The thing about Scenic Fights is that I actually like alla the people involved in its production.
And there are a lotta people involved in it; I think you’d be surprised if you actually saw the entire crew. I suppose that’s why it looks so polished.
In any case, Tom is the main cameraman and he turned 30 this past weekend so, after the gym one night, I went to Astoria to the oldest biergarten in New York to celebrate.
Me: (at the gym) Wait, what on earth is in your bag, lady?!
Her: Broccoli. What?! I needed to get groceries.
Me: OK, you’ll need to stay 10 feet behind me at all times.
Her: Are you serious?
The train took forever to get there so we just chatted. One thing I learned about her is that she has 200,597 unread emails.
Me: How is that even possible?
Her: Well, a lot of them are junk mail and…
Me: (interrupting) Jesus Christ, I don’t even know where to start. First of all…
Getting back to her groceries, once we got to the joint, the guy at the door wouldn’t let us in.
Him: No outside food.
Me: It’s groceries, man.
Him: No outside food.
Me: It’s raw broccoli! Trust me, we’re not gonna be whipping this out to eat in a bar.
He was grumpy but ultimately let us in.
I would totally whip that out and eat it in a bar.
Immediately bumped into Tom’s best friend, who works for Scenic Fights as well, as soon as I walked in.
Me: Which group is ours?
Him: This whole section is ours; all of these tables are for Tom.
Me: Whoa, we own this joint.
I was starving so the first order of business was buying some fries and a kielbasa plus drinks for me and Katrina.
In terms of just the food, this is what $19 will buy you in NYC.
For some reason, I was in the mood for a cranberry vodka but she wanted the hard seltzer.
Me: Can I try that?
Me: Oh, that’s pretty good. I’ll have that later.
After we had gotten some food into us, we started to relax and socialize.
Tom’s super tall so I always joke for him to not be taller than me. He obliged, as the good friend he is.
Him: Honestly, there are a lot of drawbacks to being tall.
Me: Oh, yes, tell the old, short Chinese man how awful it is to be 30, white, and tall in America.
Also met his girlfriend and another buddy’s wife. After a while, they started offering to set me up with their friends, which I found both funny and flattering.
Girl1: What about her? (shows me her phone)
Me: Super cute. How old is she?
Me: Oh, man…
Girl2: Wait, here’s my best friend. You’d love her.
Me: Also super cute. How old is she?
Girl3: Younger! 26.
Me: Wait, [that’s the wrong direction] how old do you think I am?
Girl2: I dunno. 33?!
Me: (to friend) MARRY THIS GIRL! (to her) You are my favourite person at this table. The rest of you can go pound sand.
Tom’s girlfriend and another girl took my phone because they wanted to give me suggestions on my dating profile.
Me: Anything you don’t like?
Her: Honestly, that’s a really good profile and good picture choices. And you’re lawyer? I thought you were a martial arts teacher.
Me: Ivy-league educated lawyer. And you should see me cook, lady.
Tom sat at another table with some other people, and motioned me over.
Him: Come meet some of your fans, Logan.
Me: Wait, my mom’s here?
The people at the table also thought I was about 33 and when I told them how old I was, two women immediately asked me what my skin care regime was.
Me: I dunno. I stay outta the sun and eat mostly protein, fat, and fiber.
Her: You don’t moisturize?
Me: No. I’m a dude.
Now that I think about it, women that find out my age generally ask me my skin care regime. I should have a better answer.
In any case, Katrina and I stayed out pretty late. There’s a funny(ish) silent dance party video I need to dig up to show you.
Now, I have an app that tells me when the next train is and it turned out that that one was coming in 5 mins and the next one was gonna be 23 minutes later so we made a mad dash for the station.
Me: (running, then stopping) Dammit, I dropped your broccoli. Again, who buys…
Her: (running) NOT NOW, LOGAN! LET’S GO!
It was a fun night and nice group of people. But the kid’s back soon, so I’ll be back to daddy duty this week.
Which is fine, cause I miss him like crazy.
Location: Penn Station, yesterday, off to go get my treasure
Music: I’m starting to forget all of the ridges of your spine (Spotify)
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