G.U. = geographically undesirable.
I went to the Eagle yesterday afternoon for the weekly beer bust/show tunes evening. It was a nice evening and I wanted to be out around people.
What I didn’t expect was to meet a nice guy.
So, there I was on the patio, and I look over and see him. He was hard to miss. Tall as hell. Skinny, blue trousers (a bit high water), ankle boots without socks, tall hair, beard, and a rainbow feather boa.
Oh, and did I mention that he pulled out a pipe and started smoking it? A bloody pipe.
Naturally I had to take a stealth pic. Because hipster.
Little did I realize that the more I drank, the more I would become fascinated with him. Again, because skinny bearded hipster.
Which is, as we all know, my type.
Eventually there was a moment in the beer line when I could innocuously strike up a conversation. So I did. And we talked. And talked.
The feather boa? He was at the bar with a group celebrating a bachelor’s impending marriage. It was just him being free spirited.
He was also woefully ignorant of musical theater. Which we discussed as the show tunes played. I educated him on the finer points of Dolly, Barbra, etc.
He also likes to bike, and showed me a video clip of him in Philly on the big, naked bike ride there. (No I didn’t get to see the naughty bits– it was well cropped).
But best of all– he was a materials engineer too! We totally geeked out about meeting another gay in our engineering discipline. And when he started talking about “martensite” and “pearlite”– well, didn’t my cold, black heart just skip a beat!
And then I found out he lives in New York City.
Well, he mostly lives there. He just moved to NYC 6 months ago, and loves it. But he still works for a company based here in minneapolis, so he comes back and works a few days here and there. (He does optics design for medical scopes, etc).
Just my luck, right?
Now, he was the one who said “I think we should definitely be friends on FB.” And so we are now. But maybe he was just being nice and showing professional courtesy for a fellow, gay ‘Mat Sci Bro’.
It would be nice if we could maybe hook up for a drink sometime when he’s in town. I am curious to learn more about him.