Wednesday, July 29, 2009
It's Bromance Time!
The good thing about MB not reading my blog is that he does not read my blog! That allows me to come up with posts such as this one about what I've been good naturedly referring to as his latest "bromance."
As I've mentioned before, MB and I met in the 80's at our local Jersey roller rink. That's where we would spend most our weekends. He with a new chick on his arm each week, me with my group of friends.
We still skate occasionally. Last Thursday, MB decided to take VC along to "eighties night" at a roller rink nearby. Coincidentally, it was also "all you can eat pizza night." Those of us from a certain era, can spot other skaters from this same era by the style of their boots and type of plates on their skates. (It is also easy to spot fellow 80's skaters by recognizing the special "shuffle move" not to mention gray hair and love handles.)
So, MB was sitting on the floor during the dice game (after instructing VC to hold a spot in the pizza line- this is all whacked, I know! The adult is the one playing the dice game???) He happens to sit down next to another skater in his forties, whose plates he recognizes and they strike up a conversation. Thus begins the Bromance.
It turns out that this guy skated at the same time as MB at another NJ roller rink, along with a whole clan of skaters that they were both friends with. (Being they were part of a "clan" and not a "tribe" there were no distinguishing tribe marks on their chins.)
This guy has a site on Facebook where all of the skaters who skated at that rink in the 80's can keep in touch. MB and he knew so many of the same people, that MB packed his photo albums to bring to skating with him last night so that he and his new pal could reminisce. VC and I stayed home and went to the pool (fyi, I DID go in the water). MB came home excitedly to tell me that another guy that we used to skate with found out that MB's new bro had been in touch with him and now he wants MB to get in touch with him on Facebook.
But back to the bromance, plans are now underway for MB and him to meet up at yet another area rink next week. MB says he would like me and VC to come along, yet we know that we will go unnoticed, except maybe to hold a spot in line for pizza ;-) After all, this is the beginning of what looks to be a long lasting bromance.
[And before anyone (family members perhaps) goes ape crap on me for talking in this manner about MB and his new bud, I would like to go on the record as saying I am very happy that he has met another guy friend especially one that he has so much in common with. He works such long hours that it is nice to see him looking forward to some fun as well as getting in shape skating.]
BTW, I'm still ROTFL (always wanted to use that in a blog post) from Alicia's comment yesterday about the "smackaho tribe" :D
And I do apologize if it is taking me longer than usual to visit your sites..things have been hectic and today it looks like my "superior" will be in at work. I hate it when work cuts into my blog time ;-)