April 19, 2004 in Dating

Dinner Party/2nd Date with RacquetballGuy

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Oops! I forgot to blog yesterday. Well I actually didn’t forget I just really didn’t have time. The dinner party went well on Saturday night. So well in fact that I didn’t go to bed until around 3am Sunday morning. Most people actually left before midnight, but Ms. Shasta and I sat up drinking Malibu Rum with pineapple juice and had a good old time talking about everything under the sun.

I should say that other attendees to the dinner party were: Dragonslayer, Bink, Aaron, Keidra & Ayaba. All are black bloggers here in Chicago. Since there are so few of us in the blogging community, Ms. Shasta and I thought it would be good to get together with the ones we know about. So of the 9 that we knew about, 7 (myself included) were at the dinner.

Everyone seemed to have a good time and so here’s hoping that long term friendships will be formed. This in turn should be better for the blogging community here in Chicago because maybe now, more of us (black bloggers) will be more willing to show up for some of the general events sponsored by the blogging community.

I cannot begin to explain to those of you not black what it’s like to go to an event and not see another black soul. Granted everyone is usually friendly, but I know that I warm up to people a lot faster when there is more diversity in the room. Plus, there is less pressure on me as I’m not burdened with representing my race. Despite what some may thing, we all don’t think and act alike. But hey, that’s conversation for another day.

I woke up on Sunday morning to the sound of RacquetballGuy’s voice booming through the phone wanting to confirm our plans for the day. We spent much of the afternoon at a flea market in Alsip then headed to the movies to see The Punisher. After that, we stopped by his place so he could give me the grand tour of his bachelor pad. We then headed to my place for leftover meat lasagna followed by quite a bit of hand holding on the couch. And now, here we are at Monday — a bit tired but happy because all in all, I had a good time.


  1. April 21, 2004 at 2:52 pm

    miss ellen

    awwwww, this is great! and have fun at the Sox game, i was hoping to get to one of the Yankee games, but i don’t think it’s going to happen (i’m in moving-mode every night this week – provided my back doesn’t quit!).

  2. April 20, 2004 at 9:27 pm


    i think the hand holding is sweet! i’d like someone to hold my hand at about right now.

  3. April 20, 2004 at 7:20 pm


    Yes Mike! Holding hands is all we did. That is not code speak for anything else….

  4. April 20, 2004 at 7:16 pm


    “Hand holding”? Is that what you kids are calling it these days? 😉

  5. April 20, 2004 at 8:37 am


    Hi there. I found your site by way of Blogs by Black Women.
    Your weekend was very eventful. Perhaps this is the start of a great friendship and more. Good Luck.

  6. April 20, 2004 at 8:18 am


    Enigma: Good to hear that you felt a bit more hopeful. I know that job searching can be emotionally exhausting. But to answer your question, yes — there is a 3rd date planned. We are going to a White Sox vs. New York Yankees game on Thursday night.

  7. April 19, 2004 at 7:02 pm


    great your weekend sounds like it was great. mine was good. better than one has been in quite some time. i felt a little hopeful and rejuvenated.
    so, is there a date 3 planned or what?

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