Last night we make our annual pilgrimage into Downtown Raleigh to frolic with the young, wild, and free.
As we were driving onto the trendy Glenwood Avenue, I looked out the window at all of the new condos, restaurants, and nightlife and immediately felt (and announced) that I was too old to be there. But J's favorite sushi restaurant is in the heart of all of this hipness, so there we were.
We enjoyed a nice dinner at a table next to a bunch of rowdy 20-somethings. Guys, they were seriously obnoxious. We debated about whether or not they were hipsters. There was a lot of eye-rolling aimed their direction.
After dinner, my sister suggested we grab a drink at a "chill" Beer Den just up the street. So we walked the few blocks there to check it out. As we were approaching the bar, we could hear the music bumping, and witnessed several young ladies dressed in sports gear spilling out onto the sidewalk. There was clearly a sorority theme party happening there, and we were very afraid.
Obviously, we weren't going in.
We ended up in the Cupcake Shoppe next door.
As we were walking back to our car, the streets were filled with what I now refer to as "kids." (When did 20-somethings become kids?!? Wasn't that me just five minutes ago?) We passed a guy throwing up on the corner. His friend was berating him. "Dude! You're already making a scene and it's only 10:00!"
We laughed and laughed as we walked by with our hot chocolate.
Seriously guys, hot chocolate.
Apparently we are now laugh-at-the-drunks-while-we-drink-hot-chocolate years old. And you know what? I kinda like it.