What a great weekend.
It all started with the pending medical school graduation of an American friend I met here several years ago. After 5 years of school, he was leaving. I thought it would be nice to have a nice dinner with friends to congratulate him and send him off nicely.
On Friday, I went to his graduation.
Then, I remembered it was Ernest's and Jose's 16th anniversary. Another reason for a celebration. Then, Edward, a new Dominican friend had also graduated, and was moving to NYC to be a teacher. Okay. Why not expand the celebration. Then, I found out another friend, Kevin, would be celebrating his birthday the night of the party.
Hey, why not just have a party, just because we are alive and free?
So, the little dinner party for 10, had turned into a dinner party for 50.
I asked Keith B., who has a beautiful apartment in the Colonial Zone with a huge deck overlooking the water, if we could use his space. I promised he would not have to lift a finger, or pay for anything. On Friday, the day before the party, Keith was a little nervous that I had not made the arrangements for the food. I assured him all was well. Keith is not used to these "thrown together, last minute" functions. Keith is used to a more catered affair.
But, he didn't have to worry. It was a great success. The turnout was more than I expected. The food, booze, cake and stripper (I know, I just like strippers, sue me!) put everyone is a very good mood. I thought most people would leave before midnight. But we were still trying to get people to leave after 1am.
I want to thank all those who came, with special thanks to Keith, Ed P., Patricio, Tyson, Ernest & Jose.
A final congratulations/felicidades to Dr. Candler, Ernest, Edward, Jose and Kevin.
Let's do it again.