Well, last night was Brian’s 27th birthday. Hard to believe it. I remember when the little bastard (and I mean that endearingly) turned 21. It was really surprising, as I figured I had been to my last 21st bday as an active participant. But Brian was in a unique position, of being one of the few of his gang that turned legal drinking age, and yet working in an office where everyone was over 21.
I’m pretty sure that at the time, I never expected Brian and I to become good friends. But I think at that point I did think the guy was decent enough. (rather than the punk I had already tagged him as)
The boy has come a long way, that’s for sure.
We all went out to Banzai, one of those Japanese Grill places, over on Quakerbridge Road. Let’s see who was there. Ed & Michelle. Jules & his wife. Brian & Kara (obviously). Kristen and her husband (can’t remember his name), Nate, and that friend of Kara & her husband.
Before we left, Brian called me up to tell me that Hector’s father passed away on Sunday. I felt bad for the guy. I do like Hector. We get along fine, but he’s not the type to make new friends. But still, you feel bad for any of that. His dad had been suffering for a while, but still, that’s rough at 27.
We went to Banzai. Was a lot of fun. But I remember having better food at the last place, Mom & I went to. But I’m guessing that’s just memory, and that it was fine. Or at least would have been except Jules’s wife said that she was alergic to garlic. UCK… That might ahve ruined the whole thing.
Afterwards we went to Fezziwigs. Always fun at Fezzi’s. Good beer, average food. Hector met up with us. He looked alright. As well as can be. I’m sure it’s a bit of relief.
Well, that’s it for now. I’m going home to Mom’s tonight to go for her surgery. And I have to get all of my Valentine’s Day gifts in order. I’m gonna get Suzanne the Sarah McLaughlan CD, and make her a CD (or two) of WXPN stuff. Last night I gave her a cute Garfield doll, wearing boxer shorts, and holding a heart of chocolate, as well as a single red rose.
She seemed to like it. We’re supposedly going to go to Carlucci’s Grille for dinner on Saturday and then back to the house for Chocolate fondue.
Anyway, that’s it from me….