Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Reason to Be Glad Lent is Over?

Last Wednesday I had dinner plans with my friend Leaf. He's a third year law student who clerked at my firm last summer. He's quirky, supportive, and always entertaining. And last summer he and his wife prepared one of the best homemade dinners I've ever had complete with rack of lamb and chocolate mousse. So Wednesday afternoon I emailed him and asked him to throw out some restaurant suggestions for dinner. His response:

"I have a room booked at the La Quinta and the service staff is delivering strawberries, champagne and peanut butter brownies… sound ok?"

My reply:

"Ha ha. But I can't eat chocolate until Lent is over....try again."

7 comments:

icadle said...

Do you think this guy has enough sense to know that lent is over??

Ella said...

Maybe I am misunderstanding this exchange, but am I the only one that finds his response slightly inappropriate? Or was he just being facetious?

Ally said...

Ivy: With a name like "Leaf," who knows?

Ella: He was totally joking. He liked my response so much he forwarded it to his wife--who knew we were grabbing dinner; I even stopped by and visited with her (she was tired) afterwards:)

Trixie said...

quirky indeed....

i'm ashamed to say i lapsed a few times during lent, so yes, i am glad that lent is over.

Starboard Tack said...

There aren't many things better than a friend who can make you laugh...

Billy said...

Lent was easy for me. You just gotta give up the right things.

Ally said...

Billy: Whatever. You're the one who missed out.

Starboard Tack: I agree. I love getting emails at work that make me laugh out loud.

Trixie: I lapsed once on accident and didn't realize it until the next day!