July 24, 2006

Salsa Dancing at Club 16000

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at July 24, 2006 12:51 AM

I posted a handful of photos over at Flickr from Saturday's festivities. The occasion was Pi Approximation Day Jonathan and Frances getting married, so many of my friends from my Caltech days were in town, including some I hadn't seen in years. The wedding was held in Menlo Park, at the height of what passes for a heat wave in the Bay Area. (Attention Catholic Church: please use some of your enormous wealth to air-condition your buildings.) For some reason this blog was a frequent topic of conversation at the reception.

Following the reception a general consensus emerged that salsa dancing was called for. We initially looked for a suitable club in San Francisco, but having a party member under 21 limited our options. Luckily, it turns out that Lemming's parents (being dance instructors) have a dance floor at their house in a converted two-car garage. This was commandeered for our use as an exclusive, invite-only salsa club, and after a brief lesson for the uninitiated we proceeded to dance the night away.

Only a small number of pictures from Saturday were any good; here's one from the salsa after-party.

club 16000

Discussion topic for the comments: suggest an appropriately nightclubish name for our private dance hall. Also, here's Lemming's take on the day's events.

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Comments

Well, we are having an actual heat wave in Los Angeles. It reached 111 degrees on Saturday.

I'm behind on some of my posts. I still haven't posted on A Scanner Darkly. Maybe I'll get to a couple of these tomorrow.

Posted by: Mason | July 24, 2006 1:35 AM

Maybe I should comment on Lemming's comments here, as the reply doesn't seem to be working over at his blog. I'm definitely interested in seeing the context for the quotes, though I think I have pretty good guesses for some of them (in particular, for the +2 arrow).

I'm glad your lap passed the time pleasantly. (Was that intentional or a misplaced modifier? I keep going back and forth on this.)

Some of us will be remaining in the ranks for a while. :)

Posted by: Mason | July 24, 2006 1:39 AM

Comment is up, Mason. It was more the problems I was having with the network at my parents' house, is all.

We always refer to it as the "back hall", but that doesn't have much of a ring to it.

I'm also sorry to admit about the pictures on the wall--the little kid in suspenders is me, and the one in the white shirt is my brother. Next one over is my mom & sister.

Oh, and behind the speakers on the right is an awesome hand-made (by my grandfather) telescope--I wish I'd remembered, I bet several people would have gotten a kick out of it.

Posted by: Lemming | July 24, 2006 11:44 AM

Suggested name: The Jitterbug Depot.

I know. Lame.

Posted by: JSpur | July 24, 2006 4:48 PM
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