I met up with sitz and his friends Leslie and Paul for pool, which was a mixed success. We had fun, but we were all really tired and/or broken in various ways, so we ended up calling it quits after about 3 hours, instead of the standard 5. This turned out to be a good thing, as it gave me a chance to go home and shower before going out to dinner.
I managed to get out of the apartment at a reasonable time, and picked up moyet. She then directed me through the super-sneaky route to get to Reston via the back roads, and we made our way to the restaurant with little confusion. We were actually the first to arrive, followed by coyote, Nazgul, and finally Nyarla and huey.
Food was a blast. So much good food, and Nazgul and I had a lot of fun introducing the rest of the gang to the whole fondue experience. Our waiter was great, and put up with our silliness quite well, even when we threatened to tickle him. (Yes, really.) Three hours later, we all but had to roll ourselves out of the restaurant. Actually, we did kind of have to help Nyarla out. Have I ever mentioned that she really has no alcohol tolerance? I think the shared glass of the 18-year-old The Macallan is what really did her in (on top of the raspberry martini and the hot chocolate concoction thingie). (It was very entertaining helping her get her coat on, since she was trying to put her arms in the wrong sleeve holes.) (So yeah, all my food keepers? I don't need to eat for like 3 days. I think I ate about that much food tonight.)
We then went over to Nazgul's apartment for a while, so that the rest of the crowd could meet JD, who was predictably shy. But, he warmed up a little before we left (which was only allowed to happen after Nazgul showed the 'special scene' on The Fellowship of the Ring DVD (erk)).
Home again, and soaking in a hot shower for a while, and now I'm all but ready to fall over and collapse. I wonder if I could get away with going and hiding at a friend's house in Maryland tomorrow and sleeping the day away. :)