Sunday, December 16, 2007

True Story

Sunday, December 16, 2007


We met on Facebook. You know, the social networking site. We're both in the 'I have a Blackberry...I'm out of your league' group. He's in the Baltimore network, too. He hit me up asking how I liked the Blackberry 8700c. Random, but valid question. I have no fucking clue. I don't have a 8700c.

I played along.

12/7/07 - 8:21pm - I think it's a great phone and AT&T is a great network so I think it's a good look.

12/8/07 - 7:17am - Oh yeah? I had the 7100i before I didn't really like it.

12/8/07 - 10:33am - Me too. I started to really hate that phone.

Between us, I have no clue how good or bad AT&T's service is; I'm a Sprint customer. Anyway, some time went by. I didn't really think any more of it. Then on Tuesday:

12/11/07 - 7:02am - Yo, I got the phone. Good look on the advice.

I mean, you're welcome, but I was really just blowing smoke out of my ass.

12/11/07 - 8:37am - No problem, man. Don't even worry about it. You like it?

12/11/07 - 8:41am - Yeah man, I love it. I'm still trying to figure some stuff out.

12/11/07 - 8:47am - I understand. You'll get it eventually. I feel like you're a pretty smart guy.

12/11/07 - 9:02am - Yo, lemme get your PIN. (PIN = a Blackberry thing...don't worry about it.) I'm about to hop off Facebook and get some work done.

Did I just get picked up on Facebook? Well, that's a first. It's not that I didn't know Facebook is quickly replacing your favorite sex site as a venue to meet potential soul mates (read: fuck buddies). I'm no fool. It just had never happened to me and I've been on there since 2003.

After some back and forth, he mentioned he was going to the Barnes and Noble at 33rd and St. Paul near Johns Hopkins. He wanted me to join him.

I braved that wintery mix to meet him at Starbucks this morning for coffee.

He's 26 and is originally from Oklahoma. I could tell. His accent wasn't thick, but he definitely wasn't from Maryland. He studied finance and pledged Kappa Alpha Psi (I know all about those damn Kappas) at the University of Tulsa, then moved to Baltimore to get his MSF from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins. Now he works downtown on Water Street for Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown.

He likes art and music. The Walter's Art Gallery in midtown is his favorite Baltimore museum. Erykah Badu is his favorite artist all-time. He lives on the 17th floor at 39 West Lexington, a swanky building that just opened on downtown's Westside. He buys art pieces for his crib from a small black-owned gallery on Charles Street which he demands I check out. He likes Pazo, too. I was impressed.

It was my turn.

You all know my story. University of Maryland. Go Terps. Non-profit. Disadvantaged youth. Blah, blah, blah.

We sat and talked about lots of things from music to politics to sports and almost everything in between. I was so engaged, but he had to go. He was running late for an appointment, but wanted to schedule another meeting at a bar, perhaps.

He said he'd hit me up on Facebook.
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13 comments:

life said...

Well I'll be...facebook gets down like that. You must have a hot profile. I know about those kappas too...lol

fuzzy said...

Yea I vowed to stay off of facebook. Its worse than myspace I hear...

Kensilo said...

Nice... you never know how things can turn out when you least expect them to. keep us posted.

Darius T. Williams said...

OMG - that is hot. (singing) It's the most wonderful time of the year...lol. So, what happened?

Cocoa Rican said...

The bigger question is why we'd all be privy to his personal info and none of yours...I got the sense you really don't intend on it going anywhere since short of his blood type and social you gave folks his address, workplace, etc.
Just asking...you know I ain't startin' shit...just askin'. This post just didn't sound like you...

Mr. Jones said...

Life - Yeah...those kappas. LOL.

Fuzzy - It's pretty bad or good depending on your perspective.

Kensilo - Will do.

Darius - Nothing really, yet. We'll see.

Cocoa - Can a brotha change up his writing style without 21 questions? LOL. You all are privy to lots about me. Maybe too much sometimes. Don't be starting ish...lol.

Nia said...

Well you gave him good advice without realizing it. I have the 8700g and love it. I'm sure you know that though.

That Dude Right There said...

Well all righty then!!! Ya'll had one hell of a conversation over coffee!

But don't know you that you don't tell all of this stuff about a potential date until after date #4? I thought I taught you better!LOL

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

Hmmmmmmmmm...(Looks left... Looks right). Ummmmm Mr. Jones & Life, just what is it that you think you know about dem FINE ASS NUPES...? Just a question for ummmm, ya know...'Klarity'. LoL

Anywho, that brother definitely sounds very well put together. Then again, I'd expect nothing less!

~Damnit!

M-Dubb said...

People on Facebook think they're slick, especially when they friend you and you have no real idea of where they came from.

At least yours took off. I just have a bunch of ugly North Carolinians who never got friended.

WiseYoungMan said...

A few thoughts

Facebook is many, many, many, many things. I've seen it all. Trust. Yes facebook is a pick up joint, especially well n/m.

Kappas and Nupes are horrible people in general. Its not the organization just who they choose to initiate.

You kinda did put ole boys info out there on something so serious.

Unconquerable Soul said...

Y'all are gonna stop talking about my frat. Lol!

And WYM there are horrible people in every org. Including yours!

You did put him on blast. Lol

Best of luck with the new found blackberry kinship.

The 8830 is the SHYT!

yet another black guy said...

yo i love the way you told the story. so what's happened recently?

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