In fact, I didn't make it to the bar until just after 8:00pm - and more importantly, wasn't able to get started until about 8:50pm or so.
Important because last night, actual people came to the bar. It wasn't, y'know, packed or anything - I was able to fit in 6 rotations before 1:55am, and would have been able to fit swanhart into that last five minutes if he hadn't just walked out the door - but it was certainly busy enough.
Sometimes I feel like people actually kinda do like what I do. Or at least what princesskiti22 does...
The core group was the Stripes, returning from a successful game, but we also had quite a number of others, such as trivialt (who for some reason isn't enjoying being accused of being a disease vector) and Jason.
Since I'd just acquired it, I sang Mr. Roboto, while Keri and snafflekid did the robot on the dance floor beside me, Kendall periodically jabbing me in the neck. I think he was trying to replicate the story of the first robot death, and fortunately wasn't using a screwdriver...
We even had a short appearance by jorgitoelcubano, and an even shorter one by lucydogstringer (I assume, after his fans stopped mobbing him, that he did his usual "get spooked at the crowd" thing).
Sarah showed up with mvmedic, "celebrating" having been laid off. It was great to see her (and him!), if not for that reason. Not that I was expecting to see her giving body shots, but hey...
Given the number of people, and the number of relatively wasted people, I assume that the bar did reasonably well. Keri and I did OK, if not fantastic, in tips.
There were a number of slightly odd occurrences, like a wasted (not as annoying) Bob drinking Keri's drink, the rather unexpected sex in the men's bathroom (names withheld for future blackmail rights), and Lee, who's simply kind of hard to describe. Keri was attributing it to timenchanter and her gay husband having met last night down in SoCal.
Anyways, it was a pretty entertaining evening.
I was packed up by 2:30am, at which time supersniffles and I headed off to enjoy a non-Denny's meal at IHOP. It was wonderful: They have chicken Florentine crêpes! Just the sheer joy of eating something that wasn't breaded and deep-fried almost overwhelmed me.
Yeah, I'm easily amused.
I think it was about 3:30am or so when we each went home. I got here, and discovered that there was a new version of Ubuntu for my laptop available (8.04 Hardy Heron). I started that process, set the thing aside for the several hours it was going to take, and, not too long after that, went to bed.
Where I've been for most of the day since then (about 6:00am). I'm doing my best to motivate myself to get up and do something with the evening. Like, well, eat...
Well, OK, that's a little unfair. I've also spent several hours trying to figure out how to deal with the new, improved OS. Especially the new, improved FireFox release. A number of the new features are kinda disconcerting. On the whole, though, I'm quite pleased.