10 January 2006

Happy Birthday To Me: II

On Wednesday (January 4) I was off and Jesse had to work. It was the perfect time for Chris and I to bond. Instead, I dropped him off at GameWorks, where he spent the next nine hours playing video games. Jesse met up with him after work and they did a little dance on the town.

On Thursday, we again left Chris up to his own devices. He met up with me after my show while Jesse went to get Ryan, aka guest #2. Ryan didn't know Chris was here. It was supposed to be a big surprise, and it sort of was. It would have been better if Jesse hadn't driven by a bar and said "That's where Chris and I went last night." His correction ("That's where me and Chris would go if he were here") wasn't much better. Either way, the Chris was mostly out of the bag.

The four of us went to the Crown & Anchor for some fine English cuisine. I didn't notice anything overly ethnic about the menu, but there were certainly some strange things. Jesse got some beans and bacon he said were authentic and reminiscent of his days on the other side of the pond. Most notably, he ordered a salad. It was the first time I can remember (in our 3+ years) that he ordered a salad. I mean it's one thing to eat one that comes with a meal and quite another to order one all on it's own. Ryan and I were curious. Jesse said he was getting a cold and needed his greens.

We decided to go back home so I could switch my purse. We were also supposed to decide something to do. But these dudes and their attention spans would have nothing to do with it. Chris sat at the computer, Ryan shot at strangers from all over the world, and Jesse just sat and took it all in. It was quite boring.

They snapped out of it after a bit and Jesse decided to stay in because he still felt sick. Ryan, Chris, and I went the Orleans for some drinks. They were not very delicious. We then walked across the street to McMullen's, where we found good drinks and good company until 5 in the a.m.

On the walk back, we stopped at a gas station for snacks and at walgreen's because we wanted to get jesse some medicine. We're just those kinds of friends. We then found a shopping cart that actually pointed us toward a shortcut on the way home. I'm not 100% on how that came to be, but it did. We went home and gave Jesse some cold medicine and acetaminophen, just in case he had a fever. But now that I think about it, I really wasn't in the shape to be prescribing over the counter medication. But he survived and was grateful, so we'll call it a win.