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.