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