Luckily, Lilly is my saviour, my hero! She was coming over to play on the Wii, & I ran into her just as I was contemplating sprinting over to Kira & Nino's. In my t-shirt; it wasn't so cold at first, but it sure crept up on you! Lilly let me fool around on her I-phone, trying to find people's phone numbers-- note to self, put phone number on Facebook page-- but I was all full of strike outs; I couldn't get ahold of Carla (who I later did speak to-- she was in Newark & does have a set of our keys-- note to self, get Carla a set of keys) or find Kira & Nino's number. Jenny was in the air, & Maggie & David were doing a parental meeting thing-- note to self, get them keys too. Keys cost like a quarter, make a million copies. Lilly went so far as to ride her bike to Kira & Nino's for me-- missing them by literally minutes, the doorman said.
So we went for drinks, me & Lilly, arm in arm. We played sort of makeshift Taboo-- they had the cards, but nothing else, & I kind of remember the rules; we again used Lilly's ever present I-phone for the timer. We kicked around there for a while, till we drank all of Lilly's money; then she rode her bike back to her apartment, got more money, & got me one of her boyfriend's flannels & a scarf. Then we went out to dinner-- I had some falafal. Then back to Bar Reis; this time, we played chess! Lilly sprung it on me that she used to play competitively, but was "only second place in her district." What! I find that out midway through the first game. I was doing well, but I bonered a couple of moves in a row & Lilly slaughtered me. During the second game, David & Maggie came to join us at the bar: I won that game, but only because Lilly wasn't paying attention & told me the move I should make to check mate her! The psychological game! Really, I feel like I'm okay at the begining part of the game, but once the real play starts, I am sloppy. Then we all played Taboo & ate roasted chicken & also grillled steak flavored potato chips-- Scotland is weird.
Eventually, Jenny got in touch with us! Asking if I'd managed to get ahold of Kira & Nino; she had emailed me their numbers, but of course I could only check my email by fooling around on Lilly's I-phone. So I hadn't! She gave me the numbers & we got them on the phone; they were in a cab coming back from Manhattan. Phew! That was my worst-best-case scenario, when I found out that Lilly had missed them. I figured they were either out in the Slope, or out in Manhattan-- I didn't want to consider that they might have gone to New Jersey or something. So Lilly-- my hero Lilly-- got on her bike again & rode over there, & picked up the keys! It wasn't until I called Kira to thank them that they realized I had been locked out for the last six hours; since they only heard from Jenny when she landed, they thought that was the start of the lockout! So, we wouldn't let a little disaster keep us down! David & Maggie & Lilly all came over & we played Guitar Hero till the wee hours of the morning; we got pretty far actually, on co-op play.