Thursday, April 07, 2011

the evening

Timing is everything. A long time ago, a friend of mine asked me to save last night for him. He wouldn’t tell me what we were going to do. This, being who I am, made me very nervous. I like to know what is coming, what to expect, and how to prepare. I had several possibilities in mind—some fun, some scary. None of them were correct.
Both due to his reasoning (why he said he was doing this for me) and things that have gone on recently with personal decisions and such, it all seemed very timely. A launching into attempting to live again, if you will.
In all, or even in part, it was ridiculously lavish. Lavish enough that if I let myself dwell on it, I’d probably be uncomfortable or feel guilty. However, one of the things I’m trying to work on is not over-thinking every breath. So, I went with it.
He took me to this ridiculously upscale restaurant on Larimer Street. For the life of me I can’t think of the name of it right now, but wow! it was great! He got us the two seats in the chef’s section, where you are basically in the kitchen—watching everything, talking to the chef, asking questions, etc. I loved it. It was like food network except interactive—and you get to eat it!!! Perfect!
After, he took me to. . . wait for it. . . a Janet Jackson concert! You know, leaving the restaurant at eight on a school night and walking downtown, no idea where I’m headed, and ending up at a Janet Jackson concert! What an experience. Part of what he said he wanted to do was to do things I would probably never do myself. And he was right. And, within reason, I love it when something like that happens. Takes me totally out of my element and opens up a whole new aspect of life/culture that I’m not in touch with at all. And, if you get the chance, even if you hate Janet or hate music or hate concerts (none of which are true for me), you need to go to a Janet Jackson concert. The people watching was some of the best I’ve ever seen. At times, I even struggled to attend to the moment due to all the people around me. It was awesome! All the different races, ages, and walks of life represented there. And the gays. OMG! The gays! Cracked me up! Over the top. Loved it!
It was an amazing, one-of-a-kind extravagant evening that I will never forgot. It was very humbling and sweet to be given such a unique experience!


Cheeseburgers and Pajamas said...

Wow, B. What a great way to kick start the next chapter of your life. Enjoy every moment. You are very blessed to have people in your life that care so much for you. :)

Brandon said...

Thanks, C&P!!!