Posts Tagged: queens

Beach Date

—Sunday, June 10, 2012— Beaches were laid back places, but for most of my life they made me feel relatively uptight. I didn’t like the sand, the salt water or sunburns. By 26 though, I was starting to come around to enjoy beaches and I fully understood that they were great places to visit with… Read more »

Street Food Date

—Saturday, June 9, 2012— Sometimes a great date just appears out of thin air and wants to eat greasy food with you. Pepper had sent me a message on Facebook at the very end of May, and about a week and a half later, she was driving down from Central Massachusetts to go on a… Read more »

LARP Date

—Saturday, May 26, 2012— A few dates made the list because they perfectly combined weirdness and curiosity. I had never LARPed before, but I knew that I wanted to try it at some point. I also knew that it would be a very unique date, at least for anyone who wasn’t already a part of… Read more »

Craigslist Date

—Thursday, April 26, 2012— Craigslist: The Wild West of internet dating. There were no real rules on Craigslist, a site where people placed ads seeking and offering any and all kinds of intimate encounters, even prostitution was offered up there. By 2012, was a taboo place to seek out a date and that was exactly why… Read more »

Breakfast Date

—Friday, April 20, 2012— Even the best laid plans could go wrong. But this plan was pretty cool. It was adventurous even, especially considering that it revolved around a meal that many people simply skipped. Isabelle had emailed me almost a month before our date, after she had stumbled upon my tumblr via her tumblr, or something… Read more »

Ice Cream Date

—Wednesday, April 18, 2012— There she was. Three rows up. Sitting alone. My date was at my improv show and I saw her take her seat just before my team went backstage to ready ourselves. As if the show itself wasn’t enough to make me nervous, I also wanted to specifically impress Kathleen. Several weeks… Read more »

Video Chat Date

—Thursday, April 12, 2012— For as long as I could romantically recall, I’d always wanted what I couldn’t have and, given that she lived all the way across the United States, Jen Friel was no exception to this rule. However, it did make her a great candidate for a video chat date. I wondered if wanting… Read more »

Unplanned Date

—Saturday, March 3, 2012— It was about 10:20 p.m. on a Saturday night and I was sitting in my apartment, taking notes that afternoon’s Lunch Date, and I had just watched a two hour episode of Downton Abbey. It was only then that I saw that I had a message in my OkCupid from a woman… Read more »

Snow Fun Date

—Sunday, February 26, 2012— It was around 8:45 a.m. on a Sunday and I had woken up a later than I had hoped. My date, Sonia, was picking me up at “9-ish,” so that we could spend the day snowboarding, and I was supposed to have breakfast ready for our road trip. The late wake… Read more »

Laundry Date

—Tuesday, February 21, 2012— By nature, I was a procrastinator, and while laundry was something that I definitely tended to put off, eight months was a really long time. To be fair, I had “done laundry” in the previous eight months. However, this was the first time I’d actually washed my own clothes since moving… Read more »

Create A Podcast Date

—Sunday, February 12, 2012— Through parts of this day would come to exist on the internet, in audio form, it was actually one of the few dates that began in my home neighborhood of Astoria, Queens. Maybe it wasn’t actually so few, but it felt that way for whatever reason. One cool thing about my… Read more »

Dim Sum Date

—Saturday, February 11, 2012— Good advice for just about any first date? Try something new. Or at the very least, give your date something new to try. Such was the case when Paige and I traveled out to Flushing, Queens for dim sum. Paige and I met up at noon on the top level Queensboro… Read more »

High School Friend Date

—Saturday, December 31, 2011— Wow. I am still somewhat surprised. My 50th date of the project hit at exactly the six month mark. I was incredibly relieved that all the hustle I’d put in had gotten me right where I needed to be. Sure, I may have only been half-way there, but it encouraging to… Read more »

Man Date

—Wednesday, December 14, 2011— Madison Square Garden — One of the greatest stages on Earth. My Morning Jacket — One of my favorite bands in the world. Me — Eating pizza alone and wondering when exactly I would see my date for that night. I started my date that night on my own because David… Read more »

Cooking Dinner Date

—Saturday, December 10, 2011— I met Emma inside of the 23rd Street entrance to New York City’s own amusement park of Italian food and drink, Eataly. I hadn’t seen her since January, at the same party I had met Soul Mate, almost a year earlier. She caught me by by surprise, arriving from the interior… Read more »

Acupuncture Date

—Saturday, December 3, 2011— First dates put many people a little on edge. Most aren’t sure how to act, don’t know what is appropriate, and yet they want everything to go perfectly. Whether it’s nerves or excitement, most of us are waiting on pins and needles each time we set up a date. It was… Read more »

Random Person Date

—Saturday, November 5, 2011— Sometimes you just have to take a chance, even if it seems like it’s from out of nowhere. It was roughly 2 a.m. on a Thursday in August of that year when I sat down on a grungy wooden bench at the 49th Street N/R/Q stop and looked to my left…. Read more »

Shooting Range Date

—Saturday, October 29, 2011— ZOMBIES! It was the Saturday of Halloween weekend and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by taking a zombie apocalypse handgun training course. I mean, right? Since I had been up late the night prior, at The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and I’d had an illness-ridden, busy… Read more »

Write & Record A Song Date

—Saturday, October 8, 2011— I spent most of the morning cleaning my apartment because Cara would be spending a good chunk of time there that day and I wanted it to look like I was both sane and somewhat orderly. I also needed to set up and test my recording equipment, which I hadn’t touched… Read more »

Sporting Event Date

—Wednesday, July 20, 2011— When will we kiss?!?! That was the biggest question I had going into this date. I was going to my first Mets game that night and I was excited about it because I’d heard great things about Citi Field. Plus, it had been too damn long since I’d been to a… Read more »