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Ah, yoga day.

Last night was quite a lot of fun. We went up to McMenamins for dinner and beer and the company of people Cory hadn't seen in years and I had never met: Meghan, who was Cory's roommate for awhile and helped him get through his breakup with Kris; her sister Amanda, Meghan's boyfriend Kimmo and a couple of other friends that Cory remembers but hasn't really stayed in contact with. We spent four hours hanging out, mostly at McMenamins (where I had three porters) and a bit at AJ's (where I had two mojito's and some weird DJ guy started hitting on Amanda). I thought I did a pretty good job of keeping the buzz going well but not going over the edge and actually being DRUNK. Although on the way home I tripped on the edge of a sidewalk square that had been raised up by a tree root, and now Cory says the picture of me looking like I regained my balance and then sprawling on the cement will forever be ingrained in his mind. The heels of my hand still hurt a bit, but I'm not embarrassed anymore (though in my alcohol-induced... not haze, but I'll use that; I cried in embarrassment). Another day will tell if I get a bruise on my hip. Heh.

It's very rare that we go out and drink more than one beer, and hang out with people; and the company this time was very likable - if ever in Portland again, I will definitely look Amanda up if she wants to hang out - (and I guess if I'm ever in NY I'll look Meg up, heh). I had a very good time. Thanks to everybody I got to meet. :)

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rini
Oct. 13th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a great night! That's cool that you got to hang out with fun new people :-)
I hope you're ok from your fall. It's a dang good story though.
rivulet
Oct. 13th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm OK from my fall, yes. The heels of my hands are bruised and I can't use the stapler very well, but other than that I'm fine. :)

Oops, and apparently I'm bad at html.
luckaduck
Oct. 13th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Speaking Of
Are you or Cory at all familiar with Forest Grove? Driven through it or anything? I looked it up, and it's 71 miles away from Corvallis. I'm looking to apply to grad schools in the ol' PNW, and Pacific University is located in the aforementioned town.
monospace
Oct. 14th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: Speaking Of
My best friend, Mike, lived in Hillsboro which is a burrito's throw from Forest Grove. There's a splendid McMenamins there, but that's about all I know about the place.

Oh, lots of wineries in the area, too. There's definitely a farmtown vibe.
ela
Oct. 16th, 2005 11:47 am (UTC)
Yay! We had fun too. However, you left too early. You missed Kimmo getting hit on by a scary woman, and a guy who looked like Napolean Dynamite in pajamas at the bar. We took pictures. And as far as the falling goes: we have all been tripping all weekend, so that just means it was a good night! :) It was great to FINALLY meet you. Apparently Cory doesn't like to mix his Meg(h)ans.
rivulet
Oct. 16th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
Man, I never get hit on anymore. It must have something to do with the big diamond on my finger. Poo.

Are you going to post your pictures so I can see 'em, or so I have to wait until we see each other again?

It was really good to meet you too. Cory and I would both love it if we lived closer together and could hang out more often.
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