I just had a great cheeseburger and conversation with our own NSpindel. Neil is down the Jersey shore on vacation, so I drove down and met him for a nice repast.
I am normally very leery of blind dates, but this one started out great. As soon as we sat down Neil asked me where I was from in Brooklyn. My old neighborhood doesn't really have a name, but it is where several familiar sounding areas (Midwood, Gravesend, Canarsie, Flatlands, and more) all come together. Rather than say that I just gave him the exact location, "East 17th Street between Ave. O and Ave. P" He immediately said, "Oh, that's over by where Midwood, Gravesend, Canarsie,... all come together." I don't want to say I started thinking Mr. Right has arrived, but it was a good sign. A lot better sign than the vampire Yankees t-shirt he was sporting.
I'm looking forward to next year Neil, thanks a million.