My birthday was rather fun. Due to a late correction to the film time, only tea_cantata, robster_rss, dgh and pseudomonas were able to join me for that, although dgh bumped into a friend who bought one of my excess tickets and sat with us. Match Point is quite different from what we have to come to expect from Woody Allen - occasionally humorous but mostly rather dark and disturbing. Overall a good film.
After that, we met ext_2858, nunfetishist, Vivek and robot101 at Dojo noodle bar, and were shortly joined by Rob Taylor and Lisa, making a dinner party of 11. We didn't have to wait for too long to get a couple of tables and I think everyone enjoyed their meals and the constant supply of green tea. It was something of a shame not to be able to talk to those on the other table though.
After dinner, Vivek, robot101 and Rob Taylor had to be elsewhere but the rest of us went to the Carlton Arms where we met gerald_duck. We had a couple of rounds of drinks, a few deserts, and some mostly rather silly conversation. ext_2858 shared the last of his amazingly good Christmas cake. dgh fell asleep. A little after 10 we departed toward my and tea_cantata's home in several vehicles, dropping dgh and Lisa off on the way, and meeting and redirecting Wookey on the way out.
At home, which was hideously untidy (and for that I apologise), we had tea and some excellent marzipan - previously prepared by ext_2858 and tea_cantata and now rolled out by the former - and played several rounds of Flummoxed. And then it was time to disperse.