Asa wasn’t around tonight so it was tough since she knows about the crap that recently happened and we couldn’t discuss the latest event. Personally, it was pretty disappointing for me, I had known him for 10 years and his art and storytelling <s>was</s> is amazing and influential and despite his short stint at Marvel comics, I still admired him as an artist and a friend. Wait, can I call him a friend, after all, I really didn’t know him now did I. I need to separate the man and the artist. Damn, I wish you were here.
We went out to dinner tonight to celebrate Dave and Critter’s birthday and you know if the right wing conservative media had their way, Hitler would have been with us too since everyone’s bday is one day apart. Hell, we should have blazed away and eaten rabbit while we’re at it. Bobby had chosen Ruth’s Chris Steak House which is his favorite. Originally, it was to settle a hockey bet between True Star and the Mountain Man but Dave wanted in and so did we. It was a quiet night, maybe everyone was reflecting on another year gone by or maybe it was just the food.
Bobby upsized his order to the Cowboy Ribeye steak so that he could “share” with us. He did but I”m pretty sure he could have finished the whole thing by himself. No doggy bag for him. The ribeye is flavorful and tender due to the nice marbling of fat throughout the steak. The prime rib is the same piece of meat but prepared differently.
Quiet C made a special appearance. Without Asa, it was nice to have some female company at the table. She spent most of the evening watching the hockey game with Bobby. They were in their own little world, in a table full of “terrible peopleP, thank god for them. She ordered the filet which is the most tender piece of meat since it has less connective tissue.
Dave got 2 salads since he’s diabetic. How the might has fallen, everything catches up with age. But he’ll get passed it, we’re his friends so we’re encouraging him to do whats best. Just stay light on the dressing. Happy Birthday Dave.
Critter got the lobster and steak. Big meal for a big man. He looked genuinely happy this night. Despite being seafood, the cholesterol is high in lobster. Also, they basically hang out in a big toilet on the bottom where the shit sinks down. Happy Birthday Critter.
Alex ordered seared tuna. They say we shouldn’t eat seafood more than 3 times a week since there’s a chance we’ll get mercury poisoning. Mankind can’t seem to do anything right.
I got the lamb chops. Its the only piece of meat on a bone that you can gnaw on without looking too much like a savage. But I fail at that too.
Val couldn’t make it since he had to work his other job. We’ll get you another night.
The evening ended with quietly with hugs and shakes. One day Asa and I will meet Jim Lee. He couldn’t make it on the show. He was quite pivotal to the X-Men franchise in the 80’s although he’ll have to explain that costume choice for Jubilee. Whatever, she’s a vampire now anyway. Everyone’s a vampire