Rex's Birthday Party... the part at Miyagi's anyway, as I didn't make it to the shooting range earlier in the day at LAX Firing Range!
Not that there would have been any pictures at the firing range anyway... =D
A long story short, particularly because I don't remember very many names (and hence can't tell a good story)... we arrived at Miyagi's at the super-early, very unhealthy hour of 7pm and promptly began to abuse our livers while waiting for the other guests to arrive.
Everyone arrived... we're lead upstairs (drinks in hand) to two tables in the corner of the 3rd floor, and promptly take over the whole corner of the floor.
It's kind of hard to describe the storytelling and stuff that went on-- most of the stories were new to me, as were most of the people there-- suffice it to say that it was a lot of fun!
The bill sure wasn't fun though. $1k for 20 people. Actually not all that bad per person ($50 * 20 people) coming from a sushi eater like myself, but geeeeeez! that's a lot of money...
Hit the dance floor afterwards around 11pm. Turns out it was a pretty slow night at Miyagi's until 10:30 or 11pm, but once things take off there, Miyagi's tiny dance floor on the 3rd floor fills up fast. Pretty soon we were all dancing, somewhat scattered due to the crowd, and basically ended up dancing as a huge mass of human bodies all crammed together. (I don't think I stepped on any toes, *phew*) This lasted for 90 minutes or so with periodic breaks for fresh air, although once Sonya (sp?) and I ended up going downstairs to the 1st floor and then all the way back up to the 3rd floor-- weird.
By 11pm people were drifting off and going home, and by 12:30 on the dance floor some people were simply impossible to find! We left before Rick, Britain (sp?), and Alexis, I think... but honestly I'm not sure who else was around!
Just for good measure, as we headed south on 405, we saw a ton of traffic heading northbound, the direction I had to go to go home... $*)$)@_! Got smart, bypassed it by taking Sepulveda, but by the time I got back onto 405 in Culver City there was no sign of the traffic at all! o_O What the heck?
T'was a fun night. I just wish I could remember people's names... and oh yeah, somehow Rex didn't end the night drunk, I'm not even sure he was buzzing...