Friends and Sri Lanken food
The past few days have been a flurry of activity as my buddy Paolo just got hitched and I was a groomsman.
Him: Remember to wear a dark, black, suit.
Me: Light blue suit, got it.
This meant that we had to be in Staten Island for a rehearsal and, early on Friday, we were off.
It was pretty busy so I don’t have many pics of the actual rehearsal, sorry.
Now, most of the other groomsmen I’d met before but one I had not.
Me: Did he ever tell you that he thinks of me as your replacement?
Him (laughing): Yeah, we talked about that before.
After that guy moved to China, Paolo and I started hanging out and that was the running joke. The guy I replaced and I are also both overly fixated on food.
Me: How’s the pizza in Beijing?
Him: Not bad. There’s one place that has pizza as good as NYC’s.
Me: You shut your dirty lying mouth!
Like I said, lots of similarities. Oh, except he’s a professional UFC fighter and runs a successful movie production company.
But beside that…
Speaking of food, afterward, we all made our way over to a Sri Lanken restaurant named Lakruwana to get some food.
Interestingly, it looked like a dump on the outside but the inside was amazing as it was decked out with huge statues and traditional Sri Lanken furnishings.
Me: Does anyone want to try some of the goat dishes with me?
Bridesmaid: Oh, I do! Is there any one you want?
Me: Is there any one I don’t want?
After having my fill of goat, mutton, and other assorted non-chicken deliciousness, headed home in the pouring rain, only to wake up the next day to get to the wedding venue even earlier.