Last night after playing a competitive game of Monopoly with my kids, I decided that I needed to get out of the house. So I headed up to Sundance to listen to some live music and have a couple of drinks. The place is pretty quiet so I find a seat at the bar, order a beer and turn around to listen to the band. I'm enjoying myself and it is just the R&R I needed after a long week of work and kids.
Next thing I know a flood of people enter the bar. They are all happy and seem to know each other very well. They crowd around the bar blocking me in and surrounding me. A woman who I later learn is named Sarah, says "Hey Uncle Nick! What should I order?" Uncle Nick says "10 shots!" So Sarah orders 10 shots and starts passing them out. They all toast and Uncle Nick hands me his shot. So I say "Thank You!" and drink the shot of tequila. Then Uncle Nick says "10 more!" And again Uncle Nick INSISTS that I drink his shot! So I do! And Uncle Nick is quickly becoming one of my favorite people!
I come to find out that Uncle Nick's son is getting married the next day and this is the wedding party celebrating the happy event. Uncle Nick is one of these friendly people that you just can't help but love. He's introducing me around and making me feel like part of the family. He introduces me to his son the groom who proceeds to buy me a beer! What was supposed to be a quick trip up to Sundance to listen to some music and relax has quickly become a PARTY with a very close knit family from the Boston area!
Isn't it great how certain events like a wedding can bring such a happy spirit into a room! And isn't it heart warming to see a family celebrating that event together! I doubt I will ever see anyone from that wedding party again, but they have touched my life and made it brighter because of the experience. And Uncle Nick will always be one of my favorite people! Not just because he was buying drinks for everyone, but mainly because of his infectious positive attitude!