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May 19, 2008

Monday morning roll call

This past weekend was a nice cool-down for me. I only went out Friday night.

Instead of going home for Mother's Day a couple weeks ago, I had mom over and took her out for a night on the town. ...

We had a late dinner at Thai Arroy (Amie's and my favorite Thai place) and then for drinks at Ixia.

Ixia was fairly full when we got there, and the bartender said he didn't have time to make us cocktails with the liquid nitrogen bar.

At least he gave us a bowl full of popcorn soaked in liquid nitrogen, which was cool.

I got the mint martini (which didn't have the traditional chocolate rim because they ran out, our bartender said).

Mom got a pomegranate martini (pictured) but it didn't have the usual sugar and pomegranate dusting around the rim. Our bartender didn't say why.

Either way, we both had a good time soaking in Ixia's elegant, eclectic atmosphere.

What did you do this weekend?

(Photo from Sun archives)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:41 AM | | Comments (10)


Friday - Relaxed from a horrible week at work.

Saturday - Running in Patterson Park which included dodging people setting up their yard sales. As for the night, a few beers at pickled parrot and that was it.

Sunday - Went to Harrisburg PA to visit a friend. Reminds me of Baltimore, only a whole lot smaller.

i posted on friday of the things i wanted to do, and i actually got most accomplished.

- did nothing friday night
- lunch at metropolitan sat afternoon
- watched the race
- hit up the comedy club
- went to lagers then friends bar
- got locked out of my house from saturday to sunday morning
- manicure/pedicure sunday morning
- missed the farmers market again
- looked for softshell crabs, but couldn't find a place selling fresh ones
- ate lunch at rub

somewhat eventful, but it put a serious dent in my pocket.

Fri - my idea of a double header: Ryan Shaw and his band at HarborEast; Metro Gallery for the Wye Oak part of a triple bill.

Sat - Caleb Stine and the Breakmen's eventful CD Release Party at The 8x10 (thanks BGE).

Sun - worked while listening to CSATB's CD.

Friday night: Friend's Graduation party at Nick's Fish House, then to Rub for food/drinks.

Saturday: Hit waverly market for some supplies for sunday dinner, went walking around Mt. Vernon enjoying the perfect weather, went to Carrol Park for 9-holes of golf, headed to a friends bday party, went to sonar to catch ponytail/black kids/cut copy

Sunday: O's game, then home to cook a nice dinner.

great weekend.

Friday - 5 dollar happy hour, met some nice people who will shortly be my neighbors

Saturday - Preakness party allllll day from noon until about 10pm. Was out on cross st. later and the power went out at all the bars. It was frightening.

Sunday - househunting sure can be fun! (special thanks to Mark Twain for the assist)

-Friday: Worked the door @ LH
-Saturday/night: Fair Hill Scottish Festival/birthday party w/ my dad and friends (Yes, they threw telephone poles!)
-Sunday: Mothers to watch the O's game/half price wings, then went to Dont Know for their anniversary party for free drinks 6-8! Sleepytime shortly after.

Fri - Havana for drinks and dinner
Sat - Lithuanian Festival in Catonsville and then Mex at PowerPlant.
Sun - BSSC football game and then Lithuanian Festival again until closing
Wonderful weekend spent in town as I will be out of town for the next two.

for two out of three days, i was sadly grown up.

fri- karaoke at the Charred Rib in Timmonium. cab ride home.

sat- my parents met my girlfriends parents, in a suprisingly unawkward event

sun- went apartment hunting at 3 places in the city. due to awfull traffic, and not checking the times they were open till, we saw none of them. but to make ourselves feel better, i bought season 8 of the simpsons on dvd, and a Nerf Gun to play with (read: shoot at) her cats.

Allan - You can't post that and then not give us details on the parents meeting...

lol, well....uhhh.....

let's see, we ate. macaroni grill. not too shabby. it was uneventfull in a calming kind of way, in that my step father didn't fart, or tell the story about how he ran a cat over once, and "put it in the ditch". so yeah, suprisingly unawkward

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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