Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 294: Shem Creek Sunday

The plan, laid out days in advance, for Day 294, was for my friend and lover of the outdoors, Adam, to take me shrimping. On a real-deal shrimp boat.

Only we both over slept and missed the boat.

I was so upset about my irresponsibility, and sincerely had anxiety about oversleeping for two reasons:

1. I really wanted to go.

2. Adam's friend who set it up was counting on us to be there and we completely blew him off. I'd never even met the guy, but I'm sure he was not happy that we were so flaky.

After stressing most of the morning about literally, "missing the boat," we decided to do the next best thing to shrimping on a summer Sunday.

We went brunching.

Not only did we go Sunday brunching, we brunched at the very same restaurant we ate dinner at the night before, Red Drum on Mt. Pleasant. The same restaurant, twice in 12 hours? I have stayed at a restaurant long enough to eat two meals there, but I don't think I've ever eaten dinner and brunch at the same place on two separate days, in a row. That could've been Day 294's thing I've never done before. I think the hostess did a double take when we came and we had to remind her that yes, she'd seen us before (the very night before.)

We sat at the bar, where we randomly ran into an old college friend, Jacqui, and her boyfriend, Andy. I drank my first bellini (sparkling wine and peach puree), as another thing I'd never done before. And then we took our Sunday Funday outdoors to Shem Creek Bar & Grill, where we enjoyed the sun, the boats passing by, and eventually, the sunset, all at a place I'd never been to before.

Ok, so I didn't go shrimping like I wanted to, but I did manage to achieve several new things with old friends, and I call that success. Actually, I call it a most perfect Sunday.

If you live in the Charleston area and have not enjoyed Red Drum on a Sunday, then YOU are missing the boat.