Lake Forest Park last weekend was pretty busy, though; that one hadn't started winding down at all yet. Tomorrow is the last day of the year, and while I normally don't play anywhere two weeks in a row... well, the forecast says it might not rain. So I'll be waiting and seeing about just showing up there, as well. I'll also want to find out about winter market and whether they'd want anyone around for that; it's indoors, in the interiour commons, so the rules will be different.
The last couple of weeks have been pretty miserable for music, though, particularly the last week and a half - between Anna's surgery and recovery and the implosion of the financial markets, my stress metre is up to WTF, and I haven't been able to write anything and practicing has been a mess. At least this has all come at the end of the season, when I'm kind of playing out the summer festival-and-market string, and not, say, at peak time in August. It really has been pretty brutal, though.
Oh, and thanks to everybody who recommended books! I've bought the Llama book, the Camel book, and the suggested PHP book, and am going through the Llama now. So far this seems awfully straightforward - it's a bit like every other curly-bracket language, mixed with some bad ideas I had for my compiler class (and they were bad ideas but they were extra points because I came up with them on my own) and REXX made *nixy. Oh, and my C/C++ background demands to know who thinks using uninitialised variables is ever a good idea, other than the writer of this book. Clearly turning the warnings level ALL THE WAY UP is the only way to code in this language.