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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Epic Friday

I bought a new camera, the Cannon S90. So I expect to be taking many more pictures now.

So I took it out when I went to the USA world cup game Friday at 7am. In the first five minutes it was useful because I saw this truck that had been repainted by what I assume was someone's ex-girlfriend.

We enjoyed the game and glad it was a tie, but were looking for the win. Lost that bet...

From there, Tara, Matt and I had the day off work so we decided to kill some time and watch the 11am england game. So we stopped by a casino, because it was the only bar open at 10am, then headed for the ballpark.

Tara works for the Aces so people started joining us for lunch. The game itself was pretty boring, but we had a lot of fun. Pitchers of beer kept coming, and they messed up our brawt order, so we got two extras for free. We couldn't help but laugh when we saw our bill was 16 dollars.

From there we decided to go on a tour of the ball park. We checked out the suites and the seats behind home plate. Then stopped by Tara's office and hung out in the locker room. We were pretty stoked when we found the eye black strips.

From there Matt left and Tara and I went and hung out in the dugout. Certainly a different perspective on the ball field. We hung out drinking a growler that Tara's coworker had brewed. It was a great way to spend the afternoon and pace ourselves for the rest of the night.

We left to go grab dinner when we heard music coming from the bars and remembered the Bare Naked Ladies were playing a small acoustic set at the bar. We dropped in and sat in were sitting about 40 feet from the stage. We only saw a few songs, but it was entertaining to happen in on.

We went downstairs to eat at the new Mexican food place and it didn't quite live up to the hype. But it was pretty nice at the end of the meal when our waiter said our bill had been taken care of. From there we headed back downtown to see the Tour de Nez critirum bike race. It has been years since I've seen a bike race and it was as exciting as I remembered. We got a beer from Jungle Vino and a to-go cup to watch the race.

While we were watching the race we saw two guys we met during the NCAA championship, Kyle and Colby. After the race we met up with them at a Imperial, then went down to the Tap House. Matt came back and rejoined us and we went to the Old Bridge Pub and then over to the St. James Infirmary. By this point it was midnight and time to go to bed.

I never thought when I left my house I'd be gone for so long, but I'm glad I grabbed my camera on the way out.

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