Obre los Ojos – A Minneapolis PSA

Once upon a time, I had a blind date. He was cute, we laughed, flirted, experience few awkward lulls in the conversation, we even made it to the awkward but fun and sincere hug at the end of the night. I half-strolled, half-pranced home with that goofy mysterious smile you sometimes see on people walking alone. So great was this blind date that we elected to meet up a second time, for a little lunch and a walk around a lake. And this is when I realized I’d been duped. I mean, by the light of day, it was painfully obvious that this cat should have been off running a Tilt-A-Whirl somewhere. He was just that creepy. Creepy looking, creepy acting, creepy carnie-esque guy. And then I realized I’d been duped. Duped not by mind altering drugs or desperation or excitement of actually having a date, but by the date location. Atmosphere makes all the difference. Ever wonder why lighting in office buildings and office bathrooms makes you look dead? Lowers your self-confidence. Discourages inter-office dating. It’s true. At any rate, this experience prompted me to start the compilation of a list of locations to be avoided on first, but most particularly blind, dates in Minneapolis. You may benefit from the wisdom of my experience and avoid the disappointment and discomfort of a date two that was never meant to be. Unless of course your aim is only to reach the morning after date one. Then the rules change.

Okay:

Places in Minneapolis Where Everyone Looks Pretty:
Uncommon Grounds; Bryant Lake Bowl (the bar part of course); Plan B; The King and I; Cafe Barbette; Giorgio; The Times Bar and Grille; Jitters; Pracna (inside OR out); the Jax Cafe; Zelo; etc. The list goes on. Use it in your defense. Alternatively, use these places to your advantage. It’s all about perspective, after all.

2 Comments so far

  1. Lex (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2005 @ 5:08 pm

    Okay, so who’s the mystery blogger?


  2. Lunch (unregistered) on June 25th, 2005 @ 3:07 pm

    It is like that seinfeld episode when jerry dates a girl who is pretty in some light but looks like darth vadar in certain other lighting.

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