last night i see someone post on couchsurfing.com that they are going to karaoke at central park/belmont, two blocks walk away from my house. no work tomorrow so i decide to go.
i show up, meet the couchsurfing regulars and start downing okocim. i meet a surfer andris from latvia and another girl from france. they have free cheetoes, pretzels, ferrero rocher, chocolate covered guava and coffee beans. the bartendress is polish.
i sing psychadelic furs, four tops, the typical. i sing ludacris with andris and that riled up the crowd. some guy sings spanish numbers. the guy in charge of requests gives me a free drink card i never redeem, plays air guitar, keytar, and a neon blue blowup saxophone. when i sang the four tops the chicks went wild and started dancing.
around 5 am the lights came on, the beer disappeared, and a fight breaks out. it is dragged outside onto belmont avenue, no cars are coming so ...so what? they swing at it and next thing i know i'm pulling a girl aside and getting in a car with two others headed to pulaski and fullerton to drop ms. black eye off.
she doesn't want to be seen around with her black eye so we head back east. the car gets stuck somewhere and i get out to push it. we make it to logan and western. the three others put money together and want to buy blow. i'm in a car again asleep once we hit logan, headed to central park and fullerton to pick up. the guys drops it through the window. we go back to the random chick's place where everyone is high on blow. at this point i realize "day over need productive tomorrow". she has a dog and i lay down on the couch, the dog bothers me so i sit upright in an armchair where the dog can't get on my lap and fall asleep.
i wake up at 10 am to deep, a couchsurfer from england calling me. i go to sox-35th and meet up with sam and deep at healthy food on halsted. we eat lithuanian then meet up with neil from the nwside and we all get on the pulaski bus to the lithuanian museum. i meet with the curator, show is due fall 2009 so mark your calendars! this lady ieva put together the vilnius city bid for european capital of culture!!! and the lithuanian pavilion at the venice biennale! then we all watch a movie about lithuanian paganism and amber and then go to the loop.
deep and i go to meet some girls at lazo's near western, and they are great. the one girl is involved in AREA chicago (public housing art research issues) and lives on spaulding and wellington aka super close. actually in the building with the numbers in neon and across from the "Royal Treasure Shop" which was probably never open in the history of the world.
AREA is having an opening tomorrow i will definitely attend, and maybe i will meet deep for bbq @ smoque, and he wants to go to the art institute on a free day. he is from cambridge and is on exchange at harvard learning chinese. god i love couchsurfing. did i mention he's indian aka extremely handsome?
saturday i am going out with the german to the continental, a hipster dance joint in humboldt park. we went last week and danced forever. it was great.
i also got the show flyer from kara: FEB 20 at 3131 w. carroll ave (CTA green line to kedzie)
what a day
the chicago surfing group is having a karaoke night in wicker park i am going to attend. jeanette from memphis will be there, erin from AREA, maybe some people from the place near me.