Met up with some members of LCVG, the online gaming community I participate in, over the weekend. Dave's (Wetwork) family were traveling so he invited a few of us to spend the weekend at his place in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Only three of us made it but a fun time was had regardless. Todd (Union Carbine), who I've hung out with before at some movie meets and even played handball with, spent the entire weekend. Anthony (Quicksand), who we all met for the first time and apparently lives about 10 minutes away, arrived sometime after Dave and Todd and would leave to go sleep and return the next day.
I went home Friday after work and readied a bag to sleep over along with some videogames, Guitar Hero guitars, my controller and Xbox 360 memory unit card. I went prepared to stay over but originally I was planning on returning home since I had to be at work at 8am the next day. Good thing I took my pillow and tooth brush. After watching the blu-ray version of The Dark Knight on Dave's impressive home theater, we played some games (Scene It, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, etc) all while chatting about various movie and videogame topics. Before I knew it, it was 4am so I set my cell phone alarm for 6am and went to sleep. Took me 15 minutes from the moment my alarm went off until I was in my car and ready for the drive back to NYC and straight to work. But not before gassing up. Was amazed that gas was down to $1.55 per gallon in Old Bridge (still $1.95 in the Bronx) so took advantage. With my tank on empty, was able to fill her up for only $26. At one point in the summer, it took $78 to fill her up. Nice.
After working Saturday, went home to freshen up and get a change of clothing. After spending a little time with the family, made my way back to Old Bridge to meet up with Dave, Todd and Anthony for some dinner at Damon's and then back to Dave's for The Ultimate Finale on Spike TV. Afterwards, I threw on Rock Band and played a bit while Todd and Dave watched. They didn't take to the rhythm game so instead settled on choosing the tracks for me to play. I should've brought over my drums and mic so we all could've played co-op. :)
Ended the night attempting to watch The Proposition but ultimately called it a night around 2:30am as I needed to be in NY at 6am. Spent the rest of Sunday shopping but mostly remember the day being in a fog as I was running on fumes from only getting 2 and 2 and a half hours of sleeps the previous 2 nights. Throw in an 8 hour work day and I don't know how I did it. I tell you though, Red Bull works for me.
It was good meeting up with Dave and Todd once again and look forward to doing it all over again real soon. As for Anthony, it was good meeting him and talking to him the brief time he was conscious. :D