an Open letter to someone I've never met.

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    May 23, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    You were at house of pies last night; the one on Kirby.

    I was there with my girlfriend and her cousin/his wife. You came and sat down with who I assume was your boyfriend, because you were giggling as you were taking pictures of him with your fancy new camera while he was ordering food. We caught eyes once or twice, and even though I was with a girl, I just wanted you to know. Yes, I think you're very cute. I'd do horrible nasty things to you if you let me. I hope you have a wonderful time with that guy, you seemed to be head over heels for him and it made me smile as I was eating my slice of strawberry rhubarb.


    So there it is. icon_biggrin.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    May 23, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    "So there it is"....

    Attack of the Craigslist Missed Connections thread!
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    May 23, 2009 9:04 PM GMT
    Disgusting, lol.
  • Rookz

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    May 23, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    More like Rant and/or Rave section of craigslist.

    Why is it here?

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    May 23, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    I think it was a beautiful piece of writing. one of the most interesting posts I´ve seen on RJ

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    May 23, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
    This is a cool thing to do - - - and if I were in your shoes, I'd try it too. Who knows - the guy just might see it here. If it were me - I'd check out your profile - and answer your note. Even if he is partnered, he might not always be that way - and at the least, you could make a friend. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!icon_cool.gif
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    May 23, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    This reminded me of the song by Roberta Flack and done again superbly by David Cook. "THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE". It a stuff of unforgetable beginning of a great love story. I feel warm in the inside just reading it.
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    May 23, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidI think it was a beautiful piece of writing. one of the most interesting posts I´ve seen on RJ




    i agree. thank you for sharing.
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    May 23, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    A romantic little shot in the dark. I hope he sees this.

    I also hope for the sake of your digestive health you didn't have the House of Pies' chili omelet as you were admiring your mystery guy. A more indigestible menu item doesn't exist. I know this from firsthand experience.

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    May 23, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    you guys have the coolest food places..
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    May 23, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidyou guys have the coolest food places..

    The House of Pies is cool in its own bizarre way. It's a 1970s coffee shop preserved like a historic exhibit. The crowd, however, is contemporary urban-eclectic. You can go there at 2 a.m. and there'll be cops, drag queens, bikers, cab drivers, and lots of gay guys. It can be fun - back in my single days I made several new acquaintances there in just the way the OP would like to have done. Just don't order the chili omelet.
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    May 23, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    Devil's advocate has arrived. icon_twisted.gif

    I'm hoping those who give you kudos for your writing style are targeting your simplicity and honesty as I laud those things as well. Now, if they are congratulating your 'romanticism,' that I read as a combination of envy, patheticism, and regret, I have to disagree.

    It's pretty common to want what we don't have (keyword COMMON) but the "if you let me" bit underscores the equally disrespectful approach most gay men take in reference to others' relationships--even if only from a fantasy-oriented approach. I realize this is a rather harmless post, to say the least, but the idea behind it much less romantic and much more pathetic.

    So there it is indeed.

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    May 24, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    RandyMan saidDevil's advocate has arrived. icon_twisted.gif

    I'm hoping those who give you kudos for your writing style are targeting your simplicity and honesty as I laud those things as well. Now, if they are congratulating your 'romanticism,' that I read as a combination of envy, patheticism, and regret, I have to disagree.

    It's pretty common to want what we don't have (keyword COMMON) but the "if you let me" bit underscores the equally disrespectful approach most gay men take in reference to others' relationships--even if only from a fantasy-oriented approach. I realize this is a rather harmless post, to say the least, but the idea behind it much less romantic and much more pathetic.

    So there it is indeed.



    Oh dear. Someone needs chocolate.
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    May 24, 2009 12:28 AM GMT
    i think its kinda creepy lol
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    May 24, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
    dancerjack said
    Lostboy saidI think it was a beautiful piece of writing. one of the most interesting posts I´ve seen on RJ




    i agree. thank you for sharing.


    This by the way is why gay guys chase "straight" guys. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 24, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
    I've gotta admit - I'm licking my lips thinking about that strawberry rhubarb . . . icon_wink.gif
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    May 24, 2009 12:49 AM GMT
    The guy finds rhubarb a MAJOR turn-off.
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    May 24, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    lilTanker saidyou guys have the coolest food places..

