Last week Hayden and I had the unique opportunity of visiting Sin City for this little project of ours. More details on the trip later, but for now let’s cover why.

You see, we have this theory. We think for our generation there is a lost art of truly connecting and engaging with others. If you’re anything like me, you have fallen prey to all the distractions of work, primetime television, and iOS. I’m alerted the second I get an email from a client but am so busy and distracted that I can’t take 10 minutes to call my college friends or extended family.

I live in an environment where everything is urgent but seldom important; I’m surrounded by a whole world full of people that weigh the social value of a photo of a trip more highly than being on the trip.

Anyone out there relate?

Perhaps I’m going out on a limb here but I don’t think I’m the only one who occasionally misses how awesome it was to just be.

I miss the simplicity of just being with a good friend on a Friday night with nothing to do the next day. I miss laughing until my sides were stitched and knotted and my cheeks ached from the intensity of a newly-baked inside joke. No noisy, crowded bars, no selfies, no hashtags.

Don’t get me wrong — I love Rainey Street and West 6th as much as the next girl, yet there are times I crave more meaningful interaction. I don’t ever want to take for granted the opportunities I have to really experience the situations I’m in and the people I’m with.

I am ready to invite friends over, serve up some brews, and see where the night ends up.

Let’s bring that back. Let’s do something different this Friday at Dicey Goblin