happy hour: Afterglow
In case you haven’t been following my twitter or Facebook account… I’m almost done with radiation therapy! Barring any complications, Tuesday will be my last day for treatment, the lesions have responded really well and are nearly gone with only a very darkened forehead area to show for it. Seriously, it looks like I’ve been tanning only that part of my head–and that the tanning caused all that hair to fall out. Oh well, of all the side effects one can get from radiation therapy, losing my hair is much easier to cope with. And I already have to wear hats to protect the area from the sun, otherwise it looks like some very aggressive male pattern balding has kicked in. A small price to pay, no?
So… in honor of being done with–as a friend called it “my big medical drama”–I’m calling for a happy hour, and you’re all invited! Call it a meetup, a tweetup, a Facebook face-to-face, what have you, but the Afterglow Happy Hour is taking place this Wednesday afternoon/evening at AGAINN at 11th and NY Ave NW. I’ll call ahead to let them know a little group of friends and well-wishers will be there, but I doubt I’ll need to reserve space as most restaurant happy hour areas turn into a bit of a free-for-all when it comes to available space.
* I just called and there is a group that’s reserved the side bar and tasting room area at 5:30p, so get there earlier–their happy hour starts at 5pm–rather than later to snag a seat as it will quickly become SRO!
Of course, not everyone will be able to make it downtown that evening, even those friends in DC, so I’m making it a virtual happy hour too! Wherever you might find yourself that evening, raise a glass! Whether you’re at home, at a networking event or god forbid some other happy hour, doesn’t matter. Drop me an @-reply on twitter with the hashtag #Afterglow, make a post on my wall, leave a comment on the blog or just drop me a note!
Even if none of the above appeal to you, my social calendar has more than few entries late next week as it is, so I’m sure to see a bunch of the locals and if not, I’m open to suggestions! I wouldn’t say that I’ve “beaten cancer” but I’ve certainly beaten it into submission for the time being. You can’t get rid of me that easily. 😉