It is said, that if you can’t love yourself, then you must not love others. I, in fact, very much love myself which is why once a week I’ll go out on a date, with myself. It is, what I like to call, a night of solitude. I don’t get that very often, and taking myself out for a night out on the town has been doing the trick quite nicely for the past couple of years that I have been basking away in the glamourous life of being a bachelor.
Last night, I decided to really take myself out for a night out on the town and head on down to Blue Back Square in nearby West Hartford. I’m not at all a city person. I’m more of a small town kind of guy, but every now and then you just have to escape to see some sort of civilization and what life is like in the modern world. It’s not backwards!
I was on a quest for a great Italian dinner. I normally make a stop into The Cheesecake Factory, but I had other options. I made the short walk over from the parking garage to a place called Rizzuto’s, where I would indulge the night away with a deliciously cooked penne ala vodka and a tall glass of wine. Too over the top for a a date night with myself? Never!
The atmosphere was great, very lively, which is something you don’t get quite often in the small towns where things are little more subtle and down to earth. It is these types of places that make you play dress up!
After indulging in the delicious Italian cuisine, it was time to take myself out to a place called Pinkberry’s, suggested by my Twitter friend Heather, where I would indulge even more in a delicious raspberry frozen yogurt, topped off with fresh fruits and walnuts. Where have they been hiding this place? We need more of them in Connecticut! The yogurt made me think I had died and gone to heaven, and I’m lactose and tolerant! I’m supposed to have just become sick, not go to heaven!
When all was said and done, it was a fantastic night out on the town. If you haven’t brought yourself out on a date in a while, I dare you to do it! It has become one of my best rituals yet, and quite possibly it may just become yours too!