Sunday, November 17, 2002
I'm finally up and hopefully running--we were up way too late last night. But it was so much fun--as I told the others last night, it was a perfect birthday celebration; just hanging out with friends, having fun just being together. We went to Friday's to eat, where we always have delicious food and great service. I know the manager there, also, so maybe that plays into the "great service" part, but I don't think so. I think they just know how to do service there. Brian had clued them into the fact that we were celebrating my birthday, so at the end of dinner, they have this thing they do where several waiters come to the table, one at a time, and tie a balloon on part of your body, generally somewhere goofy like a lock of hair or something. Fortunately, I didn't have anyone tie balloons to my hair last night. Most of the guys who came over just handed me a balloon, except for one who asked for my "favorite finger". The guys made me be nice (which I was already inclined to be anyway). I found a child on the way out who looked like she'd like 4 balloons, since I didn't want to fool with keeping up with them the rest of the night. Oh, yeah, they also brought us two free desserts, this sinful thing called Chocolate Rush. And no, I don't repent at all.
We ended up going to see "Sweet Home Alabama", which was a very funny movie. (I think we would have seen "Harry Potter" except for the 3-hour thing.) I told the others that "Sweet Home" would probably give me flashbacks to where I grew up, and it did to a certain degree. I related to a lot of the humor, having an ex-husband who was a redneck with a hunting dog, whose friends were also all rednecks (they would say "good ole boys", as if there's a difference). Of course, the movie has a happy ending, which didn't happen for me, at least not in the "divorced couple get back together" way, thank God. Jeff was truly not a nice man. I'm way better off now. But the movie was funny, and probably better because I could relate to that lifestyle.
After the movie, Brian surprised us all by suggesting that we all go to Common Grounds, a coffee house in town that we like. We thought he was kidding at first, because after all it was 11:40 PM and way past his bedtime, but he was serious. So Matt and I said we should go because who knows when he'll want to stay out this late again. :^) It was a good time. It was just crowded enough there, not too many people but just enough for a bit of a party atmosphere. The music was really loud, which I think made Brian's date a little uncomfortable, but I think she had a good time. Brian and she left about 12:30, and Matt and I closed out the place 1/2-hour later. It gave us a little one-on-one time to get to know each other better. He's an interesting fellow, but maybe I think that because he's so very much like me. :^) Anyway, we just talked about computers, blogging, and other equally mundane subjects, then got in our cars and went home. All in all, it was a good evening, and a great birthday.
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