The weekend in review…

Well, all in all, it’s been a fun weekend… though this morning I did NOT get as much sleep as I had hoped. That’s a story in and of itself, though…

It pretty much started yesterday when I headed over to Louie’s after getting my hair cut. I was bringing a 3Com network card and my unused copy of Windows XP Professional upgrade so that Louie could have a working PC that would support his printer and scanner. (He has Windows XP Professional X64 Edition, but HP and Nikon didn’t have 64-bit drivers for his printer or scanner, respectively.) When I got there, I saw that Dave had beaten me there, so I went ahead and gave him his Christmas gift: a DVD boxset entitled Doctor Who: Lost in Time, which is a collection of rare Doctor Who episodes from the 1960’s. In return, Dave gave me my Christmas gift: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis on DVD. We went and had lunch at Fuddrucker’s while waiting for the drive to format and Windows to install… and then things took a turn for the wrong.

Dave had ordered a copy of Flesh Gordon on DVD (no, that is NOT a typo), and had brought it along with him just so we could all see what the hell it was. What followed was a porn parody of the serials of the 30’s and 40’s that, well… words cannot express how wrong it was. It wasn’t the sex or anything… it was, just, well, everything. The sad thing is, at one point Louie put the movie on pause to go into the study and see how the format of his machine’s second hard drive was going. He stepped up to it, looked at the percentage indicator, and read it off: “Sixty-nine.” Of course, reading that after an hour’s worth of Flesh Gordon was the straw that broke the camel’s back; the absurdity of the whole situation hit us and we spent the next few minutes dying laughing.

Anyway, when Louie was all set up and the movie was over, I went ahead and made my way to Sean’s and Jinny’s house for Sean’s 32nd b-day/PJ party. I’m sure Sean, Jinny, Henry, or any of the others could give a more accurate detailing of the night’s goings on than I could, though admittedly I was probably one of the most sober of the bunch by the time the night was over. We did play a few games including the Story Game, Haggis and the McBastards (aka a murder mystery type game), and an attempt at a karaoke game that fell flat on its ass. Personally, the most fun was the murder mystery game, where all the house lights were turned off, everyone ran in and hid (given thirty seconds between each person entering), and then one person (designated the killer) would try and “kill” everyone. I got nailed in the first game… but in the second game, I hid behind a door and as soon as the killer walked past me I booked and got downstairs as quick as possible… in the process slipping and falling down the steps, losing a shoe. During the third game, I went to the bathroom and stood behind the shower curtains. Then, inspiration hit me and I lay down in the tub. It ended up benefitting me considering Sean (the killer in that game) went into the bathroom, pulled the shower curtain, and moved on… not realizing someone might be laying in the tub.

Later on in the night, after everyone but myself, Bryan (Sean’s brother’s brother-in-law), and Henry had left, we all decided to make a run over to Denny’s for food. Seeing as it was a PJ party, Henry, Sean, and Jinny were all wearing PJ’s there. I ended up telling Sean he had a really nice Arthur Dent look going. After food and coffee, I ended up saying goodbye to the group and heading back home. I was in bed by around 5:45 AM or thereabouts. All in all, it was a great night, and I enjoyed meeting epiphany, Psy-Guy, Henry, and the whole crowd.

… and at 10:45 AM, I was woken up by Louie calling my cell phone. Apparently he was having issues with his keyboard; he has a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard/mouse set exactly I have, and his mouse had been acting weird. Now that the keyboard was being wonky too, I’m kinda convinced his USB Bluetooth transceiver is defective and needs replacing. Oh, well…

I’ll probably end up going to bed early tonight, as I only got less than five hours of sleep this morning. Tomorrow does not look like it’ll be a fun day, so I want to be well-rested for it. *sigh*…

2 thoughts on “The weekend in review…

  1. Glad you had a good time. The karaoke thing did kind of die, although wait until Diantological 2 comes out. I think I’ll make up for it. Now if we could only have kept certain people from getting drunk and committing acts of frottage, I think things might have been better.

  2. I know what you mean. The main thing that got me was when I was hiding behind the door, I could hear someone using the icemaker in the fridge. I had a REALLY bad feeling about that (getting a drink when you KNOW you’re going to be running like hell), and unfortunately my premonitions came true…

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