The birthday boy poses with buddies Ann [aka Suckit] and Sarah [aka Claire]. (01/12/07)
As you may know, Loren and I have known each other since we were in 5th grade. After we graduated high school we kind of lost track of each other. But through the magic of the Internet, we ended up getting back in touch about 9 years later just in time to convince each other to go to our high school reunion. Although I don't necessarily see Loren that often (the last time was at the American Idol Season 4 Concert in 2005), it's always fun when we do. Loren is also the author of the blog: One Diverse Comic Book Nation.
The awesomely dated Albany Bowl. (01/12/07)
We met at this dingy little bowling alley in Albany, which was the perfect birthday setting. There's nothing better than ordering up a Tom Collins from the musty-smelling bar, putting on shoes that have been worn by countless people and then tosing a greasy ball down the lanes. It was freakin' awesome!
Tim showed off some tight bowling moves. (01/12/07)
So what if I only scored a whopping 77 points? (Tim got 89) The game was the bomb! Loren was the only person there that we knew previously, but we enjoyed meeting his friends. They're a good bunch of peeps.
We capped the evening with karaoke at Mel-o-dee Cocktails. (01/12/07)
After bowling, we made our way to Mel-o-dee Cocktails for a little karaoke. Loren impressed us with his version of "What a Wonderful World" in the Louis Armstrong voice! His "Hopelessly Devoted to You," wasn't bad either! And as you know, it's always a requirement that I go up for at least one song, to which I paid some respect to Mr. Tom Jones.
"My my my ... Delilah!" (01/12/07)
Loren and I are equally fascinated with the show "So You Think You Can Dance." So for his birthday I ordered him the Benji and Heidi dance instruction DVD, which I can't wait to hear about! Maybe he'll post a review on the comments section of this blog (is that enough of a hint, Loren?) ;-) Happy Birthday!