So last night did not quite go as planned. Originally I had wanted to go to the city for fleet week but B's parent's really were not having it because of how often she goes to the city. So instead we decided to do dinner and drinks in Brooklyn. We went to the Chipshop in Park Slope. B had been there before but I never had. I've seen it mentioned on the food network before - EVERYTHING IS FRIED! They boast that they will fry anything that you bring and one of their desserts (double fried cherry pie) has been banned by the NYC health department. They ain't kiddin' around here.
So after we clogged our arteries we decided to head for a bar to get a drink. Park Slope is a real yuppy area and 5th Ave kind of resembles the city. The parking spot that I got ridiculously lucky with was in walking distance of numerous bars/restaurants. After going in/out of a few dead bars (even though it is a holiday weekend, it was still a Sunday night) we settled for Perch Cafe which was having an open mic night. B and I were so out of place, it was all that "Bohemian Chic" style and everyone just seemed very "earthy", for lack of a better word. There was a woman sitting on a stool with her acoustic guitar singing Ace of Base songs while a crowd of Birkenstock clad women just nodded there heads and cheered her on. It was something out of a movie for me, just very different from what I am used to. We had a few laughs though and they had a few board games (Connect Four, Life...) on a shelf so I definitely would not mind stopping in again.
So call me a moron but temptation got the best of me and I just HAD to see what my matches on eHarmony looked like so I subscribed for a six month membership at $15 a month. Oh dear, I have a feeling this is just going to be a huge waste of money. I already have a possible date in the works though. He's from Staten Island and works in sales. Only issue is, he lists himself as 5'5"... I AM 5'5"!! That's a trend I am noticing on eHarmony, its the land of the short men. Oh well, at least this will be interesting.