30 January, 2006
Playing Grown Ups
OBF (Other Best Friend) and I went for a fancy lunch yesterday, just the two of us. It was super nice. I think because we have known each other for so long though, it also felt a little weird.
OBF and I met when we were in our late teens. We were both pretty 'new' to the gay scene in Perth and went out together for about 3 weeks before deciding that we were better off as friends. Our whole friendship since has been central to my existence - he is extremely important to me.
Both of us have a tendency to mania. This has proven interesting on many and varied occasions when we've been out - one particularly memorable occasion (including copious amounts of alcohol) culminated in us throwing hot wax from table candles over one another and then me ripping his shirt off in the middle of the bar (at which point we were thrown out).
So sitting opposite one another in this lovely, subdued and extremely 'grown up' restaurant together made us feel, well, a bit grown up. And it was really, really nice. We sat and ate and talked for nearly 3 hours.
I love OBF.
*I just thought the David Shrigley photo would make him laugh.