Man, did I have an interesting evening.
For a Friday night, I figure more than anything I can count on Ryan to go a couple rounds with the beer bottle. It didn't even come to that. I get to work, (yes my corporate, extremely well paying, afford me any opportunity, item, and experience I want, with full medical, stock options, annual bonus, 4 paid weeks off a year, and the best 401k in the market, desk job) to an out of the blue email from my friend Christa, saying her and Jan and a couple of their friends are going to the riverside Gman to celebrate St. Patrick's day, and that I was invited. Christa's a pretty good friend of mine, who I'd never partied with, so I said sure. I ended up having a blast.
We were all doing shots together, sharing office dirt on people, and having a great time. So great a time, that they flagged us. I could understand being flagged had we been there all night, but it'd been like an hour and a half, and it was only 10pm. We decided this bar was for pussies, so we decided to go to the Pandemonium in Perry County. Mind you, Perry County is not where I want to spend my Friday night, but I was promised cheap drinks, and hillbilly entertainment. Christa and her boyfriend had to split because he had to get up early, so it was just me, Jan, and Jan's super cool friend, Katie.
This bar turns out to be a little more than I pictured. I invisioned a classic dive, yet found a more of an upscale dive. Large bar, 3 pool tables, and a small dance floor with a shitty Dj. Katie and I did some talkin' while Jan rubbed elbowes with her old cronies. I'd been eyeballing the pool situation, as I'm always eager to flex my billiard abilities. I put quarters up, and an hour later it's my turn at the table. So, I cut short the flirtfest between Katie and I, and told her to pay attention, and got a good luck kiss on the cheek. Six minutes was all it took. I had the game in the bag, and was working my way to a fight.
I was playing this 30 something hick fuck, who seemed to be hot shit with the locals. He and his chums chuckled at me being well dressed (I even heard "city boy" somewhere in there), but when I snuck a shot while his missed shot was still moving (the ball he intended to go in, missed, and was still rolling on the table), before his ball could block my shot, it got ugly. This guy got all in my face. "You can't do that" he yells, and I respond, "Yes I can, it's called fucking skill. The cue ball was dead on the table, it's a fair fucking shot". He's not having it, "I don't know what rules you play with where you're from, but they don't work here", I said "Fine, take your shot(on the pool table, not at me), but you better make it count". He takes his shot, misses. I take mine, and I cleared the table. I don't think I've ever seen someone so pissed off on my account. It was delicious. He tucked his tail between his legs, and scurried off.
Next up was some short guy, again thought he was hot shit, again I tought otherwise. He was so pissed about losing, the fucker wouldn't even shake my hand afterwards. So then this chick steps up to the table, and racks the balls improperly. All I could think is, "Fucking Amateures". This chick actually plays well, but not beyond me. Half way through the game, Katie comes up to me and says "You're playing really good, but do you think you could throw this one? Jan's pissed off and ready to get out of here.". So, I said sure, and threw the game. I didn't mind really, I was starting to get bored. It was nothing like my 3 hour marathon night at the Lamp Post, where I actually played good people.
We then left, and went to the good old Summerdale Diner. Had some really good conversation with Katie, Jan kinda just sat back and watched. Then we went back to Jan's house, watched Bruce Almighty, and ended up in bed together at 4 in the morning.
Mind your dirty thoughts, there was no sex happening. Still, a totally unexpected situation where I'm laying in bed with a girl I work with, and her friend that I've been flirting back and forth with all night. Also, considering the history between Jan and I, I was shocked I had even hung out with her all night, that I was at her house, let alone that I was sleeping in her bed, with nothing between us but her terribly cute friend. It was 7 am until any of us got any sleep. Then we were up at 9.
I may be hanging out with them again tonight, so we'll see where this goes...