So it was definitely a cool thing to actually get to spend a decent amount of time with him last night and do some catching up. It was also cool to include him in with the DDR group again. Of course most of the faces have changed, but there were at least a couple of us old-timers there that he recognized from that first summer so long ago.
Afterward, we all made our way over to Asaka. This was the third week in a row that we've attempted to go there for dinner. The last two weeks we arrived after they had closed. waiting__room is a sushi chef over there, and he was actually leaving to visit Japan the next morning, so it was a good opportunity for us to see him off as well.
It ended up being a group of 12 of us, and it was our server's first night there. I think Wendy held her own pretty well. Toward the end of the night I was giving my e-mail address to Dezmond and she overheard me say IndyDDR. She was like, "DDR? That's why you look familiar!" After some questioning, she revealed that she had seen me play DDR at Circle Center way back that first summer as well.
Unfortunately, I don't remember her. She must not have been one of the regulars of that time, and I've met an awful lot of people playing DDR only once and never seen them again. Hopefully I'll see her again and perhaps we can locate her in the IndyDDR photo archive. I extended an invitation for her to join us at X-Site some night if she's not working. Who knows...perhaps she'll decide to join us some night.