Day: November 27, 2011

Two Men, One Martini Bar

It’s not as bad as it sounds, although I suppose any woman who accidentally invites two men to Thanksgiving dinner ought to provide some sort of explanation. (Note: I’d intended to post this on Friday but Hoopers Island is in the middle of nowhere so I’ve been going through internet withdrawal…) Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?  Once upon a time, a rather lonely 25 year old decided to try her luck at online dating.  Somewhere along the line, she stumbled upon the profile of a man from Pittsburgh and despite her initial impressions of the unfortunate fellow (“way too intense”) she somehow deluded herself into believing that he might be “the one.” A year into their correspondence, he made arrangements to visit and even though he wasn’t entirely at liberty to spend a weekend in Philadelphia at the time, he did just that. Was it love at first sight?  Not quite.  Not even at all, actually.  But a year is a long time to wait.  And although there was very definitely a “spark,” …