Okay, so, I’ve already talked about the geeky things I did this weekend in trying to get Linux fully operational on Samus. That’s not all I did, of course… I did go out and be social. That said…
Once I got off work on Friday, I made my way over to Louie’s apartment. From there, he and I decided to hit the Cheesecake Factory in the Galleria for dinner. As usual, it was excellent; I had the double BBQ burger without the middle bun (though the waiter accidentally misheard me and thought I meant no bun whatsoever), and Louie tentatively decided to try a steak which it turned out was REALLY good. From there, we made our way over to the entertainment complex over at I-10 West and Silber to spend the evening at Drink Houston. The idea was that we had heard there would be salsa dancing in the Rain video room, and Louie was wanting to check it out. It turned out that the salsa there was nonexistent. :-/ On the other hand, we did get to check out Center Stage, which was their new karaoke room. I ended up going on stage and singing “Turn the Page” by Bob Seger. While singing, I happened to look down and see a couple of guys in referee costumes (the Party Patrol) holding up lit cigarette lighters. Then, after I got finished and people were applauding, I came down and Louie went up to sing “After the Lovin'” by Englenert Humperdink. The Party Patrol guys came up to me then and gave me a free drink coupon. They said it was for being a good sport; I hope that meant I was a good singer and not that I really and truly sucked. Heh. Anyhow… once Louie came down (and he did much better than me), we hung out in the karaoke room and 8.0 Retro for a bit, and then hit the road back home.
Saturday afternoon was the big day. I went down to Louie’s apartment to meet him and Dave… and I brought the DVD of the movie Dave and I had made out of the footage we had taken at Louie’s PE party. We sat down as he put it in the DVD player… and then he sat down and hit Play on the remote.
I guess I had halfway expected him to kill us for some of the stuff we did. Instead, there were several times he was dying laughing at what he saw. Apparently he really enjoyed it; I just have to create a new master copy of the DVD when I get Nova back to see if I can do anything about a couple of the audio pauses that had gotten into the final movie.
From there, we decided to go eat at Fox Sports Bar & Grill in the Galleria. When we got there, we were being shown to our tables, when the weirdest event of the evening happened. A waiter passed by me and said, “Hey man, that was a great job singing last night.” I guess he had been at Drink Houston the night before and saw me sing. I was too shocked to do anything but say “Uh, thanks…” as I headed to the table. Once we got done eating, we went outside… and were stuck. We had no idea what to do.
Finally, Louie came up with the idea of going to the SkyBar again to see Scott Gertner and his band perform. So, off we went… and it turned out to be a hell of a show. We watched a full set and a half… but by the time the second set was underway it was just too damn crowded and we were starting to feel a bit claustrophobic. So, we left and headed back home.
The final verdict on both were that they were definitely events we would do again. It really depends on Louie’s schedule, so I guess I’ll have to wait to hear from him and see what he says. Maybe one of the next few times we go I’ll actually take the time to ask a girl to dance with me. Oh, well… we’ll see.
In any event, that’s it on the weekend front… heh. And now, I have a couple of items to do that just arrived. Fun fun…