One of the great things about a wedding or birthday party is that you get to do a crowd mashup, taking people from all the different areas of your life — work, school, families and beyond — and slamming them together.
We had a party for Jack’s fourth birthday yesterday and afterwards some of the guests headed back to my house. I ended up playing pool for hours with my step-dad, my best friend from college and my best friend from high school.
My step-dad was already dominant on the table, but then he retired from his job of 35 years, moved upstate and started running a pool hall so he plays all the time. Yikes.
We had a blast.