Time of Your Life

Eleven, Eleven, Eleven (11-11-11) has come and gone and the world didn’t end…crap!…because over at The Chameleon’s Backbone, we partied, ate, drank, and blew money like it was our last day on earth.

It was also Mr. Backbone’s birthday, so we pulled out all the stops.

We rented car service…picked up some friends….

Elite Limo Forever Friends

…and hit the town.

Every once in a while, we need to treat ourselves like the rock stars we want to be.  Until now, I’ve never picked a random (or not so random) date on the calendar and acted like I would if it was my last day alive.

Sure…serving food to the homeless might have earned me a place in heaven.  Spending my rainy day fund on some sinful gluttony happened instead. (Where’s that pamphlet I filed about going to Hell?)

Most of our evening was spent at the swanky downtown Pittsburgh restaurant, Eleven.

Eleven Menu

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(If you ever visit Pittsburgh, the menu at Eleven is fabulous.  The food is perfectly prepared.  The wine selection is unbelievable. The atmosphere is trendy and cool.)

A thought crossed my mind on Eleven, Eleven, Eleven, at Eleven, as dessert was being served at minutes before Eleven p.m.

Salted Caramel  IMG_2744

You have no idea if you have decades to live, just a few years, or a single day.  Whatever it is that you want to do…don’t wait until tomorrow. If you think it’s over-the-top, unrealistic, or too expensive without a coupon, put those thoughts out of your mind. I’m not suggesting that you disrupt your life.  I’m suggesting that you enhance life…enjoy it…stop sitting around in your robe and slippers and waiting for a day that might never come. Minutes turn to hours…turn to days…turn to years…and then it could be too late.

If there’s an 11-11-11-11-11 moment that you’ve been waiting to make happen, don’t delay…put the wheels in motion today.

If you only had one day left, what would you do?

21 responses to this post.

  1. I played the Florida Ca$h 3 on Fri for 111 and it came out 117 then again on Sat and it came out 112. Sheesh.


    • Close, but no cigar, Carl, and no million dollars either. I bought a scratch off ticket the other day and doubled my money – an entire $2.


  2. The food looks delicious!


  3. First, I think it’s SO cool that you ate a restaurant called Eleven on 11.11.11. How FUN!

    “we partied, ate, drank, and blew money like it was our last day on earth.

    It was also Mr. Backbone’s birthday, so we pulled out all the stops.

    We rented car service…picked up some friends….

    You GO, girl! I love the photos of you guys in the limo, and the food looked faaaaaaaaabulous!

    Well, I think if I only had one day left, I would spend that day in Italy; eating, drinking, and celebrating my life with some of the most passionate people on this planet – the ITALIANS!

    “Minutes turn to hours…turn to days…turn to years…and then it could be too late.”

    You’re right!

    Glad to see that you posted today, Tracy! I’ve missed your words of wisdom and wit! Hope you had a super weekend!



    • Thanks for thinking it was a cool idea…I’ll take all the credit for that one!!! Italy – good choice…I hope that comes with some good pasta, red wine, and a pizza pie.

      I never intended to get “off” my blogging schedule, but my job is going insane right now, combined with some family things I’m into on the side. Not only have I slacked in writing, I’ve stacked in reading…and need to catch up. I hope that all my cyber friends don’t forget about me before I’m out on the other end of this dark, work-infested tunnel!


  4. Thanks for the fun post! Wow! do you know how to spend your last day on earth. 🙂
    As for me, I’d have to spend those last hours with my kids, laughing, eating and reminiscing. Hey wait, we did that on Friday! 11/11/11 Cool!


    • Very cool Laura! I always wonder how I’ll be spending my time later in life, since I don’t have kids. Maybe when I’m 80 my health care provider will wheel me into the TV room for some entertainment on my last day – haha…but maybe I shouldn’t be laughing because it might actually be the truth – heh.


  5. I am not sure what I would do with my day but I am glad you did something fun on Mr. Backbone’s day! It looked great! The food…wow! Happy Bday Mr. B!


    • I’ll pass along the birthday wishes. It was fun..and the food…yes…it was a wow. The best part is that I actually remember the entire enjoyable night – wine makes me sleepy with no memory loss. 🙂


  6. Posted by pattisj on November 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    A restaurant named “Eleven.” How perfect for the day. Glad to see you made a memorable birthday for your hubby.


  7. Hi Tracy .. what a wonderful way to celebrate your husband’s birthday .. and as you say once in a while is so worth it .. before I left for South Africa I took the family (small numbers!) to the Caviare Bar in London … just caviare, vodka, champagne, salmon etc .. I have to say it’s a meal we all remember .. what I’d do today .. I have no idea ..

    But delighted you had so much fun – lovely to see the pics .. cheers Hilary


  8. Wow! That food looks delicious!


  9. Posted by Bonnie on November 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

    So true Tracy! We should all take the time to burn that ‘good’ candle, wear that special silk shirt, and drink the good wine first. Your special night looks like an awesome time to be had!! 🙂


  10. That looks like a superb restaurant!

    Wow! Just one day? Hmmm It might take me more than a day to decide… what then? I might to spend it with someone that matters in my life and do something that is fun. I would certainly not want to be doing anything out of guilt or to please others or worry about what “they” think I should be doing.


  11. Since I lost my dad, I’ve definitely appreciated each day so much more. This is another good reminder! Glad you had such a GREAT night out!


  12. That looks like a lot of fun. I know it sounds completely boring but I’d have dinner at home. I love to eat in and would have a good dinner party here.


  13. Hello Tracy!

    Just wanted to stop by and say that I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Miss ya in blogland.

    Have a SUPER New Year, girl!



  14. I’m with Ron – I miss you too, Tracy! Hope you and your family had a great Christmas and are enjoying a brand New Year. 🙂


  15. Posted by suzicate on February 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I’ve missed you…just checking in on you. Hope all is well!


  16. Good to see you back. Seems like you are super recharged and ready to go! Great photos.


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