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I've had a great weekend!

[edit] I forgot to mention that we went over to the sapphire restaurant before the party and I had the best tandoori chicken I have ever had. I mean I haven't had alot of it but I can certainly say that this was really good.

Friday night Jack took me to a party at his friend's house who I have only met a few times. (frecklefaerie and castironskillet) It was down in Hyattsville which I used to think was all kind of sketchy, but really from what I saw I really liked the neighborhood and the house was gorgeous. I was worried because I'm usually not good with parties where I don't know anyone, but this crowd was extremely friendly and welcoming and I chatted with a whole host of new people with interesting stories. There was a guy there who has hiked the appalachian trail and I kind of grilled him about it at length. Not that I think I could ever do that, but the idea that someone would kind of fascinates me. I also met zenthia and chatted with her about medical school and some stuff. Neat!

Last night (technically speaking) a couple of us went out to the Wharf Rat for some seriously informal drankin' as well as to celebrate the anniversary of my best friends' birth. We only got there like an hour and a half late because of some parade, but whatever. My current most vivid memory as the alcohol wears off was this one chick yelling "rock out with your cock out!!!" as we were leaving the bar. whoah. There was some serious classic rock playing on the jukebox although examorata, msteleute and I were trying to drown it out with our own version of the Hooters' "all you zombies".

omfg my cat just fell asleep in my open suitcase. if i get the camera, it will make him move. i will not be able to record this cuteness. dammit.

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daisydumont
May. 11th, 2003 04:56 am (UTC)
all you zombies, show your faces! i *loved* that song! it helped that eric bazilian was so sensational-looking. ;)

hyattsville is beautiful, isn't it, once you get off queens chapel road, into the neighborhoods of old houses. i only found that out last fall.

darn shame about the rain yesterday. main street must've been a miserable place for a festival all morning.
snidegrrl
May. 11th, 2003 09:49 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what the Eric Bazilian guy looks like! I'll have to find out...
daisydumont
May. 12th, 2003 01:32 am (UTC)
got up because i can't breathe (darn cold!), so i ran a google scan. here are two pages, one a photo (unfortunately very red) of the way the Hooters looked at Live Aid -- that was the day they came out, sang All You Zombies and And We Danced, and the world said WHO ARE THEY? i still remember exactly the way bazilian looked, singing, striding around the stage in a billowy black poet shirt. oh, yeah, he made an impression. ha. the second link is how he looks today, middle aged but still dark and handsome. he's the one kneeling in the first photo.

Hooters then

Eric now
snidegrrl
May. 12th, 2003 01:39 am (UTC)
My favorite Hooters songs are actually "Johnny B" and "Satellite" both of which I had on 45. :)

