Yakitori Boy, Sushi, Friends, Christmas Eve Eve & Karaoke does it get any better?

The Eve of Christmas Eve brought me to the front door of one Nina Tinari, where I was greeted by both the lovely Nina and her sister Mia. The invite came late last week from Mia, who had was just finishing her finals at Law School and she was looking for a release, and it came in a big way. First up, cocktails at Nina’s at 6:30PM, which included a generous spread. Mia is relaxing on her David’s lap, her fiance’s. The engagement happened in Memphis Tenn a few months back. The waiter brought over the first course, which was cooling under one of the stainless steel lid’s. When the plate was revealed, so was the ring. Very romantic and memorable.Nina and Diane hanging out with their favorite toys. Will someone please get a tree topper for that tree. Of course Nina is way ahead of the game than I am, my tree is still in the box. I hope to have it up by New Years. (Oh and btw, if you were expecting a card from me this year, I just didn’t have time. See end of blog for note)
A few folks were in on the festivities. Jimmy Contreas, Diane Johnson, Mia Tinari, Nina Tinari (this month’s it girl, and a finalist in the year end contest which will be determined by your votes), and Dave (Diane, Dave and Mia all went to undergrad together, although Diane and Mia were not in the same grade, neither were Mia and Dave, but Diane and Dave were in the same grade, get it, and this is before I even had one cocktail)
Nina’s got a rockin’ view of Rittenhouse Square. Would love to see this with snow! Got my digits?

On my way out the door I snapped this little nugget of Nina playing soccer in college. Sexy and sporty, can you stand it?It was then off toYakitori Boy for KARAOKE and sushi!! Yummy and Yuck, Karaoke. The last time I did Karaoke I cleared a room. AJ, Diane, Nina, Jimmy, Mia and DaveBut I was game. I do have to say Karaoke is like a juke box in a country bar, most of the songs are down right depressing.
Today is gonna be the day
That they’re gonna throw it back to you
By now you should’ve somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now
People are talkin, talking ’bout people
I hear them whisper, you won’t believe it
They think we’re lovers kept under covers
I just ignore it, but they keep saying
We laugh just a little too loud
We stand just a little too close
We stare just a little too long
Maybe they’re seeing, something we don’t, Darlin’

Christian DiCicco and Diane Johnson?
I love the City Skyline through the window. I love living in this city, this night, Philly Chit Chat – A Social Diary. I recently read that one of the local Mainline newspaper laid off it’s long time Social columnist and photographer. Not a good sign of things to come for local social people coverage, especially the charity events that I so love to cover and promote through PCC.
Dinner, yum. Do you think that Jeremy Priven really got mercury poisoning from eating sushi everyday for two years and that’s why he had to drop out of the grueling 8 shows a week play on Braodway this week?Let’s dance put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let’s dance to the song
They’re playin’ on the radio
Let’s sway
While color lights up your face
Let’s sway
Sway through the crowd to an empty space
Poor Matt discovers that the black bowl is the discarded shoots from the edamame.

Did I mention that Mattthew Vlahos joined us for some frolick (OK I didn’t take this photo)Dave, Mia, Nina and AJ

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart

Diane, Christian, Jimmy, and Susan. I don’t know who the thumb sucker is. (Diane introduced Matt and Jimmy, Jimmy introduced Diane to Christian. They say meeting mates through friends is the way to go. Is there anyone you want to meet that you read about here on PhillyChitChat, maybe we can arrange that; Maybe a PCC singles night)
I got chills.
They’re multiplyin’.
And I’m losin’ control.
‘Cause the power
you’re supplyin’,
it’s electrifyin’!

(OK I cleared another room)
Just a small town girl, livin in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south detroit
He took the midnight train goin anywhere

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
But being with friends who are wild, crazy, and not afraid to sing in public made the night f’ing awesome. And I highly recommend Yakitori Boy for KARAOKE and sushi and I look forward to going there again.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANAKAH, HAPPY KWANZA, HAPPY HOLIDAYS and Happy Mother Earth. I am taking the next 4 days off. Thanks for your readership.