At a bar in my neighborhood! Which never happens, because none of my friends live in my neighborhood! So drinking is always this big event that must be planned ahead for, and takes place exclusively downtown. And without the spontaneity and knowledge that I can easily stagger home, it loses a good bit of its charm.
But not tonight! Tonight, I have people who have asked me — on the spur of the moment, no less! — to go imbibe at an establishment that is five blocks from my home. To which I have never been. Because going alone would be depressing.
Anyway. That is what I am thankful for this year.