Note: Flickr recently went through a massive server transition, and portions of the service are still being worked on. Among the problems is that mosaic thumbnails on Collections are not visible, which means my primary page here for showing groupings by year are missing those thumbnails. The links do work—only the thumbnails are missing, so you can still navigate into a year to view those photos.
An evening of food, fun, and a little magic at Macaroni Grill.
Laurie with the one and only Melvinator who organized the evening
Rosa and Damar
Jeff and Rosa
John, Derek, and me
John, Damar, Derek, and me
Nicki and Lisa
A waiter spiced up the evening with a little juggling and humorous tales
Mike (our waiter and a friend of the gang's) and Nicki
Mike, Laurie, Nicki, and Melvin
Mike added to the entertainment with some table magic
Say the magic word, Hezbollah! And it's gone!
Sorry, Mike, I guess that trick's meant to stay in dark spaces. Looks like my flash revealed a little more than it should've. 🙂
The birthday girl gets her just desserts
Laurie's beautiful homemade birthday card…
Okay, some explanation, I suppose. No, this isn't some supernatural apparition showing up in the photo. It's actually not smoke from the blown-out candle, either (you can see the candles aren't fully blown out yet). I had the camera set to both pop the flash and do a non-flash exposure to make the candles more visible. Laurie popped her head down to blow the candles out just as I snapped. So the haze you see is actually the exposed motion of her head!