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The Reverend Corwin
09 February 2010 @ 07:01 pm

Originally published at The Last Exit to Babylon. Please leave any comments there.

Finally, after all these months of waiting, Lost has returned!

I meant to get to this post early last week, but life happened, as it often does.  So as I sit re-watching the second half of the premier, I'll try to catch myself up a bit.  I almost didn't get to watch it live last week, as the local ABC affiliate's antenna had iced up to the point they had to reduce the signal below where I could pick it up.  Thankfully, they managed to get things back up and running again just in time for me to be glued to my set last Tuesday night.  And what a wild ride I was in for!

Now, on to the spoilers....

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The Reverend Corwin
20 January 2010 @ 12:36 am

Originally published at The Last Exit to Babylon. Please leave any comments there.

NewsOK shot some video about Séan Cummings Irish Restaurant and Pub moving:

If you look closely you can spot me in the crowd in front of the original location and in the procession as we marched down May Avenue.

 
 
The Reverend Corwin

Originally published at The Last Exit to Babylon. Please leave any comments there.

As many of you probably know or have guessed, I've made a bit of a second gome at Séan Cummings Irish Restaurant and Pub.  It's a place a head whenever I feel like a fantastic meal with some great friends just about any time of the week.  Monday nights, I'm always there, for the musical stylings of Patrick Sawyer, followed by Open Mic Night.  And any other night, there's a decent chance I might show up for a bit and a pint after work.  Brianna loves it there as well, and I bring her in whenever I can.  It is a pub in the best sense of the word, a family establishment where we can go any time we want good food and even better companionship.  I'd been looking for such a place ever since moving up to OKC from Austin, and I was blessed to find one in easy walking distance from my house.

Sadly, the have moved.

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The Reverend Corwin
04 December 2009 @ 11:46 pm

Originally published at The Last Exit to Babylon. Please leave any comments there.

Brianna and Daddy

Tonight, the local Girl Scouts service unit held their annual Daddy-Daughter Dance.  I was supposed to take her, but for a variety of reasons beyond my control, we couldn't go.  So I was left scrambling to find a way to make it up to her.

I figured we'd start with a nice dinner out, someplace we ordinarily wouldn't be able to go.  I was already in my suit, since I didn't find out for sure we couldn't go to the dance until mid-afternoon, so I told her to go ahead and put on the dress she was going to wear tonight and be ready.  After some consultation with my friends, I decided to take her up to Shiki.  Of all the suggestions I offered her, a Japanese steakhouse with hibachi tables appealed to her most, and I'd been meaning to try this one for a while.

We had an absolute blast at dinner.  Our chef was a good one, energetic and entertaining, and chose Brianna as the one to trick with offering a bowl of fried rice on the end of his spatula, then flipping it back over his head to his other hand.  She was delighted, and we both ate ourselves almost into a stupor.  She had the shrimp, while I went for steak and calamari, and we even splurged on dessert: green tea ice cream for her, and tempura cheesecake for me.  One more bite and she would have had to roll me out to the car.  I couldn't even eat the wafer-thin mint she offered me.

Next we swung by the house to take pictures.  I was trying to include as much as I could from our original plans, and if we were both dressed up, we needed to document the occasion.  Unfortunately, I couldn't lay my hands on my tripod, so I had to make due with setting the camera on a table and taking a seated shot of us.  She loved it, though, and that's all that mattered.

After that, we went walkabout (drive-about, technically, since it's way too cold for someone with my thin Southern blood to walk outdoors right now) to check out some Christmas lights.  We drove around the rich neighborhood of Nichols Hills and enjoyed the light shows the residents had paid people to put up for them.  As impressive as some of those were, they paled in comparison before the grandeur of the lights Chesapeake Oil put on all the trees around their offices between Western and Classen south of 63rd.  They were bright enough I probably didn't need my headlights, much less any of the street lights.  As we drove away from them, Brianna announced from the back seat: "I just can't stop smiling.  I don't remember the last time this happened."

Clearly, I had done well beyond my wildest dreams.  I had hoped to try and come close to making it up to her for not taking her to the dance, and here she was in such a state of joy over our evening together.  It doesn't get better than that.

After totally knocking one out of the park with the lights, I took her on back to her mother's house, and drove up to Sean's for a nightcap.  This turned out to be a perfect way to end the evening, spending some time chatting with the staff while enjoying their hospitality.  I even got to take some time to discuss their need for a Facebook page with one of waitresses, and will be going back next week to see what I can do to help out with that.  Networking at its finest, and a way to help my favorite restaurant and pub get even more exposure.

All in all, a more perfect night than I could have hoped for.

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The Reverend Corwin
26 November 2009 @ 02:00 am
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  • 08:29 allergies not compatible with housecleaning, particularly not the part where I vacuum up what appears to be several dogs' worth of hair :( #
  • 08:31 @lizzistardust everyone hates the place, but I've gotten decent inexpensive work clothes at walmart. and it's lasted more than a week or two #
  • 08:40 @lizzistardust Having a clotheshorse friend who is exactly my size helps too. love my deryck hand me downs :) #
  • 08:46 ok, end of break time. gotta get the cleaning done. #
  • 09:44 @egoistetx I gotta get me one of those :) #
  • 09:44 @lizzistardust Heh, Deryck mainly does it because he runs out of room in his various closets :) #
  • 09:45 I really ought to close the laptop while I clean so I don't get tempted to sit down every time I pass it. #
  • 09:48 ok, time to face the horror that is the bathroom. I hate house cleaning. #
  • 10:08 @mrpunkjess good thing you occasionally have a friend desperate enough for cash to give you a break once in a while :P no such luck here #
  • 10:15 Bathroom was less horrifying than anticipated, but ate all my papertowels. Guess that means it's time for pants and errands. #
  • 10:24 @egoistetx keeps the mildew and scum from forming on you as well that way. I've considered one of those, actually #
  • 10:53 @mrpunkjess you and me both! #
  • 11:04 Errands successful. Now kitchen and then kiddo #
  • 11:45 House is as clean as I planned to get it, and the kiddo will be here in 15-30 minutes #
  • 12:07 Yay, Brianna is here. She commented favorably on me listening to Dropkick Murphys radio on Last.fm because I am raising her right. #
  • 19:52 Just got a fake email saying my brother got mugged in London tonight. Neat trick considering I had dinner with him in OKC a couple hours ago #
  • 19:56 @elmofromok Bahahahahahah! That is hysterical! #
  • 19:59 @Maeghan Some days I love Oklahoma #
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The Reverend Corwin
24 November 2009 @ 02:00 am
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  • 09:25 Foggy foggy drive to work today. Adjusted my route so as not to count on other people's vision. #
  • 15:33 @elmofromok it'll really need bigtime group buy-in #
  • 15:34 @lizzistardust because four other people had the same appointment time #
  • 18:06 Tired, hungry, and it's been a long week already — at Sean Cummings Irish Restaurant and Pub gowal.la/s/8WR #
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23 November 2009 @ 02:01 am
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  • 18:24 Downloading the $5 tinyurl.com/yhzntaa Anthology of Anvil album from Amazon's MP3 store right now. If you're metal, you should too! #

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22 November 2009 @ 02:00 am
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  • 01:10 @elmofromok updating Obsidian Portal is fun :) #

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21 November 2009 @ 02:00 am
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  • 16:34 I have achieved huge success. Now to hide till close of business so I can start my weekend on a high note :) #
  • 18:29 Game night sodas — at Shell gowal.la/s/bi8 #
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20 November 2009 @ 02:03 am
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