As expected, I had quite the fun day and night for staying put and not traveling anywhere. I ended up some stuff done in the morning, and then the fun stuff began.
I met my friend Tony for a late lunch at Hokkaido near the Waterfront. I’d never been to Hokkaido, but I was told they have crab legs on their buffet. One of my 16 in ’16 goals is to learn how to eat crab legs, so it sounded like the perfect place for dinner. Unfortunately, as we discovered, the “real” crab legs (the big ones you think of when you think of “crab legs”) weren’t on the lunch buffet, but only on the dinner one. They did, however, have these teensy crab legs on the lunch buffet, so I grabbed one and got to work.
And work, I did! It seemed like a whole lotta work for very little payoff. I think I sort of figured it out, but I won’t be seeking out crab legs again anytime soon.
We had such fun at lunch that we headed to TGI Friday’s for a drink or two before parting ways. It was really great to catch up outside of volleyball and volunteer stuff, even if those were some of the main things we discussed (sometimes you just need to vent).
We talked for a few hours, and then he had to go to bowling while I headed off to the Carnegie Science Center for their 21+ Night. Since I’d just been there two weekends before, I wasn’t as excited as I would have been otherwise, but Little only wanted to go to the 1st and 2nd floors and declined to go to the 3rd and 4th in favor of instead going to Sports Works. So I kind of breezed through the first two floors when I got inside and concentrated most of my time on the third floor (and a little on the fourth).
The third floor was my favorite because that’s where they keep the bodies. 😉
I’m fascinated by plasticated body parts, so I spent close to two hours on this floor. I saw the digestive system, the brain, poop (why not?), and a cross-section of a human head.
There was also a pre-recorded ultrasound of a single baby and twins, so I snapped this picture and strongly considered posting it on Facebook to freak everyone out.
Luckily, I realized some people might not think that was so funny and I don’t want to give anyone a heart attack, so I stopped myself. Still. It would’ve been funny to me, at least. 🙂
I ended up spending over 3 hours at CSC for 21+ night, and I have to say, it was a really fun time. It’d be an amazing place to go on a date, if you’re so inclined (I’m not). Plus, as an added bonus, I was offered $15 free slot play at the casino when I picked up my ticket, so I (sort of) ended up making money on the deal – my ticket (bought in advance) was $11, and I ended up getting $15 back. And I just so happened to park at the casino, so it worked out perfectly.
At the casino, I spent $5 to activate the free play, and then cashed out immediately after it was activated. I lost the $15 in free play, but I ended up walking away with $7.20, so I made a couple bucks. Considering I hadn’t planned on hanging out at the casino at all, it was a good deal.
On my way back to my car, I saw this by the elevator:
Sigh. It follows me everywhere, but I love it. 🙂
So it was a pretty great day and night, and well worth staying in town. Now I need to wash the casino smoke off of me and then hit the hay – I have a long day planned for tomorrow!