January 14th, 2009

golden gate bridge, san francisco

Night Out!

Headed off for drinks with pyrogenic and crew at Beretta, in honor of Josh's birthday. I was right on time; they were fashionably late after dessert took a little longer than planned. Josh of course got picked up and spun about upon my seeing him.

Drinks occurred, although at first we misplaced our server. Many of Josh's work teammates trickled in.

While I was in a very social mood (for me) this wound up involving my notebook and the Current Adventures of Benito Quirke after a while. Josh and I got caught up. It turns out that one of those present was a fellow 1995 CTYer, although at another site. Brilliant! Josh dredged up something I hadn't even remembered -- the Lady E had at one point written RPF that involved Josh and the three ladies living in NYC, us having started a software company, and him having knocked up all three of us.

I had just the one drink, but that was well enough, for everyone who knows my alcohol tolerance.

I overshot my departure time, and made haste for BART slightly past midnight. I made it with a train to spare, but next time I'm going to keep very close track of when I'll need to leave and where I am.

It was so good to see Josh. A mutual smooch on the cheek would have sent me over the moon fourteen years ago, but it's business as usual tonight.

Got home without incident, although my loathing of parallel parking increases exponentially with proximity to my actual bedtime.

It turns out, in the it's-a-fucking-small-world department, that pyrogenic's roommate and jai_dit know each other from college. How cool is that?
horny, Divine Oscillations

The Penis Game

Poll #1331444 The Penis Game

"The Penis Game" is a youthful game of volume and brashness, generally played by kids of an age to realize that "penis" is not a word that one shouts in polite company. This game is for two or more players. One person starts out whispering the word "penis". The next person must repeat the word slightly louder. All players continue in turn. The winner is the person who is willing to shout the word the loudest. Other words may be substituted. So how did you hear about it?

I played it myself as a child or young adult
Other kids played it in my area so I heard about it when I was young
I was an adult when someone told me about it
I was an adult and someone played it in my area
I was an adult when someone told me about it and I wound up playing it myself anyway
I just heard about it now
something completely different
trust, best friends forever, snot-nosed brats


Called my best friend today. It was, as always, good to speak with him. We got to giggling about how we tried to out-stubborn each other, but each time one of us tried it, the other would get even more stubborn. My best friend declared that it wouldn't be over until either the universe ended or one of us died.

"And what makes you think being dead is going to get in the way of my being stubborn?" I asked indignantly.

He tried to make some point about there not being much use in trying to hold a stubbornness competition when one of the parties is no longer participating, but I held my ground.

For the sake of the rest of the universe, it's probably a good thing that the two of us get along.

Technically, he may perhaps be more stubborn than I am. However, as I refuse to admit this, the contest is ongoing. There have been times in the past on particular instances of stubborn behavior, mostly involving Mercy, when I had clearly lost. However, as I refused to admit defeat even after losing, he would sometimes admit defeat first, leaving me the winner. It's very good that the two of us get along, very good indeed.
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