Jayme headed out with Keith’s mom for the day. Before they left Catherine told me to clean up all the recyclable glass in the house. I did it. I spent most of the day writing and watching a little TV. Mostly just been jotting down notes each day and wanted to form something more readable for this trip. Went out that evening with Keith’s family for dinner. His parents Catherine and Michael and his sister and brother-in-law Linda and Ahren. Sat on the end next to Catherine and across from Ahren. Good seat. People don’t wrap the food they don’t finish to take away here it appears. For that reason food tends to flow down-table towards Ahren when people can’t finish things. Appetizers are different here. Back home you usually order large common appetizers for the whole table. As a guest you usually skip the appetizer page since you don’t want to be rude. Wasn’t until the last moment that I realized I was supposed to pick a starter in addition to my main course. Food was wonderful. Had to ask if the prawns still had heads on them before I ordered them. The table laughed and assured me my dinner would not be eying me. Michael also pointed out that I was drinking my Guinness wrong. I always though a thick head was incorrect and usually buried my lips into the drink to get past it. However the head is supposed to cut the bitterness of the drink. Made a mental note of that for future reference. Made it out to the Uluhru after that for a round with the family. Really awesome people and enjoyed talking with Ahren a lot.
Keith, Jayme, and I next went to Muldoons in Ciddy Center for drinks. Kind of dead. Even for a Wednesday night which is a typical college night along with Monday. (Though not nearly as crazy as Saturdays are.) We went across the street to Ruby’s afterward and planned on going upstairs with all the dance music. I was ready to leave Jayme and Keith to hear the band on the first floor though when I noticed they were playing “All Right Now” by Free. They played “Go Johnny Go” after that… And then Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street”?!?!?! I’ve heard that song a few times over here. Don’t hear it much at home. Band was ultimately very good. Left after their “Sweet Child Of Mine” finale and headed to Hillbillies for a snackbox. Chicken was far better than the local KFC but still couldn’t match Popeye’s. Maybe around Roy Roger’s in my friend chicken hierarchy of greatness though it tasked more garlicky than spicy.