Friday- Went out after work on Friday with a bunch of coworkers. Apparently, it's been a while since I went out after work on a Friday, because I had completely forgotten how crowded all of the bars get. We determined that it would be impossible to get a table for 12 of us, so a few of us split off and had dinner at the Pour House (So cheap! who care what it tastes like? The beers are big, too.) and then reunited with the others at Bukowski's. I tried a couple of different beers, but liked La Fin Du Monde the best.
Saturday- Headed down to Woonsocket, RI to visit my friend Colann. She had a few friends over and we watched the Pats game, then hit the town. First, we went to River Falls- who knew Woonsocket had such a cool bar? Not I. Then, we went dancing at Fifty's in Bellingham. It provided the sort of ridiculous people-watching only available at suburban nightclubs. Anyone remember Polly Esta's in Framingham? Sort of like that. I danced with an old man wearing a vest made of silver sequins.
Sunday- Took advantage of the calm before the storm to go for a long run along the beach. Ran errands and did some lab work. Watched Infernal Affairs, the 2002 film on which The Departed was based. I liked it, and it was fun to compare it with The Departed. Some of the scenes were virtually identical, although there were some minor variations in the plot, like the fact that there were three female characters instead of just one.