I love a busy weekend, and this one sure was. Friday night was spent at the Brickyard in Hartford - nice place. I have not been out dancing since I was an undergrad at UConn - we are talking over a decade here folks. My friend Cheryl from MySpace invited me along for a post-birthday celebration (her and her friends never made it out back in October/November? - lol). What started out as 3 people plus a handful of others meeting us ended with just us two as everyone else backed out at the last moment (now just relax with those thoughts - we're just friends). I must admit I was a bit disappointed. I was planning on hanging out and watching the ladies dance, not participate. But what could I do? I'm there to celebrate Cheryl's birthday, I had to go out on the floor... thank god it was crowded. I even went out without drinking first! And you know what? It felt GOOD! I loved it! My right-knee practically gave out during the third song, but we ended up staying on the floor for at least an hour. In fact, she gave out before I did (sorry for the tease Cheryl). Man that was enjoyable. I felt a little old considering the age of the crowd but it felt great nonetheless. I definitely think I may be doing that again. Hmmm, wonder what other clubs I could try?
Sunday night I went to NYC to visit a friend. First time I took the train to NYC but it was fun. My two hour drive to Stamford to get the train took 90 min (oops - guess I was driving to fast) and the train to Grand Central Station took about 45 min. I haven't been to NYC since I was in high school. We went to a PR event for a newer Japanese restaurant and lounge named Sushi Twist or Twist (not positive on the exact name). That was pretty cool, my first PR event (lol). Luckily, I knew the PR person (my friend Q). While there, I met some interesting (as well as a couple of strange) people: the CEO of a small film (as in movies) distribution company (he was awesome by the way - great guy), a couple of guys from an anime company (I missed the name but they distributed Kiki's Delivery Service), a vodka distributor (woohoo!), an actress (well - she said she was but I think she is more trying to break into it), a director/producer, a novelist (wish I could remember the book he just wrote - I'll get back to you), as well as a bunch of other interesting people (I'll get back to you with more specifics after I look through the "grab" bag). I wish I thought about it sooner, I could have invited some of my NYC blog buddies to meet there. Maybe next time. In the meantime, if you are in NYC and on Madison Ave, stop by 66 Madison Ave - Sushi Twist or Twist (not sure of the exact name. Great place, great atmosphere, nice people.
Saturday (I know, out of order) was spent shopping for Bug's party (coming up on Saturday), napping (for most of the day), meeting Bug at her friend's birthday party (it was S's weekend), then out for coffee and a movie. Now I know why I am tired.