April 2008: NYC TB Meet-up @ the Delancey
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The weekend began at Village Underground, Friday, April 25th, where the live house band played great music and drinks were to be had.
Having worked the night before and it was very hectic on the floor that night, I spend all day Friday sleeping - drained and simply exhausted. Meeting time with my friend, Aileen, my +1 for the night, was - but she was late when I received a call from a co-worker, Ken, that he needed a drink. Always up for a drink or two or 5, I called Aileen to meet us at our usual hang out, Murphy’s Law - an Irish pub frequented by hospital staff in the neighborhood. I ordered my usual Cosmopolitan, yummy goodness that Jason, the bartender, can only make, and chatted with Ken while waiting for Aileen. By the time we were done, it was and off Aileen and I go to Village Underground - the venue for NYC TB pre-night meet-up.
We paid for the cover and down we go to the Underground and at its entrance, I met an old friend who apparently is friends with the owner! With that, our first drinks were free. Not bad to start off the night. For the first 5 minutes or so, I caught up with my friend, enjoying the live band when I noticed a group on the other side, mingling with each other, more so than the rest of the people in the lounge. Hmmm... So Aileen and I headed towards that direction, and what do you know, I recognized Mario first! Then, I believe it was Ruthie?... The introduction - hi's and hello's and who are you's - was a blur. I could hardly keep up with who was whom so, of course, to remedy such dilemma, I ordered more drinks! In between listening and grooving to the music the band was performing, I also spent some time chatting with the owner - getting another free drink (wink) - and some random non-TB people at the bar.
By then, I was starving so I suggested one of my favorite undergraduate hangouts that is located just around the corner of the Village Underground - La Lanterna. They have a heated garden at the back and have always love it during the winter. So off we went and had a light meal. By , we all went our separate ways. Aileen went home, while I headed to the
1215PM. My phone rang. It was a text message from Aileen cementing out plans for our
It was 545PM when I woke up again. Meeting time for the official meet-up was 6PM. Okay, no problem. A cab ride to The Delancey, the meet up's venue, was only an
From there, an alcohol-inducing, social-talking, photo-taking session ensued. Our friend Ken, came after he was done with work and with that came a round of soco-lime shots.
Past , some of the TB members began leaving.
Took another cab ride home, but we weren't done yet. At , we stopped by at Murphy's Law for a quick Cosmo drink, enjoyed the city view on top of our apartment building, before getting some much needed sleep.