One of the reasons I started this blog was to write about food and enjoying time with friends over food. Really…there’s nothing like spending some quality time with people over a meal.
I had such a time last night over an extended 4-hour dinner at the Chambers Kitchen in Minneapolis. We had the 6-course tasting menu – you can read my review of it here.
But this post is not about the food for once. It’s about the people I shared it with last night. They ROCK!
First of all, our group of 15 or so people where seated on the other side of the building away from the restaurant in one of the art galleries. It was all a little bizarre. It felt a little like a board room with art on only one wall. But it was nice to have our own space.
Meanwhile, we’re all relaxing and having a good time chatting – then someone announces that we should go around the table and introduce ourselves because most likely not everyone knows everyone. Then someone else chimed in and said we should say something about ourselves that everyone here doesn’t know about you.
You wouldn’t believe the things I heard last night! Seriously – rolling on the floor laughing!
Someone collects Hard Rock Cafe guitar pins, someone else has an 11th fingernail, another person at one point got kicked out of high school a couple of times (I’m still in shock over what it was for so I’m not going to mention it) and THEN got high school to pay for college, someone else can read palms (I know! Cool! – btw I’m psychic or at least have a good intuition), someone’s first car was an ’88 Sprint, and someone else sings at weddings.
It’s amazing how cool people are when you give them the chance to share something about themselves.
We spent the next 2-3 hours sharing things about ourselves – like the first concert you ever went to (mine was Michael Damien, the soapstar from Young and the Restless – yep, I know) and supernatural occurances that you’ve witnessed.
It was so much fun. I’ve made it a point to make sure we do something like this everytime we get together.
Try it out – you will be guaranteed a good time.