|It Certainly Was!|
I also met another woman in the parking lot - Diane - and she lamented about it being hard to get to know new people to bike with - I intended to introduce her to the people whom I knew, but I could never find myself in the same place at the same time with her again. She rabbited out at the start, but her car was still in the parking lot when I left. I wish I had gotten her contact info. But that in itself is sometimes awkward. I'll do better next time.
As a matter of fact, I met a lot of new folks last night and had dinner with several of them. We headed into the designated dinner spot, only to find there was a 45 minute wait. As it happened, Marti and I had met up with some friends of hers, one of whom happens to be the manager of another long-time Fort Worth Mexican food restaurant, so we headed to Northside. It had been years since I'd been to ERG and their chicken tortilla soup may be the best in town. Yummy! Plus, there was this guy. Not that he is interested in me - that's not the point - the point is that I had my interest piqued. See, one of the lies that I tell myself is that "no one else will ever have the right combination of "hillbilly and culture"." My country/simple folk background is a part of who I am - and that's not all of who I am - but having that shared experience and appreciation is important to me. And so at dinner last night, when the talk turned to cattle and horses, ages and being single, well, I was curious. Whether he was or not, is not the point. It's all a matter of changing my perspective to one of plenty. All in all, a really great night.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Bike Friendly.