Sarah, an old friend and one-time roommate of Donna's, was in town this weekend to do some prep work for her coming nuptuals. Sarah lives in Alaska but most of her family and many, many members of the Sarah Fan Club live in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. For that reason, as well as the off-the-scale cool factor involved, she is getting married in Fargo next year.
We went out to dinner Saturday night at Juano's, and were treated to the typically excellent Mexican food they serve. We then retired to Duffy's, where inhibitions and moderate intake of alcohol go to die. Really, there's a mass grave out back.
Due to some storms coming through the area the power was out at the bar, which actually improved the decor immensely. Because of the power outage we all got carded. Since none of us are under thirty, out sense of self-worth and attractiveness rose considerably (and they were pretty high to begin with). By the time the power came on we were deep into our cups and were pleased to realize that we were indeed as cool and gorgeous as we suspected.
Duffy's has a seven drink minimum, so obviously we had a good time. The bar is only a few blocks from our house, so getting home was accomplished safely. Also, we made Sarah drive. You know the old saying, "friends don't let friends drive drunk unless they're visiting from Alaska". No seriously, Sarah was the responsible one and quite okay to drive. Donna certainly was not, and I had to cover Sarah's minimum. I'm just a gentleman that way.
Stupidly, I forgot my camera so there is no visual record of the festivities. That's probably just as well, but still. We are seeing Sarah again for dinner tonight (she is staying with different friends in town tonight) before she heads back to Anchorage. We'll miss her.
Confidential to KK: Sorry dude. Next time Sarah's in town we will totally get it right.