I have been enjoying my Friday nights lately on full throttle. Each of the last several, I have left school shortly after the bell rang (yesterday, I was out within an hour!) and started Happy Hour. Yesterday, it was back to the old standby of Brewer's Art. Our code for it on the teacher's lounge chalkboard is "Art Meeting, Today, 4pm" and everyone can figure out what it is.
Brewer's Art was the usual great time. I still get mad at the smokers ruining the front part of the restaurant - you know, the part with the beautiful natural light - but forgot about it quickly as I lost myself in those rosemary garlic fries, Resurrection Ale, and great conversation. The crawfish and sweet potato soup was excellent, as well.
Afterwards, we headed to Seidel's Bowling Alley, where there was a Roots Cafe event. I've never quite seen anything like it - they close off a couple of lanes of the bowling alley to let a band play there, while you bowl along the sides. I'd never done duckpin bowling before, and definitely missed "regular" bowling, but the activity was unique enough to make the evening a blast.
I hit a wall at around eleven, as well I should, considering I woke up at 5am, but the day was a great one. And I showed everyone my new tattoo.
This will be my last Friday night in a couple of months, as I start coaching on Wednesday and will be at school until 6 or 7 every Friday from here on out.
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