Thanks for finding the pics.
traceracer
May. 11th, 2003 08:29 am (UTC)
It's funny, but a few years ago, I had this obsession with hiking the appalachian trail. Well, part of it. I had the areas I wanted to do mapped out, I bought a whole bunch of books on it, started buying supplies, but then it never came to fruition. Huh. I should look into that again. Possibly part of what turned me off, besides my laziness, is my phobia. Once that gets more cleared up, maybe.
examorata
May. 11th, 2003 10:32 am (UTC)
I've always wanted to do the AT, at least for a day or two. I am a wussy and not in any kind of shape for anything longer. But I have a decent tent, at least if it isn't hopelessly mildew-damaged from a pipe leak at my old apartment. And I have a decent sleeping bag. And, and. Yeah. Someday, maybe.
traceracer
May. 11th, 2003 12:41 pm (UTC)
Re:
We should tentatively plan that some day, maybe, we'll think about doing it. Because I think it would be neat.
snidegrrl
May. 11th, 2003 09:50 pm (UTC)
I am beginning to think I might have to cave on my dislike of camping, if I want to get in touch with nature so bad. So, I tentatively think it would be neat too.
examorata
May. 12th, 2003 08:16 am (UTC)
I agree! Tentatively. For sometime in the near-ish future, meaning possibly next year? I don't know if my leave will let me do that this year... But I'm definitely interested.
traceracer
May. 12th, 2003 09:08 am (UTC)
Re:
Cool. It's sort of a plan then!
snidegrrl
May. 12th, 2003 09:38 pm (UTC)
What kind of gear do I need to have for something like this... I'm scared. ;)
traceracer
May. 13th, 2003 08:04 am (UTC)
Re:
I'll have to find my books. I think they might be at my mom's house.
zenthia
May. 11th, 2003 04:30 pm (UTC)
Hyattsville *IS* sketchy, but Riverdale has charm. Yay for meeting cool interesting and multi-faceted people at parties!
snidegrrl
May. 11th, 2003 09:51 pm (UTC)
Cheers! Thanks for pointing out the neighborhood distinction. It was nice to meet you.
castironskillet
May. 12th, 2003 09:12 am (UTC)
Hyattsville too has charm! Neither are terribly sketchy, in the grand scheme of things. (Or even in the "West Central PG County" scheme of things! There is actual ghetto right around there - Hyattsville and Riverdale are both rapidly gentrifying.
castironskillet
May. 12th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
and have a "close paren" with that, right after the exclamation point.
zenthia
May. 12th, 2003 05:14 pm (UTC)
Well, I only say it's sketchy because most of the cars stolen recently from my campus (UMBC) have turned up a few months later - stripped of all valuable components - in Hyattsville.

"Most of the vehicles recovered, approximately 80%, have been recovered in Prince Georges County, Maryland most of which were in the Hyattsville area."

http://www.umbc.edu/police/crime_alert/index.html
snidegrrl
May. 12th, 2003 09:44 pm (UTC)
Note to self: Do not buy Honda Civic or Acura Integra...
castironskillet
May. 13th, 2003 03:10 am (UTC)
:) But there's only three "areas" of PG County: The Hyattsville area, the Silver Spring area, the Upper Marlboro area. You live in "the Baltimore area," does that mean your neighbors are junkies?
zenthia
May. 13th, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)
Well, I don't actually live in the Baltimore Area. I live in the Fallston area, but that's really meaningless to you 'below the beltway' kids. And if I were going to make jokes about the Baltimore area, I would certainly mention the fact that Baltimore is the STD capitol of the country! Whoo-whee!
castironskillet
May. 13th, 2003 07:39 am (UTC)
Just sayin': The "Hyattsville Area" extends from the DC line, and includes half of College Park, most of Greenbelt, Adelphi, Langley Park, and a host of other municipalities. I'm actually a teeny bit miffed that a girl as smart as you would cite an article that states "the ___________ area" to continue arguing that specific place as sketchy. Don't be such a hater! ;O
zenthia
May. 13th, 2003 10:31 am (UTC)
But... but....! Ok, you're probably right. :P
snidegrrl
May. 12th, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC)
Well, there was an article in the Wash Times as well about how you can find the house of your dreams on the cheap in Hyattsville. (In last Friday's real estate special which I picked up for free at the supermarket.) But as far as neighborhoods I am willing to look at, I am thinking I should expland my options from just "Old Town Laurel". Being inside the beltway would be kind of nice.

As far as gentrification... yeah. I doubt it will happen overnight so hopefully by the time I am wanting to buy prices haven't risen too much.
castironskillet
May. 13th, 2003 03:13 am (UTC)
I love old Laurel, too (oops Brooke - four areas ;), but there are a lot more "trees per acre" around here, if you're into that.
snidegrrl
May. 13th, 2003 11:51 pm (UTC)
Really what I want in a house/neighborhood is a sense of community, non-cookie-cutter suburbia (i.e. NOT columbia), and a place where I can host mad crazy parties. Trees are optional, although a fence would be nice. Trees = leaves = raking = work. Jack and I are both slightly allergic to work. :)
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