Then I went to D's and BS'd about with loose_joints and realitylost and Irish Dan for a bit. Kate had a good Rat Attack Story from her job. You know a mortgage company is getting really sub-prime when there are 8" angry rodents jumping out of file cabinets and trying to bite the employees. Someone refi that Rattus norvegicus below 8% with no points. please.
Dan had suggestions that involved various weapons of mass destruction, but probably nonviolent traps would work best, I think. No one actually blaming the rat here.
Then realitylost and I decided to get dinner, and halfway there the_silent_one called so we met up at Billy's, which isn't usually my kind of restaurant but we had a good time. I had one drink and most of a cow, and watched the late 20s crowd get sauced and try to pick each other up.
There was a small moment of SHEER FREAKING PANIC later when I lost my wallet. My hip and suave jacket likes to betray me, like the One Ring, and drop my wallet out as I'm getting into cars. Fortunately the wallet was in the parking lot right where it fell out of the_silent_one's car. Many prayers were offered and goats sacrificed, and the wallet was recovered.
Another fine thing: I now own a Whirley Pop which is the best cookery device ever. You turn the little crank on the stove and 5 minutes later you have perfect popcorn. Where was this device all my life?