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|Wed, 04-23-2003 - 12:19am|
I technically met him on yahoo personals. There seem to be more people in my age group there than on match. In actuality we met for the first time at the Austin Museum of Art. (So now, I *can* say I met someone in an art museum!)
Robert Frank's The Americans is on display and I'd been trying to see it for a month now. He's a musician, and he'd sent me a few mp3's, and I was pretty surprised at how good he was. He has a very Jack Johnson/John Mayer sound, and since J was a musician as well, I'm pretty critical when it comes to aspiring musicians. Anyway, he arrived bearing gifts of his first cd and a pre-release copy of his new one. We spent about an hour wandering through the exhibit making up stories about the people in the photos.
Then we walked down the street to a little independent coffee house (no Starbuck's thank you very much!) and then next door to a bar for a couple of drinks. About an hour later, we both noticed I was the only woman there. We were in a gay bar. It's hard to tell in Austin. Most of the really cool places are gay bars, but he was totally cool with it, which I loved. We walked a little more and he said he'd definitely like to get together again. He has a show May 10th, but I'll be in Chi-town visiting Miss Cher. His little face was so crestfallen when I told him I couldn't go.
I'm not picking out china yet (of course I doubt I'll do that anyway) but it was one of the nicest first dates I've had in a long time. And he let me pay for our coffee, so that earned major points with me. He also mentioned salsa lessons which earns even more points with me. I love it when people are willing to step outside their comfort zones.
Anyway, I doubt I'll keep you *updated* per se, just thought I'd share some light with all of these tunnels around.