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Weekend, Presents and Research...

I actually meant to post about the weekend a bit sooner than now, but I’ve been busy with some stuff at work and at home and so I was unable to do so.

Friday I spent a better part of the night playing World of Warcraft and getting some XP for my characters. I’d been without for 2 weeks and the itch to do some gaming and getting ready for the new release was strong. I was up way, way too late, but enjoyed myself running around and killing monsters and completing quests. It was also a nice break from normal RP – which has its own sorts of tensions.

Saturday I spent the morning lounging around until it was time to go to the cookie party at stephdray and adamdray’s home. Everyone made or brought cookies and we nibbled and snacked on them, then exchanged them. Lots of chatter involved. Some of us (me) fell into a sugar coma and slept until it was time to pack up the cookies and go to dinner. We ate at Bill Bateman’s, which was something of an experience.

The waiter we had at Bill Bateman’s was rude and obnoxious. He was put on the defensive by something and decided to take it out on our group. It took him almost 45 minutes to get drinks to the second table we had in the group and for 2 people at our table. It got to the point where we had to ask another waitress coming in to get drinks for us, and only after we insisted we didn’t want our waiter to do it because he was paying no attention to us. After that, I think someone talked to him because he was fairly apologetic about everything and attempted to make it up to us, but by that time his service was so poor we already decided that we wouldn’t’ be leaving any additional tip as our party is often wont to do when we travel en mass. We made sure he got no extra money other than the inbred gratuity designed in the check for large parties, and some even wanted to find a way to take out the extra 60 cents that was left over in change, but in the end we just put the money on the table and left after our meal was done. We went to Bill Bateman’s in the first place because it’s one of the few places in Owings Mills that can seat 15-16 people fairly easily. Hopefully this will not be an issue with further jaunts at this place – as they do tend to have some pretty good food and it generally has a nice atmosphere there.

Sunday was like my Saturday last week. I was dead tired. But that’s ok! I had discovered Sunday morning there was a package with my name on it upon the steps left over from Saturday. Lo and behold stephdray and adamdray had snuck a Christmas gift to me in the mail (THANK YOU!) and I was able to enjoy a full day of the first season of Grey’s Anatomy. The other thing I got was a book called Sisters of the Sea, which is a novel based on the pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Yay!

I really do need to finish reading the non-fiction pirate related books, The Pirate Queen and Under the Black Flag for research, and, um, try not to be tempted to skip through either book because of how dry they read. Historical non-fiction tends to put me to sleep because the authors don’t generally make it very interesting to read, even if the content could be interesting in and of itself. It always amazed me that I could remember every detail of a novel I enjoyed after reading it the first time, but anything historical just slipped my mind like water through a sieve. I am, however, looking forward to finishing the two pirate books I own (aside from the novel) so far so I have a point of reference for my book, and some things I can use.

(Psst! Has my computer shipped yet? Meh!)



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 21st, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
The server at that place was full of PHAIL!
Dec. 21st, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes he was. Very much so. Grar!
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