Met another RJ member last night!

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    May 21, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    My partner & I were the cocktail guests of a lovely couple last night, one of whom is an RJ member here in South Florida. Another couple was also there, friends of theirs, making 6 of us. Our hosts have been together 40 years, an enviable accomplishment I especially note because the topic of LTRs appears here in RJ from time to time.

    A gorgeous home & grounds, wonderful company & conversation. Afterwards we went to dinner at a favorite restaurant of theirs that we didn't know before, very nice food and personal service. We'll want to visit there again.

    Turns out our hosts thought they might have known my partner's name very slightly from years past, and not surprisingly we have numerous mutual acquaintances in the gay community here. They also joked how they'd seen his pic recently in a local gay rag, just before we arranged last evening, and they subsequently realized my partner was the same guy.

    We remarked what a fantastic advantage the Internet gives gay networking, that we all met for the first time and were at once old friends and new friends at the same time. The only puzzle was why our paths had never crossed before, knowing so many people in common, but at least they finally had.

    I'm very grateful for online gay social networks like RJ, and encourage members to use its full potential to meet other gay guys. Not necessarily for hook-ups, but for the pleasure of expanding our realm of gay friends. So far I've met nothing but quality guys in person from RJ.
  • danisnotstr8

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    May 21, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    Kudos!

    I only know a couple of people from here in person-- and I knew them before finding this site. But they are wonderful people with morals, convictions, and good lives.

    This summer I am moving to Chicago, and I will certainly hope to meet some decent people while I'm there... I suspect RJ will be my first stop.

    Say hi if you see me in Chicago this weekend!

    Daniel
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    May 21, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    What a coincidence!!! I met another RJ member last night for drinks and dinner, too! And he actually has a very pleasent visage...unlike the little red scooter that adorns his RJ profile.

    The six of us had a great time together. We were that table that you either want to tell to STFU or to join because they're having way too much fun.

    It was really nice to see Red Vespa's partner after all these years. I hope we can do it again.
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    May 21, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    rigsby saidWhat a coincidence!!! I met another RJ member last night for drinks and dinner, too! And he actually has a very pleasent visage...unlike the little red scooter that adorns his RJ profile.

    The six of us had a great time together. We were that table that you either want to tell to STFU or to join because they're having way too much fun.

    It was really nice to see Red Vespa's partner after all these years. I hope we can do it again.

    No less than our great pleasure at meeting both of you, and your friends, as well, a lovely evening. And if I don't resemble my scooter (thank gawd), I can vouch that you look exactly like your own handsome RJ pic.

    Though you're being diplomatic about the "STFU" since a certain individual (if I'm the "scooter man" I guess you could call him the "car man") does spout some colorful language, that I no longer even notice anymore. Next time he & I will sit together and I'll kick him under the table. LOL!
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    May 21, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    OMG. I'm so glad you all had such a great time. It was great seeing you both when NJDewd and I visited in March.

    Hope all is well with you both.

    Love to you.

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    May 21, 2009 9:41 PM GMT
    lifefit1 saidOMG. I'm so glad you all had such a great time. It was great seeing you both when NJDewd and I visited in March.

    Hope all is well with you both.

    Love to you.

    And love to you! All is indeed well. I told rigsby and his partner over cocktails last night about how great it was meeting you guys for lunch at the Alibi. Perhaps we can all meet here on a future trip from New Jersey.
  • caliboy

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    May 21, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    Thant's way cool. I gotta say, I haven't met anyone from RJ in person yet.. time will tell icon_smile.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 21, 2009 10:12 PM GMT
    You are very fortunate and I am sure it made your night even more pleasant and fun-filled. Whether or not I ever meet a realjock member in person remains to be seen. I am not holding my breath for that moment that is for sure.
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    May 22, 2009 1:30 AM GMT



    "And he actually has a very pleasent visage...unlike the little red scooter that adorns his RJ profile."


    LOL What, you mean he doesn't have just one eye? (headlight)
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 22, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    Sounds like an outstanding dinner indeed.... I'm glad you all had such a great time. Hopefully more of us will have the opportunity to meet you all in S. Florida as well as other RJ members from across the country!
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    May 22, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    OMG its the old man thread icon_razz.gif
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    May 22, 2009 2:07 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidOMG its the old man thread icon_razz.gif


    CHILD stop it!!icon_lol.gif
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    May 22, 2009 2:14 AM GMT


    hehe...and just as we were about to say something clever to lilTanker-

    Dayum, upstaged by Mistic_man! LOL
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    May 22, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    mistic_man said
    lilTanker saidOMG its the old man thread icon_razz.gif


    CHILD stop it!!icon_lol.gif

    Sorry Daddy, no can do..
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    May 22, 2009 3:34 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    mistic_man said
    lilTanker saidOMG its the old man thread icon_razz.gif


    CHILD stop it!!icon_lol.gif

    Sorry Daddy, no can do..


    no...no....I ain't your poppa/////lol

    Now, go on tell us.... ALL of us.....who's your daddy?
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    May 22, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    mistic_man said
    lilTanker saidOMG its the old man thread icon_razz.gif


    CHILD stop it!!icon_lol.gif

    Sorry Daddy, no can do..



    Come sit on Daddy's Lap.....
    icon_cool.gif
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    May 22, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    Oh christ what did I get ma self into..

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    May 22, 2009 4:37 AM GMT



    ....a situation. *grins at lilTanker and continues winding tape on paddle handle.*