The best friend date
Some of you might think that this is a cop out, to put my best friend as my first date. But I don’t think so. My best relationships have been with people I was already friends with. Yes, you do run the risk of ruining the friendship. But you also have the potential for it to be the best relationship you ever had. You already know you love them. You know you get along. You know all about them and you feel comfortable with who they are. There are no secrets. You don’t have to spend your first date asking boring questions like “where did you grow up?” and “what do you like to do?”, because you already know the answers. You can talk about interesting topics, have fun, enjoy each others company. But I guess the big question is: is a really great friendship worth the risk?
It was a lovely evening out with the best friend that went into the wee hours of the morning. He chose the place. He even insisted on paying, even though we usually split everything. He treated me like a lady (although did tease me constantly). My headache this morning attests to the amount of wine we drank. I had a lot of fun. (I know, I bet you wanted more juicy details than that. There will be juicy details on other dates, don’t you worry!)
Having an odd schedule makes dating especially hard. No one wants to go on a date on a Monday night. Nine-to-fivers don’t think it’s a good night for a date. Shift-workers want to relax after a long weekend or are working. I did have a date planned that bailed on me, then another potential date that couldn’t do it, so I sent the task to a friend of mine with lots of contacts and five minutes later, a date for tonight! And a pretty interesting one at that. He’s going to blog about me blogging about him. And pick me from a party with all my workmates there. And joked about showing up with a parrot on his shoulder and speaking with a Mexican accent. Should be fun!
The Flash Mob
For those of you who followed me through art month, below is my video of a few short clips of the dance. I can’t seem to find the official video yet (will post that as soon as I can find it), but they did say we could post on Monday, so here’s my take on the experience:
International Dance Day Flash Mob
Metro Hall Square, Toronto
April 29th, 2011
Organized by the national Ballet School
Choreographed by Matjash Mrozewski
Filming by Nico Szidiropulosz
Editing by Lindsay Schwietz
Official video posted: