Atta Ikede

May 30, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 6:27 am

it’s 7.14 am on Friday morning. An amazingly interesting thought popped into my head earlier as I was washing 3 day old dishes and I was seized with an urge to blog.

Unfortunately, now that my hands are dry and the computer is revived, … my mind is completely blank.


Did I tell you about how I went to a bar alone a few weeks ago and made some friends there? Well .. it’s true! I started having hockey withdrawal, fueled mostly by my friend “picnic buddy” txting me from canada with hockey news and reminding me she couldn’t play online puzzle games with me until the game was over. One day, i decided i had to watch hockey. I found a nearby sports bar, confirmed that they show all major sports on yelp (cuz nobody watches hockey here. they’re into baseball :S) and went over there one sunday afternoon. Alone. They carded me, then i went and sat down on an empty stool and started watching the game. Well… since the bar stools were all taken by riotously drunk people, i sat back at a table. There were already people sitting at my table! I said hi, and told them i was just a canadian suffering from hockey withdrawal. They said it’s cool, and in fact it turned out they’re both from the north east as well! The dude is from the US niagara falls and the girl grew up in illinois. Anyway, we ended up chatting throughout the game, and when they left we exchanged phone numbers. The conversation was great! We talked about sewing machines, Obama, chiropracty, and various other topics. Fun!

She texted me a few days ago and asked if i wanted to hang out. i said sure, and we met up last night at a local bar. It turned out to be fun! she brought a couple coworkers with her. She works at a local salon called Salon. The owner of Salon also owns a beauty supplies shop next door called The Beauty Counter (or something like that). Her boyfriend, who is studying to be a chiropractor, showed up later too and we ended up chatting for another hour.

the moral of the story here is, clearly, two fold: (1) always talk to strangers and (2) go to bars alone.  :)



  1. Wow, that’s cool you made friends.

    Comment by Julie — May 30, 2008 @ 11:27 am


    Comment by rabbitdownunder — June 11, 2008 @ 3:53 am

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