Before you read this post, click on this song so you have the perfect background music! Come on, just a little louder. That’s better. Are your arms free? You have to boogie!
It is the beloved husband’s birthday month. Birthdays are celebrated for the whole month. You start early and end late.
Although the real date isn’t for a couple of weeks, we are starting with dinner this week. I made reservations at a nice restaurant. Yep, it’s expensive but they are running a special so it should be reasonable. Maybe.
The confirmation says that dress is smart casual. I never heard of smart casual. Is it the opposite of dumb casual?
Should my khakis take an IQ test before they are allowed in? Can I wear something I bought on sale? Is it like business casual but more bling-y? Do I need a Rolex? Can I wear a knock-off? (Note to self: check with cousin Guido)
When I’ve been there, I have seen suits and ties (business dinners on fat expense accounts) and what I call dressed up jeans. You know, men with a button down collar shirt and a blazer, women in skinny jeans, boots and jewelry up the wazoo. All looking cool. Is that smart casual?
In our area, people don’t dress up for dinner so unless you are sloppy casual, they are unlikely to turn anyone away. Nor do they make you wear a jacket from a Goodwill collection like the local country club does. Yuk! Do country clubbers get cooties?
Next week we will celebrate at our favorite Chinese restaurant with some neighbors. Then we will celebrate again at an oldies dinner dance with friends and boogie our old asses off. (The oldies part is for the music, not the participants!)
We will end the month with a family dinner giving thanks. The beloved husband thinks it’s for him but we really give thanks for all the good stuff.
It’s unlikely anything will get snowed out. People are in a festive mood. Dang! He is very lucky to have picked a good month to be born.