Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy hour with Hadley

Last night I met my friend Hadley for happy hour at Saketumi.

It was summer when we'd last seen each other, so I suggested we meet up. When we got together last time she was about to start a new, exciting job so I wanted to find out how it was going. Through Facebook she knew that I had started real estate school and she wanted to hear about that.

About an hour before we were supposed to meet we had a major storm! It poured down rain, the wind was fierce, and we even had some brief thunder and lightning. But we both braved the typhoon-like weather to meet for cocktails and conversation.

I love happy hour at Saketumi because they have special drink and sushi prices if you sit at the bar and order before 6pm. I always love a bargain, and even more so now that I'm unemployed. So we met at 5:30 and ordered shortly thereafter. The food is so good because the ingredients are fresh and high quality. The service is always terrific and the sushi rolls are beautifully presented. I also like Saketumi because the decor is very cool and sophisticated. I feel more elegant and attractive when I'm there! As I sipped my Cosmo (made with Absolut Berri Acai) and Hadley sipped her white wine, we began to catch up.The 'new and exciting' job she took last summer was fun work, but her boss turned out to be insane so she cut back to part-time and is now in the process of getting out altogether. She's going to resurrect her own small business and really give it the time and resources needed for it to succeed.

I explained that real estate school is going well and that most of what we've covered so far has been review for me. We talked about mutual friends in the industry, as well as her husband's connection to it. Our rolls arrived and we nibbled between sentences.

I asked about her husband and son and she asked about Spouse. We really had a great time despite the fact that we really don't know each other that well. Its weird but we're kind of like siblings who've been away from each for many years. Despite not spending a lot of time together, there is this underlying similarity that allows us to easily relate to each other. I don't really understand it, but I like it.

Hadley was a sweetheart and picked up the modest bill and we made plans to go to a networking event together in a few days.

As we walked out of the restaurant it was snowing.

1 comment:

Ron said...

I remember this storm well. I was stuck at the hotel overnight. Not a bad place to be stuck overnight I might say if one is stranded in Lewes, DE.
Always good to hook up with old friends, and new friends!