Why did we meet up with them?
We didn't "win", but I haven't laughed so hard in years. We had sooooo much fun, and we did get a lot of good pulls: R got Iowa, I got 2/3 of an answer about Tom Hanks, MH talked us into Hamlet, and EG found the White Stripes with a lot of confidence.
Mostly, though, nights like tonight are delightful, for the following: every once in a while, you'll find yourself sitting across from an instant friend, and it's just not even a question. It's one of the most amazing experiences on earth. It becomes an exercise in joy; a eustress, as the endocrinologists say.
Endocrinologists know how to party.
Also, R asked me to draw somebody, so I drew a nice woman sitting at a nearby table, who was of a certain age. She could NOT have responded more positively. One of her companions said, "She's gonna adopt ya; this is a good deal!" She was quite pleased, and I was happy in my heart. I draw a lot of portraits, but that was by far one of the most rewarding. She told me many times that she was going to have it framed, with a sincerity that touched me all the way to my toes.
It was a really, really, really good night.
I love my friends!!
Tomorrow, ADVENTURE!! :)