It’s 3:30 AM, I just got in, and I’m feeling great.

Karsten (, even though he doesn’t use the account) and I met up with tonight at Bar Twenty 3, which is somewhere we’d all been meaning to check out for some time now. It has a reputation as one of the hippest nightspots in town, with some of the most beautiful people in Nashville. It was, indeed, a fun scene, and there were plenty of beautiful people, but it was also a fairly predatory environment: I got felt up several times just walking from the bathroom to the bar.

When we’d had enough of Bar Twenty 3, we decided to head to On The Rocks, where Karsten and I had had such a great time two nights ago. offered that we could park in the Cumulus lot on Music Circle, which is right across the way from Demonbreun. And since we were parking there, also gave us the late night nickel tour of all the radio stations and offices, which was fun and fascinating.

On The Rocks was way too crowded and too loud, so we went to Gravity instead (thanks for the tip, !), which was far less crowded, but still a little loud. At some point during the night, one of us made a reference to pancakes, and I got all crazy about wanting pancakes, so we decided to go to IHOP next. 🙂

IHOP was really fun. We could finally talk and joke around without having to yell, and the atmosphere was just the right kind of absurd after the pretentious, yet sexy, ambience of the other three venues. For all its charms, there is nothing sexy about IHOP. 😉

And I have to say this: is quickly becoming one of my favorite people. He mentioned something at Bar Twenty 3 about having been in town only about six weeks, and I realized we’ve only known each other two or three weeks. Which is weird! Because it really feels like I’ve known him forever.

And I’ll admit this here even though he’ll see it and it’ll go right to his head and he’ll be insufferably egotistical: he’s at least — at least! — the funniest person on his side of the table at IHOP.

😉

Fun night!

10 thoughts on “Fun night!

  • December 5, 2004 at 1:27 am
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    Really?

    Only at MY side of the table?

    I thought when Tia was in between our sides of the table, she was clearly the funniest person in the restaurant.

    Last night was fun.

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  • December 5, 2004 at 2:00 am
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    I really wanted her to ask you in return if you were named after Jack Daniels, but of course you weren’t wearing a nametag. Maybe they should institute mandatory nametags for patrons at IHOP. Or at least the obnoxious ones.

    And then, as a bonus, they’ll know which ones are supposed to get a mug full of whipped cream instead of hot cocoa. Of course, they’ll probably know anyway, because that other waitress — Christy — has probably warned everyone to watch out for the guy with the loud announcer voice who orders “Pfannkuchen” since it is, after all, the International House of Pancakes. 🙂

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  • December 5, 2004 at 3:00 am
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    and I ended up at IHOP last night as well..

    strange how we end up eating at the same places on the same days.

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  • December 5, 2004 at 3:13 am
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    How bizarre! The one on Nolensville? What time were you there? I think we got there around 2 and left around 3.

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  • December 5, 2004 at 3:32 am
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    yea the one on Nolensville.

    it was early.. around 10:30 or 11.

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  • December 5, 2004 at 6:40 am
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    Well, one of these days, I guess we’ll be in the same place on the same day at the same time and we’ll have to rely on our user icons to recognize each other. 😉

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  • December 5, 2004 at 6:44 am
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    lol.. yea it always seems like it’s just a few hours difference.

    user icons or the million pictures i post every week lol

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  • December 5, 2004 at 3:16 pm
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    No, there is nothing sexy about IHOP. But hey! It’s late! 😉 (the shared motto of IHOP & Denny’s)

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  • December 6, 2004 at 1:40 am
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    God, yeah. I’ve spent many a late night at Denny’s, too. Oh, and Golden Nugget (which we always called Golden Fuckit) in Chicago — did you ever go to one of those? It was so surreal — like a seedy truck stop plopped right in the middle of an urban neighborhood.

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  • December 6, 2004 at 4:31 am
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    Nope, never been to one. Now I’ll have to look for them.

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