I was wondering if adopting a vague accent and introducing myself not as Frank, but as Franz, the playboy son of a foreign diplomat, would be an effective cover story to feed unsuspecting journalistic subjects. For practice, I muttered some words in German under my breath – And girls, man, the place was lousy with them! There were so many girls, in fact, and comparatively so few men, that as soon as I entered the room, a bearded man with a businesslike haircut hurried me to the front of the line, saying, “Just go! ”, doing at an event specifically designed for socially capable intellectuals? “You will have three minutes with each date,” her voice boomed, “Then the boys rotate to the right.
Johnny Rockets and Capitol City Brewery have also offered food donations.For further information, contact Leora Hoffman at Leora Hoffman Associates. As part of the Late Night at the Library Series, check out the GP Library's Adults Just Want to Have Fun: Speed Dating for Book Lovers event. Join the event for a fun time to hang out, speed dating style!The middle-aged woman talked for a few more minutes, over gales of nervous laughter, but I had other things on my mind. Here we were: a bunch of hopeful, hopeless romantics, going out of our way on a cold night to engage in awkward, mostly meaningless three-minute conversations with perfect strangers. To go to these lengths just to tell someone that the "Game of Thrones" books are so much better than the show would be preposterous and futile; no, in fact, the majority of discussion wasn’t literary at all.She could have been improvising bawdy limericks or outlining a 9-9-9 economic plan for all I was paying attention: frankly, this is the point in the story where your intrepid reporter’s journalistic professionalism wavered. ” The guy next to me leaned over then and pointed to the book he had brought: as well. Rather, most of us preferred to discuss the obvious: how odd it was to be speed-dating, how we didn’t normally do things like speed-date, how speed-dating as a concept was antithetical to our personalities, how we weren’t even really, like, looking for romance anyway. This was not just a collection of literary-minded people smugly seeking other literary-minded people to delicately paw at, but rather a case of just people seeking people.