You have them days where the alchemy doesn’t quite click. You think your electrons is all lined up, and when you apply the heat them electrons reach a superconfusional point and ka-BAMMO!, you end up choking in a chemical fog instead of stirring a pot of graphite. And you can’t make pencils for educational purposes out of chemical fog. I’m not sayin’ I’m a “quitter” or negative, it’s the “just sayin’” thing.
Still, one needs a break from the chemical fog and failure-like results. Y’know, get a beer and stand awkwardly in the shadows while other people are dancin’ and joking. So I made up a short relaxin’ list. Find a smart girl (NPC) and dance like that time I was jokin’ about something biting me inside my pants and something was biting me. That was quite a dance.
So where’s a guy go in #myGCG to get a break? I’m guessing there’s lots of places and I decided to start out at The Great Canadian Cabin in GCG Welcome on yur #myGCG map. Always open, run into all sorts, and I like that, variety stuff. Right where I landed I grabbed a Landmark folder called Clubs & Entertainment from the Landmark Cabinet, then walked over the the Big Cabin itself.
Seemed like the ‘type of NPC I want to impress’ tending bar. So I plunk myself down at the bar and order a beer, acting all cool and stuff.
The person takes a step back, kinda smiles, and asks if I’m done pumpin’ out the tanks out back? I couldn’t have her thinking I was some sort of alchemically-smelly guy, so I played my ‘nother card and told her I’m a Wizard, you know, Magik Stuff. Real impressive-like.
She uses a pool cue to push a tiny green glass across the bar to me. Want to feel magic, she asks? Drink that. So I had one; I told her it burned my throat less than a sulphate fog off a kettle full of boiling gold transmogrifying into graphite hopefully! Hahah, chemistry, right?!
She sideways looks at me and pushed a few more of those green glasses over; they hit a spot. I couldn’t tell much when I was sittin’ down but when I was standing up the whole place seemed to be spinnin’ and so I needed some more sittin’ down.
So’s I zipped over to Greenwich Village on yur #myGCG map, where there’s a swank place named The Bottom Line.
Swank indeed, none of those tiny green drinks, only big green drinks with salt on the rim. Wasn’t long before I was dancing and trying to lick salt off my elbow.
Great music, if they hadn’t pushed me outside I coulda danced all night. When I say “they”, it was more emotional than physical, mainly when they finally brought the No Shirt, No Service sign from the front and stood it on my lap.
Guess I’ll have to look into this “shirt” thing. Thought they was an urban myth. But not tonight; I didn’t get the Other Shopping folder from the Landmark Cabinet. Nice lookin’ cabinet. I could sort my socks into left and the other one, iffn I wore socks. Should write that down; wonder where my list went?
And I’m thinkin’ this landmark list is pretty darn smart itself, ‘cause next I went to wosys nel sole: Wosys Nel Sole on yur #myGCG map - a piano place, didn’t even have stools at the bar - had those fancy tall chairs. Started to get that No Shirt No Service feeling as soon as I walked in and couldn’t see anyone’s tummy. I tried to fit in by trying the good wine and sitting in a tall chair. I think I pulled it off okay, 'cept the wine coughing part. I asked after some brown sugar to make it drinkable.
Nope, swanky places. :| Then that piano guy went to be personal, iffn I'm not being too subtle, so's I tried the piano - couldn’t see how to turn it on … then that guy kept wanting it back so I moved along. Nice enough place you might want to buy a "shirt" and give it a go.
Steam Works on yur #myGCG map. A bit woozy but determined to relax, ‘specting a sauna, took me to Taboo - another piano place? I saw a piano; yet the feel is more dramatic, like techno-ey dance like you mean it and don’t mind the sweat. (At least I was hopin’ don’t mind the sweat is a thing). After I got the whole place spinning in my head, I sat on a comfy chair, and after my good sittin’ time the spinning stopped-ish, I went outside to wander around and found all of this medieval place.
A lot of exploring to do, interesting place indeed. Old buildings and people and the best word to describe medieval, umm, is medieval, really. :| I have to go back. I was in a state of mind where I was increasing my ignorance 'stead of edu, edgyo, edgyoukay, learning stuff. A bit relaxed though.
Hot Rod Diner called to me, Hot Rod Diner on yur #myGCG map. Type of weiner onna bun, I was thinkin'.
Pretty, really great place, I rinsed off the egg and salt in the edge of the water before I headed in, good thing, met a new Dance Partner. The place was pretty flash, y’know, clean and well-decorated with good lighting so you can appreciate how clean it is. S’why caves are dark, same thing, but the other way.
(I think I found her! Smart fer sure, always a wee smile on her face too. When her eyes met mine we bedazzled!) I stayed with her until it looked like her textures were fading, though, it might of been me with one eye closed. I’m gonna go back, she didn’t say no. Still, it was a close thing.
I felt like #2 on my checklist, beer, needed to be checked off again to be sure. And here’s where I got lucky:
Po Monkey Blues Club is on the same Island and EVEN THOUGH there’s a No Beer Inside sign, well HeY! HeY! that leaves beer anywhere outside! Cool. I went inside anyway, cool too.
That landmark list isn’t going to visit itselfs. I went to almost all of ‘em in spite of that Landmark Cabinet have’n an exhaustive list; by the end of the evening you could say the same about me, though I distinctly listed to the left. “One More!”, our family motto, pushed me on.
Carnelian Bay at 915 thingys in the air (not the ground level) on yur #myGCG map for the Rockin’ Roller. Brand new and real shiny. Somehow I managed to show up there with a reefer and a green, salty drink, slip into some free rollerskates, then I had spinning on 3 levels. Wewzer! The lights, the music, the rollering along with the arrows (one'st I figured out those arrows) - amazing experience. I tell you it’s be a swell place to have a party, on, randomly, Wednesdays. Sweet end to a long night, I finished the pitcher of green drink and stepped outside, checklist complete.
At sunrise I woke up behind Tim Horton’s with a headache and a School Girl Barbee. :) Great night, great world, #myGCG.