rock backup. They were awesome. It's creative excellence like this that inspires me to create. Finishing up the night was The Lobster Quadrille who were wilder, more absurd, and more chaotic than usual. It was tremendous fun.
Sunday I spent the morning working on Ali's bike for Burning Man ... so far it looks excellent. She stopped by that afternoon and really liked how it looked before we headed to her parents' house for dinner and to pick up some of her things for the trip. On the way back, we stopped at The Corn Hill Creamery (290 Exchange Blvd.) for some delicious ice cream. Monday I worked on the bike some more then started to tune up the station wagon. The adage that those V-8's are so easy to work on is bunk: you've got to jack up the front end of the car to be able to reach the 4 rearmost spark plugs — not what I'd call "easy". Anyway, I got halfway done that night and finished it up on Tuesday.
That night I visited her again to lend support of her packing up her apartment to move to her new house. We got some pizza and then went out for ice cream at Abbott's Frozen Custard (150 Eastern Blvd., Canandaigua) which was far too expensive given that there's better stuff around — it was too bad The Muar House Cafe (169 Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua) had closed for the night.
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