So the last two months have been more than a little crazed, and I haven’t seen a lot of people socially as a result. But a few days ago, I got an invite to a press event that began at 3pm in Culver City and promised to last for a couple of hours… just in time for me to slog home in Friday evening traffic. A 20 minute trip at that time of day would easily be an hour, or worse. I wanted to do the press event, but was not looking forward to the return trip home.
Then I remembered that I am a person with friends, and some of them live in that general vicinity, and so I sent out an email asking, hey, if you’re not busy, let’s find a place to hang for dinner and drinks that evening, whilst I wait out the traffic?
Hardly a landmark or groundbreaking notion, but it resulted in one of the more pleasant evenings in recent memory – there was mac and cheese and great conversation and a super-drunk lady who kept buying drinks for the whole bar. (First, glasses of champagne for every lady in the bar, then, an hour later, shots of scotch for the gentlemen.)
So I’m writing this as a reminder to myself, that a free evening is worth taking advantage of, that the opportunity to spend time with friends is nothing to be squandered.
I mean, yeah, I’ve got a lot of TV I need to be watching. But sometimes, it can wait.