K & Kyle picked me up at a bit before 6AM this morning. Kyle and I were going as stand ins for K's friends Kathyrn and Trang. There's got to be a better way, though it is much better organized than it had been in the past. There's a row for each class and a 3x3 square for each place in the class. As long as you've got a square, you're in the class. Day classes had between 7 and 9 squares. Night classes had between 15-19
We got there just before 6:30. Saw lots of bodies in sleeping bags - have no idea how long some of these people had been waiting. Tuesday & Friday nights already had about 10 people each. We got squares 6-8 in the Wednesday night row. By 7:10am, all the squares for Wednesday night were filled. Then the long wait. Ya see, sign ups don't start until noon.
K was well prepared. She brought folding chairs, a sleeping bag, blankets and munchies. So we bundled up and waited. K had her ipod and chatted with friends. Kyle played some pokemon game on his game boy. Me? I read just about all 400+ pages of Tamora Pierce's Lady Knight. Did get a chance to chat with Lynn.
The art studio is just across from the Carousel, so we got to listen to Motown from about 10am on - this carousel definitely moves to the beat of a different drummer.
Chai Tea Latte from Lava Java was excellent!