yesterday i dropped by cavender’s to pick up a new suit jacket. i looked around and saw a few things i liked, but i ended up buying one i’d looked at a few times in the past: a scully black lamb leather western cut jacket (example from corralwest.com). the justification for this purchase was chris and mary’s 2nd houston meat and martini party (now with it’s very own website: meatandmartini.com). around 8pm i stopped by luling city market and picked up one pound of brisket and four sausage links, along with some white bread and their delicious mustard-based sauce, and headed over to the party. it was a good turnout and there were a lot of both meat and martinis. i smoked my pipe, i had five or so “martinis” (by that, i mean i just mixed various things i liked, consisting of various amounts of: vodka, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, lime juice, contrieau, cherry juice, etc), i talked with a number of people. i still have this idea that perhaps i’ll go to a social event and run into some interesting lady, and we’ll have a nice conversation and something good will happen. not surprisingly, so far that hasn’t ever happened. but it was fun hanging out with friends from work and friends of friends. i left around 1am.