JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #191: All White Sixel
I took my birthday off from work and things went okay. I made it to the walking tour of Rochester which started around
(30 Church St.)
and worked its way around to the east then south then back around. It's $5 and provides some interesting things even I didn't know. I guess I'd marginally recommend it, but a decent trip to the library might get you farther. Anyway, on the way there I broke the crank on my bike.
Under any circumstances, this is a nuisance at best. In this case it was a bit more of a hindrance. In the past, I'd break the threads out by the pedal, leaving the stump of the crank that I can kick with my foot and still ride. This time I broke the crank at its thickest part--right where it comes out of the frame. I tried hooking my toes around the pedal and managed to make some distance up that way, but I mostly just had to skate it along like a velocipede. In the end, it only took an hour to get home (as opposed to about 25 minutes to get out there.)
In the evening I didn't have much different of a Friday night out except that I was fed a couple shots at
(875 Monroe Ave.)
from my friends, and my girlfriend serendipitously cut her trip short due to an injury and I managed to play the Birthday Card (not a Hallmark product) and get her to come out too.
What else ... oh yeah ... so I didn't get it for my birthday, but what could I expect--I'm just gonna have to suck it up and buy
Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar"
myself. Steve Jobs may be a prick for not delivering a finished version of OS X 10.1, but there are way too many cool features to live without. Ugh. More hemorrhaged cash. Oh yeah, and speaking of shamefully deceptive links that get me credit at Amazon.com, I bought a
Sabatier 7-piece Knife Set.
All of the Sabatier stuff is on sale (see the ad on the right side) ... I don't think it's absolute top quality stuff, but it's probably better than the set I have now that I got for free when I signed up for a checking account at Manufacturer's Hanover Trust twelve-odd years ago.
If worse comes to worse you can always see, hear, and/or otherwise participate in
Drinks by Mary Dawn
(535 S. Clinton)
starting around 10:30.
(389 Gregory St.)
is hosting an
Acoustic Open Jam
from 8 to 10. For this one, there's no microphones and it's designed to be more of a true jam.
Feel free to check out the all-new
(666 South Ave.)
which is Karrie's new bar (former bartender at
The Bug Jar
and freelance photographer--her work is frequently in City Paper.)
She's got a beautiful place going. It's got the usual hip-bar tchotchke plus the back yard has about a dozen picnic tables and a hammock. Her warm, easy-going style is really conveyed nicely. It's actually open all week, but Friday is the "official" grand opening.
In case you're shut in tonight (or tomorrow), check out
I'm going to make a drug with my mind
on cable public access (channel 15 on Time Warner) at 11:30 p.m. featuring
Pisspot the Bunny
interviewing local and out-of-town bands.
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
and possibly with some other bands starting around 10:45. Maybe ... just maybe ... I'll be able to get in and see both minutes of an
show for once.
As of a few months ago,
(16 Gibb Street)
still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.
Tonight from 8 to 10 is an
Open-Mic Comedy Night
(389 Gregory St.)
While once it was a workshop type of environment, the comics now have to force that behavior ... by default it's a place to try out new stuff.
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In the TRS-80 Model I/III character set, the six-pixel (two-by-three "sixel") character with all pixels "on" is number 191. So what if it's obscure. Nobody reads these anyway.
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