3 Jun

Best. Laid. Plans

Last night Brian and I had planned a downtown LA date night. First, we were going to go to an event (a mix of art and history) then dinner. Brian happens to work downtown and yesterday was one of “those Saturdays” where he had to spend the day at the office to get a project done for a deadline. I’m telling you, the world of an urban designer is no joke. He works soooo much. Anyway, our plan was simple. I meet him downtown at the end of the day and we have a fun night out on the town.

I didn’t pay much attention to what he was wearing when he left in the morning. It was early. I was tired. So when I emailed him around three asking what he wanted me to bring him to wear….I asked…a flannel? He replied yes, so a flannel was all I packed. After spending an hour driving from Santa Monica to downtown (bad traffic! I’m guessing due to the King’s game?) I pulled up in front of his office and called for him to come down- five minutes later, Brian walked up to the car and my mouthed dropped. He was wearing shorts (army fatigues, no less), flip-flops and a neon striped t-shirt (who would wear this outfit anyway)?!

It took us a few minutes to explain our two sides. He thought I saw what he was wearing in the morning and also thought when I asked “flannel”, that I meant a “flannel type outfit ensemble”. I said when I asked flannel, I meant flannel and he should have specified PANTS and SHOES. Downtown date night was a bust. He was adamant about not going to the event in shorts and flip-flops and I couldn’t argue with that.

But rather than fight about it, we decided to go with the flow and go back home to Santa Monica so Brian could change his outfit and we could go out on our date. The evening ended up being one of the best date nights we’ve had in a while. So what we weren’t downtown…we were with each other. We went to one of our favorite local restaurants, Freddy Smalls, sat at the bar, ate way too much food and tried a few of their amazing cocktails.

Two years in and Brian is still my favorite person to spend a Saturday night with.

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13 Responses to “35”

  1. bhg June 3, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    GQ said army shorts, neon shirt, and a sweatshirt is the new grey suit and skinny tie. can’t help that I am a trend setter.

  2. jmsabbagh June 3, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    l like how you put the final touch to your blogs.I am glad you had good time.Life is two way street.Wishing you bright future.,and happy days.. Jalal Michael

    • katemcclafferty June 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words! Much appreciated. Wishing you a bright future filled with happy days as well. 🙂

  3. Cassy June 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Oh those silly misunderstandings!! haha But sometimes I think the night turns out better… like there is just some outer force that tells you that your original plans really aren’t as great as what you think they may be… :p Glad you had a great date night, though!

    • katemcclafferty June 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

      Right?! I couldn’t agree more:) Hope you are having a great weekend.

      • Cassy June 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

        The weekend would be great if it wasn’t for all the rain!

  4. righteousbruin9 June 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    You two are definitely a unit. It’s not the place, but the pace.

  5. free penny press June 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Classic moment you will remember many years from now..I love that you love 🙂

  6. gregorychankins June 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Sounds like soul mates to me.

  7. alreadynotpublished June 4, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    A flannel here in Oz is either a facewasher or a flannelette check shirt like a lumberjack wears, I’m guessing you packed a face washer, what was it he wanted you to bring?
    Also with just 35 days to go, how are you partying in your big 3 oh??

  8. rich June 4, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    was wondering why i saw a pic of a boy’s crotch.

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