My Festibond date with Skye was good, but not a lot different than the many occasions when we hang out together at my office or a small coffee shop. For us, it’s all about the conversation.
I had taken Skye to Grace recently for one of their tiny juicy bar burgers, after which she decided she did like hamburgers, which she had theretofore disliked. In order to satiate her newfound craving for a delicious burger, she asked if we could go to Five Guys for our date. I thought it an odd request, as Five Guys isn’t exactly a nice place to enjoy conversation while being well cared for by an attentive wait staff. I tried to talk her into several other restaurants, but she wasn’t persuadable. At least I didn’t have to make a reservation.
My burger was great, as always, with mustard, lettuce, tomato, jalapeños, cheese, and bacon. Skye ordered hers with only ketchup. Huh?
The conversation, as it is always, was wonderful. Skye is funny, interesting, and interested. She laughs and asks lots of questions. We really like spending time together, so it doesn’t matter much what we’re doing together.
After our meal we walked across the street to get a snack at Old Port Candy Company. Skye got some chocolate covered caramel popcorn and I got a few gummy grapefruits. Then we walked up Exchange Street to Merrill Auditorium where we had tickets to see Bob Marley.
Because we purchased tickets late, our seats were at the top balcony. It was fine, though, as we could see pretty well and the audio system worked well. Skye didn’t get some of the jokes, but she seemed to have a good time anyways.
We talked during the whole drive home. I love hanging out with Skye. She’s an amazing young woman who makes me incredibly happy and proud. It’s fun to be her dad, and very rewarding.
Festibond 2013: My Date With Dad
Skye Danler, Danler.org, January 4, 2014