Thursday, June 3, 2010

What was I saying?

Wine and tapas-fueled conversational topics at Cafe Gusto tonight, egged on by Sabrina Dent and her friends Grace and Catherine (did I mention the excellent wine?):
  • The validity (or lack of) of ethnic self-identification by non-immigrant (e.g., 2nd or 3rd generation, etc) Caucasians in the U.S. (don't blame me for this one!)
  • Obama's chances of winning re-election in 2012 (Ok, yeah, this one was mine)
  • The beauty of the neti pot (see my previous post here)
  • Differences between the use of the family doctor and specialist gynecologist by women in the U.S. vs. Ireland
  • Childbirth
  • Liking or not liking your progeny
  • Mental health status of old flames
  • Why is it that my friends and family STILL haven't found me a cute guy
  • Why parents of my patients piss me off so often
  • The deficits in Ireland's foster care system
  • Similarities between Ireland and Jamaica (see one of my blog's most read posts here)
  • Different world views between Jamaicans (West Indians in general) and AA's
  • How the attached found/met their spouses and (have I mentioned?) the need for my friends to get on the ball and introduce me to their single male friends!
  • How my standards/requirements for men have changed (e.g., drastically reduced) as I've gotten older
I wasn't bored :-)


Grayzie said...

Great post and fair play for retaining all those wine fueled conversation topics. Hope we can repeat it soon.

Sirmelja said...

Definitely, that was a blast! Although, re-reading the post now, I realize it's very I-focused, isn't it? Wine = me, me, me-thinking :-)

Viajera said...

God, I wish I could've been there. Sounds fun.

Bone to pick: "Different world views between Jamaicans (West Indians in general) and AA's". What difference? Aren't we all "black"? :D I kid! But some people actually would be surprised that there is a difference.

niamh said...

sounds like a great night out! you need me time every now and then to get it all out!