Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Anticipation, there in spirit and looming

- Attending a play at this theatre, often referred to as The Fabulous Fox. Five exhausted women decide collectively during intermission that we can figure out how this one is going to end and slip out, anticipating a few minutes extra sleep at home.

- Earlier, still miles away on errands, I am running late for a pre-show dinner with the Fun Girls. While I am still an hour away, one of them reads the menu to me by cellphone. She says it feels as if I am sitting at the table.

- Smiling as I can the see the lights of the city looming ahead and picturing my friends at the restaurant table and knowing exactly what cocktails they would be having: an in-house beer (since we were at a brewery restaurant), a Cosmopolitan, a glass of red wine and a glass of white wine. They raise their glasses in salute as I finally arrive, dinner, laughter (and a Mojito) waiting for me.

16 comments:

G said...

The beauty of timing and having good friends.

Priceless.

Lynn said...

G -

Priceless. Exactly.

LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds like a really fun night and I love the look of the Fox.

Lance said...

I love the part about leaving the movie early to get some extra sleep!!!

Lynn said...

Joe -

It was fun. The Fox is one of those grand old movie palaces with a very grand interior - it is supposed to have a Moorish look. It is now used for plays and concerts mostly, but they still have movies in the summertime sometimes.

If anyone has seen "In the Heights" I really would like to know who won the lottery. :) Now I can't believe I spent that much on a ticket and left like that.

Lance -

And the extra sleep was so worth it! And I needed it. :)

Meredith said...

The whole thing sounds delicious. I love that you knew your friends' drinks by heart -- and that they had your Mojito waiting ;)

Ah, the Fox! I do miss seeing it. But last time I was there, I wouldn't have dared to walk out midway -- my sister was performing in Wicked :) And anyway, the show was so fantastic, I didn't want it to stop.

Lynn said...

Meredith -

Wow - I'm thinking I saw your sis in Wicked! I saw it the last two times it was at the Fox in the Broadway series. That is one of my favorite plays, as well as all the Fun Girls.

Last night was the first time in the five years we've had these tickets that I remember leaving early.

Talon said...

Good friends, good times, and good rest...who could ask for more? :)

Jannie Funster said...

Don't ya LOVE this cellphone technology!

And I repeat, you're living the life, Lynn!

SORRY about the broken links to those "fabulous hats" on my current post -- I have fixed them!

technikile diffikultees -- blame blue bunny!

xo

Lynn said...

Talon -

It doesn't get any better than that!

Jannie -

Yes - cellphone technology - a great thing.

I will go try those links now. That Blue Bunny!

Riot Kitty said...

Even if I go to bed at the same time, it makes me tired staying out late on a "school night," as Mr. RK calls them.

Lynn said...

RK -

I ended up getting home around 10:30pm, so if we had stayed it would have been more like 12:30am. I know exactly what you mean - there's something about being out that late on a "school night." :)

Cookie said...

I love a good mojito too!
Sounds like good friends :)

Lynn said...

Cookie -

I like it when it is full of fresh mint like that one. Yum.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I've never left a play early- when tired I just don't go-
Being on the phone with friends is sharing time, no matter the distance, the heart feel close.
Feels good when they know what you drink!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

The heart does feel close even we are apart from good friends.