anyway, it was a lot of fun without the random invitees. we started out at the big time drinking dark beers and eating fatty foods. immediately canceling out the potential health benefits of the event (moderate alcohol consumption, social support, moderate exercise). after hanging out there for a while, our numbers dwindled to four who decided to use "aliases" (?): harrison, collin, london, and butterscotch [because Carole couldn't think of something better]. we walked up to the mix for some ice cream. I was the only member of the group to order my own combination (vanilla ice cream, caramel, and pralines, if you must know) in a cone.
Then we went to Finn MacCool's for their quiz night. It isn't well-established, so we didn't have to pay to play. After fifty questions, some cheese fries, and a pitcher of Pabst, we found that we'd won a round of drinks, some XL t-shirts, and keychains. Since we'd already had too much alcohol, we traded our drinks for our tab and went home. Many pictures were taken, and I'll post them tomorrow.
Now, I think I'll watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer on tape.