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What did you do last night? (This is How We Roll)

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Matt, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Eventful weekend on the tiles on my part - still recovering, will report back.

    Reporting back: Had hellish deadline to meet last Thursday, hit the "send" button on my e-mail at five fifteeen, received first guest for the weekend, flying in from Paris, G., at the same time. Girlfriend picked him up, we had a quiet but wine-fuelled dinner and stumbled over to a friend of mine, B., who lives a stone's throw away, to meet a few people for various refreshments and chat. Fairly quiet night after all, in bed at around two.

    Went into work Friday, still knackered after something like fourteen hours of sleep between Monday morning and Thursday night, had a bucket of coffee, did sweet F-all at work, and excused myself at two. Met Parisian (G.) after work, went into flat for second shower (the morning one didn’t seem to take), and changed from work corduroy suit to the following: Nudie RRDS, heavy black Church’s brogues, Etro white/blue/ yellow shirt, Dutti grey flannel odd jacket with patch pockets, pin-dotted silk scarf and knee-length DB dark blue overcoat. Promptly lost black gloves in a taxi. Saw the sights with G., out to dinner at local "experimental/arty" restaurant, good food, couldn't really see what was so experimental, but nothing near enough of it. (No time for eating so far that day.)

    Then received other guest, J., from London, there to see his well-respected DJ brother play at a rave on the Sat. J. arrived just as "experimental cuisine" Friday dinner was over, then hit various night-clubs and bars, by way of a taxi relay marathon. Tried to keep growing assorted company of about twenty people in the same place, with varying success. Ended up at the most meat-markety night-club in town, to try to provide guests with entertainment for the night. Was tricked into the vulgarity of buying buckets of champagne at the last night-club, (admittedly at employee’s prices) and was then invited to stay behind after hours with the girls the bartenders and their ilk deemed good-looking enough. Fended several suitors off from girlfriend, after her hinting about assistance. All good fun, but too tired, and there seems to be a late-night correlation between short skirts and uninteresting conversation. Bed.

    Sat morning, girlfriend took G. cross-country skiing, while I slyly crept back into bed for a few more hours. J. was staying at B.'s, so walked over there to take him to second breakfast at local cafÃ[​IMG]. Walked a bit around, then ended up at my flat. People started arriving for the rave pre-party at around six, about fifteen people sitting around drinking and eh...

    Then went to wholly illegit rave, headlining DJ Kemic-Al, J.'s brother.

    [​IMG]

    Wore Nudie RRDS, red zip hoodie, some Polo Sport crap casual shoes and worn-out Petroleum sweater. (No sense wrecking good clothes, and the Nudies are fairly robust, after all) The rave (Title: Altered State) was held at an equally illegal squat/Anarchists'/artists' community, mostly known for the general anti-rules attitude; smoke inside if you want to, bring booze or other, etc.

    Photos: http://www.braindamage-promotions.com/altered_state/

    Had great time, mostly sitting in the DJ's backstage room, talking to various people, notably an interesting but slightly hyper (well, in a good way) choreographer/dancer, just returned from NY. Danced a bit, more enthusiastically when gf removed odd-looking but supacool Gaultier sweater for strappy top.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Had bizarre conversations with a number of young people, about how I wasn’t too old for this at all. (I knew that.)

    Was in bed at six in the morning, slept for two hours, which meant oversleeping for an hour, walked the wreck of G. to the train for the airport, took gf back to bed and then slept for a few hours, J. then came up for fry-up breakfast at around two, and we then proceeded to local pub for a quiet reparatory beer/water/etc. and some contemplation and quiet afterthought. Wore Barbour jacket, thick grey woolly sweater, narrow-wale cords, very old army shirt, houndstooth woollen scarf and very patinated old brown ghillie-like shoes. According to lady friend, was dressed like retired colonel, age sixty. Felt sixty, so appropriate.

