As part of my attempt to participate more, I went to a local gin bar with a colleague today. She's been working at our company for several months now, I honestly thought it was longer! We've get on pretty well, probably more so than a lot of people at our company.
I like gin. Do you like gin?
When I first tasted gin, I thought it was disgusting. Turns out... it was tonic. Urrg, gross. I tried it again this evening and still vehemently agree. The actual phrase I used tonight was "it tastes like lemonade, but with an after-taste of soap".
I'm a fruity guy. I love pina coladas (and getting caught in the rain). Tonight, I had Malfy and Bathtub Sloe gins, while sampling some strange concoctions involving chilli and ginger. I'll definitely be sticking with the fruit going forward.
I had the best evening ever. It was so refreshing to just go out after work, with a single person instead of a crowd and just chat. We didn't get drunk or do anything dumb. We just sat in a booth, slowly drank our gins and talked about our lives.
3 hours later, we were hungry and left with intentions of making a home cooked meal. I'm writing this having just ate McDonald's...
If you read this, thank you for my evening.