Last night, Eric and I got going later than we'd have liked - he had to prepare stuff for the sharing program, and I had to get the LEGENDARY LOST BATHROOM READER for Raymond's borrowing purposes. (I insisted that he keep it for now even if he just got HARRY POTTER yesterday!) Eric joked that I caused trouble everywhere I went, including the horrible traffic - I don't THINK so! We discussed biology mnemonics, falling asleep while driving, colorful floater nerves in eyeballs, Labor Day long weekend and Kamloops, Mrs. VanderTramp (ah, conjugation of French verbs from his seventh-grade experience!), excretion / movement / respiration / sensitivity, gas prices, what happened the other day with my parents, the rest of my week, and whether I got my Fellowship email on time. (I don't remember, and Eric's always wanted me to change my options!) When we got to church, I went downstairs to refill my water bottle - Daniel Fellowship was apparently watching some tutorial on how to use a game system remote, courtesy of Christon. Interesting program for a summer night! (it was really charades and some other games) Said hi to Phil and Stanley before heading back upstairs to my own program, which went quite well for it being Eric's idea, haha. (only kidding)
Asked Jeremy how Kelowna had been - it was good, except maybe for the thunderstorms the last day he was there! Yikes. At least he got to spend time with his family! Ended up in Randal's small group by chance (numbering off from 1 to 3), and had a good discussion about things. Afterwards, Chuck took over the piano and started playing. Chuck said that he'd play the perfect song for me (GREATEST LOVE), and told me that he was just teasing - oh, I know that fine! Of course, he also told me to say something if it got to be too much, but I'm fine with it right now. Eric said that he didn't play piano at all (not even CHOPSTICKS), and Karen mentioned that playing things that you memorized on demand would be something my brother might do. True enough! At any rate, Chuck can play that song when K gets here - I'm sure he'll LOVE to do so, haha.
Randal came over and said that he was expecting some NEWS. I gave him a look and asked what he wanted to hear, and I had to punch him playfully for his answer of "a proposal!" Ha ha ha, my friend... then I asked if he could see me getting caught up in a whirlwind romance - you don't want to know what I felt like doing to him for his answer of "yes," haha. Eventually, a bunch of us got going to the Cactus Club - reminds me of old times, yay! Jeremy went home since he had stuff to do today before going to the fireworks; he hadn't gone on Wednesday because he wanted a quiet night at home for once. I should have taken that option a couple nights ago myself! (maybe I'll be doing that more often, haha) Eric and I went downstairs before going out - he talked about Internet connections with Phil while I said hi to Danielle and Grace. (Grace agrees that Facebook and the general Internet is addictive!)
Just before we left, Eric talked to Pastor Edward about CHARIOTS OF FIRE (I remember playing that on the piano!), which we'll be watching in two weeks. I've heard of Eric Liddell, of course - that was actually the movie which inspired Eric's parents to give him that name! At the Cactus Club, it turned out that most of us were really unoriginal in our orders: tandoori chicken quesadillas and yam fries for almost everyone! (Randal had to be the odd man out and order calamari) Eric and I discussed sharing an appetizer, and passed on soup (so hard to share!) / smokehouse quesadilla (he'd had that before) / calamari / chicken tenders. It didn't matter to me what we had since it was a second dinner for both of us: since he wanted something more substantial than calamari and such, I went with it. Eric wanted me to have a good chair instead of a crappy one when we got there, so his chair altruism landed me next to Randal. He didn't notice it till later, and said he'd have to report it to K - haha, this posting makes THAT null and void! We discussed friends, one Bellini and three straws, Ugly Ale, honey lager, a dollar off martinis, beer, red wine, Corona, dry / sweet flavors, mango chutney, Regent talks, Jon and Harmony in New York, Fear and Loathing (the washroom), etc. By the time we'd almost finished our food, Dylan had finally arrived from Metrotown... Eric and I wanted our bill so we could leave!
On the way home, Eric and I commenced random screaming and death noises, while he played "Name That Tune" with me - Big Sugar's BUTTERBALL, Rickard's Red beer commercials, some video game I'd never heard of, etc. Then I got morbid and discussed the undead / people returning from the dead - haha, good times! Eric asked whether I was freaked out that he was randomly screaming - no, not really. When I got home, I saw an MSN buzz from Eric H. which probably was about today: I'll contact him later on to say that K isn't actually in town! I don't want to freak someone out, either! Eunice just emailed us to say that she should be free on the dates Nathan mentioned for our resumption of SLB - great news! (reminds me that Eric and I discussed the Richmond Crew with Randal - Eunice USED to be in there, but now it's just me / Jon / Steph / Eric / Sam / Ivan!)
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