Friday, February 23, 2007
Food, Drinks . . . and Friends!!!!! . . . a GREAT way to spend an evening!
You all know that I got together last night with two of my very best friends in the world... and you knew I'd give you an update, right?
Jeff and Angela and I were great friends when we were in college at the University of Alabama back in the late 80s and we had some wonderful times! Last night, when we got together, we got to talking about some of those times and it was like it was yesterday all over again. (Isn't it amazing how you can just catch up from where you were? Just so cool!). We remembered some of our favorite local bands and clubs we used to hang out at, staying out until the wee hours of the morning (my body cannot do that now!), parties at our apartments, road trips we'd take, ex-boyfriends, meals we ate, even sledding down a hill on garbage bag-lined cardboard. And we remembered all the times we spent at Kozy's, where we ate again last night. Just great memories and some of my favorite parts of my life.
Of course, now Jeff lives in New York City and is very "uptown" (lol!) so we loved hearing all the NYC updates and stories about life with his partner Will. Sounds like they live an adventure a lot of the time! And it was great to touch base with Angela too; even though she lives just an hour away, it's hard for the two of us to see each other near as often as we'd like.
To set the stage, we must first all have a Before and After Experience. Here are the three of us in 1989. Look how young we (I!) look!!! And I'm sure Jeff will love me showing off his 80s hair!
And then here we are last night! (Didn't even planthe seating arrangement, but it's the same as the 89 picture. This is SO becoming a scrapbook page!) You know--sometimes I feel really old and then sometimes I think we've aged pretty well! Same people, just a few more wrinkles and achy bones!
Now, you have to know Angela and Jeff and I to really, truly appreciate how much we love food! We always laughed that we can just sit there together and moan and we each understand how the other person feels! And we have had some great meals together over the years! Last night's was no exception!
Let me regale you with some of the food we enjoyed . . .
Bacon wrapped scallops (wow, they were BIG!)--
Shrimp stuffed mushrooms that were incredible!
Greek salad (with a wonderful vinagrette dressing, feta cheese, and red peppers; yummy!)
We didn't order entrees, but instead went with appetizers and salads--knowing we had to have room for our drinks and desserts (of course!)
I had a wonderful Flirtini before dinner and then a yummy Kozy Kremer afterwards (it is the wonderfully decadent ice cream, chocolate, kahlua creation; HEAVEN!) This is a picture of it, but it's a really blurry picture (but I love it... because see Ang cracking up in the background! lol). They were both amused by my taking pictures of our food!
And then . . .
We shared these three desserts and let me just tell you... whoa (insert moan here)! We had White Chocolate Bread Pudding (divine!), Hazelnut Mousse (oh yeah!), and Coffee Creme Brulee (my favorite . . . just melt-in-your-mouth, let-me-stop-and-have-a-moment delicious!). Wish you all could have enjoyed a bite of it with me.
Then a few other random shots. Of Jeff and Angela talking...
And of Jeff and I outside the restaurant after we'd closed it down 30 minutes after closing time!
My challenge to you today: Find a friend you haven't talked to in a while and have a long conversation with them, reminisce about the old times, and get together if you can! Does wonders for you!
Now, this weekend . . .
~ I'm excited because I will be spending most of tomorrow at a scrapbook event called Maniac Madness. I'm doing a mini album with the rest of the Scrapbook Mania design team, but also hoping I can get some of my own scrapbooking done. Should be fun!!
~ Delaney has a scrimmage game on Sunday for her travel softball team. Looking forward to seeing how they play!
I hope all of you have an excellent weekend as well!!
(I had to put in this U2 song for my video today, since one of my fondest memories with Jeff and Angela is going to the huge stadium U2 concert during their Rattle and Hum tour back in college. So much fun!! Takes me back!)