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Pool and Beer Farewell Get-Together

weather: cloudy
outside: 8°C
mood: unsure
Yesterday was my Kinda-Sorta-Boss-ish-like Person's last day at Work. He resigned to take on a new position at a new company. I'm sad that he's leaving, he was a great boss. But I'm pretty optimistic about the person who's taking his place.

I spent the evening drinking, playing pool, chatting and laughing with co-workers.

We went to a new billiards place that opened just a block away from Work. I LOVE watching Snooker (*drool* Stephen Hendry *drooldrool*) and we used to have a Snooker table, so I know how to randomly poke stuff around. But I haven't played since and I've never played pool. Apparently, I look like I know what I'm doing and I guess when your first shot of the evening is to slam one nearly sideways into the corner pocket, people think you're awesome =D But no. The truth is, I completely missed the ball I was aiming for, but I hit the cue ball really hard, so the one it did hit went flying into the corner pocket and it looked like such a fantastic shot. I really can't sink a ball to save my life.

I did get better as I started playing. I need to work on not looking so shocked when I sink one because, y'know, the shocked look doesn't go well with the buffing the nails on the lapel. Maybe astonishment from sinking two at the same time might still be okay, but I should really play it cool with one. =)

Now I wish we had our Snooker table back. It was a gigantic green felt table that converts into a ping-pong table. It was in fantastic shape. We gave it away to the Husband's Best Man. I knew we'd regret it occasionally, but it was taking up space that we desparately needed and we weren't playing a lot. It was going to a good home and we knew it would be well loved and taken care of.

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Jeez, my alcohol tolerance has gone to shit. I only had a beer and a half last night (a pale ale and a Princess Beer, see below) and I started feeling it. I'm such a lightweight now, it's embarassing. Usually, it takes at least three or four beers. Ah well, I had an early lunch, I knew I'd be driving later and I wasn't really in a drinking mood at all.

A co-worker mixed orange juice and pale ale in equal parts. I didn't catch the name for it*. It's not quite a Shandy, not quite a Mimosa, definitely not Red Beer (tomato juice?! O_O) and I think it tastes too good to be called a Redneck Mimosa =) I really liked it. Apparently, they do that in Europe all the time. Here, the bartender looks at you funny. =)

Yay for Princess Beers =D

It's evenings like this that remind me that human contact is nice.

* — I asked. It's called a "Rädler". =)


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Feb. 28th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
I've never played Snooker. I've played pool - and I do the same thing. Accidently make good shots - and then stand there, mouth agape, trying to figure out how I did it. :)
Feb. 28th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC)
Where'd my comment go?!?! ={

Anyway, I was saying that concentrating hard and aiming well mean nothing, it won't work. Just hold the cue like a baseball bat and take a swing. All the balls will run to the pockets in fear =}
Feb. 28th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
There is such a thing as princess beer? I may just have to learn to like beer! Sounds like you had a fun night!
Feb. 28th, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
Hee, ruining manly things like beer with fruit juice was never so much fun =D
Feb. 28th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. >_<.
Feb. 29th, 2004 05:37 pm (UTC)
Princess Beers????

Beer and fruit juice mixed together actually sounds kind of gross. but i'll give it a try sometime. :P

Okay, question. You wouldn't happen to have a recording of "Se Tu M'ami" around, would you? Like, an mp3 or something? I heard Cecilia Bartola recorded it. It's an Italian piece by Parisotti/Pergolesi. (People used to think that Pergolesi wrote it but apparently, it's actually Parisotti).

I tried to find one but can't, and I'm singing it for a recital at the NAC next month and I thought it might be nice to hear a recording (and fine tune my Italian).

Anyhow, could be a long shot, but I figured I'd just ask. Thanks. :)
Feb. 29th, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC)
eep, I meant Cecilia Bartoli, of course.
Mar. 1st, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
Heh, I thought I lost this comment =P I just didn't think to look here for it =)

I found it since e-mailing you last night and the recording is pretty decent. I'll try to catch you online to see how to get it to you. =)
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