I spent this past Friday night hanging out with my (awesome) neighbors. I got really lucky – the three houses immediately adjacent to mine were all purchased by fun people in their late 20s / early 30s. Needless to say, we’ve been getting together.
Friday was a Progressive Dinner, at the suggestion of my neighbors to the front. Unsure of what a Progressive Dinner was (I was initially prepared for – and quite excited by – a night of fiery political discourse), I turned to Google. Turns out, a Progressive Dinner was even better than I first thought. A Progressive Dinner is simply a house crawl with food. Anyone who knows me knows that there is little I enjoy more than a good crawl, be it of the room, bar, or house variety.
For those who don’t know, a crawl is when you go from room to room (in college), bar to bar (immediately after college), or house to house (now), stopping at each location just long enough to have a drink or two. The crawl becomes an activity in itself and adds variety and interest to a night of going out. For our House Crawl on Friday, each of the four houses prepared a different appetizer and a different adult beverage. It was super easy and a lot of fun. If you’ve got great neighbors, I suggest you try it. The key is to do it with people in walking distance, of course, since cars are a definite no.
And, in case you were wondering, yes, G came on the House Crawl. First crawl at age four? Not too shabby.