Getting together with my best friends is something that could take a bit of planning. Schedules conflict and priorities are…..well, priorities. Luckily enough, yesterday the planets aligned and we were able to meet with very little trouble and it was mostly decided at the last minute.
It was a cold day, and it only got colder as the day turned into night. It wasn’t true winter cold, but it was late Autumn cold. My students asked me “How do you live here?’. Even my hardest partying students didn’t want to go out to their typical Wednesday night disco party. Oddly enough, all the places my friends and I wanted to meet were packed and tables were hard to find.
It was a good night that really avoided most of the maudlin topics that we could have dwelt on. Perhaps it is the season. We all seemed pretty happy, or at least seemed to be dealing with whatever life was putting in front of us.
We talked about everything from movies to sports to all these new digital streaming services. We might be replacing cable, but I guess we’re going to have the same cable bill–only split up to different services. They seemed pretty excited about my upcoming trip to Colombia.
I tried a new dish. It was curry. The curry was good, but the rice was not. I like Japanese sticky rice and lately my girlfriend has been making saffron topped Iranian rice. Both of those are a million times better than the hard chunks that I was served. At least, the naan was good. My friends both chose the Sheppard’s pie. They seemed happy with their choices.
The three of us will be hitting the half century mark in the New Year and we are trying to find ways to celebrate that milestone. It has to be memorable. It might involve a bit of travel–though not too far and not too extravagant. It also should include activities which can be done with a mild hangover.
If you have any ideas, please do not hesitate to chime in.