Posts Tagged: UCB

Bartender Date

—Saturday, June 16, 2012 — One myth I wasn’t able to truly able to debunk during OHD? That female bartenders were the most impossible dates to get. I found a way to make it happen, of course, but it wasn’t easy. A week before this date, I had come home after a long Friday at work and… 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 »

Performance Art Date

—Friday, May 18, 2012— As soon as we first went out, on Bowling Date, I knew that I needed to go out with Pearl again. I was upset, however, that I had let so much time pass before asking her again. In the whirlwind of my OHD year, Fall had turned to Winter and Winter… 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 »

Tourist For A Day Date

—Saturday, April 7, 2012— A bad date was bound to happen. After 75 dates, my luck finally ran out and I went on a less than pleasant date. Unfortunately, it was a date that lasted roughly ten hours. Elaine found me on OkCupid and asked if I would like to go out with her for… Read more »

Celebrity Date

—Sunday, April 1, 2012— Finding a celebrity to date was certainly a tall order to fulfill, even with a year to do so and my amazingly good looks. Fortunately, a friend hooked me up with a celebrity date who was even better looking than me and incredibly down to earth. Crazy, I know. Then again,… Read more »

Hiking Date

—Sunday, March 25, 2012— Holy God, this was the earliest date ever. My first alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. but it wasn’t until 5:47 a.m. that I was finally “awake”. I dragged myself out of bed and into the shower to get ready for a splendid day of hiking with Bobbie, who I knew… Read more »

Midwestern Date

—Tuesday, March 20, 2012— I didn’t have a specific plan for how this date would go, as it merely required the presence of someone from the Midwest, and fortunately, I wasn’t given too much of a chance to over-think it. This date started off as a different date and while I had made plenty of adjustments… Read more »

College Friend Date

—Friday, March 9, 2012— I hadn’t seen Billie since the winter of 2007 and I missed her more than I probably realized, burning through my days in NYC while she went about her own life in sunny LA. All it took to close that nearly 3,000 mile gap was several hundred dollars, a vacation day… Read more »

Double Date

—Tuesday, March 6, 2012— Double your pleasure, double your fun, right? The logic seemed sound enough. When Morgan and I had gone first gone out, back in October of 2011, we talked about our friends Bradley and Georgia. They seemed like they might be a decent fit for each other, but it took me forever… 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 »

Lunch Date

—Saturday, March 3, 2012— For one reason or another, lunch dates seemed to be relegated to the province of weekday office breaks and spur of the moment decisions to eat together. On the weekends, brunch reigned supreme and lunch seemed to take a couple days off. When I asked Sandra to lunch, for our second… 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 »

Spend No Money Date

—Sunday, January 29, 2012— While riding the 2 train into Brooklyn, I watched two teens debate how to properly ask someone on a date. One young woman was adamantly telling a young man not to ask, “Want to hang out?” She told him he had to ask a woman on a real date. It had… 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 »

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 »

Rocky Horror Date

—Friday, October 28, 2011— I’ve hardly ever been cool enough to be well versed in cult classics. I’ve always thought that the people knew every great B movie, every criminally underrated band or every avant guard comedian were somehow ahead of the curve and had a bold predisposition to exploration which I lacked. The Rocky… Read more »

Comedy Date

—Wednesday, August 3, 2011— I was there pretty early. I guess I was about an hour early. That’s what happens when you don’t plan anything to do between work and your date. You end up staring at a mannequin in a wash tub while you have your first beer of the night. But then again,… Read more »

Movie Theater Date

—Friday, July 15, 2011— The employees of the 30th floor office at number 1633, Broadway, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense. What then, was going… Read more »