There's going to be a new Baby Sassy! As evidenced by the photo to the left, my sister-in-law Maki is pregnant and due this month. Aside from teasing my brother about how his soon-to-be-son will be his own "Mini Me," this hasn't seemed all that real to me. Until now. All of a sudden I'm very excited about the debut of this new person. I may have to trek down to Southern California soon so Baby Sassy can meet his new favorite auntie.
And for those of you keeping score at home, this baby will be Japanese, Caucasian and African-American with a dash of Native American thrown in for good measure. We Sassys are definitely doing our part to realize that whole great American melting pot concept.
In other news, I have found another favorite bar. Chris, Tom and I went to this very fun, retro-chic place last night, and I am in love. While Favorite Bar 2 will never completely trump the original Favorite Bar, I think it will give it a run for its money. I actually used to live near FB2 in 1999 and have been there before, but in my foolish youth I didn't fully appreciate it. Back in those days so many years ago, my interest in bars was solely as a means to meet boys and be part of some scene. I'm still a fan of boys and of going out, but my "bar scene" days are long behind me. Now I'd rather relax and enjoy a place like FB2 without concern for who else may be there. With tactful vintage neon, excellent live music (you know I love that) and a tasty signature cocktail, FB2 is an excellent place to while away an evening with friends. The staff and regulars there will definitely see more of me in the future.