San Francisco truly is the size of a postage stamp, so these small world coincidences tend to happen fairly frequently.
Anyway, we merrily spent the evening singing, drinking and eating cake for Kate's birthday. I sang a disco version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" (it's better than it sounds), "Tracks of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and one of my new favorite karaoke numbers: Natalie Merchant's "Wonder."
I'm not sure if these pictures do the evening justice, but they should at least illustrate the incredibly good time that can be had singing along with pre-recorded music tracks.
It's always important to know the protocol of the karaoke den.
My friend Kathleen made Kate's birthday cake. It was chocolate rum cake. Can you say yum?
My friend Amber spends even more time doing karaoke than I do, and she has an absolutely amazing singing voice.
Some more of my karaoke buddies, including birthday girl Kate in the center.
Sometimes a dance party breaks out. You just have to go with it.