Annnnnd we're back! Sorry PLSB followers, I know both of you are very sad we've been gone. Kidding--as promised here's a recount of the night we discovered Tonic.
But first, above is a photo from the lovely dinner we had that night at one of my favorites: Dough! We enjoyed various cheeses, wines, salads, panna cotta, tirimisu and good company. In a quest to get to know non-dentites we attempted befriending our waiter, but he was not buying what we were selling.
After dinner we reluctantly met some other dentites at a place called "Tonic." Little did we know, we would spend the next 4-5 hours cheering each other on and dancing the night away.
Behold this bar "game" that allows a player to insert a dollar bill and have the chance to prove his or her strength by punching this bag that comes down. Add in guys who've been drinking and like to rile each other and you've got the ultimate entertainment.
Some very excited spectators! Yasi likes to cheer with her hips.
Dentite Steve busts out a one hundred dollar bill that says he can punch harder than Guy-who-actually-just-removed-his-jersey-to-participate. This photograph was taken at the height of the punching bag frenzy. There were about 15 dudes standing around cheering, grunting, punching and acting in general barbaric fashion. Soon after this photo the reigning punching bag high-scorer, we'll call him Ed Hardy, came over to gloat and taunt.
The rambunctious crowd has died down and I see this as my opportunity to give the punching bag a go.
It hurt me more than I hurt it. Womp wommmmp.
Yasi looks afraid before the bag has even dropped! She made us proud though.
Ben's getting some tips from our new friend of the evening. His name has escaped me, so for now he will be referred to as Hootie. Hootie is the bouncer at a Riverwalk bar and has an amazing singing voice & stage presence.
Will, Hootie, Yasi, and Navin enjoying the calm before the karaoke storm.
As a girl who can sometimes be a little too high-strung about making plans (not super anal planning, but I like to have a general idea) this night at Tonic showed me that great opportunities pop up when you stop stressing over their arrival. Here's to many more nights with my great friends who have gotten me through 3rd year! Thank you.