Friday, November 30, 2007

Walking in Memphis

While in Memphis, I met up with Jen Henry, a friend I haven't seen in nearly ten years. We found a spot called Huey's that just seemed...I don't know, strangely welcoming:

Probably we should have gotten ribs. But we were feeling very un-Memphis. Over our veggie burger and cobb salad, we tried to catch up on a decade worth of life-changing experiences. It was overwhelming to have so much ground to cover. But we successfully re-learned each other among the graffiti:

She was able to join me for the show, and brought a very young friend named Patsy. Patsy is a Miley fan, and quickly went into the overwhelmed-by-the-show coma that I've seen many little girls experience. She was very cute, and I think she had a really good time.

After the show, Stacy, Vashon, Jaime and I went to Rendezvous for some obligatory ribs. Dry rubbed. I thought they were delicious, but then I don't set my food bar all that high. The guys thought they were sub-par and complained like geriatrics about them. Either way, I think we all had fun.

Then I bailed on the guys and met back up with Jen. We performed a minor pub crawl on Beale Street. We started at a place that featured a blues band playing rock songs from the 80's. My personal favorite was AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" with an organ solo. We continued to fill in the blanks of our lives over Chocolate Pecan Pie and Alabama Slammers.

She's still the same Jen, but different. It's fun to see how people progress in life. She's still fiercely intelligent and fun, but older and wiser.

We ended at Blues City, over even more dessert and drinks. By the end, fun was had, tummies were full, and heads were spinning.

Overall, a wonderful evening.

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  1. How can you not have fun in Memphis?!

  2. I blame Beale Street and that insanely good Apple Turnover ala mode for my borderline pneumonia. Thanks to the good people at Schnucks, though, I'm getting my antibiotics for free!