So this evening, I’m sitting on my couch petting Dexter and reading emails.
It’s 5:15. It’s Friday. I have no plans. Should I paint a bird?
My initial thought was I’m hungry but maybe just bored so I probably should just stand in front of my freezer for awhile. This is not out of the ordinary for me, as I am 79 and all.
But just as I was moving my body from the couch to the kitchen (per usual), my phone started flashing and I was saved! Saved! Suddenly I was cool and had friends and an excuse to put on a really cute outfit!
I met my friend Tina for drinks and appetizers at Jackson’s, one of the cool new Santa Rosa establishments. I got a cosmo!
Sidenote to add that I 100% endorse cosmopolitans. Whenever I don’t know what to order at a bar and start to get nervous around so many pretty people with pretty drinks, I always just order a cosmo and then regain my composure. I had my first cosmo with my dad on my 21st birthday and then proceeded to almost fall off the barstool of a very swanky restaurant. But that’s another post for another time.
Anyways. We also shared a beet and goat cheese flatbread from the appetizer menu—
Shared is another word for devour. This was gone in about three minutes flat. I could eat, like, seven more.
And the best news? I was still at home by 8:30 and can still be 79 with a cup of tea and my cat.