After that, I had a voice mail from another set of friends to come see "Spiderman 2" with them, so I caught up with them at the Alamo and saw the film again. I really liked it the first time, but on a second viewing, some of the cheesiness of the dialog really came through. The action sequences were still very nicely edited together, and I had a good time, but I don't think I'll sit through the whole thing again when the DVD comes out.
So, after that I get home, spent an hour doing online things, and then head out to Sheena's dinner party; her SO Ryan is cooking vegetarian "stuff", which turns out to be this really yummy rice/mushroom/nuts/tomato/chipotle sauce mixture, on a bed of dinosaur kale, served with a nice green salad. Dessert was sorbet with fresh strawberries. fresh blueberries, and whipped cream. The guests were about half people I met at lunch, half new people; we played a card game called Quiddler that was Scrabble meets Rummy, and then we had a wild set of conversations, covering everything from relationships to Austin landmarks to the blandness of Dallas to the proper methodology for body shots. Some people had a bit more to drink than others; I enjoyed watching those people; I eventually left just before midnight, which meant that I missed my friend Glenn's party, but I was having fun.