Someone brought it to my attention that it has been awhile since I posted anything to this blog...so here I go. I logged onto the computer without any topic in mind and then ran across Gabe Licht's post about places to take a first date.
We just happened to spend a few days with some close friends last week. On Thursday, we met our friends at the Roof Garden for the rock and roll tribute to Elvis. The concert was a blast (best $2 I spent all summer) and the Elvis impersonators did not disappoint. The Elvis song "A Little Less Conversation", combined with Mr. Licht's topic and my reunion with good friends prompted me to write this blog.
After the concert we ate burgers, brats, and pie and conversed until the wee hours of the night. Our friends' children (ages 8-17) talked and played board games while we adults just talked (and ate!). Nobody played "Call of Duty" or logged onto a computer or watched television. I played music (at moderate volume) by The Temptations and Sinatra and got no complaints. It was all about the conversation.
Then the weekend came and we had more conversation....first in Miller's Bay while floating on styrofoam noodles and then at another high school friends' house for a dinner party. I helped "set up" a kind of blind date at that party between two friends of mine who are divorced and in their fifties. Afterward, some of us were talking about how the blind date had gone and the one thing we all commented upon was the fact that our male friend had spent much of the evening "texting" on his cell phone. Our female friend had noticed that, too.
So the bottom line, folks, is that the Elvis song really should be "A Little More Conversation And A Lot Less Texting".