Well, not more than three or four dozen times...
Who else was there? Let's see...
Heath and his wife Amanda (from OH!!!)
Lissa and her fiance Mike
Steve and Larry (friends of TOTWTYTR)
commenter and fellow NES'r Ross
Ken and Katie
Sci-fi & B
Liz & Bill
MedicMatthew (a thousand apologies, Matthew!!!)
Apologies if I've missed anyone else, my brain had pretty much turned to tapioca by the end of the night. Over the course of the evening, we managed to discuss Star Wars, Star Trek, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the Simpsons, the two lever-action rifles mounted over the wall at the back of restaurant and why they may or may not have been exempt from MA's "safe storage" laws, the .17 HMR round, Porsches, Corvettes, road rage, motorcycles, and the ineptitude of the Obama administration.
Oh, and since we were in the Volksrepublik of MA and were quite reluctant to show our carry pieces, we opted for the next best thing: BLADES! Naturally, I couldn't resist a picture:
Had we not been given steak knives, we still could have gotten the job done. Quite well. Some of us (Ross) could have have gotten by without forks... Closest we got to comparing other weaponry was weer'dbeard and I showing off our spare magazines in the parking lot after they closed the restaurant... :)
I'll try to update more tomorrow. Right now, it's damn late as I type this and tomorrow is another big day. We're all meeting at Harvard Sportsmen's Club for a day of shootie goodness, including some trigger time for some folks who have never shot before. So not only do I get to go shooting with AD, but I get to score a new shooter as well.
Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Right now, I'm happy to be the windshield...
That is all.