Some time ago L. contacted me and said that she and her bf were going to be on the east coast, and specifically in Philadelphia, for a hot minute. We soon created a plan for catching up. The last time I saw L. had been at T. and C.'s wedding, before which L. and I took quite an adventurous and epic walk. Since then we've both had some rather major life events and lost touch through no matter of conflict or argument as much as simply life, distance and time. We first had drinks, just the two of us, at Sassafrass. This one on one time allowed us to catch up without having to explain many of our conversations with her bf and his Philly-based friend. After a bit, however, we did meet up with those two folks and enjoyed a meal at Khyber Pass Pub. It was early on in what has become quite a hot streak in Philly, and I had been eyeing the menu trying to figure out what I wanted for at least a day or two. I even tweeted about it and was given the suggestion that with the heat as stifling as it was, a frozen mint julep might catch my fancy. This was true, but by the time I got to dinner all thoughts of juleps had flitted away and instead I had an oatmeal stout. Not the lightest of beers on a hot day, but I very much enjoyed it nonetheless.