Before the game was the Cornell alumni association's annual Sports Night, featuring dinner in between the home basketball game and home hockey game. Ralph's Ribs catered the meal, after several years in a row of Hal's Deli doing a so-so job but being pushy about continuing the tradition. Last year's was so bad that we didn't even consider letting them try again. Ralph's did an exceptional job, and provided loads of wonderful food, including a big salad loaded with veggies that made the sole vegan attendee very happy. The attendees, ranging in age from about 10 to about 80, all seemed to be delighted with the food.
They brought half again as much ribs and chicken as we ordered and paid for, so there was a lot left over. We asked the custodians who'd come to clean up after the event if they were hungry, and encouraged them to go get more building staff. We ended up leaving them quite a bit of food; I took a half-pan (full of assorted goodies) home myself. Our guest speaker, the basketball coach, wasn't in that great a mood after his team blew an 11-point lead to lose to Columbia, but he was gracious and well-received. Overall, I'm very happy with how the event went, but after this week's messy RSVP nonsense, I'm disinclined to run it again myself.
Several of us went to Maxie's after the game, which was a nice treat. Turns out that 10pm on a Saturday is a good time to go there. It's not a zoo!
I've got a load of laundry finishing in the dryer, and octanez (who's in town for the weekend) and I are watching some Trek.