September 29th, 2004


After which, a caffeine-fuelled frenzy ensued

Last night, as part of the continuing birthday celebrations, we went to Pizzeria Uno, about three blocks south of here. We had a very tasty crab/prawn fondue, an excellent chicken/wild mushroom pizza, and a couple of huge desserts.

All this was well and good.

However, in the course of the evening, scarlatti consumed two large glasses of Mountain Dew, the caffeine equivalent of dropping a not insignificant quantity of acid. The last time she had any non-chocolate-sourced caffeine was many moons ago, and she was comically bouncy. I had sustained my usual background saturation of caffeine and was ready to sleep, especially since we were to get up at 5am the following morning, but it was not to be ...

Girlfriend on unaccustomed quantities of caffeine. Tee hee.

Those birthday drinks ...

Back in August I did a poll all about who was going to come to my birthday drinks. Sufficient of you weren't sure at that stage, and so it's time to do the poll again.

I've actually already had the birthday, the day before yesterday. But the drinks are the day after tomorrow, Friday October 1st, and I'm going to Ben Crouches Tavern in Wells Street, just off Oxford Street in London, from sort of mid/late afternoon onwards.

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