    The House of Pies is cool in its own bizarre way. It's a 1970s coffee shop preserved like a historic exhibit. The crowd, however, is contemporary urban-eclectic. You can go there at 2 a.m. and there'll be cops, drag queens, bikers, cab drivers, and lots of gay guys. It can be fun - back in my single days I made several new acquaintances there in just the way the OP would like to have done. Just don't order the chili omelet.

    nummies sounds like a fun place to go icon_smile.gif
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    May 24, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    TexDef07 said
    lilTanker saidyou guys have the coolest food places..

    The House of Pies is cool in its own bizarre way. It's a 1970s coffee shop preserved like a historic exhibit. The crowd, however, is contemporary urban-eclectic. You can go there at 2 a.m. and there'll be cops, drag queens, bikers, cab drivers, and lots of gay guys. It can be fun - back in my single days I made several new acquaintances there in just the way the OP would like to have done. Just don't order the chili omelet.

    nummies sounds like a fun place to go icon_smile.gif
    oh it's the best.


    no I didnt get the chili omelette. I got french toast that night. Usually go for the french dip with cottage fries.

    and to the guy who was talking about the patheticism; dude you read way too much into what I wrote. there's no regret, just a simple statement. "if you were okay with it, I'd fucking wreck you."

    jeez.
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    May 24, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    dancerjack said
    Lostboy saidI think it was a beautiful piece of writing. one of the most interesting posts I´ve seen on RJ




    i agree. thank you for sharing.


    I here agree too, liked it! icon_smile.gif
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    May 24, 2009 5:51 AM GMT

    Funkapottomous, you didn't mention whether the letter was to a guy or a girl, just look..

    "You were at house of pies last night; the one on Kirby.

    I was there with my girlfriend and her cousin/his wife. You came and sat down with who I assume was your boyfriend, because you were giggling as you were taking pictures of him with your fancy new camera while he was ordering food. We caught eyes once or twice, and even though I was with a girl, I just wanted you to know. Yes, I think you're very cute. I'd do horrible nasty things to you if you let me. I hope you have a wonderful time with that guy, you seemed to be head over heels for him and it made me smile as I was eating my slice of strawberry rhubarb."


    ....and we know you like girls too! heheh

    -us
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    May 24, 2009 6:34 AM GMT
    I just assumed that everyone else knew it was the house of guys!




    lol, he was a cute little twinky fellow, probably 19 or 20.
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    May 24, 2009 6:41 AM GMT



    lol we finally figured it out with TexDef's post!

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    May 24, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    Funkapottomous said
    lilTanker said
    TexDef07 said
    lilTanker saidyou guys have the coolest food places..

    The House of Pies is cool in its own bizarre way. It's a 1970s coffee shop preserved like a historic exhibit. The crowd, however, is contemporary urban-eclectic. You can go there at 2 a.m. and there'll be cops, drag queens, bikers, cab drivers, and lots of gay guys. It can be fun - back in my single days I made several new acquaintances there in just the way the OP would like to have done. Just don't order the chili omelet.

    nummies sounds like a fun place to go icon_smile.gif
    oh it's the best.


    no I didnt get the chili omelette. I got french toast that night. Usually go for the french dip with cottage fries.

    and to the guy who was talking about the patheticism; dude you read way too much into what I wrote. there's no regret, just a simple statement. "if you were okay with it, I'd fucking wreck you."

    jeez.


    Yeah, I'm THAT guy. icon_twisted.gif

    Double yeah, I do tend to over-intellectualize, but even from a 'dumbed-down' perspective, your writing implies your inadequacy (as defined through patheticism). A single guy out with friends who is throwing a mental boner to a taken guy (while attempting to catch his glance) who then comes online to stroke aforementioned boner over his homewrecker fantasy. What could be simpler or sweeter? And the 'regret' was targeting your singleness...why else would you mentally hump a taken leg? Perhaps instead of my thinking less, you should be thinking more? icon_razz.gif
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    May 24, 2009 11:46 AM GMT
    RandyMan said A single guy out with friends who is throwing a mental boner to a taken guy (while attempting to catch his glance) who then comes online to stroke aforementioned boner over his homewrecker fantasy.

    "Homewrecker fantasy?" You're being way too hard on the OP. How could he tell from a few random looks what the couple's relationship status was? Friends? FB's? A deeply committed monogamous couple? Whatever their status, it won't be jeopardized by the OP's wishful thinking.
    And in any case looking and being looked at has always been part of the lure of the House of Pies. It might as well be on the menu along with the dreaded chili omelet.