Kyle twisted my arm last night to take him to his favorite restaurant, Sean Patrick’s. My son is a bit of a celebrity there as he gets lots of attention from both the Maitre D’ (Sean’s dad) and the cute little blonde hostess. He chats them up about Jaws, Harry Potter and Julie Andrews… his favorite things, while enjoying their Crispy Shrimp appetizer and the Chicken Francese. For me, last night it was a Tenderloin and Roasted Red Pepper Gourmet Pizza. I could eat only ½ of the small pie, maybe because I chased it with 2 specialty margaritas. “Dulcinea’s Dream” was a perfect toast to a gorgeous summer day. I keyed the ingredients into my Treo and will attempt a home-brew when the opportunity arises:

Dulcinea’s Dream
Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila
Malibu Coconut Rum
Lime Juice
Pineapple Juice
Sour Mix

After one of his chats with the hostess, this conversation took place:

“Dad, I want to get a girlfriend someday.”
“Yeah, me too man.”
“Do you think I’ll have a girlfriend someday?”
“Of course you will, my boy.”

Someday Kyle will make some lucky woman very happy. After all, as was so true for the Tom Hanks character in “Forrest Gump,” Kyle knows what love is.