The weekend flew by waaayyy too fast, and now I'm feeling a little cheated as I type up this post inside my 3 walled prison.
On Saturday, I had dinner with my long-lost-recently-found-high-school-best-friend, Paul. Honestly, I wasn't expecting for Paul to contact me after I just showed up at his office without any warning, but he did. Actually his wife called me to ask if I'd be interested in going to dinner with them & their 2 kids. Dinner was at Gladstone's in Long Beach, and I have to recommend the "clam bake for 2" dinner (lobster, crab, shrimp, clams, and butter....oh my!!).
It's funny, how after not seeing each other for over 20 years, it felt like we just picked up from where we left off. We were both surprised by how many memories that we still had, but needed to seriously edit ourselves, as our kids were listening to the adventures of our somewhat misguided youth.
Paul's 3 kids are all under 6 years old, and when the birthday boy, at the table next to us, got a GIANT martini glass filled with blue cotton candy, all they could do was stare (I was staring too). So I took the embarrassment & lied to our waitress, telling her that it was my birthday too...at least I got a pinch of the cotton candy before it disappeared.
We've already made plans for another dinner in a few weeks, and his wife (who's tres cool) asked me if I could please get him out of the house & take him drinking every once in awhile. I'm so happy that I've reconnected with my friend...God bless the Power of the Internet!