Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Creeping Mid-Western Rituals

Don't you hate when you realize that you are reaching that age when you start doing 'old' things? We reached a milestone last Friday. Now, I don't know if this is an age thing, a Mid-Western thing, or both, but last Friday we went out for dessert.

'Going out for dessert' has always been a mid-western thing that I have associated with my parents and family. I never went out for dessert in California, at least not as a social gathering. In the Mid-West 'going out for dessert' is often a weekly ritual.

So, last Friday we invited an old friend of the Wife's and her husband out for dessert. They suggested the Cheesecake Factory. Over Tiramisu, Snickers® Bar Chunks and Cheesecake, and, my favorite, Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake™ (The friend's husband said it looked like a slab of steak), we chatted about jobs, houses, and the 'Big Move'. It was a nice end to our trip to Omaha. I suspect going out for dessert will become a habit. A Mid-Western ritual.

So, now that we've "gone out for dessert", what's next? Will we buy a card table and invite people over to play cards? Man, I hope not. I really don't like to play cards.

5 comments:

  1. When you move we'll bring some "bars" down - youse can provide the hot dish.

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  2. People in California must be weird. Oh, wait.... ;)

    We often go out for dessert here. It could be that we are all girls with a sweet tooth combined with the fact that everyone else has kids so dessert is the most doable thing.

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  3. Heh, as kid, we went out for desert all the time. The family used to play Uno around a big table on Saturday nights. My Dad moved here when he was four (from the deep south), my Mom and I are both CA natives. Does that mean we're Midwesterners at heart?

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  4. Well, that's a sweet idea (no pun intented).

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  5. BM: LOL! Can't wait to have you guys down for games and dessert.

    JaG: Hey! Don't talk about GH that way! ;-)

    GH: Actually, becoming a Midwestern is the ultimate goal of life. Sounds like your almost there.

    Gany: No pun intended?!? Yeah, right. ;-)

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