Then we met up with callibr8 and we_are_spc. We had a lot of fun talking about filk, science, Terramagne, yarn, and all kinds of other stuff. I made most of a ball of yarn while we talked, and would've finished it had we thought of doing that sooner. Haven't done that in over 30 years, but it's a permed skill. Thing is, it takes forever to build up the core so that you can get into the fast-wrapping where you throw several loops in the same place before rotating the ball. (It's a lot easier to knit from a ball than a skein unless someone is willing to hold the skein for you.) So that was fun too.
Mostly we hung out at Hokkaido, a rather nice Asian buffet with a sushi bar and downright trippy decoration. Like the fake tree with glowing pink flowers. :D The food was interesting. They had some favorites, like frog legs and crawfish, and some pretty good dim sum dumplings. I also tried the seaweed salad. It was weird -- stringy, salty, fishy, kind of slimy. I probably would've liked it better in summer when I crave salty things. Today was rainy and downright cold. But it's still something I have wanted to try and the vivid green flavor was eye-catching. I might also like it better as a garnish on something, like slivered beef.