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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Celebration Friday

I had one of the most busy Friday nights I can recall in recent years. Usually Friday nights are spent in preparation for Saturday night. This week was an incredible exception to the norm. Earlier this week I accepted an invitation to The Texas Tiger's screening party, celebrating his television debut on BET News: 2005 Rewind - The Good, The Bad and the Very Ugly. I will leave the full account of the evening to him [including his impressive guest list], but I must say that the show was hot to death and his appearance is only the first of many more like it. His honesty, courage and rapier wit oozed all out of the television. The box couldn't contain him. I want to be like him when I grow up.


I left Tiger's lovely home with every intention of pumping it back over to New Jersey, but I decided to drop in, with Nathan, on a celebration at Amy Ruth’s Home Style Southern Cuisine Restaurant for No4Real4Real, whose birthday is today. I contemplated going because I wasn't prepared with a gift. Had I not slacked off on my blog visits, I would have known of the celebration and been adequately prepared. So I owe him one.



What started out as 'drop in and have a beverage' turned into 'order some fish and waffles and stay awhile.' After seeing how happy he was and how happy each guest was to be there, I just couldn't leave. I needed to share in that joy. Again, I will leave the full account to the guest of honor, but I must say thanks to Shawn for the warm hug. It made me feel like he was as genuinely glad to see me as I was to see him. It almost made me want to hit it on down to the Karaoke spot that most of the assembly ajourned to after dining, but my coach was already dropping seeds and I really needed to kick off the glass slippers, which I did on the train ride back to Jersey.


Happy Birthday!

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