October 21st, 2005

wombat

Definitely worth staying up for.

There is something to be said for habits, since under the right circumstances they become traditions. Thus it was that jamestrainor and I found ourselves at the Sprawl, consuming mass quantities of barbeque by way of celebrating his 21st birthday. I had suggested other eateries, but the location was right and we both love Famous Daves, so there you are. The original plan had been to have Melody & Scott join us, but she was depressed and he was tired, so that didn't happen. Whatever; James and I had a good time anyway. Lots of talking about games and comic books and weird stuff on the web, capped off by the 2230 show of Serenity, which (oddly enough) he hadn't seen yet. So we suffered through half an hour of bad music and worse on -screen "entertainment" before the trailers, some of which made us want to see the movies (Doom and Stay) and others convincing us that we should spend our hard-earned shekels on something else (Saw 2).

James liked Serenity a lot, and I managed to repress my urge to fanboy all over The Operative, who just rocks, so it was all very good. We had the theater to ourselves, which was a mixed blessing; on the one hand, it allowed us to bitch and moan loudly about the pre-movie "entertainment", but on the other it meant that the movie wasn't drawing very well. On the gripping hand, how many people normally catch the 10:30 weeknight show during the school year?

Refueled on the way home with gasoline and some doughnuts and collapsed into bed ~0130. Felt adequately rested this morning after sleeping in until 0700, though I skipped the stockings this morning - too tired to wash them out last night, and they really do need to be washed between uses.
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wombat

I would never have pegged him as a Cure fan.

Mulling over this post on petsnakereggie's LJ, I got to thinking about a related topic that came up somewhere else sometime in the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately I was too befuddled by fatigue poisons to deal with it at the time, but as I recall the question had to do with where you met somebody for the first time.

That's not a problem with most of my friends. I know exactly where and when I met maggiedemay, stuckintraffik, and thaadd, for example. However, when and where I met edminster's dad, digex, and more recently chebutykin? They're like missing folders in the file cabinet of my mind. It bothers me sometimes. I can make guesses - I'm pretty sure I met Brian in junior high school, and Doug at one of the summer conventions in the Washington area; as for Melissa, I probably ran into her at Arcana a few years back - but in all their cases, as with others, I don't have that clear snapshot memory of meeting them for the first time. Weird.

Anyway, the meme from petsnakereggie's post is: leave one memory of you and me together. Doesn't have to be anything significant, though if it answers the question of where we met for the first time, that would be cool too.
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Good thing I had all my fun last night

...because tonight I'm going to bed early. I didn't think I was all that tired, but I spent most of this afternoon at work trying to keep from nodding off and not always succeeding. Decided to just pick up my new prescription, grab something fast for dinner, and go home to bed.
After checking e-mail, of course.

Tomorrow, a breakfast meeting of ATC and then maybe some LAN gaming over at thaadd and Don's place. We'll see. I wouldn't be horribly disappointed if that didn't come off...would like to get a jump on this week's data entry and not stay up so damn late for so many nights.
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