Turn-Ons: Despite it's uninviting exterior, Gobo was a grounding, zen-like escape for my frazzled mind and body.
Turn-Offs: The spinach dish was more than even Popeye could handle. My leftovers could've fed a family of four. Maybe they're not used to serving single chicks?
Rate My Date:
- Not My Type
- 1 Night Stand
- In Love
- Happily Ever After
When my mind feels scattered and my body feels depleted, it's a startling wake-up call that I'm spreading myself way too thin and I needed to replenish my resources. It was time to come back to my senses; all five of them. So I stepped into Gobo with that intention. I needed the kind of comfort food that stimulates the taste buds, warms the belly and nourishes the soul; instead of my usual vices of popcorn, red wine and dark chocolate which, in a pinch, are my favorite meal replacements. Don't judge! But my soul craved grounding foods like root vegetable soup and spinach with roasted cashews in the calm of a dimly lit, zen-like atmosphere with Buddha overlooking me as I ate. I, on the other hand, gazed into the open kitchen and watched passionate chefs nuance vegan meals and plate them to artistic perfection.
But even better than my nourishing cuisine (which was satisfying, but didn't make me crave seconds), was an entertaining eavesdrop session on two, single, thirty-somethings who were discussing our favorite topic: dating. It was that all too familiar story of: girl enamored with boy/boy sending "mixed messages". And as always in these complicated matters of the heart, doubt and disappointment necessitated an in depth analysis of the subtext of their first date. Y'know, "What do you think he meant when he said or did (fill in the blank)?" instead of taking his words and actions at face value. Our gut always knows the truth but we want someone to prove our gut wrong. I mean, "how could he possibly not like me?"
I've so. been. there. And god bless her friend (and all of our sista-friends) who listen to our ramblings compassionately and find it in their hearts to convince us that he is, in fact, totally into us. That maybe he didn't make a move because he respects us too much. Or perhaps he was intimidated by us. And, maybe he didn't call because he's busy, something came up, or he doesn't wanna seem too eager. In my head, all I could think was "maybe he's just not into you". But no one ever tells us that. And our eager hearts make us lose all senses.
401 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10014 (between Waverly Place & 8th Street)
Getting There By Subway:
- A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th/Washington Square
- 1, 2 to Christopher Street