Sunday, October 12, 2008

We are so traditional

last night there were two adjacent tables of birthday-celebrating friends at Gene's (a very hospitable Italian restaurant in the West Village). The only difference between the two was the set of diamond studded door knocker earrings on the birthday girl at one table (Not ours, although the coveting was palpable.)

So much for sub-culture. So much for seething and cutting-edge sardonic urbanity. So much for dangerous liberal subversions. Look into our faces, you from the heartland. Do you find anything there that would possibly threaten your institutions or your children? We are an entirely traditional family, no different from the ladies at the next table. Not so different from you.

(I am including two group shots because Ken is missing from the second one, and I was behind the camera for the first one. In the first picture, clockwise from the lower left are Craig, Tim, Mark, Ken, Jeff, C, Joe, Aaron and Chris.)


SubtleKnife said...

I'm disappointed, you guys are letting the side down here. Only five martini glasses?

Although I have to say Joe does look like he's had five all by himself in that last picture. Or is the droopy eye/funny smile an effect of his camera-shyness?

Dantallion said...

And what a lovely looking family it is.

Birdie said...

I couldn't help but notice how many more smiles there were after the glasses were empty. What a fine-looking bunch of men, sharing food and friendship.

David said...

Glad you all had a nice time.

cb said...

Very scary-- looks like a homo recruitment party!!!!