Saturday, August 20, 2005

A Week Ago Tonight...

...The new man and I were at a bar about an hour away from home with a group of friends.

The eight of us took a limo to the packed restaurant. We toasted one another while we sat in buttery seats and moved along I-84 to Newburgh, NY. We shared stories, we laughed, and before we knew it, we had arrived.

We skipped the line of people outside waiting to get in, and moved into the thick heat of a crowded restaurant thumping with music.

Our cocktail waitress for the evening greeted us and supplied us with all the drinks we could manage, before moving us to our own table that sat outside, overlooking the Hudson River. Our view of the River was only obstructed by the mass of bodies that crowded around us. Hundreds of young and old men and women gathered on the long patio that served as the outdoor bar to the trendy restaurant. The atmosphere had a heartbeat. And it was rapid.

Although there was no official dancefloor, we couldn't help ourselves. We danced all night, fueled by champagne and Vodka mixed with Red Bull.


Get Low, Nancy. Get Low... Posted by Picasa

I danced with Nancy and the other ladies with whom we shared the evening, before my date and I sequestered ourselves on the floor. Tucked into a semi-private corner of our area, we moved to hearty R&B beats; slow and steady alternating with fast and rough. The air was syrupy with humidity, making my face glisten and my long and thin white shirt stick to my body. It was scrumptious.

After hours and hours of dancing, drinks and laughter, we called the amazing night to end. Exhausted, we piled into the waiting white car that had carried us there and headed home.

I don't remember the last time I had that much fun.

12 comments:

Shawn said...

Vodka and Red Bull... food of the gods, until the next day. Sounds like a great time.

Popeye said...

You, dear Divinities, are having fun. . .

kate said...

I'm so thrilled for you Laurie. You sound like such a wonderful young woman and it's about time that good things started happening for you.

Scoot said...

*sigh* I hate being the age where I'd walk into a club like that and everyone would go, "Hey check out the OLD GUY!" :)

Miranda said...

I second what Kate said :)

Kris said...

I think the amount of perspiration produced in a night of dancing is directly related to the amount of fun had overall.

Good for you.

tumbleweed said...

that pix is awesome, lol. my dear little POW sidekick, I'm so glad you're having a good time...we'll have to chat soon! i miss you! huggles.

Jason said...

Newburgh has a trendy spot? Last time I was there it was a little airport and a whole lot of nothing. Cool...Oh, and that pic is salivation-inducing...

Miss_Vicki said...

Red Bull scares me, I'm wiry enough as it is normally ;)

That's so awesome!! He sounds incredible. I just met a guy too, but he doesn't sound as cool as your new guy ;)

The Zombieslayer said...

I have yet to try Red Bull. I'm already super type A though, so it will probably be a very bad idea. :\

Summer said...

Ahhhh A new man??? No wonder I haven't heard form you, how exciting!!! Luv ya, grrl. I don't know how often I'll blog on here but I actually feel better after typing all that crappage.

Bathroom Reading said...

Is it me, or is the guy standing next to you in the green shirt either a) the devil, or b) totally shocked?

Got to you from SincerelyKate.