I have to admit that I wasn’t that unhappy about this whole staying home and not seeing anybody thing.
At least that’s what I thought.
Last night I had kind of a party and it was wonderful
Allan and Susan Schwartzberg and Dave and Ronnie Taylor came over and we had a mostly socially distant get together.
We had cocktails on the terrace and sent out for indian food and had a wonderful time.
It was pretty close to perfect.
Of course there were a few bumps.
We were talking about old times as long time friends do.
As you all know I’m not one to hold a grudge but when I happened to mention the time Dave made me carry his bass trombone IN A HARD TRAVELING CASE because he had a “bad back”, I believe it was late ’84, Dave claimed that there were wheels on that case, a fact that I knew to be a lie.
He was lucky I couldn’t touch him because a bitch slapping would have been on the menu along with the pappadum.
And it’s possible that Susan might have gotten a little hot under the collar when she asked Al to get her more wine and I remarked that it was like she had a butler.
Her response “I do plenty of things for you too. Don’t I Al”
He looked up from polishing her shoes and answered “Sure you do. Sue”.
I personally have never seen her do anything for him but I let that slide.
Oh wait, I think I remember him asking her to pass him the salt and she did.
That was in ’08, I remember it clearly.
Debby was having a wonderful time. She loves company.
Drinks were flowing.
I vaguely remember Ronnie asking me to call my dog because she was eating her pants but I may be wrong.
I know Debby had pants for lunch so she was probably just licking some indian food that Ronnie dropped.
It was a magical evening. I hope to do it again soon.