Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Mom's Surprise Birthday in Philly

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Happy St. Patty's Day

While waiting for Brian to come home, I actually looked up the holiday, never quite knowing why it was so. Kelts, barbarians, going to battle nude, conversion, pilgrimage...definitely made for an interesting read.

Dressing in our "finest" green attire, we headed down to Clery's where we meet up with Jim, Beth and Eric. Originally, we were supposed to meet up at 5pm to beat standing in line, but leaving later than expected, we got there with a long line already formed. It wasn't too bad except for the fact that we all pretty much had something to drink already, making it difficult to fight any urge to hit the bathrooms, as Eric and Beth can testify.

Cover charges just plain suck, but the place was nice as it has two levels. We went downstairs to find it pretty much empty and with a section just waiting for us to take. Surprisingly, it stayed relatively spacious for a while, and we heard the fire marshall came by and almost shut the place down due to being over capacity. Huh. I think we figured it had to do with the sit-down dining area on the upper level influencing the capacity number. Anyways, Guy got stuck outside for a good hour or so because of it.

Minor hurdles aside, it was a good night.

the Fightin' Irish

gangsta' Irish

Mardi Gras beads DO come in handy after Mardi Gras...just to add that little somethin somethin

I look so weird in this photo...had to add it

What do you think...is Eric tall or what?

After a few hours, Brian and I had to get some sustenance, and the food there was de-licious, greasy, but yummy. The downstairs turned into a club, and we hit the dance floor...
"If I were a rich girl, nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nah..." "...Let's get [it started] in here..." Fu-un!

We all kind of separated at this point, with most of the gang still sticking around while Brian and I left sometime past midnight. The T was packed with green folks who were luckily not operating any machinery.

On that note, Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Thursday night at Thirsty Scholar

It's been a long time since the Mazur group had a Thursday night outing...

After talking with Sandra about photographing her wedding, I went over to the Thirsty Scholar where Brian and the usual suspects were gathered. It was the first time we saw Therese in a while, and she was showing a good size bump. Most of the women had gone to a conference where Larry Summers gave a speech, this time not provoking any one group. Jessica and I had a funny conversation about movies, where she listed a lot of "new" movies she wanted to go see. I say "new" because, well, Brian and I had already seen most of them, probably the weekend they came out which spills over from last year, such as "Million Dollar Baby" and "Closer". Later on in the evening, there was an enlightening conversation about certain types of parties, but I won't get into it right now...

It was an unusually tame Thursday night outting, which was a good thing.