This week has been a really good week in that I have been very busy. Imperial Plaza has had a lot of things going on but I have had to cut back because I have crucial deadlines coming for my writing. I hate to cut back but either I have a lot of external fun or I have my writing fun. However, I must continue what I have started until it is finished and then I can get back to other things. That also means writing this blog once a week instead of twice a week. I guess some of you have noticed that I have already begun this and not by intention but by accident.
I am also looking toward the future in that spring is almost here and the weather will be warmer and more conducive for being out of doors. I have made plans to get a new bicycle and restart my bike riding all over the place. What places? Well, Bryan Park and all over Lakeside or I may go to the baseball park and back or who knows where else. I will just go riding to where ever. But that will also take away other things which mean I will have to make critical decisions on which things to bypass and which things I will maintain. I really enjoy getting out with the Imperial Plaza people but first things first. With so many outings scheduled on Wednesdays, I will have to keep Wednesday open as much as I can.
The Dinner Dance was great with good music and food. The band Second Floor is always great and they kept the dance floor full. Being that I was already inside, because I helped get things ready, I took the table in front of the band and reserved a seat for my wife, who was coming later. When the doors opened, there was person after person coming to the table to get a seat and to reserve the rest of the seats for friends who were not there yet. When I said the chair beside me was for my wife, I was asked to move to another table and that they were always at the front table. When I said no, they got a little angry but moved to another table. I finally was situated at a table of eight with only five of us there, up front and right in the middle.
I had already talked to some of the people that were setting up the room, about how people show up early and reserve seats at tables for other people and that most reserve seats are for people that don’t show up for the event. The others, which were setting up, also mentioned that they knew who would be at which table. So, I upset the applecart by being at a table I shouldn’t have and by refusing to move. Sorry about that but isn’t it first come first served?