Friends Sitting on the Boulevard
I love seeing how little ones enjoy the all the fun at the beach. By the way, not just little ones, this summer I am growing fins. Love the beach
also see Friends
If after a busy and stressed day I go and visit my friends who take all the stress away.
Listen To TheHomieCast Episodes 1 & 2 & 3 http://www.thehomiecast.com
I added 4 tablespoons of salted butter to the zest and juice of one medium lemon for the lemon butter which I’d add to the grilled asparagus-
Tossed the asparagus in canola oil some Atlantic Saltworks salt and crushed black pepper before grilling
Prepped The Atomic Buffalo Turds As Usual- Slice jalepenos in half scoop out the seeds fill with cream cheese and wrap with bacon. Finish with a liberal sprinkling of cayenne pepper.
Craig outdid himself with these gorgeous grilled Italian sausages with the peppers and onions. He kept adding beer to the cast iron pan to achieve the perfect coloring.
Although we had access to the Huge Smokin’ Jim’s Smoker, we opted for Eric’s 20 year old Weber with melted off handles. Used Royal Oak Lump Charcoal. (I didn’t hear anyone complaining)
Couple of Ribeyes and corn in the husks
We also had (not pictured) Tobey’s pork cutlets and Eric’s Guacamole.
Well, with a friend like this….
I had a really good friend once…actually not very long ago at all…but then, one freezing cold, grey winter day (yesterday), he decided it would be fun to start sending texts…all day long…from beachfront establishments in Key West, Florida.
So, obviously, we are friends no more.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for posting vacation photos on your Facebook page or Instagram or whatnot…where people have the choice to look long and hard..or ignore all together…but TEXTS…come on, seriously.
Why you got to be so cruel?
What makes it worse…if possible…is that this friend has a somewhat unlimited supply of something that I covet a great deal…TIME.
Don’t get me wrong, when he works, he works really hard….but, when he’s off…his days stretch out before him like a long story waiting to be written. Actually, if I’m being honest, maybe more like a movie (If you’re thinking The Hangover, you’re probably on the mark).
The photos alone were malicious enough, but the comments that accompanied them were plain old spiteful.
“I was going to come home tomorrow, but I don’t think so”
“Tough day…can’t you see my drink is empty”
“Morning Coffee. On the beach.”
“Made a move, my new view”
“Holding down the fort.”
“Taking one for the team.”
“4 pounds of stone crab claws…sorry I forgot to send a pic”
“Text later. Going for a swim.”
“Think I’m going to hang in for another week or so. I’m up for the challenge.”
Did I mention that Key West, Florida is one of my all-time favorite places?
I’m going to miss my friend. But not his texts. 😉
Be well. Or, as he would say, “See you out there. Good game.”
Do you know what’s awesome? Going out in this great little community to celebrate the happiness of two friends and, in doing so, spending a fantastic night out with such a wide variety of acquaintances…that your head kind of spins with giddiness.
I taught a 9-hour class to my grown-up students yesterday, went home to have a quick dinner with my husband and boys, and then went back out to celebrate a great rite of passage with some friends.
While incredibly happy for them…by the end of the evening I also felt quite happy for me. In that little establishment…within a few hours time…I was lucky enough to have laughs (and some tears…because sometimes that happens) with some old friends, new friends, blog friends, hockey friends, bar friends, father’s friends, husband’s friends…and even several members of my husband’s family. Worlds collide…and I’m a lucky girl to have so many people whom I consider wonderful and special…and randomly happened to see in one evening. Ok…enough sappy.
But…in all seriousness…. Do you know what else is awesome?
People who don’t want to exclusively talk about themselves, but are eagerly and honestly looking to learn and engage to find out more about others. Random, I realize. However, true. While I love to talk and solidly lie on the extrovert side of the ball field, I am also passionate about meeting people and learning about what makes them different from everyone else…what they love….what they hope to do…and what they consider special. So…refreshing (and kind of endearing) to spend some time last night listening to someone who likes to do the same. I got such a kick out of a newish friend by listening to him chat up people (including myself) to learn more about them. Maybe I’m off the mark….maybe he’s writing a book. But I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and think…kudos for being a good guy who might agree that your life grows more wonderful by meeting and knowing as many diverse and interesting people as possible.
I was asked a few times last night, “So what do you write about on the blog?” and….while I’m not always sure how to answer that….today I’ll say, “I write about things that make me think or make me smile.” I did a lot of both last night.
Happy Sunday, friends.