In the end, the only snafu was that oats was nowhere to be found. She had wanted me to give her a ring on her cell before we left for dinner and I wasn't able to reach her. I left a page but my phone is crappy enough that it's always possible she called back and the damn thing just didn't register it.
Dinner was fine and dandy and who dosen't love playing battletech. We ran through a total of four games, one with Mock and company, and then three more after dinner once Trip and Candy got there. Trip actually won the last game on points while he and I tied for kills. Not bad from someone whose only battletech claim to fame to this point was getting shot in the crotch repeatedly.
So who wants to see pictures?