Tuesday November 17th 2015
We had a wonderful 6th year anniversary! I got all dressed up for our special dinner at Gotham Bar and Grill. Thanks for Mike R. for this treat. The restaurant was beautiful. A woman in the restroom, who was clearly drunk said, “You should come to my table and say ‘We need to perform together again soon!’ and then just walk away.” I didn’t. 🙂
We were seated at a cozy little corner table right next to the bar away from all the noise. “Thoth.” said the bartender. “He recognized me from modeling in SF.” Thoth said after talking with him. “That’s a long time ago.” I said.
We ordered our drinks. “I have the prettiest guests in the restaurant!” our waitress said. She was wonderful. She made me a special non alcoholic fruity drink. “You’re so beautiful!” a woman sitting next to me said.
Thoth had a martini. We both ordered three courses; two appetizers and a main dish. Everything was beyond delicious.
Tuna tartar for me.
then squash soup…UH-MAZING.
Then lobster and short ribs. Just the most amazing thing. I didn’t know food could be so good!
Our waitress even gave us an EXTRA dessert. “Because you made my night.” she said.
Thoth and I are just like good food. We may look extremely unusual, but we’re extremely kind, fun and good spirited people. We taste as good as we look. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thoth was tipsy and we were both so very tired while going home. What a lovely night!
Thank you Mike!!
Thursday June 19th 2014
I got up and wished my Bunny a Happy Birthday! There were tons of people BBQ-ing as we walked through The Meadows. I want us to do that before we leave. I don’t think we’ll come back to Edinburgh, unless something changes drastically. We passed the mandolinist and she barely acknowledged us. The Royal Mile seemed pretty slow and there was a guitarist with an amplifier near our spot. We sat on the steps and waited for him to finish. A woman came straight towards us. “I saw you in Berkeley years ago and again 10 years ago here during the festival.” she said to Thoth. “You’re the one who put that show on for me at the church.” Thoth said. They embraced and Thoth introduced me. Her name was Julie. “I was just thinking of you yesterday so I looked up your documentary and was lead to your website. I read your blog and saw that you were performing at St. Giles, so I had to come see you.” she said. We asked if she knew anyone at The Caves. She said she was willing to help us get some gigs there. The guy who talked to us about it a few weeks ago never got in touch with us. After about an hour, I went over and said hi to the guitarist and politely asked him when he’d be finished. “15 minutes. I’m just fooling around.” he said. It’s good for me to talk with other buskers. Usually I make Thoth do it. People are generally friendly here. It’s not like that in New York. Julie said she’d come back another day with her son, who was 4 last time Thoth saw him.
We barely gathered any crowds today. Kind of disappointing it being Thoth’s birthday and all, but we can only do what we can do. We even tried playing “Plucking Song,” one of our softest pieces. It hurt my voice. Prayforming at this spot isn’t very fun unless there’s a crowd. The crowds are the only thing that gives us any reflection. I wish we had a resonant space to play. Our music is meant for resonant spaces. It made me miss the Angel Tunnel. There, we usually have huge crowds during “Plucking Song.” We didn’t play very long. Neither of us felt exhilarated. We took some pictures and walked home.
We both got out of our costumes and changed for birthday dinner at Howie’s. My roots are pretty hideous right now so I put my hair up. Thoth wore his new kilt. We both felt very cute as we walked arm in arm to dinner. Some people on The Meadows waved at us. I think they recognized us from before. The food was excellent, but it wasn’t enough for me. Thoth had been to this place 10 years ago and it was one of his fondest memories. I’m glad we went there again. I was planning to get a scone, but all the shops were closed on the way home.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful husband, Thoth. I love you so much. Thank you for loving me and being my rock. Every day you amaze me. You are so silly. I admire your optimism and bravery. You inspire me to be the best person I can be. I am so blessed to have you in my life. You are my home and in my heart always. I love you forever.