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A little less than a happy high
Tales of our exploits
Gah, but I’m tired today. Last night, the $6 that was left in my wallet somehow transformed into a multi-establishment pursuit of pints. Though I would have been content with a quiet evening at home, c_m_i pronounced that we were going to get beer and by the power he wielded because of his newly received paycheck, his will was made manifest. I probably could have done without the raspy throat and lingering scent of cigarettes that greeted me this morning, but overall it was a good evening.

Sadly, spitcurl girl was nowhere to be found. Instead, a band with a lead singer who talked like an over-stimulated pop-radio dj (think of JW's, "It’s 5:05 in... the AM...") was in the back room of the Burren covering tunes from days of yore (well, the mid-70’s...) "Purty Little Love Song" eventually drove us to the front of the bar where the musicians’ table was in use and a horde of college students had replaced the crush of firefighters from the night before. I the think the timbre of our conversation changed along with the setting and the music. While we had talked of much geekery before the "man in the box" and his band hit the stage, our talk in the front room strayed to things like our collective friends and how I’ve been accepted into the group.

Side note to that thought... It always strikes me how very different my perception can be from my reality. It also strikes me that Drew is often a good person to go to for an appropriate perspective shift.

And besides, he bought me Guinness, so he officially rocks.

Current Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
Current Music: Dixie Chicks, "White Trash Wedding"

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c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: September 13th, 2002 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It also strikes me that Drew is often a good person to go to for an appropriate perspective shift.

Dude, if you're looking for a hug now, just keep on rolling. ;)

Anyways, it was cool to go out and drink rather than geek over cards. Gotta start doing that more often.

Like tonight, for example.

alex_victory From: alex_victory Date: September 13th, 2002 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should convince Komos to drive you both to a liquor store, where you can pick up Guiness and bring it to my apartment where I have Bailey's. We can do car bombs!
komos From: komos Date: September 13th, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's not a bad idea. I'll probably pass on the full experience (I don't love sweet drinks), but we can probably entertain you.

Any interest in bad kung fu films?
alex_victory From: alex_victory Date: September 13th, 2002 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kung-fu films are always amusing! I've got both a DVD player and VCR for maximum diversity.

I'm working until 7 and if luck and fate are with me I can make the 7:45 bus to Malden. If I miss the 7:45... I either wait for the 8:45 or go on to Malden Center and catch a cab, I think.
komos From: komos Date: September 13th, 2002 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have one that I've been waiting for the right time to show again called, roughly, Enter the 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

To prepare you for the horrors:

  1. It's entirely unclear what the "36th Chamber of Shaolin" is.
  2. There is a villain, but I've never been able to tell why he's so angry or why everyone hates him so much.
  3. There may or may not be a plot that may or may not involve the tensions between northern and southern styles of kung fu.
  4. Because so many of the subtitles run off the sides or the bottom of the screen, if it any of #1, #2, or #3 are explained, we likely miss it anyway.
  5. (This is the best part...) It's a musical.
From: uruz Date: September 16th, 2002 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
komos From: komos Date: September 13th, 2002 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, I'm not looking for some "lovin." I'm just doing my "sensitve overanalysis" thing. Still, I do think it's a fair evaluation and I did want to record ideas I had floating about because of the evening here. Seemed appropriate.

It is good to be able to move away from geekery from time to time. Gaming for me is best as a passtime. I may not have a strong guiding principle to my life, but somehow I do have an idea that I want it to be something other than a need to know what the latest d20 technology.

Don't know about tonight. Give me a call later and we will scheme.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: September 13th, 2002 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)


So, that explains why you weren't home when I called. If Joe was there, I no doubt drove him nuts (I think I called about 5 times and let the phone ring 10 times each...).

I'm glad that you had such a good time and you're feeling *really* part of the group. It's a good thing :-)
komos From: komos Date: September 13th, 2002 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Aha...

I wouldn't go that far... I have to cling to SOME of the doubt and self-deprecation.
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