Adventures in Online Dating 2015D “The First Date ” Featuring Brenda”

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After a few days of chatting online, Danny and Joel agreed to meet for coffee.

The first date is the 3D getting to know you date.  Veterans know to order a small coffee.

( If the first few minutes is tolerable you can always get a refill, However if there is no chemistry with long moments of silence or after meeting your date you realize the online picture was taken during the Carter Administration you can quickly down the coffee and make your escape.).

  The introduction was favorable, both parties were pleased.

A warm night, the two men agreed on a table outside.

At the table next to theirs was a couple with a beautiful Pomeranian named Henry.  Next to the couples table was a seasoned woman named Brenda.  Everyone seemed to like the good natured Henry.   As Danny was holding  Henry ,Brenda stood up to stroke Henry.   At the time, Danny (in shorts) thought Brenda’s strokes were extra long as her hand occasionally landed in his happy place.

 Its was a great start for the two men.

Suddenly three teenagers appeared with small guitars and began singing  (What is this a Disney Movie?)

They wanted to get donations for the homeless in this upscale suburb.

Henry’s owners left and Danny and Joel were alone.  The music from the teenagers was nice in the background.

Their moment was interrupted by the sound of a chair being dragged. Without warning, Brenda joined them.

She loves dogs, always have ,she talked about how beautiful Henry was.  Henry is ALSO the name of her ex husband who was not beautiful .  The things they learned about the fabulous Brenda, who enjoys living alone but doesn’t get out much-living on a fixed income, she was fun, charming, and she had many many stories.  However, this was their date.

Needing an exit, Danny asked Joel if he wanted to go to the restaurant across from the coffee station. Joel thinking it was ruse, played a long.

They stand up and make their goodbyes to Brenda .

 Who slowly stands up with them and then follows them towards the restaurant.

“The last time I was in that restaurant the waitress didn’t give me the senior discount”

“Its official, its a three way”

No one wanted to be rude to Brenda, but this was  little much.  They wanted to be alone.  The three of them stood outside of the restaurant in silence.

 As they entered the restaurant, Brenda suddenly turns and waved goodbye.

They were taken aback and it took a few seconds for the men to recover, for the first time , they were alone and  decided to have dinner.

The date was successful.  Its ended with a warm hug  Followed by a text and a phone call and another date.

There are many events in our lives.   But something tells me they will never forget Brenda.


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Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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