So it’s been a bit of a heavy week around here. I don’t want to get all depressing on you, because what kind of blog would that be? But this is real life. And I know you’re not supposed to start a sentence with the words “but” or “and,” but again… real life and sometimes you’ve just got to do that.
Over the weekend we lost a friend.
This week we’re having to say goodbye to one of the most loveable, friendliest, guys you could have met. Andrew Brake had a passion for life and a love for people. He always had a big engaging smile on his face and was the kind of person that made you feel like you were good old friends even if in reality you’d only first met. Andrew was always surrounded by people, he was outgoing and fun and traveled with an entourage. He was just the kind of person people wanted to be around.
I met Andrew first at the coffee bar. His signature drink…large vanilla bean blender. No espresso. Once one of the employees put espresso in his drink not knowing and he refused to let her make him a new one. That’s just the kind of guy he was.
Andrew had a big heart. He loved to cook for touring bands that came through the Lighthouse. His specialty…Garlic Buttered Noodles. He always made sure to bring a box of leftovers for me to try if I was working during the show. So as we remember our friend that left us too early, I feel it’s only appropriate for me to share with you a recipe for those famous noodles. Andrew, you are already greatly missed.