Saturday night we had my friend Scott over for dinner. He just got back from a big trip to Rome and Florence, and wanted to share pictures and make us dinner. (Just like the good advice Ray Stanz got in Ghostbusters about when someone asks you if you're a god, when someone you like offers to make you dinner, say yes.)
Missy really wanted to make it special. She tidied up the house and set a really nice table. We went out and picked up a nice dessert, some wine, and some good crusty bread. On his trip, Scott had this awesome dish, a form of spaghetti called Cacio e Pepe that he loved so much that he wanted us to try it. So he brought the goods over for making it, and cooked it. It was great!
I've known Scott just forever. Over dinner we caught up, and retold old stories about funny misadventures from our college days. Some of them I bet Missy had heard before. She laughed anyway. (Retelling stories runs in my family. I've probably written about that in the blog before. Guess what? I'll probably write about it again!)
After dinner we had some excellent key lime pie, and played party games together on our xbox. The whole night was just great. I love having enduring friendships, and getting to season them with new experiences. (As well as shredded cheese and black pepper.)