after work, dan, laurie, amanda and i went to flat top johnny's to play some pool. i have no pool skills. i like the whole strutting around the table like i'm a pool shark badass, but when it comes time to actually hit the ball, i do crazy things like entirely miss the ball or times when i do hit it, i pop up the ball. pool is not my forte and i've come to accept that. nobody can be good at everything, everyone has weaknesses. like kryptonite is to superman, pool is to me. i'm good at other things though. like foosball, and occasionally bowling. we should go bowling next time. towards the end of the last game, dan started this discussion about gender equality issues and that just opened up a whole can of worms. we spent 20-30 minutes just debating the issue, while the pool table sat cold.
we left flat top johnny's and walked to laurie's car parked behind the office. we had a big scare when arrived at the spot where laurie thought she had parked, but there was no car in sight. it was either towed away, which was highly unlikely because it wasn't a tow zone, or it was stolen, which was the more reasonable explanation. dan and amanda walked laurie through the steps she took this morning up to the point where she got to the office and parked. that seemed to have refreshed her memory and she remembered she parked elsewhere. whew! i did not need to deal with the depressing situation of somebody getting her car stolen! so we got into her car. laurie dropped amanda off at kendall, then the rest of us went to laurie's apartment in the cambridgeport area. laurie wasn't shy in informing us that she really needed to use the bathroom badly, so when we got to her place, she quickly parked the car and ran upstairs into her apartment, leaving dan and me outside, both of us barely exiting the car yet.
at laurie's apartment, we looked at art books and jewelry books, chatted, listening to the sweet songs of michael jackson (thriller album) and then later marvin gaye. before we left, laurie fixed me a delicious serving of rigatoni. afterwards, dan and i walked to central square, he to catch his 11pm commuter train, me to harvard square, a date with a homeward bound bus. laurie stayed in her apartment, getting ready to go back out again.
me wearing scarf