Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Flashback or Deja Vu?

Tonight felt so familiar. A group of hysterically funny women having too much fun together to worry about whether they're being too loud. Only instead of my Friday Night Girlfriend posse in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham, NC) drinking Maker's Mark or wine and lounging around one of our houses, it was a group of 50+ year old Irish women and I lounging in the pub next door to the church where we'd all just finished choir practice drinking hot port, hot whiskey, and tea.

Surreal.

2 comments:

slaintecork said...

So true, fun nights out have no age barrier here unlike what I was used to seeing in the States. Last month, my father was visiting and we happened to have a friend's birthday night out to attend so we brought him along. No one batted an eyelash and they didn't think I was at all peculiar to bring my dad out to the pub. I love that! Ode to the Irish pub, for letting the craic (fun, good times) be enjoyed by generations side-by-side.

Sirmelja said...

Good to hear from you, slaintecork! I had a similar experience this summer when friends were visiting and brought their 5 year old daughter. I love the fact that kids are welcome in pubs (as long as it's not too late!). It definitely makes for a different kind of atmosphere, not at all like the bars in the States.