Sunday, July 24, 2016

old but not that old

It has been one week since I blogged here (or anywhere else).  All this expected responsibility is seriously encroaching on my blogging.

But it's all good busyness.  My summer class continues, I took on a second tutor student, and P.E.O. Grand Poobah duty provides a never-ending list of tasks.  In fact, we just invited a woman to  join our P.E.O. chapter (the only way to get in is by invitation, but it's pretty easy to get yourself invited...), and I was actually relieved when she turned us down after she just found out she's moving soon.

My reaction is, "Rejection - OH good, WHEW!!",  since there's a whole cascade of activity stemming from an invitation - especially if its accepted.

Magnum's dad and stepmom were here for a visit yesterday.  And they took us all out to dinner last night, mainly to celebrate Wolfgang's 21st birthday earlier this week.  Yes, we have another official adult in the family now.

So we learned something about Bonefish Grill's booze policy.  EVEN THOUGH the driver's license shows the holder as being 21 years old, they do not accept a minor license as acceptable ID for booze consumption.  I don't know about other states, but here in Colorado, driver's licenses for people under 21 have a different layout than those for the older folks.  Since Wolfgang just turned 21 and hasn't gotten a new driver's license yet, he can't get Bonefish booze.

As a show of solidarity, we all abstained from having wine with our dinners...

Oh Heck No, we didn't!  We happily sloshed and imbibed while Wolfgang joined Meego at the figurative kids' table.
Bonefish did bestow a little special thing upon Wolfgang for the birthday:

a cute little box of "World Famous Enstrom Almond Toffee".

So know that if you go to Bonefish Grill before getting your grownup driver's license,  your milestone birthday won't be totally ignored.

As far as I can tell, there's no booze in the toffee.

So summer is quickly winding down.  Didn't it just begin?  Band camp ("this one time?...") starts for Meego tomorrow, and Wolfgang will be moving to the new apartment this week - taking his various piles with him.

Although it's been good and productive, I kinda feel like I've got little to show for the summer "break" as far as adventure goes.  Well, life is what you make it, I suppose.  Off for an adventure buying some crickets for the toads!



ShadowRun300 said...

How disappointing for Wolfgang. I suppose I can understand their reasoning, but if your're 21, you're 21! Doesn't sound like he let it get him down though. Wish him a happy birthday for me!
Like you, I feel like my summer is flying by without much to show for it. Looking forward to a big adventure in August though!

Abby said...

Yeah, no biggie. Interesting explanation, though. Maybe the restaurant is in cahoots with the DMV?
Counting down to fun week!

Anita said...

Awww... the Wolf didn't get a chance to wolf down a drink. I'll bet the fool was good though!

My summer is a series of many unrelated activities and duties. I don't know if that's good or bad. It's too hot right now for me to care.

Hope you're enjoying the P.E.O! Once you're in, is it lifetime membership?

Abby said...

Well, his friends treated him to a margarita at Fuzzy's on his birthday night. Apparently Fuzzy's isn't as discerning as Bone Fish. And thankfully, he had school the next morning, so they didn't get stupid.

I do enjoy P.E.O., and yes it's for life. I've been in since 1985 :P

lotta joy said...

When you say "summer is quickly winding down" I gasp and say "but it just started!"

I think someone is pushing time forward just so I'll feel like I'm aging faster.

Abby said...

You and me both, sister!

Linda Hensley said...

Happy birthday Wolfgang! At least he got the toffee :)

Marcy said...

Man, that seems unfair about the ID, but I guess it must help them be sure that underage drinkers aren't slipping through. Maybe the over 21 ones have more ways to keep them from being counterfeited or something? The toffee was a nice touch, though.

Abby said...

Yes, nice to have some acknowledgement. The rest of us drank his share of the wine.

Abby said...

Yep, just restaurant policy. It's actually nice to know they crack down.

Sparkling Red said...

I'd rather have toffee than booze any day of the week.

agg79 said...

Happy Belated Birthday Wolfgang. If you were down in Texas, restaurants will let kids older than 18 have a drink with their parents present. Long way to drive for a beer, IMHO.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Toffee.... yum.
Ages since i tasted one.
Must find one this evening.