Let me say that I had an excellent time at the first (hopefully of many) BamaDopes. Every one of you were extremely kind and intelligent, and I enjoyed listening to and conversing with everyone at the table.
Of course, I already knew that Simetra is a nice guy. Incidentally, I did not realize that you, Nocturne, and her friend were going to be hanging out a while in Tuscaloosa after dinner. If I had, I would have invited you guys out with me and my girlfriend. As it turned out, she had some friends in town as well, and we all could have hung out. Oh well, as you said, we’ll do it again sometime.
Pies, anyone who has the cojones to declare a mathematics major has my eternal respect and admiration. I am a rank tyro, a dilettante, in the realm of discussions of higher mathematics. Thanks for showing tolerance for my random musings. I just wish you had jumped in and handled that check thing! Sheesh, what an ordeal. I think I broke a sweat there once or twice.
Nocturne, I also am so sorry we never got around to a group “Happy Birthday” song. I think it might have been for the best, though, since my grasp of vocal musicianship is tenuous at best. I’m sure Simetra could (and did, in French, no less) do a good job, but I’m also sure I would have ruined the harmony. I also enjoyed talking to your friend (that sounds so impersonal…I know that I haven’t forgotten his name, but that’s how it looks,) particularly when he was talking about some of the experimental musical approaches with guitar he’s interested in. Convince him to start posting here…he’d be welcome.
SilkyThreat, you are very kind with your praise. Thank you. I do not agree that anything “WHOOSHED” over your head…that’s simply not the impression I got at all. I hardly blame you for the movie mixup…after all, weren’t “Revenge of the Nerds” and “Animal House” virtually the same flick, for all practical purposes? You seemed to me to be extremely funny and intelligent, and a joy to talk to. Did we ever get around to asking you about the origin of your username? If so, I missed it (I was probably running my mouth. I do that quite a bit, in case you guys didn’t notice. :)) I also enjoyed talking to your friend (see above note about Nocturne’s friend) about Artificial Intelligence. His capacity for abstract thought and creative engineering seems staggering. I’m also embarrassed that he thought of the Eiger reference, and I didn’t, and I’m a climber! Sheeesh.
I apologize for super_head’s reticence last night. I don’t know what got into him. He seemed, well, very two-dimensional.
I would also like to apologize for the dinner fiasco. It was both more expensive than I thought it would be, and it was more of a hassle than it had any right to be. I enjoyed the hell out of the mahi mahi, though. Yum. I believe I may owe you some moolah though, Simetra. Your dinner was cheaper than mine, and you ended up paying the same amount as me. That doesn’t seem right.
Anywho, good times. Good times. Thank all of you, and let’s get back together to do it again soon.