We're making a mental note that all Stephen posts should get their own category called, "Hello I must be going."
Anyway, he's off to Paris (again) on Monday to rejoin Lorene, this time for at least a year. So his SECOND going away shindig is Sunday, 7:30pm in the back room at Molly's, if you wanted to say adieu redux (and buy him a drink, of course).
At least this party is in walking distance. Last time we had to go to Claddagh's in Southside Works.
Meanwhile, we're still trying to decipher his parting gift to us... the most bizarre CD he's put together yet. So far we've identified "9 Million Bicycles" by Katie Melua, a truly awful Vietnamese cover of Bowie's "Starman", several French lounge acts (including an Edith Piaf post-war number and possibly a Serge Gainsbourg), a tune that might be either Paul Anka or Bobby Darin, a rendition of "Swinging on a Star" that sounds suspiciously like Bruce Willis' "Bruno" (but not as cool as the version from Hudson Hawk), and some other songs we haven't classified yet. We're hoping that he'll give us a track list before departing.
According to Therese and Petra, Stephen has already invited just about everyone in Mt. Lebanon he's seen over the past two weeks. And just in case you were wondering, no we're not covering the bill.