Yesterday I drove out to Issaquah for a Deirdre's birthday party. She had a surprise planned for us. Raven proposed in front of everyone assembled. At first it appeared that this was a surprise Raven had planned. Then Scott stood up and and said it would be difficult to follow that act, but he had more. He then had Shannon and Aaron put up draperies and handed a white shawl to Deirdre to wear. Just about the time we all figured out what was happening he asked them if they vowed to continue to be sarcastic to each other, stated the Internet gave him the power, and declared them married. Then they announced that Deirdre is pregnant.
That's a lot to fit in 5 minutes.
As the party wound down, I left and headed to Seattle for the farewell show for Bat Country. I'm not sure I've even seen them play with Joe on bass, though I may have. I went to many of their shows from 2008 through 2010, which is right around the time that Joe joined. I was really glad there would be one last show I could see. When I planned my road trip, getting back in time to see the show was hugely important to the plan. I totally get shutting down the band after Cafe Racer, and I'm hugely happy I got the chance to see one last show.
One hell of a night.