thanks to those who showed up tonight, to derek and cruzer, who didn't know practice had been cancelled, and to barry, bette and greg, who did but showed up anyway. dinner happened eventually, for some sooner than others. i made a cake, which was decorated by the bald wookiee with the likeness of the elder god CTHULHU... and a splendid likeness it was, too, the birthday boy was extremely pleased. the elder god was consumed, with cthulhu-chip mint ice cream. and it was good.