    Then saw J. off to airport plane, picked up said lady friend, gf, flatmate and went back to flat. Then the girlfriend, God bless her, proceeded to make huge Sunday pasta/lamb-chop dinner, with tiramisu ice-cream for the five of us. Very good woman, that. In bed with gf at ten, too tired for anything but sleep. I haven’t been more tired since the army.

    That’s more or less what I remember.

    I am getting old. Fantastic weekend, though.
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    yesterday my wife was at this thing with a group of friends. I invited 3 of the husbands, who I know pretty well, although they aren't really good friends, to come to my place for dinner. called in pizza and wings, one guy brought a few bottles of good red, one guy brought a few six packs of good nut brown ale, and the third brought some really nice cuban cigars. I broke open a bottle of good tequila and a bottle of good scotch. we sat around eating guy food, drinking and then smoking the cigars for a few hours, and just bullshiting.

    more fun than I have had in a while.
     
  3. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    light work night -- only at office til 1. Back home went through ritual of medicating and feeding cat and cleaning my drug equipment (coffeemaker). Then had Schneider Aventinus and read half of Nothing But the Best, a sort of 1960s predecessor to Making the Man.
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    Clearly RJ youre not getting accustomed to the French way.

    Remember, your 33rd hour in a week is paid overtime
     
  5. Histrion

    Histrion Senior member

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    I went to a cocktail organized by my law school and then went to a bar with some friends. I intended on drinking only a beer but In ended up taking four of them and a pitcher after that. I was supposed to be studying. I guess I'll have to catch up on that wasted time now.
     
  6. imageWIS

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    Clearly RJ youre not getting accustomed to the French way.

    Remember, your 33rd hour in a week is paid overtime


    Hahahahaha

    Jon.
     
  7. visionology

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    Friday 3/24:

    Didn't have any plans so I called my friend at noon to see what was going on, especially since Uconn was playing at 10PM that night. He responded with lets go to NYC and watch the game there. So that is how the night started. Originally we were supposed to meet up with 15 people or so but plans got wrecked.

    We met up at a friends apartment in Stamford, the 3 of us. After a quick beer we drove to the station and took the train into GC Station. We honestly had no clue where to eat so we wandered around and settled on this great Chinese Restaurant, somewhere a few blocks from TimeSquare. Seemed like a little hole in the wall but was very good. I'll have to get the name from my friend. We met up with a fourth person there and noticed that the time was almost 10:20. We left and tried to figure out where would be the best to watch the game.

    We decided that the ESPN zone would be perfect because, well, they are ESPN. The vibe there was downright awful at first, service horrendous, bar was packed, it was very hot, they were out of a lot of beers on the third floor. We desperately needed a beer. There was an empty skybox(vip) so we decided to go in there figuring what is the worst that can happen, they throw us out? Well we watched half the florida game in there before getting thrown out. From the manager was the quote of the night, "The skybox is an important place for important people....like NBA players" LMAO. It isn't even a good vip area, unless you consider a few mid level leather couches in a small room with 2 20" TVs VIP.

    After going back downstairs to the main bar, we finally got served alcohol amongst the masses and from there on the night took a great turn. The Florida/Georgetown game was a great finish and the crowd was yelling like crazy but then when the Uconn/Washington game neared the final minutes the crowd was crazy. We were all up front yelling and screaming and awesome finish!

    We caught the 1:15 from GC and had a funny ride back on the train. Us 3 were chilling when around 10 or so 17-20 year olds, mostly girls but a few guys, came into our car intoxicated but with one HEAVILY intoxicated girl. We had fun the rest of the train ride watching them take pictures of the passed out girl in the seat behind me as she puked her guts out in a plastic bag. It looked like she was dead but she eventually woke up. At the station, drove home the 1hr or so ride and ended another pretty good night.

    I love March Madness.
     
