The Best Friend Lunch #8
It’s been a while since we’ve had a TBF(F)L. Also, in my mind that means The Best Friend (Forever) Lunch, but it’s sort of a play on BFFL, which of course means Best Friend For Life, rather than Best Friend Forever, but anyway… this edition is super cool and fun because Nick joined us.
We’ve all been busy with work, but a couple of weeks ago Lilian needed some help moving some furniture because she was at home by herself and the local council was picking up her unwanted bits and bobs. That was the last time we saw her in between our lunch meetups. She bought Nick and I lunch as a way of saying thanks. Although Nick, being Nick, said she was naughty and should have let him pay. 😛
We went to Nosh-up, a little cafe in World Square (the shopping centre close to where we work – for me and Nick, it’s just downstairs) that specialises in pasta. Then again, I’m pretty sure all cafes have pasta available for lunch… Regardless, Lil said she had walked past this place so many times but never ate there. I know our work building has the option to order food from the place and have it delivered to the lobby for free, though.
We decided to give it a go, with all three of us ordering different things: fettuccine bolognese for Nick, mushroom risotto for Lilian, and spicy olive & eggplant penne for me. Personally, I thought my dish was nice and the spiciness was tolerable, but the dish was not overly exciting or amazing. I’m also doing Meat Free Week, so the prawn pasta I glanced at was out of the question.
We talked about how our families were going, how work was going, going to the gym, surprising your significant other, baby names, high school friends, and a myriad of other things.
Among the funny stories we shared was Lilian’s work colleague wearing bright spotted sundresses to work – I mean, in a law firm, really? – as well as guys at our workplace wearing shorts and pyjamas, practically. Not to mention weird baby names or names that had interesting spellings. A friend of a friend of mine was named Conception after Conception Day, but what is Conception Day? Lilian also pointed out that you couldn’t technically be born on “conception day” because the day you are born is clearly not the day you are conceived.
Talking about logic, there is a weird riddle that goes something like this:
One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How?
The solution is this:
At the time she went into labor, the mother of the twins was traveling by boat. The older twin, Terry, was born first early on March 1st. The boat then crossed a time zone and Kerry, the younger twin, was born on February the 28th. Therefore, the younger twin celebrates her birthday two days before her older brother.
We were talking about how silly that solution is. What are the odds of this actually happening though?
We were also talking about some strange people we see at the gym. Lilian once saw a guy having a protein bar and protein shake who ran on a treadmill for twenty seconds then left. At the gym that Nick and I go to, there is a guy who holds on tightly to the front of the treadmill dashboard as he practically leaps on the treadmill at 13 kilometres an hour. He looks ridiculous. It’s a bit hard to explain how it looks… haha.
Taken on Nick’s iPhone 6.