Posted by Johnnymac 11:30 AM
In a rare meeting of the minds last night, Dr and Mrs Fro stopped by the Johnnymac household for some dinner last night with me and my (gulp) family as they were enroute to a week's vacation in parts unknown. Unfortunately, Baby Dr Fro was asleep at her grandmother's house after a long afternoon in the car so we did not get to meet her. Regardless, dinner was a resounding success, even if it did start raining heavily immediately after I fired up the grill, thus forcing me to cook the fajita meat inside instead of in God's perferred way of flame-kissed goodness.
Anyway, I thought I would share some conversational highlights of the evening that might be interesting to some of our readers here.
- At one point in the evening I mentioned my recently newfound, but now almost year-old, enthusiasm for English soccer. Fro and I both agreed that I should have found this enthusiasm 5 years ago so that I would have made more of an effort to travel to the UK to visit he and Mrs Fro when they were living there. Due to the prevalence and popularity of football "punting" in the UK (sports betting for all of you yanks), we also agreed that there will likely be more soccer posts in this space once the season starts up again in a few weeks.
- It was agreed all around, and seconded by our better halves, that having children changes everything in life. Now we are both happy to find time to mow the lawn once a week, much less play poker or keep up with movies and TV.
- The subject of poker was only touched upon recently when we discussed our mutual affection for Omaha 8 and a desire to play more often. Accordingly, as soon as the summer is over (sometime in October in Houston) the Garage Game will start up again with the regular schedule including Omaha once a month. And hopefully, I have full plans sometime next Spring to upgrade and insulate and finish out the interior of said garage, too. Those plans also include an air conditioner and once all of that work gets done the poker games will be able to continue on indefinitely through next summer. Here's to hopeful plans.
There was also a lot of Mommy Talk between the wives (and husbands) regarding Mommy Things that will not ever be mentioned specifically on this blog. Needless to say, I woke up this morning and realized that Fro and I have known each other for almost ten years now and much has changed since our first Price Waterhouse-sponsored trip to the French Quarter and the nights of drunken kitchen table poker at our respective apartments and townhomes. First we start making money, then we find good womenfolk, then we have kids and talk about mowing the lawn. Amazing.
It has been a long journey, but it's nice to know that some things, like your friends, never change.