I'm about to turn 40. This is not a post about fearing that fact. I don't. I actually feel more in control at this age than any other. But that's not what I am here to talk about.
I had planned to go to Paris for a week for my 40th birthday. Then it became New Zealand. That was almost a go. But things happen. Not bad things. At all. But it's not in the cards right now. But that's not what I am here to talk about.
What I am here to talk about is what I want to do on my birthday. Since I love food, it would make sense to go to a restaurant I have always wanted to go to. Here's the thing: there isn't one that I am dying to go to. Because I have been to most of the ones that immediately come to mind.
I had thought of Nobu but they either have early or late reservations. And I am not about that. I could always default to a Jean-Georges restaurant. But I have been to all the ones I really want to go to. All the other "high-end" ones just seem too expensive for what they really are.
So, I am stuck. Where the hell do I go for my 40th birthday? I want it to just be me and my partner of almost 12 years. But where, oh where, do I go? I'm sure I will figure it out. But it's getting close and reservations get more difficult to acquire as I get closer to the date.
Wouldn't it be funny if we just ended up at a noodle bar? Eh, not really. Where? Help. Later.