first date

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Last night I was playing a gig and couldn’t help but notice a very happy looking pair of people who came in at the beginning of the night, and stayed throughout the whole show. Both looked like totally reasonable people, she was pretty, he was handsome, they look like they’re having fun. I was standing close to their table, and ended up in conversation with them. Turns out he saw her walking down the street on queen, said hello, and asked her out. Major bravery points there. He explained his dad had suggested the bar as a good place to hear music and have a drink. So far he seems like a pretty cool guy. However, many things happened very quickly which I’m positive has insured he won’t be going on date number 2.

1. – directly after explaining that his father told him about the place, he smiled dreamily at the girl and said “I’m sure you’ll get to met him soon.” Easy tiger, little soon for the family meet and greet. That definitely threw the panic light color up from nil to yellow…

2. – Anti-Semite jokes after she explained she was Jewish. And then defending himself and his jokes by saying ” why are you getting upset? It’s not like I’m being racist, Jews aren’t a race.”
But my intoxicated friend, you’re still being prejudiced, and in general an asshole. Orange light for you.

3. – the quote ” Oh c’mon, have another beer. I need to get you as drunk as I am!” is just stupid. On all levels. At this point her light is very much red.

4. – we started talking about our respective neighborhoods, and our brave drunk friend makes the comment ” I haven’t been to her place yet, but I bet you I’m seeing it tonight. Yeeeeahhhh!!!” and slaps me on the back. In front of her. Jesus. Her red light just actually blew up

He went to the bathroom, she instantly turned to me and said ” I wish I was on a date with anyone else in this room.” Never a good sign. Anyway, he came back, they left together, but I doubt the night continued much past that. The whole thing was pretty interesting though, a bit of a fly on the wall type scenario where I saw a man make kind of a fool of himself without knowing it.

Here’s something strange sounding! While in calgary we were trying to send music from Kyle’s laptop to a stereo via bluetooth, and things would end up sounding like this -

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It’s weird, it speeds up the track without effecting the pitch of the vocals, but puts everything else through some crazy ring modulator. I’m a geek. Deal with it.

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