Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Would Walk 500 Miles and I Would Walk 500 More

MetropolitanManhattan… both start with an “M”, both sound fancy and both are in downtown Salt Lake City. One is a seedy underground club, one is an upscale restaurant. My beautiful friend Susan invited me to lunch last week…guess which “M” location I ended up at.

“Hey Sarah, I was supposed to meet Susan for lunch today and I think I am at the wrong place. I’m at the Manhattan and it looks a little…um…scary… I don’t think they even serve lunch here either… Anyway, I don’t have Susan’s number, could you text it to me?”

“I’m pretty sure you are supposed to beat Metropolitan… not Manhattan sweetie.”


I get the address from Sarah, look around at the lunch time crowds walking the downtown streets and decide, what the hell? I’m healthy and parking is a pain, I’ll just walk it.

15 minutes later I show up at the correct “M” restaurant looking wind blown and limping from walking in heels that are a half size too small.

Susan and I had a good laugh about my stupidity and she promptly ordered me a glass of wine, then shortly after, another. Thank God Susan has such an amazing sense of humor and thank God she had her car so she could drive me back to mine because there is NO way I was going to walk all the way back.

Attention to detail kiddos… trust me and my blistered feet, it is highly important.

Blogfully yours,


kel said...

Did you just pop your blog's "Fuck" cherry? Oh, Summer, this is such a special day.

And funny story.

Susan Mercedes said...

Your readers should know DON'T sweat. I would have looked like a drenched dog after walking that far. Nope, not you. Anyhow, it was worth the wait! Fun lunch it was.

Erin said...

I agreed to do a bar review for In magazine, and they sent me to Manhattan. I went alone, and initially I was nervous about not fitting in. But I had a SUPER fun night. And then I returned later to cover a shooting that happened in the vicinity. It's too bad a few bad apples ruin things. "In" doesn't have its content online from back then, but I posted my review and photos here:

Erin Alberty said...

Oops, that's

Sarah Bellum said...

Summer, that was one of the best phone calls from you to date! I love that you shrugged it off and walked to the next location. That's my Charlotte!

kel said...

@sarahbellum......but would Charlotte say "Fuck"?

Sarah Bellum said...

Kel: Actually I believe Charlotte said that one or twice in the duration of the series.