a pleasant evening
Yesterday evening, my lovely wife and I attended a reception for alumni of my high school alma mater, St. Xavier, at the Skyline Club atop the One American Square building downtown. St. X President Dr. Perry Sangalli--whom I remember from my student days--was on hand to tell the gathering of the recent additions to the facilities (and the school's continuing tradtion of athletic excellence). It was a pleasant occasion; it was good to catch up with a couple of alumni who attended St. X around the time I did, and while there was (of course) a brief pitch for donations, it was done only in passing; the open bar made me more than willing to listen, and I'd already pledged to the school's annual phone fundraising campaign anyway. It's always nice to put on the fancy duds and spend some formal time in the company of adults, and my wife and I enjoyed it; we even followed up with a quick dinner at a restaurant downtown before returning to take the babysitter home.