Then came the bowling, again slightly stressful as I was trying to make sure everyone was having fun. I feel bad that jered and his friend ended up four lanes away (though I am also mad that he got a 196, when all I could manage for the day was a 184 ;), largely not interacting with the rest of us... But a bunch of my friends showed up, and people seemed to get to bowl as much as they actually wanted to. I got to see forgotten_aria, kareila, and a bunch of other people who I won’t name for, y’know, their privacy. All in all, there were about ten of us.
Afterwards, there was Ground Round. Mmm, fajitas. Not bad at all, for tex-mex several thousand miles from tex or mex. And better than I could do at home without firing up a grill.
After that, off to Circuit City, where I got a new phone (more on that in another post), and then to Micro Center where I got the printable mailing labels that Circuit City didn’t have.
I was thinking of looking at family-band walkie-talkies for use on the trip back, communicating with my dad as we drive my car and the truck to Minnesota, but it doesn’t seem worth the cost for just one use of the things. I imagine they’d be useful in other situations, but realistically, would I ever use them again? I can’t think of when I would... maybe things like folk festivals or the Esplanade for the 4th, but... that’s pretty rare. I should at least price them, I suppose.