Monday, January 28, 2013
#Friends: Carport Night
Though there are those rare people to whom I have opened up to immediately upon meeting.
Jay (from "We Came From the Basement") is one of those rare individuals.
We first met in Grade 7 at Arthur Hatten Elementary (a place that'll become a mecca once Jay and I become totally famous). That was... oh, 28 years ago. During that time, the two of us have created some traditions: sitting around the fire pit at his cabin drinking beer and discussing the world and the Universe; recording a comedy tape while drunk once a year (for our own enjoyment); and Carport Night.
It's quite relaxing and enjoyable. It's just Jay and I having a few beers, enjoying the fresh air, and discussing things that are happening in our lives, or the world. That's all it is.
Except for the most important element. I'm doing it with my best friend. Only my best friend would agree to sitting in a carport on a snowy, chilly night drinking cold beer and having a smoke. Only my best friend would think it completely natural- and enjoyable to do.
Which is why Carport Night works- since it's the two of us, it's quite natural. While many would shake their head at the idea- or say that it's a rather redneck thing to do, when those that know us hear about us doing it, they simply say, "Naturally."
Maybe that's part of why our friendship works so well, and why I opened up to Jay when I first met him all those years ago... It was just natural.