Par-tay, or something like one…

Been updating social networks and the like. Seems to be a reasonable end-of-the-year thing. Re-re-purposed my WordPress.com blog. KatenRead will be the home of 2011’s ill-fated reading project. I’ll be keeping my LiveJournal, but I may be doing some reposting in the future.

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Reverb 10: December 9 – Party Prompt: What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid)

I think my favorite social gathering of the past year was the happy hour that Tyler put together back in July. It was just six people: Tyler, Casey, Reif, Betsy, Jim and me. Eric was in Nebraska for the week. According to the Facebook thread, we went to Robbie Fox’s Public House. I don’t remember the name or location of the place since I was in the hands of Reif and Tyler to get me there (mostly Reif since he drove). It was a slightly odd mixture of people since, while we’re all ultimate players, Betsy didn’t really know Reif or Jim and Betsy and I were the non-engineers at the table. Which led to Tyler drawing up a Venn diagram of common interests. I love Venn diagrams and this is an event I still refer to. The food was okay. The drinks, tasty. I had a Foley sandwich (tomatoes, basil, Irish cheddar, scallions, with a tarragon cream dressing), several Guinnesses and a Murphy’s Irish Red. That Friday evening the summer heat broke a tiny bit and we saw some monsoon action…up close since we were sitting on the patio. The first short sprinkle didn’t scare us from our seats, though the dust blown on to the head of my Guinness was not ideal. The second round of showers was heavier and set us scurrying under the awning. Luckily that was after everyone had eaten. But the best part of the evening was the meandering conversations. A meal and a drink with a small group of people? That’s good stuff.

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