Yesterday was a very good day. Not exactly as I'd planned things, but better for it in the end.
On Wednesday night, I gave Amber a call at about 11:30 and asked if she wanted to do lunch the next morning. We decided to meet at Quiznos at 11:30. On the way up, I picked up Anastasiya, who wasn't doing anything any ways and who'd gotten along well with Amber before. Unfortunately, Amber's power had gone out the night before, so Anastasiya and I wandered around Toys-R-Us for a bit while we waited for her to dress and drive up.
Toys-R-Us was a lot cleaner than I remember the last one being, though it's easily been 4 or 5 years since I went in one. I let slip that I was trying to not buy one of these
, but we didn't find any, anyways.
Lunch went well; the people at Quiznos recognized me, presumable from all the time I spent there last summer. Sarah, the cashier, is sporting a true mohawk now, which, paired with the fact she'd been really clean-cut last I saw her, says to me she recently yurned 18. I ordered a large Traditional, and then went back in for a small Traditional after that. It was a hungry day. The staff laughed at me.
Sometime in here I got a call from Leslie, who was in town with Beth G. and planning dinner with Beth H, and why don't I come along, too? I asked if I could bring Anastasiya (Amber had work), and we were all set. They'd give me a call when plans were, uhm, planned.
We unfortunately got reprimanded by another patron when, while sitting and talking after our lunch, our conversation took something of a downward plunge into discussions of sexual depravity in theatre-people. I felt pretty bad for it, being That Guy, but we just got up and left. The Girls dragged me into Linens and Things for reasons I have yet to divine, and we wandered around there until Anastasiya got called by her father, who wanted her home to clean. I took her back home, and them Amber to her car, and we split ways. I then went to Barnes and Noble to look around, because I love books.
Now, my plan had been to see Suzannah yesterday at some point; this got put on the back burner, though, when Leslie showed up, because I wasn't going to miss Leslie, and I wasn't going to have a rushed visit with Suzannah. So, I walked around BnN and looked at some really interesting-type books on Quantum Mechanics (I would have bought that one, if not for the $25 tag on it; maybe later), Einstein and General Relativity, and the interplay of technology and psychology. Anastasiya called me to let me know her servitude had ended, and we headed down to Georgetown to wander about. We saw some pretty cool punk-goth chick clothes, and ended up in Barnes and Noble again (I love that store), when at about 6:30 or 7:00 we got a call from Leslie that the planning had been planned, and we headed over to her hotel.
From there we decided to head out to a restaurant where another old mutual friend of ours, Ms. Megan, was waitressing. So, we went out there, and saw Megan, and had food, and it was joy. And yes, it was really good seeing all of those ladies -- both Beth H. and Megan had cut their hair since I last saw them, and both looked really nice.
So, yes. Megan and Beth G, if you're reading this, we really should keep in touch. It was good seeing you.