So funny and great
After the Hudson Yards, the Firecracker invited my brother and his girl to a celebration that she was having.
I got there first, where I met a whole buncha her friends, including another lawyer.
Him: …Yale. You?
Me: Cornell. Which, in the original Algonquin, I believe means, “Couldn’t make it into Yale.”
It was a pretty low-key thing at a local bar that I’d been to tons of times before.
Had my fill of bar food. Well, I had bar food. I coulda eaten more.
The Egyptian boyfriend of one of her friends and I got to talking about food.
Him: It’s not Egyptian but if you like shawarmas the best places are in Astoria.
Me: Way ahead of you, man.
I would honestly go to Europe just to eat shawarmas/gyros everywhere.
It was fun and everyone was nice but then it was time for us to leave.
I expected to head home afterward but my brother and his girl wanted to go to karaoke so who was I to tell them not to?
Brother: Wait, do you wanna come?
Me: Well, I don’t *want* to come but…
So, the Firecracker and I went with them to midtown.
After just a few minutes, we found ourselves at a joint called Duet 53 where everyone sang a song and I tried to finish a huge bottle of sake.
Couldn’t do it.
My brother and his girl hung out until 6AM – hoo-boy – but the Firecracker and I called it by 1AM.
Although, she would probably had stayed out if given the option.
Her: Ready to go home, old man?
Me: God, yes…
Interestingly, on the way back home – in the middle of the night – met another couple who saw my cousin’s show on Broadway, Shucked.
She raved about it.
Woman: You have to see it now, before it wins a buncha awards and tickets are sold out everywhere.
Me: Oh, that’s high praise, I’ll definitely need to tell my cousin.
Her: And watch it! It’s so funny and great.
Firecracker: We should go see it!
Me: (laughing) Ok, ok, I’ll try to get us some tickets.
Like I always say, New York City’s like a small town a lot.
Location: Janovic paints, buying new paint for my apartment.
Mood: grateful I survived another May
Music: I’ve never lived a simple life (Spotify)
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