Day seventy-nine

The online-Facebook-blog-YouTube-text-finally-meeting-in-person date

The Eco-comedian. Yes, he picks up used batteries to recycle them.

The Eco-comedian first contacted me on OkCupid with a shameless plug for his YouTube page.  I watched some of his stuff and thought it was funny, so I became his fan on Facebook.  Then I plugged my blog.  He invited me to the Green Party party on election night, so we exchanged phone numbers to meet up (which we never did).  We became Facebook friends and either messaged or texted back and forth for the last few weeks.  He asks me how the dates are going.  I ask him how his mission to unite the political left in Canada by writing a song to Jack Layton is going (he’s written love songs to Green Party leader Elizabeth May and environmentalist Laurie David – see below).

Finally, after seventeen days, we met for pizza during his lunch hour from his job at an ad agency.  He wore dark sunglasses and a hat, so I didn’t recognize him at first, but I also felt like I already knew him.  He’s a pretty funny guy.  And really into eco issues.  He’s made a name for himself writing songs and doing videos that are fun and make people aware of environmental concerns.  He also does podcasts, interviews, and radio.  He’s a busy man.  And he’s going to help me make a couple of videos for 3hundred66days, which is awesome.

In honour of his constant shameless plugging of his work, and because I think this video is hilarious, The Eco-comedian will be my first non-anonymous date of the month.  Here is his video proposal to Laurie David, when she was divorcing from Larry David (of Curb Your Enthusiasm fame):


Speed Dating!  I’m really nervous.  I was checking out the questions they suggest and they remind me of interview questions.  I hate interviews!

Try to find out about the person the things that you would need to know in order to want to pursue your connection further, or not. Here are a few fun questions below:

  1. What makes you happy, brings joy to your life?
  2. What do you do on a typical Saturday or Sunday?
  3. Do you believe in love at first sight?
  4. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?
  5. What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
  6. Have you ever had a life-changing experience?
  7. What do you think is the most misunderstood thing about your gender by the opposite sex?
  8. What positive quality do you possess that you also look for in others?
  9. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  10. If you could only eat one food for 3 days in a row, what would it be?

Check out all their “fun” questions at

6 thoughts on “Day seventy-nine

  1. Hey, L. C’est moi, again, the blogstalker. Wow, you went out with this guy! Smallish world…I’ve met him once or twice. I think he must know the Pirate, or someone that the Pirate knows, because both times I bumped into him it was in that circle of people. He and I had discussed writing and books and such and got along well…but nothing ever materialized from our briefly imagined exchange of ideas…

    I’m waiting for the end of the month, to see if you actually do get to that mini-advice column on what to do in the first and last 5 minutes of a date. Not that I really date at all…but maybe knowing what to do for the bookends of it at least will help! LOL. If you ever wanna ride the rides at Wonderland as a super-duper emergency ultra-backup date, after May 25th, I’m game. 🙂 I could even practice being a terrible date…Ha!

    Keep up the good sprits, Lindsay!

    (I just realized that it wouldn’t be sooooo funnneee if I was actually a terrible date, eh? Boo…)

    • Hey C. Toronto is a small world, that’s for sure. I always run into people who know people I know.

      As for the advice, I’m definitely going to make a column during the month about what I’ve learned during my 31 dates – probably at the end of the month. Hopefully I can offer some helpful advice.

      I’ll let you know if I need a ‘super-duper emergency ultra-backup date, after May 25th’ 🙂 And I’m sure you’d be a great date. I can’t seem to have a bad date, even when I’m trying to set one up for the drama of it!

      Thanks for blogstalking!

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