Wolfgang Baur (the_monkey_king) wrote,
Wolfgang Baur
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A Cultured Evening

I did a brunch at Salty's with Dave, Shelly, Matt, and Lisa — and then decided to meet up for Hero later, Jet Li's Chinese nationalist film from a couple years ago that has finally made it over to the states. It's a beaut, with music by Itzhak Perlman, and a decent performance by Jet Li. Parts of it dragged, primarily the fight scenes, but the scenery and fairy-tale qualities more than made up for it. Well worth seeing on the big screen.

The best part of the evening for me, though, was hanging out with ironymaiden, C, Matt, Lisa, and frabjousdave afterwards. We talked opera — who knew that Carmina Burana was a collection of drinking songs? I love my erudite friends. Especially as the conversation flew from gaming to poker to publishing, with detours around the "Lake Geneva days" and on to baking and cooking. We're a well rounded bunch. And it was all helped along by some decided fine drinks, from various martinis to midori sour, to Campari and soda, to beer and bourbon, neat.

As the Crosland toast says: "Here's to us; Who's like us? Damn few, and they're all dead."
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