If It’s Not One Thing It’s Ten Others

Yesterday the left side of my jaw started to hurt. Nothing debilitating, but a dull pain every time I open my mouth widely. Add this to the continual hip problems and my genetic woes, you’ll understand why I’m struggling a bit today.

Going Luna
Last night I joined a group of hashers at Eclipse di Luna (Buckhead) (fwiw – that appears like Andrea in the photo for Park Place) for a birthday party. I believe that a good time was had by all. To say that we were the last to leave was an understatement. We ordered more drinks when our lovely Eastern European waitress Silviyia made last call, and then staff had to all-but kick us out so that they could clean and set up for a private party today. For dinner I had the beef ribs, which were delightful, and an order of brussels sprouts with a spicy bean stew. The portions at Eclipse di Luna are “tapas”-sized but I thankfully didn’t require a third (small) plate of food.

The biggest detriment of Eclipse di Luna is the noise. The place was packed. There was a live band. The acoustics in the room made the noise continually bounce throughout the space. While I was positioned nicely to see a table of attractive girls out for a bachelorette party, you could imagine wasn’t the quietest table in the room however.

A Big Weekend Ahead
Tonight starts the first of the three Big Weekends of December for me. Tonight’s plans are up in the air, but I could easily find myself pounding a beer or two at Taco Mac. Tomorrow, in addition to making myself look a little better, I’ll probably be headed to the Drunken Unicorn for the Kathryn Calder show. And Sunday, in addition to doing some laundry, I’ll be headed to the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club for the Gingerbread Trailer Contest. (fwiw, if you go to the Yacht Club website you can see a profile of ITP-Reader Betsy holding a PBR. ;))

Oh, and I’ll be writing code too of course.

And oh yeah, Sunday night the finale of The Amazing Race airs! It’ll be fun to see them go around Atlanta, though last night I was depressed to think that my desire to be a guy that hands the contestants their next clue could have been fulfilled this past summer but was not…

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to If It’s Not One Thing It’s Ten Others

  1. Barb says:

    I’ve been to Eclipse di Luna a few times, it is so loud in the main room, if you have more than 4 people you are seriously yelling across the table. Food is pretty good, on Mondays they have a $15 all you can eat type of menu, kind of fun if you want to try something that you don’t necessarily think you want to “pay” for.

    We are probably hanging at the house tonight, Saturday night is Allan’s part time job Christmas party. The Doc throws a awesome arty, and for some unknown reason this year the hotel room provided in the Hyatt downtown, instead of the Courtyard in Marietta. All that means is a much longer bus ride, and more champagne consumed on the ride to the big ass house (in East Cobb).

  2. I should try going on a Monday night because there were a lot of things on the menu I would have liked to try. Somewhat surprisingly I think I spent less than $50 last night, though I paid three tabs — two with cash, one with AmEx — so I’m not entirely sure how much I spent.

    I felt like I had to yell just to attempt to hold a conversation. We had one, very long table close to the middle of the room and were packed in like sardines. This long table arrangement is one of the reasons I skip work going-away lunches. Were having another going-away lunch today, at Chili’s, which is another reason why I’m skipping it.

    Sounds like it’s going to be a fun party, Barb.

  3. Barb says:

    We sat outside on the patio (I think it is enclsoed for winter now) the last time, that was much better.
    Also – there is one up near Perimeter Mall somewhere, no idea if they have the same Monday nite deal.

  4. Martha says:

    Not much planned for this weekend, we’re planning on keeping it that way. This is the first weekend in over a month we don’t have to drive anywhere or run anything…I’ve had 3 races in the past 4 weeks!

    My work holiday party is next weekend, dinner and dancing at the Four Seasons, much different than last year when it was at the office on a Friday afternoon with a tub of Miller Lite as our christmas bounus.

    I really can’t stand the large group eating out mess. You can really only talk to the 2-4 people sitting right next to you anyway and don’t get me started on the bill/tip issue….

    My guess is your jaw issue is just stress/tension. Some yoga or exercise will probably do wonders. This week has been stressful for me, I’ve only made it to gym once (which is one of the things stressing me out) but I have to keep reminding myself I had a 10 hour workout on Sunday so I’m probably okay to skip a couple of classes this week.

  5. The one near my work is the Park Place one for which I think Andrea may be pictured. I’m definitely close enough to swing by there on a Monday night, though I’ll wait until after New Year in order to avoid the Perimeter Mall traffic.

  6. I failed to mention that in addition to all of the aforementioned activities I’m going to try to go to my bank Saturday (I think they’ll be open), cook a large hunk of pork in a way I’ve never attempted before, drain and flush my hot water heater on Sunday, and return Martha’s items that I’ve held for far too long.

    Monday will be here before I know it…

  7. Barb says:

    I just checked the website- it doesn’t mention that Monday night deal at Park Place (only Miami Circle & has a menu), but you could always call & ask if they do it.

  8. Steve says:

    Tonight, the mizzus and I will be enjoying an early Christmas gift of tickets to Odysseo, which has set up shop at Spring and 8th. Imagine Cirque du Solei with horses. I made several suggestions for dinner, but she was set on going to the Varsity!! It won’t be a cheap date, but a cheap dinner.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend..


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