Wednesday, March 10, 2010

good comedy, good food, and killin' digital stuff

Some things that I may or may not be doing this week:

* Playing Halo on a day other than Wednesday. Shocking, I know! (I usually play every week on Wednesday nights 'cause sticking plasma grenades to digital people prevents me from needing to stick plasma grenades to real people. If you ever want to join me, friend me on Xbox Live and drop me a note -- gamertag: your emo kid. With spaces, yes. You wouldn't know it from being on Live, but Xbox does allow grammar to happen in gamertags.) This is because I'll be:

* Cheering for my friend Thomas Jenkins at the Laughing Skull during the first night of the Dogwood Homegrown Comedy Binge tonight. Which is going on at The Vortex Midtown from 7:30 to 10:30 (or thereabouts), with a $10 cover. I'm glad it's at The Vortex 'cause I've been craving tasty beers in general and tripels specifically, which I won't need in order to sit through Thomas's set (I'm so. blessed. that all of my performer friends are actually talented), but will certainly welcome after what feels like a 2-week-long first half of a work week. You should come!

* Making reservations for dinner at one of the restaurants participating in Inman Park Restaurant Week. It goes through Sunday the 14th! I love gigs like this 'cause they encourage me to try new places and actually get a sampling of the menu -- usually when I'm out to eat, I'll have my entrée and maybe try a bite of someone else's, but won't go for the apps or desserts. Smaller portions of more things for reasonable prices = The Ultimate Lauren Dining Experience. (If you're thinking of going, I personally recommend Wisteria, which does really lovely things with pork and, separately, chocolate.)

* Avoiding spending my entire day Bejeweling on my phone. Guys I never should have bought that game. I have a Bejeweled problem. When I close my eyes, I see the afterburns of gem stacks on my eyelids. [Which is still better than how I get when I've been playing too much Bioshock (i.e., dreaming about being armed only with a length of pipe and having, as my only plasmid, the power to grow a length of pipe out of my arm, which is useful right up until I'm not Wolverine and run into a splicer wielding a machine gun) or Katamari Damancy (i.e., driving around thinking that I should be rolling up the pedestrians and street signs)].

What've you got goin' on, gentle readers? Anything in Atlanta that I should add to my list?


Thomas said...

Thank you so much for coming out last night, and thanks for the shout-out. It was awesome having a cheering section.

Villicious said...

I totally took your suggestion on trying out BPAL. I don't think I will ever be as into it as people who do forums and swaps and things, but I have four scents I really, really love now, and they are Autumn, A Fit of Artistic Enthusiasm, Dorian and Smut. Also I have some CB I Hate Perfume on the way, form of In the Library. I will let you know how that turns out!

Villicious said...

Also, what, I non-intuitively clicked "comment" on the wrong post somehow.

the grammar monkey said...

@Thomas You are very welcome, sir! Congratulations again on your win -- I'll post again when your followup round comes near!

@Villicious Yay! I'm glad you found a bunch of different BPAL things that you like! I love having different scents for different moods & occasions.

I think the evil addiction and foruming/swapping mostly occurs when you order a lot of imps and then dislike most of them but feel like they should be given better homes. Or when you're not lucky enough to have a Will Call nearby what for sniffing everything before you go and buy a lot of imps. (I may still have a lot of imps from Back In The Day before we got our own Will Call.)

In the Library sounds like scentporn, you'll definitely have to let me know how it works for you!