Thursday, December 07, 2006

date recap...sans cap

date with duncan was lovely. "so, you went to fenwick?" he says as we sit down. this shocks me for a couple reasons: 1.) i didn't go to fenwick but, 2.) it was a neighboring high school and 3.) how the fuck did he know where i was from?! it turns out his best friend from college, who lives in his building, came over to his place for coffee that afternoon. he tells her he has a date with a girl named jasmine. "jasmine (insert my last name)?" she responds, which totally shocks him. this girl is a friend of mine from high school who i NEVER see out here but i'm apparently the only jasmine she knows and so she took a guess. this is an incredibly small city sometimes.

we ended up at a russian vodka room with a tiny man playing the piano singing (kinda) opera in his little voice....okay, he totally slaughtered verdi's "va pensiero." but he was adorable anyhow. then this random blond woman started singing opera and she was amazing. she went through musetta's waltz from la boheme and a few other selections from the canon of arias. and THEN this man comes out of nowhere with a freaking violin! it was a whole impromptu concert. i loved it!

he did not wear the pageboy cap, unfortunately. and i felt surprisingly little guilt for having had two dates in two days. i did, however, feel a little bad that i was still wearing the same outfit for the date with duncan that i was wearing for the date with "boy genius" whose house i'd stayed at the night before. that fact was obvious to EVERYONE in my office because i actually decided to look nice for date with "boy genius" when i usually look like shit at the office. so it was suspect that i was dressed up two days in a row...and then they realized it was just the same damn outfit. oops!

conductor on the train today: "we are being held here. the train will be moving" as the train jerkily started speeding forward again, "shortly."
then, you hear him say, "i told you so."

then, as we were leaving the train he said, "i'll see you tomorrow. same time, same place. have a good day folks."

it's amazing how easy a quirky train conductor made my day this morning.

5 people who played with me:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a pretty good date.

But, was the train conductor wearing a cap of any kind?

(I sometimes feel like I miss the point of stories.)

12/07/2006 2:31 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

isn't it odd how, no matter what, people manage to find the connections between seemingly unrelated people, flimsy as they may be?

12/08/2006 5:43 AM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

I really miss the train conductor voice and the funny commentaries.

12/08/2006 8:30 AM  
Blogger Ale said...

there is one anouncer in the staten island ferry terminal that just ROCKS - he literally makes my day! he sounds like a dj always happy and as if he is having the time of his life and this is his dream job-

i have such respect for people who take their jobs seriously!

12/08/2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger The Stormin Mormon said...

Well it sounds like the date was a good time at least...
I have had to pull the "I own two of these" excuse for shirts at work when I spent the night out. Thankfully we aren't New York, and I drive everywhere. Overnight bag in the car just in case...

12/11/2006 2:30 AM  

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