Monday, July 02, 2007

The Summer of George

"This is gonna be my time. Time to taste the fruits and let the juices drip down my chin. I proclaim this: The Summer of George!"
-- George Costanza from Seinfeld
And so it began Friday night with the guys and I celebrating our own "Summer of George". We started out at Whitlow's with games of pool and foosball. Beer was ordered by the pitcher and for the better part of two hours we talked about all the things you'd expect to hear from a bunch of guys after a full week's work. Eventually we moved onto Mr. Day's just a few blocks up the road. Featuring a dance floor and an upper balcony running along the inside, we quickly got our drinks and staked out a claim with a good view of the action below. Being my first time there, I was impressed with the mix of people and made it a point to return.

Saturday was a real blast. To allow for any possible hangovers from the night before, we booked our reservations at Top Golf at 2pm. This is a driving range which features golf balls with RFID tags that can be tracked thus allowing for head-to-head competition depending on distance, accuracy or both. My first game was horrid but by the second and third rounds I was consistently hitting it about 100 yards.

Wanting to relax after several hours at the driving range, we headed over to the Bonefish Grill for some good food and wine. Around 7 o'clock we found our way over to the theater to watch Live Free or Die Hard. It was a great movie with lots of hard-hitting action though I was disappointed that it was set in D.C. yet very little of it was actually shot there. It took a keen eye but I actually recognized several L.A. landmarks.

Despite being pretty tired at this point, I was convinced to go to Sweetwater Tavern. Beer and light appetizers proved to be good for wrapping up the day. After two days of hanging out with these guys, I knew that the Summer of George had gotten off to a good start.