  8. oman

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    i smoked this legal psychedelic called salvia - it was more intense than any illegal psychedelic i've ever done

    the good thing about it is that the effects completely wear off after twenty minutes - no hangover, no burnout, no afterglow, no lasting effects at all

    even my memory of the experience seems to be slowly fading, like it never happened

    We honestly had no clue where to eat so we wandered around and settled on this great Chinese Restaurant, somewhere a few blocks from TimeSquare. Seemed like a little hole in the wall but was very good. I'll have to get the name from my friend.
    hole-in-the-wall restaurants are amazing, there's this thai place by the lake that serves the most amazing soup ever
     
  9. VMan

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    i smoked this legal psychedelic called salvia - it was more intense than any illegal psychedelic i've ever done

    the good thing about it is that the effects completely wear off after twenty minutes - no hangover, no burnout, no afterglow, no lasting effects at all

    even my memory of the experience seems to be slowly fading, like it never happened


    Salvia is pretty nuts, mostly because it's crammed into such a short timespan. The trip was a lot more intense than my mind remembers it being.
     
  10. heartworm

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    Worked my ass off friday/saturday, got woken up at 5.20 saturday by a patient who started throwing furniture around for an hour or so. Painted saturday evening until my friends showed up, had some beers and whiskey, went to the city but we decided that the bar we usually go to was too crowded and settled for a "jetset" bar nearby. Nice place but outrageous prices, and they couldn't even make me a Singapore Sling.
     
  11. Matt

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    i am a rollfreezone at the moment. i miss rolling [​IMG] going slowly insane with only my dvd player for comfort this coming weekend - when i should be up and around again - one of my best friends is having his going away party, but im going to miss it since i will be up in Hanoi on business yet again. Dammit...
     
  12. VMan

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    Yesterday (Sunday) was the last day of spring break. Went to visit my downstairs neighbors, ended up playing a round of beer pong (didnt plan on drinking), then drank until about 6 or 7 am...terrible idea. Woke up at 3:30 this afternoon still really drunk. Not a fun day so far.
     
  13. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    first night out in a while. Reopening of a bar called Vascos. When I first moved here it was THE bar to be at, police cracked down on it a lot, and they pretty much closed it down - left it there, didnt promote it, focused on the restaurant upstairs.

    Tonight was the big comeback, and, I dunno, it was ok. A lot of people there (free drinks will do that though), played a couple of games of pool on the worst table in Saigon, then the surgery wound started to smart a little, sat down, nursed another drink, then rode home on the new Bonus bike.

    Not much of a night, but I guess it was a start. Flying to Hanoi at 6.30 tomorrow, back Monday night....
     
  14. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    went and met some friends for a quick drink, then crossed the street into the Sheraton where one of our partner companies (ad agency that refered us one of our biggest clients) was having a launch party as they finally got a license allowing them to be a 100 percent foriegn owned company (rather than a representative office which they were before). Thats kind of a big deal here, but unfortunately the event was terrible. They rented two big ballrooms for a standing-room-only event, easily room for 200, and then only had about 65 people there - and 35 of them were their own staff.

    Slipped out early and further reduced the attendance in the hollow hall, then went to a Vietnamese wedding. They almost always suck, and this one redefined the entire concept of suction.

    Fled at about 9, went out and ate (the wedding had nine courses of pure inedibility), met the same friends that I started the night with, still sitting at the same bar, few more drinks and was home by 11.

    Have another wedding tomorrow night, one of my good friends, that one may actually be pretty good.
     
  15. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Salvia is pretty nuts, mostly because it's crammed into such a short timespan. The trip was a lot more intense than my mind remembers it being.

    salvia divinorum. dang. i had a ::bad:: experience with that a few years ago. i put a POLE record on, smoked while my then GF was cooking dinner, suddenly everything was pixelated, I stood up, swerved over to the stereo, tried to turn down the volume but the controls felt like rubber, laid down on the hardwood floor and felt like I was on the ceiling. Few minutes later, the dinner bell rung and all was well.
     
