I had a busy night last night -- right after work there was a "roast" for our retired Executive Editor, Arthur Kretchmer, who had that position for 30 years. Two highlights of a packed evening -- the best steak I've ever eaten (we were at Gibsons) and a woman jumped out of a cake. Well, popped out -- there wasn't much jumping. I've never seen that, except in movies and cartoons. I was curious, so I asked the person who organized the cake/woman/popping -- did she supply her own cake? No. He rented the cake and then hired the woman. Noted.

After the dinner, I ran off to see 2 Skinnie Js at the Bottom Lounge. The roast had gone on a little longer than I thought it would, and I had left my ticket to the show at home, so I was worried that I was going to miss part of the show. I did miss the opening band (sorry Bicycle, Tricycle) but I got there just in time to see the whole 2SJs set. It was a kick-ass show. Too bad they're breaking up. Quick! Become a 2SJs fan, before it's too late.

I've only really gotten to know Arthur over the last year or so, as he was preparing to leave. And I became a big 2 Skinnie Js fan just in time for their farewell tour. Sigh.