Sunday, November 11, 2007

Gravity Defied part I

"Success is getting what you want, and happiness is wanting what you get."

- W. Buffett

I'm absurdly happy; her name is Jess.

She meets the three criteria I'm looking for in a life partner:
1.) Jewish.
2.) Nurturing / Motherly / Wanting kids.
3.) Happy / Upbeat about life.

While I don't usually have enough time to plan or schedule formal dinner dates, she makes it work. For the last two months, Jess and I have gone on several brunch dates, exploring hidden culinary gems, while making life memories. My favorite so far has been the "Egg Scandia" at the Rose Cafe (fresh croissant with lox, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce with a blueberry muffin). Our brunch adventures also expands upon the list of restaurants I'd like to share with my out of town family. There's an ice cream shop I can't wait to take Heather to, and there are a few cafes near the Venice boardwalk that i have in mind for Mr. and Mrs. Banrock.

Jess also has awesome parents. They are very welcoming and I really enjoy spending time with them. Their house is beautiful and fitting for a famous screenplay writer. In the poker room next to library is "Dark Knight," the first multi-ball pinball machine. I wish my parents were as open minded as hers. My parents still haven't had her over for dinner but I guess that's the trade off for having "old school values," whatever that's supposed to mean. (I think it's a lousy excuse for being slow to welcome strangers into their lives. "The chains of habit are too light to be felt, until they're too heavy to be broken" -WB)

More to come....