Yep, that’s right. Just the two of us. More than a month after I started the “Minnesota Dopers?” topic and a week after an attempt by Lumpy to get us together (see http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/001853.html ), rubes and I said, “Screw it!”
Yesterday, purely by chance, we met on Opal’s new chat page (see http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/002876.html ). We spoke on the phone and quickly realized that we work relatively close to each other, on opposite sides of downtown Minneapolis! So we decided to cut out early from work and meet at TGI Friday’s in the City Center.
I got there at 3:50 PM and rubes arrived just a couple minutes later.
All right, you single ladies out there. I’m a happily married woman, but I can still appreciate a good-looking and intelligent man. rubes is definitely both! With a “kick-ass black leather jacket” (his words, but I agree), spiky blond hair and an Egyptianesque braid behind his left ear, he’s the funkiest 30-year-old I know. A great smile and sparkly blue eyes hint at his fantastic sense of humor before he even opens his mouth. Here’s the kicker, girls: He can roll his Rs like nobody’s business.
You heard it here first.
I had to catch my bus at 4:25 PM so we didn’t have long to talk, but we made the most of the time we had. Potent potables: I had a Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss with a lemon, rubes had a couple of screwdrivers. Topics included: The Straight Dope, the SDMB, rubes’ nickname, our jobs, our origins and only two Dopers: Coldfire and OpalCat.
We hate you both.
rubes graciously walked me to my bus stop… and there we parted.
I had a great time and fervently hope that we’ll be able to get all of the MN Dopers together soon!
It is much easier to see ourselves as better than or even worse than, rather than accepting that we simply are. - John “The Penguin” Bingham