One recent Sunday morning, Piero, Luca and I were sitting around the breakfast table in a bit of a funk. It had been raining for days, the internet and cable TV were down and we were all feeling psychologically waterlogged. There didn't seem to be much in the way of enlivening conversation.
Luca: What are we doing today?
Me: Same as yesterday.
Luca: Yesterday was boring.
Piero: (to Luca) What do you want to do?
Luca: Have friends come over.
Me: Today's too busy.
Luca: What about tonight?
Me: Tonight? It's Sunday.
Piero: I have to work tomorrow.
Luca (to us) Now you're boring.
Talk about an instant game-changer. Piero and I looked at each other in horror. Had we become so stodgy and set in our ways that we couldn't make a last-minute plan to invite friends over for dinner?
Had the heady thrills of spontaneity vanished from our lives?
Were we fated to trudge forward into the future with some dreary prearranged itinerary clasped in our hands?
Umm, that would be no.
But it would have to be simple.
It would have to be fast.
And it would have to be fun.
Were we up to it?
Umm, that would be yes. Check out our night below: