One of the great things about being home for a little while is the opportunity to catch up with so many of our good friends in the Rochester area. Yesterday afternoon Ryan and John along with his great family all stopped by just in time to meet our good friends Muhammad and Shayna who came up from DC. It’s nice when worlds collide and you share stories from different times in your life.
Samantha challenged Ryan and I both to a game of chess. This is a no win situation; she is a member of the chess club at school and very good. It didn’t help us that she had the full support of her sister Christina.
After working through a number of Belgian beers, Ryan, Muhammad, Shayna, Shannon and I grabbed some Mexican food in Webster before another round of drinks at Daisy Dukes. The highlight of the night was Muhammad riding the mechanical bull. Muhammad, you have a career waiting in Texas.
Exhausted, I had to drink a Red Bull to get the caffeine I needed to get through the night. It was just the right fix! We crossed the street to the Webster Cinema and caught “The Black Swan.” Really enjoyed the movie, but it’s going to take a couple of days of thinking about to determine just how much. It was a film interpretation of the ballet “The Swan Lake;” a very dark version. With Natalie Portman you can’t go wrong; Shannon and I always like her films.