Randy invited me to dinner last night with a work associate of his who was in town on business. We ended up at Aquitaine in the South End. Randy claims it was because of the restaurant’s reputation. I say it’s because gay porn star Johnny Hazard is a waiter there (and I think I’m right).
We started off with cheese plate and escargot. Then we moved on to the entrees (I had a lovely chicken with plums and spinach and some sort of questionable (yet tasty) starch. A $65.00 bottle of wine topped off the meal.
We then retreated back to the North End where we were to meet up with another coworker of Randy’s. But first, Randy and I stopped off at Trani. Yep, Trani. This place had been under construction for 2 years before they finally opened in July. Basically, they take traditional Italian desserts like eclair and cannoli, and “infuse” them with ice cream. Randy and I opted for the “bust in” which was two cupcakes that we violently injected with vanilla ice cream right before our eyes. They were then place under a dripping spout of hot chocolate. Not bad for $2.79 – but quite messy.
We left there and headed over to Hanover Street, where we picked up even more desserts at Modern Pastry. Then we sat down at Cafe Vittorio for drinks (and to eat the pastres/truffles we’d purchased). All in all – a delightful (and free!) evening.
Then I came into work this morning to an email from Golden…my childhood ex-girlfriend. In elementary school she pulled me into the closet (how ironic) at recess and kissed me…then TOLD me that I was now her boyfriend. We dated off and on through high school. Anyway, she’s previously commented on my blog and had threatened to expose long-lost pictures of our youth. Today, she came through on her threat. Below you shall find evidence of my pseudo-heterosexual childhood. Please abstain from laughter until the show is over.
First, here I am on the front steps of the old Cape Cod Academy in 1985 (my Dad went to school in this building back in the 1930′s):
Here you can see Golden (my girlfriend at the time) and me on the playground house-thing. Also circa 1985. Killer socks, don’t you think?
Yet another photo of Golden and me (and my cousin, John, dangling from the tree in the background. Even more revealing, you can see the side of my childhood home in Osterville (circa 1985). Love my parents’ wood-paneled station wagon in the driveway!:
Finally, Golden managed to dredge up this photo of me in her dorm room at Wheelock College in 1992. Wow – I used to have some hair, didn’t I?
HMMM – this is making me want to go into my old photos and scan a few myself. I’m sure I’ve got some “fun” ones of Karyn and Golden (and a few other readers).
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