Ok, so I've never been one to write publicly, mainly becuase I've never had anything that interesting to say. In fact the most I've ever written online is either the occasional Tweet or Facebook post. So I guess that means that if you're still reading this you are one of the first to observe this many consecutive words, written online, in one place, by me.... So the next obvious question is, "what's changed?". Well, maybe nothing. I may still have nothing that interesting to say, but that's not why I'm doing this.
Firstly, there's something you need to know about me. I love food...I mean I really love food. And in particular enjoying good food, with good wine and especially good company. In fact, I eat out usually at least 3 times a week and for almost 2 years straight there has been one special event involving food that is sacred above all others, Tuesday Night Dinner (TND).
Tuesday Night Dinner is and was a weekly event that occurred (in most cases) every Tuesday, between me and 3 other close friends. Each week, Missy, LC, Max and I would pick a new restaurant to try. This wasn't particularly hard since Canberra has more restaurants per capita than any other city in Aus. But this wasn't just limited to Canberra by any means, and often resulted in us having dinner together in other city's like Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. (Note: more often than not, the reason we were eating together in a different city was a result of some sort of Travel related shenanigans that was crafted over a previous TND).
Anyway, each dinner we had together was always an experience and something to look forward to. Each week we would crack each other up, sometimes to the point of tears, usually triggered by someones "highlight for the day" which wasn't always a highlight, or a personal truth that all of a sudden wasn't so personal. All while eating great food, drinking good wine and being served well by restaurant staff. Wait, I take that back. The food, wine and service wasn't always great, only the company.
Over the last 8 or so months however, LC has moved back to Brisbane and Max now lives with her hubby in Cairns but TND still lives on. Maybe, not quite as frequently as before and the people are different some weeks (which requires a strict interview process so as to not ruin the "dynamic") but still enjoyable none the less.
Which brings me back to my original question. What's changed?
I was out to lunch over the weekend with Missy, LC, Max and DM and was reflecting on all the fantastic meals, experiences and shenanigans we've shared together over the last couple of years and thought how great it would have been had we written down and recorded some of the hilarious discussions and restaurant experiences we'd had together. Being someone who loves food and eating out, I feel like I've finally got something to talk about.....Food! Restaurants! And all the ridiculous fun and frustration that happens.
So that's what I'm going to write about....food, wine, restaurants and the comedy of errors that can go with it. Not the most original topic, but that's not the point.
So stay tuned for the first "real" blog entry involving the lunch that inspired me to start writing publicly. Even if it isn't that interesting...