I came home and opened up my mailbox. In there was a package. Addressed to me -- the "grand genius". Iiiinteresting.
Inside the package was a shirt.woot shirt. The Raven one which I remember gemlikeflame lusted after a bit. I wondered for a moment who would have sent it to me and then I noticed that the shirt was a size smaller than I usually wear. And then I knew that it was the work of lishd!
She'd been looking at my OKCupid profile a while ago and asked me what shirt I wore. Then she suggested that I should wear a size smaller.
Dinner commenced! stonesundial was the only one who showed which turned out to be a good thing -- Sushiyat was jammed full of people. Wendy -- the head waitress -- noticed me and said "one sec." After a bit of running around preparing tables, she plucked us out of the group and sat us at a table near the sushi bar.
Sushi consisted of:
3 pieces of sake, waloo, maguro, and hamachi sashimi.
4 pieces of hotate & 2 pieces of waloo nigiri.
A variation of Bill's trademark cherry blossom roll -- half the pieces had maguro on the outside, half had sake. I think he overheard stonesundial speaking positively about sake.
Unagi nigiri & mochi put the cap on the evening.
stonesundial was kind enough to order sake for me since I'm officially underage. It was glorious.
We were the last ones out of the restaurant. They stayed open a bit longer for us and Bill (the owner & one of the itamae) came over to wish me a happy birthday and talk for a bit.
stonesundial had given me a wrapped present a while ago and it sat atop my bookshelf. I brought it down and it was yet another ray gun. It turned out to be unexpectedly awesome because it's one of the ones that throws sparks and I have a little bit of history with one of those 8)
nyankoframe also deserves mention for the early-but-no-less appreciated "VIVA LA DECOMPOSICION!" zombie Che magnet which adorns my front door.
The evening ended with Rock Band. I drove Sparky home. As we were parked, she pulled out a tangerine, a candle, and a lighter. She'd meant to do it with sushi, but she'd forgotten. I thought for a moment, made a wish, and blew out the candle. Then I handed her the tangerine back because I didn't want that taste overriding the delicious sushi that I'd had that evening. 8)
Anyway -- as they say -- that was that. 8) Happy 20th birthday, me!