i had a truly fantastic weekend.
friday: we went to "Piratz Tavern" in silver spring for our friend josh h's birthday. the ambience was actually fun and despite being seated in front of the kitchen i left with a really good impression of the place. you pay a bit much for the food, but the food was really good. i have particularly excited things to say about the shrimp appetizer. hey tzel, i think we should try to recreate that recipe. :) i met new friends, among them lj-ers ravrhi and freakscout (ok i met freakscout before but was feeling shy). good fun.
ravrhi ensured that i will be enamored of her forever with this opening line: "I'm not good at small talk. So what are your passions in life?"
saturday: had my drum lesson (heard an excellent car talk segment on the ford festiva!), went home, took a huge and much needed nap, and then headed back to VA to visit oontzgrrl for dinner. she made us & others a tasty and healthy meal and we all shot the shit and petted the dog. she is still aces and is looking amazingly hot and i am jealous of her bangs.
sunday: i packed up my drums and picked up olya and her bass and we "auditioned" for a new band. the band has no name yet but we got along with them really well. i found that drum teardown and setup is a pain, but not dauntingly so. i would like cases for christmas if i am going to move them alot though. anyways, it's exciting and scary and i guess i am in a band now. when i got home we went and had kebabs with necrocannibal and msteleute because apparently no sushi can be had on a sunday evening in laurel.
then this morning nicolas woke us up at 3am for no apparent reason. ugh. my ability to think is suffering for it. tonight: Heroes at cheetahmaster and maroonmd's joint.