27 March 2009

Count My Many Blessings, Add This To The List

It's WAY late and I should be asleep but wanted to post briefly about some fun times this evening.

I have a friend who works for a major US electronics manufacturer. We've known each other for a number of years, used to work together, and though we live on opposite coasts, whenever either one of us is in the other's neighborhood we always do our utmost to meet up. We have been through a lot together and I'm lucky to have him as a friend.

Turns out he was in San Francisco for 36 hours on business and his evening freed up. He called me immediately. We found this totally out of the way known only to the locals Mexican place with more great food than I could possibly eat, and then, since we're both dark chocolate obsessed, we drove into the city and binged at Ghirardelli Square. I will repent tomorrow with a longer workout, as will he when training for his next triathlon. He is married and totally straight and I'm not out to him, but it doesn't matter, he knows everything else about me and we are best buds anyway. Lots of fun to walk into Ghirardelli Square, order ice cream, share one sundae with two spoons, whack each other on the shoulder from time to time, sit close. Didn't bother him a bit. Can't help wonder what others in the place thought! Probably nothing, it was San Francisco after all. But probably the closest thing to a date I've been on in a while! Gee, I could get used to this . . .

Back to his hotel, big bear hugs as we parted. Thank God for good friends. He's one of many I am blessed with. Lots of readers of this blog are also in that group. I am so very, very lucky. Just thought I'd remind myself of that.


Ezra said...

Sounds like you had a fun man-date! I'm going to be in San Francisco the weekend of April 17th-19th for my mortified show and I'm excited!

Sarah said...

I, too, got a nice reminder of that this week. It is the old friends we have lost over this that makes it hard, but the new friends far out-number the old friends, so how can I complain?

Thanks for being one of them. You and your kids are the best, and we all look forward to seeing you again!

October Rising said...

man-date's are great!

Lisa said...

Good to hear you had such a great time :)

My husband *loves* Mexican food. You'll have to tell me where this place is so the next time we're in SF we can visit.

Ironically, I had a situation with a hypoglycemic girlfriend of mine a few years back in SF. We were in a restaurant and I had to wrap my arm around her to help her to the bathroom while we waited for our food (one gets extremely weak when blood sugar plummets)

Let's just say in the one place you wouldn't think you'd get dirty looks for that, we got dirty looks.

Good friends are extremely, far too hard to find.

Romulus said...

Ahhh, the bromances :)

Bravone said...

A true friendship to cherish.