I <3 NY

Aug. 15th, 2007 10:02 am
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Lesson 1: All flights in and out of New York City are late. 15 minutes late. 3 and a half hours late. Some kind of late. We and nearly everyone we talked to experienced this.

Short Restaurant Reviews )

Portland Square Hotel Review )

concert

Dec. 3rd, 2006 06:16 pm
muscadine: (Music - Lilith Fair)
Monika took us to see Mindy Smith and Amos Lee at Club Congress last night. Her tickets said the concert started at 7pm, so since it was no assigned seating we decided to get there at 6:30. We got there and the sign outside said "Doors 8pm." Oops. So, we went over to the cafe where the Prop 107 party was held (Central Bistro) and had wine (Yalumba Austrailian riesling, not bad) and dessert (creme brule and bread pudding, yum). We went back over around 7:30 and were pretty far up in line. Door opened a little after 8 and we were able to snag a bench to sit at. We had amaretto sours and people-watched while we waited.

I really liked Mindy Smith; she was "Jewel-esque" as Allen said. Old Jewel, more folksy, less saccharine. I'm going to have to look for her stuff. Amos was also pretty catchy, and seemed to have a good grasp of a wide variety of styles from bluegrass to blues. Monika noted at the end of the evening, however, that overall the music didn't really match the venue. The basically standing-room-only setup really called for something more high-energy. The more mellow tunes of Mindy and Amos seemed to call for seating - auditorium or perhaps an intimate cafe setup.
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This test is really quick (2 questions) and really accurate, at least for me. If you want to know how I operate, read on. The first is my natural inclination. The second I've grown into more and more over the years. I've also added Allen's results.
Enneagram Type 5: Observer )
My second choice: Enneagram Type 9: Peacemaker )

Allen's results: Enneagram Type 6: Questioner )

Party On

Dec. 17th, 2005 01:00 pm
muscadine: (Music/Party/Wonder Woman)
Last night we had a semi-cohort party to celebrate the end of the semester. I say semi-cohort because: 1 cohort member didn't show, 3 didn't stay long (2 we didn't even see), and various people from other cohorts came (2 first years, 4 fourth years). There were Christmas Whore cookies (well, really, lots of Christmas cookies and one Christmas Whore cookie), and conversation included talk of anal sex, "peaking" (vs orgasm), and hustling Quakers. All in all a good time.

We brought a "Holiday Red" wine from an AZ winery - semi-sweet with more than a hint of cinnamon. Allen really liked it when we tasted it before. I didn't think I'd be a fan but it grew on me. That could be because I'd already had a couple of other things to drink before I had any, though. Needless to say, I was feeling quite well by the time we left. Fortunately Allen was more temperate. Definitely in my top 5 most drunken moments (which is by some standards probably not saying much). Proud to say I did not wake up with a hangover, thus keeping my perfect record.

Tonight is [livejournal.com profile] alienacean's birthday party. More fun shall be had, no doubt.

In other news, looks like my Winter Session class will be full enough for max pay, yay.

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