Don Juan O'Donnell
Around 7pm we both started to look around and notice that people were starting to pack up. Blankets were being shaken out, plastic wine glasses were being poured empty and here I am thinking, “everyone stop, stop right now, where are you going, sit back down!” After all, why on earth would I want to any bit of this to stop?
“Do you want to go grab a drink somewhere?” I said it, I mean it came out of my mouth and I would not have been more surprised if two turtle doves came out as well because I had no idea where that line came from…After all, this is a big city, it’s not a movie, and I’ve known this girl for all of 2 hours, why not ask that question?
“Um, yeah sure why not.” Well as surprised as I was when the line came out I was even more surprised when that line came flying across the park. She had mentioned earlier that she lives on the Upper West Side, which I would normally say is very GU (Geographically Undesirable) but I’d be a moron to use having to use three different subway lines to get to the UWS as an excuse at this point. “Why don’t we just start walking west until we find some we like?” Her being new to the neighborhood and me not knowing the UWS every well at all it was the best I could offer. I mean I played in a pool league on the UWS but a pool hall didn’t seem like the ideal spot for a day like today!
We finally found little Irish pub on 76th and Amsterdam that looked just perfect. It wasn’t your usual dark, dreary, ‘we only serve Guinness’ kind of pub, it even had outdoor seating. She actually saw it first and called it out as a suggestion and I could have been happier.
At this point she had tossed on a wife beater over the bathing suit top although it didn’t have that Hanes look to it. I’m assuming it was a wife beater of the fancy variety. Nonetheless, it looked great!
We were thankfully seated at a great table that still had the sun shining on it. I love summer and the marathon like days of sunlight. It was almost 8 and the sun was still out, but starting to fade slowly.
It gets better…but I gotta run…will finish later today though!
Thanks for listening