In a life filled with some amazing experiences this weekend was yet another
reason why I love this fucking life.
Friday we had a cube crawl after work. A lot of people had recently moved
and there were many new hires in the past two months so, as a way to find
where people moved to and meet everyone who hadn't been met yet, each section
did their area up in a theme. Then, as a group, we went from area to area
consuming lots of food and alcohol and having a generally good time. The
highlight event was probably the upside down margaritas. I got to meet
the 90% of the company I hadn't met yet (there are 96 of us at iPhrase)
and realize that this place was even cooler than originally suspected. the
people at work rock. I left a little before everything ended because I had
used up all my party skills and was starting to feel a little like a third
Saturday morning I set about bleaching and dying my roots because I
had about two inches of brown below my red poof. Along the way I decided
to increase the amount of red, and then end result looks good but isn't'
what I was going for exactly because the bleach had
more trouble than anticipated in overpowering the old black die in some
of the hair I wanted red. Thanks for the opinions hamster bong and cow
and the attempt at one drunkenmonkey.
Saturday night began with a trip to a Chinese place with tiki cups for
neighbor guys bitrhday. This managed to morph into pot luck with vegans
who mostly didn't know the birthday boy or that it was his birthday. We
made it to the only to encounter one of the coolest groups of people I have
ever met. I was in heaven, surrounded by a group of real people, who were
obviously close knit, and honestly cared about each other. The conversations
were refreshingly interesting and although I never met anyone there before
besides the birthday boy and his girlfriend I will absolutely not let
this encounter go by with out seeing
if I can find a way to hang with them again.
Eventually some people got sleepy, the couch had a tendency to do that
to it's occupants, and some wanted to go do other things, so we parted ways
(but not after exchanging contact info). We dropped off neighbor guys
girlfriend and her sister and I thought, "hmmm we're just down the
road from nico." so I asked him to drop me off at her house. I was
buzzed in by a very smiley, bleached blond, nico (she was going for white
but her bleach wasn't butch enough for the task). We sat and
talked, and talked, and talked, and eventually I said "muffins?"
and she said "yeah" so we started to make muffins but found we
had no milk. So, we bundled up and went out to the Store 24, came back,
and made strawberry and lemon muffins from scratch.
Sunday there was a "Fetish Flea Market" which wasn't really
a flea market, but more of a group of people who sold sex fetish supplies
out in the burbs. Nico and I were going to go together but she overslept
and when she woke realized she had to be in to work at 1pm. Eek!
So, we didn't go. :(
Wondering what to do on such a wonderful day I decided I might as well
meander over to the computer store. Fortunately Jared needed to go to so
he came buy and gave me a ride to the cool computer store (microcenter)
instead of the CompUSA that I would have gone to because it is the only
decent one accessible by T. Afterwards we went to an indian restaurant
in Inman Square where we talked and talked and talked and drank mango
and pineapple lassis. Then having nearly exhausted the Indian restaurant
we drove about and went for coffee, except we both bought tea. Having
nowhere to sit there we decided to walk down the road, sipping and talking.
Eventually we made it back to the car and drove home discussing code
and more general coolness as before.
I like that boy. He's so cool. :)