Gentleman or Not… Here I Stay #7: Bro Date Consummated

You will have to forgive me for not having too much to say this Sunday. I am a-quiver with excitement Because today I am flying to Texas to spend most of the week with Becca and her hypothetical family.  But it has been a week of meetings for me, as you know if you read last week’s Gentleman or Not post, “Bro Date.”

The “Bro Date” really did go down! I drove hours upon hours– okay, half of one– to downtown Denver to the Greyhound Bus Station. Rod had to foresight to schedule his stop on Sunday, when parking meters downtown are free. I know he did that all for me, bless his heart. I don’t mean “bless his heart” as in he’s not bright, because Rod may actually be as smart as me. (Only Becca is allowed to be smarter than me… of course…) I mean, he’s just one really nice guy to arrange his whole trip for the sake of meeting yours truly. I’m sure once he actually did meet me he realized the privilege was all his, but that is another matter.

The Greyhound station in downtown Denver is both a haven for urban camping and curiously situated across the street from the Ritz Carlton. Maybe the urban campers are those who couldn’t pay their bill at the Ritz? They were helpfully directing me to go in the back door of the station while trying to alleviate the burden of too much change in my pocket or requesting I produce a hypothetical lighter.

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Smoochy smoochy

The evil bus driver seemed to be conspiring to keep Rod and I from our date as he kept delaying the bus and what was supposed to be a 90-minute layover in Denver turned into less than 30. But no human force could deny the cosmic destiny of this rendezvous. I was on the phone with him as I walked in (electing in the end to take the front door). He spotted me. I spotted him. We both knew that we had to kiss… the air and blow it to Becca.

Later I heard that Rod thought I was really nervous. I was actually pleased to hear this because it shows that among my many other talents, I am also a great actor. I made sure to appear really nervous so that he would feel more at ease. As I understood it, this was his first time meeting someone from Internetland, whereas I’ve been to this rodeo so many times they named a steer after me. So, as on any date, I put his needs first, because I’m an awesome guy like that. Now wonder I’ve been so successful at relat……. uh, nevermind.

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No cheese for you

Sadly, it was all over so quickly. I didn’t even have time to take him to Taco Bell, and here I was all ready to spring for the extra cheese. I hear a rumor that once Rod got to Missouri he was going to have a date with a woman. It’s probably a good thing that our bromance didn’t have a chance to blossom any further than it did, then. I couldn’t live with myself if I ruined him for all women.

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Gentleman or Not… Here I Stay #7: Bro Date Consummated — 24 Comments

  1. I can’t believe you said “a-quiver and consummated”, rofl, while talking about a bro-date!

    Those photos are priceless, um, er, I love the teacher hair. (Actually I’m speechless, LOL!)

    Sounds like it was a good 20-30 min…and I’ll leave it there ;-) Y’all look great!

    Bless your heart :)

  2. I was once an urban camper at greyhound stations, quite a ‘trip’. Trick is to find the scariest looking mother f*ckers and hang by them, then no one messes with you, especially if you become pals and go to the nearest truck stop for coffee :P Anyway, what did you guys do after the greyhound experience? It doesn’t sound like it went beyond that?

  3. Jason if you want to know about the urban camping experience we have many fine locations for that here in Austin, if you want me to take you on a tour just let me know.

  4. Bro . . . too bad you’re down there in Texas, because otherwise we could ring in the New Year at that place that will always hold a special place in our hearts. That’s right, I’ll be doing my countdown to 2013 at the Denver Greyhound Terminal. Without you there, who will I kiss: one of my fellow passengers or one of your erstwhile friends out in the alley? Tough call.

    And yes, I did have a date with an actual female. We talked for over 2 hours, and it was very enjoyable. Backchannel sources report that I came off as “interesting”, and perhaps even “handsome”.

    Enjoy your time with Becca and her family, Bro.

Oh you know you want to give verbal ejaculation a try. Spit it out!