I've been told by a reader or two of this space that the odd personal story makes for the most interesting copy. So, gentle reader, I shall introduce one of our weekly features with a little vignette.
Tonight, I went to dinner with someone with whom I am/was interested in going out on a date. It was a very casual thing as we have known each other for almost a year through a political group. We had spoken earlier in the day and agreed to likely touch base in the evening after we both were in the city. We met at a local bar and then went to dinner at a nice but not expensive Thai restaurant.
I thought dinner went quite well. Nice conversation, tasty red curry chicken, etc.
Then, outside the restaurant, things took an almost instantaneous nose-dive.
My "sorta date" leaves. A call from me goes unanswered. Odd text messages follow. A snide message awaits in my Facebook inbox.
In college, when faced with this type of stress, I'd often listen to the Dave Matthews Band -- usually beginning with "Crash."
So, for this week's "YouTube clip for a peaceful weekend," here is the new DMB single "Funny the Way It Is." I think I like it ... still contemplating.
Song hat-tip: Liz in my office