Happy Friday

March 13, 2009 · 6 comments

The week is winding down.  It’s Friday.  You’re sitting at work, flipping between Facebook and Twitter and wondering if that crush you had in college finally made a fb page or that maybe you should follow more than the 3,452 people you’re already following because there’s just nothing going ON.  The groups you belong to don’t DO anything; “Follow Friday” is overrated.  Or maybe you’ve worn out the refresh button on your browser.  Maybe it’s time for a new browser?  But you don’t know how to do that.  If I hadn’t said “browser” and been talking about the internet already, you wouldn’t know what I was talking about.

Hm.  I’m thinking about having another drum circle soon.  Full moon last night.  The last drum circle I had was under the full moon, and it felt about right.  I really wanted to make it a regular moon-cycle thing, but I just haven’t been able to plan far enough ahead to schedule another one.

The last one was all dudes and didn’t go over with everyone as well as I was hoping.  When I asked a few of the guys if they would come to the next drum circle, they were like “you’re going to do that again?” and “what do you mean ‘the next one’?”.  Maybe I won’t invite those particular dudes again.  They didn’t have any effin rhythm anyway.

After 14 years, I finally got to see the $@BS again.  And man, did we have some fun.  We shot the sh*t for a good few hours, talking about everything from grade school to blogging.  What a blessing in my life.  And to top it off, when I mentioned that I might have another drum circle soon, the $@BS didn’t even bat an eyelash trying to think of an excuse not to go.  Of course, I asked after seeing her well-worn Fiberskin.  (She said she’d be down, in case I wasn’t clear.)

Maybe I’ll try it under the new moon.  I don’t know.  I usually find the energy under the new moon to be a bit slippery/squirrelly – it feels too transitional.  Whatever.  I’ll never know unless I try.  Maybe a drum circle would be a good means of getting the energy to gel.

I made some new fb friends this week via Twitter and other sources.  They might be down for drumming. 

Every time I think of the people I’ve met on the internet as actual possible “friends”, the Juliette Lewis quote from the end of Old School pops into my head.  You know – the one where she sees Frank the Tank in the supermarket and says “I’m having a party at my place this weekend – just a few friends from the internet – you should stop by”.  I really don’t like the characters Juliette Lewis has played – for some reason, I’ve never been into that dirty-whore kind of chick.  Jeez, I hope that doesn’t disappoint too many of my readers.  ;-)  Just kidding, you’re all Madonnas in my eyes.

Anyway, as I mentioned a few posts ago in Led Zeppelin Show on Friday, I’m really not into the whole event-planning thing.  I’m cool with doing stuff with other people, but at bottom, I’m too much of a people-pleaser.  I get too caught up with who can’t go on what days and at what times, and I end up having less fun because I think somebody’s getting screwed out of a good time.

That said, I think my best move is just to make the plans and see who shows up.  No special concessions (except maybe for dietary requirements – lol), no change in scheduling.

I’ll announce the next drum circle here, for whoever wants to show up.  I’ll also post it on The Quixotic Jedi Fan Page on Facebook.  Yeah, yeah, I’ll probably also tweet about it, too, but most of my Twitter followers aren’t from the area – and I doubt @SamMutimer will fly in from Australia or @yogadork will drive down from…wait…NYC.  Hm.  Maybe @yogadork and @beebow will show.  Didi, you’re certainly welcome to teleport in from Kuala Lumpur.

So the ramble-damble point at the end of the post here is that it’s probably a good idea to jump to this link to Become a Fan of The Quixotic Jedi on Facebook while you’re thinking about it.

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BRIAN March 13, 2009 at 13:00

If you actually get some females involved this time I’ll give it another try.


niceguyted March 13, 2009 at 16:10

Ladies and gentlemen, this is exactly what I’m talking about.

Brian, it’s not about “getting some females involved”. It’s about tapping in to the world-spirit, the tao, or prana or chi whatever you want to call it. It’s about getting together in harmony with each other and the world – not meeting chicks. I’ll need some actual demonstration on your part that you’ve got your arms around this concept before you can attend any future drum circles – coed or not.


lily nicole March 13, 2009 at 13:02

I think envy is the ugliest emotion in the catalogue but that’s the only thing I’ve got right now. Full moon drum circles.
I don’t drum but the moon controls me like…oh I dunno-like I control my TiVo. (It’s Friday; give me a break on my similes.) I want to hang out. I always thought it being low season and having the Pacific Ocean in your front yard could draw friends for a long weekend.

Bored! Will split plane ticket! (How warm is it in Bergen County today?)


brian March 15, 2009 at 01:00

Well Ted I just had another super exciting Saturday night. For the first time in a while I checked some of my dating sights and sent out some messages. I do realize that drum circles are not all about meeting chicks but as you say “WTF”. It can’t hurt right? I mean I felt like a real dork the entire time but I did show up and acted interested for you. So bring on the females.


Didi March 16, 2009 at 02:09


Do you think that if I concentrate hard enough, Dr. Manhattan will heed my call to let me suck his battery-flavoured fingers, AND get me to your drum circle?

p/s: I’m not weird. :D


niceguyted March 16, 2009 at 10:17

Maybe. I’ll ask. We have a conference call tomorrow evening about the current threats that space junk poses to our astronauts. I’m not sure if that’s the best time to talk to him, though. He usually stops by my place for espresso on Saturday afternoons. Can it wait until then?

If you’re not weird, then you’re following the wrong blog, baby. ;-]


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