August 11, 2006

Lunch with My Friend Jeff!

Well, it was long past time to meet and swap car magazines, so we hied ourselves over to the oh-so-precious environs of the new SoHo Square. No, not this one--this one in Homewood, which is just chock full of shops and restaurants and condos and pretense.

In order to make the biggest impact in reducing the level of chi-chi, we ate at the very hippy dippy zoës restaurant, and to further reduce the pleasant ambience, we decided to seat ourselves right out in front on the patio so we would not be missed.

And I have to admit it whether I want to or not, but in spite of the girly atmosphere, they really do have good food. Not big enough portions to my way of thinking (and eating), but what they give you is good.

I had a chicken roll-up that consisted of chicken, rolled up, and marinated slaw with chips, and Jeff had something else.

Topics of lunchtime conversation included kids; school; teenaged drivers; overprotective parents; underprotective parents; garage cleaning; car repair; the fact that Jonathan is 12; the fact that although Jonathan still looks like a little kid; the girls in his class who do cheerleading definitely do NOT look like kids; vacation; jobs; men who wear makeup; pigeons; Engrish (YEASTY!); more car repair; building contractors; BMW pedal cars; paint; RAIN!

As we finished up our lunch, a sudden thunderstorm boiled up so we ran inside lest we become dampened and continued on with our conversation--women; The Bad Place; mullets; Gomez Addams; bicycles; yet more car repair--with injuries!; tools. The rain let up, so we went out and finished up the day with a review of reading material (various Hemmings, Automobile, AutoWeek, Hot Rod, and Car Craft for him, and three lousy Car and Drivers for me), and cleavage.

It was a very good lunch.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 11, 2006 01:48 PM

I begin to get the impression you don't like Car and Driver a whole lot. Either that, or Jeff tends to keep the best issues for himself.

Posted by: Stan at August 11, 2006 01:59 PM

No, I love CandD--it's just that I only get a few, while he gets an equal number of Automobiles, ALONG WITH twelve or fourteen AutoWeeks, PLUS whatever else happened to strike my fancy at the grocery store magazine rack. I demand equal amounts of text in return!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 11, 2006 02:07 PM

When you put it that way, it has a certain unassailable logic.

Posted by: Stan at August 11, 2006 02:17 PM

Well, you'd think, but about the only thing I've been able to get is a promise from My Friend Cathy, who is Wife of My Friend Jeff, to send along her old issues of Cosmopolitan.

Seeing as how I've never received any, I believe I might have been the object of a cruel mockery.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 11, 2006 02:32 PM

The Cosmos would certainly increase the amount of cleavage in your reading, anyway.

Of course, you only get it for the articles.

Posted by: skinnydan at August 12, 2006 09:06 PM

But of course.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 14, 2006 08:29 AM