|Friends dining at the Bay Leaf Restaurant in Milton, DE May 24, 2011|
As all of my friends know, when I dine out with them I usually ask the waitress (or waiter) to take a picture of me and my dining companions before the meal. I know that my habit sometimes annoys my friends. I try to restrain myself but to little avail. Occasionally, like last Friday's Dine Out, I didn't pull out my iPhone camera. I actually got through the whole meal sans pictures, probably much to the pleasure of some of my dining companions.
However, tonight I wanted to take a picture of me and my friends because we were dining at a new restaurant in Milton called The Bay Leaf. I was with a group of my VBDF (Very Best Dining Friends) who I hadn't been with for too long because of vacation and my recently crazy full-time working schedule. We call our club "The Old Geezer's Dining Club". Yep, we're all retired and way over the hill. We're at the age where we just enjoy each other's company.
So tonight right after we placed our orders I asked the waitress to take our picture with my iPhone. She happily obliged. She took the picture. She handed me back my iPhone and I glanced at the picture and saw smiles around. I was pleased. I sent the picture to my dining friends by the way of my iPhone.
We had our dinner, which was delightful. We lingered after dinner over dessert and coffee, catching up on everything since the last time I was out to dinner with my friends.
I come home. I pull up the picture taken of us dining and what do I find? I HAVE MY EYES CLOSED!
Can you believe it? One would think that after all these years of having my picture taken dining out with my friends that I could at least keep my eyes open!
You know why? After all these years I'm just not a poser. I never would make a good model. I cannot smile on command. Spontaneous pictures of me are the best. When I pose, and there is even the slightest delay, this is what you get from me. A doofus with his eyes WIDE SHUT.
Hey guys? Let's do this again!