On her first night in town, Chris was trapped at a meeting, so Katie met Lara at a coffeeshop in Davis Square. They went back to my place, and then I met the ladies at Christopher’s in Porter Square (editor’s note: the review is spot-on). I had a chimichanga and one beer, but this picture makes me look like I had 3 beers.
So, the thing about Lara’s camera is that it is about the size of a Bic lighter and takes video and all that. It’s what you would call “super sweet.” The best part is that it is metallic orange. The worst part, is that the red-eye reducing flash blinds you and then takes your picture. Katie can take it, but I can’t handle it…
Wow. Words cannot describe the retinal damage I was acting like I could have received (editor’s note: ?????).
Anyway the next day, Lara had the big interview in Sturbridge, and I had a big midterm that night. Needless to say, we were both pretty tired and brain dead, so it was definitely time to drink more beer and eat more food. We met Mark and Anitha at Grendel’s in Harvard Square. They have a food “happy hour” after 9:00 pm (editor’s note: half-price bizzatch), which is pretty cool. I had two Guinness’ and some linguini with shellfish.
Anitha is on the left, Mark is in the middle, and “two-beer” Melmack is on the right. Here’s the deal with Mark: his eyes are never open when you take a picture of him. I don’t know if he’s trying to protect his soul or what. The other thing is that he hasn’t updated his website since before that whole Y2K thing.
They were playing Soul Coughing’s Ruby Vroom in the bar, which was cool because I hadn’t heard it in a while. For this picture, Lara got in the mix, but Anitha’s unsteady hand made things look pretty blurry. I bet if we had a tripod, you would see that Mark’s eyes are, in fact, not open.
BTW: Still don’t know how I did on that test, and Lara starts her new job on May 1st.