  16. imageWIS

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    Got home from work at around 6:20, got on my bike and rode for about an hour. Went back home and read the business section of the Sun-Sentinel. Cooked pizza, watched TV (I was flipping between CSPAN 1 & 2, DW TV and BBC News), went up stairs, surfed the web, read online emails from professors regarding class assignments. Researched my Statistics project regarding the size of beetles penises (don't ask), listened to Chopin Nocturnes while I took a shower...quickly looked at 5 forums on the web, had a quick AIM conversation and got into bed. Read about 10 pages of a book and fell asleep.

    Jon.
     
  17. visionology

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    Yesterday went to a bar with some friends, chatted it up a good portion of the night with a great girl, got my $2 coronas on, and then retired for the night. I always tell myself I'm going to come home at 1am and do work but it never happens.

    Tonight was slow, and thats good after the drunken craziness of last weekend. Just went to applebees with a friend I haven't seen in ages. We talked it up for a good portion of nearly 4hrs and caught up on things. Just got home in good shape and preparing myself for possible mayhem tomorrow, we shall see.
     
  18. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    a really good night's rolling.

    the first wedding Ive been to in this country that I have actually enjoyed. One of my friends Shawn - a Hawaiian guy, the one who exports vespas actually - married a lovely Vietnamese girl.

    Had the wedding in a big open garden on the edge of a river, and had it in a very un-VNese style, completely without structure, formalities at a minimum, he basically just threw a big party and it was great.

    Booked this Indonesian singer - friend of us all - and he is awesome. Plays folk covers of all kinds of songs - certainly the only wedding I have ever been to where Enter Sandman was played and didnt seem out of place.

    Highlight was undoubtedly the MC - supplied by the venue (and I can almost hear the conversation when they booked the place - "he our English speaking MC do many foriegn wedding ok we include", followed by much smiling and nodding). He spoke almost no English when he was nervous, which was the whole time.

    "Now clap for the beautiful bride" .... brides brothers walk up the aisle
    "Now clap for wonnerful man-groom" .... Shawn's mother walks up the aisle (to the tune of Here Comes The Bride)

    ...and then when they were all on stage he got even more nervous, had no idea what he was supposed to be saying, guess his palms got sweaty because we all saw his script blow out of his hands (jumping to catch it, failed, blew away) ... hysterics all round.

    So, without his security blanket script, all he could remember how to say was "now rai(se) your gla(ss) - cheeeeeeeeer" - after about 6 'cheers' we were all pretty drunk and having laughing fits.

    I am booking that guy for my funeral.
     
  19. Matt

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    ...and another good night out to round out a very enjoyable weekend.

    One of my best friends has declared it time to go home (after nine years here), so he leaves on Sunday to go back to LA. He heads of tomorrow (Tuesday) for Cambodia to immerse himself in....uhhhhhh....local culture, gets back Saturday night and flies out in the wee hours of Sunday morning, so last night was his farewell dinner.

    Very good night, about 20 of our closest at a terrific riverside restaurant just outside town. Great food, great drink, great company, a great night to farewell a guy who is basically a one-man-Saigon-institution...

    [​IMG]

    Im fifth from the right in the white shirt
     
  20. Brian SD

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    Friday night I was supposed to go to a show, then to a bar but the band I wanted to see ended up playing too early so I missed that one. But I still went to the San Diego Sports Club (my favorite bar), had a couple Gin & Tonics and a Whiskey Sour and danced it up until this sceney white-boy rap group went up. Some guy was talking to me while I was sitting with my girlfriend on the couch in between mad dance-sessions, and had his mouth right in my ear. I was afraid he might lick it. But I made it out with nothing more than an ambiguous pat on the thigh.
    '
    We were supposed to go hang out at this girl's new house and trash the place, but as it happened, everyone was getting way too annoying at the bar and we lost our desire to party further. So I returned home with my girlfriend and little more than a light buzz. Drove with the windows down, listening to some Bob Dylan and feeling good in gneral.

    Saturday I spent some time at the museums, then enjoyed the beautiful day for a few hours at the beach. About 80 degrees with a perfect breeze. Noticed how the beach gets my feet exfoliated. Your ass gets the same treatment on lucky nights as well.
     

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