Not that I am old, but being in my late twenties sometimes proves to be emotionally trying on my soul. (I blame it on the quarter life crisis.) Every chance I get I cling to my youth and seek out positive reinforcement that I still look like I am in college (despite the lines that have infiltrated my forehead and the crows feet that accent my eyes).
Recently, Elisabeth and I hopped a ferry and crossed the Bay and visited Sausalito. After doing some shopping for crystals to help with our energy and transitions in life (if that is not a quarter life crises I don’t know what is) we were ready for some cocktails.
In the distance we spotted a restaurant overlooking the Bay called The Spinnaker. Inside, time had stood still and it looked like it was stuck in the 80s. Too fabulous to pass up, we bellied up to the bar only to find the classiest cocktail menu around. Chockfull of kitschy island drinks like the Pina Colada and Mt. Tam Lava Flow it was love at first site.
Naturally, I ordered the most delicious drink on the menu – the strawberry daiquiri. At this point the bartender asked to see my ID, which he then demanded I take out of my wallet. Still not convinced I was old enough to drink he began looking at it under the light and showing it to other bartenders
Eventually, I did get served my strawberry daiquiri. Maybe it was the drink choice, or maybe I still look that young – either way it was the best self esteem boost I have had in awhile.