Great times last night at H1. For those of you unfamiliar with this hidden Arlington gem, the happy hour specials at Hunan One run daily from 11-8:30. Decent beers on tap such as Blue Moon are a mere $1 during this time. So, as you would imagine, we all got a little tipsy. Plus everyone and their mother made it out, which made it a virtual COOL reunion (I had my Coming Out Of Lent party there last year….yes, this will be an annual ocurrence so stay tuned in the spring for more information). To make things even better, most of my Asians were out. Yes, that means Hung and Felipe finally were able to meet. This meeting has been a long time coming, and I had been talking Hung up a bit to Felipe. So they finally met, and the rest is history. Not only that, but Wheels and JK were out as well, which means 4 of the top 6 Asians were present. Only Liv and Big D were missing. However, as we are all joking about who is Top Tier and who made second Tier, I realize that I left a few of my Asian girlfriends out of the mix and another guy from my softball team. How did I miss them? So, we are now forced to create a third tier. I’m sorry ladies and gents, but since you are late in the game I’m going to have to place you in Tier 3. So here is the rundown:
Tier I: Hung, Felipe, and Big D
Tier II: Wheels, JK, and Liv
Tier III: Yu, Carrie, and Mick (please ask for further clarification – just assigned names as they came to me here)
Tier II members can no longer complain about their second tier status. Besides Hung and Felipe, these tiers are subject to change at any point in time. So, do what you will to make a higher Tier, I am happy to accept any gifts that come my way.
This whole Tier thing was the running joke last night, mainly between Felipe and I because we like to carry jokes on as long as humanly possible. And the fact that Hung and Felipe finally met just made it all the more spectacular, in a Chinese Restaurant no less. So at one point, Felipe, Wheels, and Carrie (new Tier III addition) were all discussing their backgrounds. Felipe – Chinese, Wheels – Thai? (this is why I don’t really consider him a full blown Asian), and Carrie – Korean. So the conversation goes something like this:
Carrie, to Felipe: “What are you?”
Felipe: “Top Tier”
Seriously? Life doesn’t revolve around the Tiers yet, Felipe, but I like how you are thinking. Carrie was asking what his background was, i.e. Chinese, Korean, etc. Classic. This is clearly something that Felipe and I will joke about for months to come.
Also present at the happy hour was the infamous Alex, who is notoriously known to mix up the Asians. However, last night, Alex wasn’t the culprit in the Asian mix-up. Intead, it was Linda (another blonde – coincidence?). We have a group of girlfriends in which 3 out of 6 of us are Asian (they will have to be added into the Tiers at a later date and time). One of the three, Yu (Tier III), was present. Linda sees an Asian girl walk by our table, and loudly asks to everyone “HEY! Is that Hong????” I look at the girl and she is Asian, but clearly is not Hong. We all had a good hearty laugh over that one. The Asian jokes just keep getting better and better. Keep it up my friends. Makes for some great blogging material.