We went to a BBQ at our friend Dave's house today. Bill, another Caltech friend we hadn't seen in a while was there too. We also met Dave's friend Lisa and his cousin Beth. Dave lives in a cool apartment with an awesome view of Lake Union, Gasworks Park, and downtown Seattle.
Due to all the wedding-related stuff, it's been a while since we just hung out with friends. It was nice. And reminded me how rare it is these days just to get some folks together on the spur of the moment to hang out. Everyone has plans, or kids, or is just plain busy. I guess that's what happens when you get into your 30s.
Sometimes I miss the spontaneity of college. At any time of day or night you could find *someone* who wanted to go do something, whether it was rearrange the Pasadena City College sign to spell things about Ruddock House, steal the giant inflatable chicken from El Pollo Loco, or just get a strawberry donut from Donut Man.
I am starting to get excited about our upcoming trip to Las Vegas next weekend. Kristin is organizing a girls' night out/birthday party for me, and apparently it involves dinner and a show. I'm afraid. Very afraid. But boy am I excited about a real vacation and doing some gambling. Football!!!