Love at first pat-down

From Missed Connections:

Security ID checker at SFO – w4w (SFO)

When: Saturday night, June 21 around 8:30

You: Super cute girl working the security line checking ID’s at SFO. You chatted with me, wondering why I was going to Newark – said, “Its not cold enough here for you?”

Me: Short dark hair, glasses, apparently incapable of human conversation in the face of unanticipated humor from an attractive woman. You asked my last name. I spelled it. Its a miracle I’ve made it this far in life.

I’ll be back in a few weeks. Let me prove to you that I can complete a sentence. Yeah? :) [link]

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If mattresses could talk


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Z Dating Game graduates from Z Below to the Z Space main stage this Z Saturday night!

Z Dating Game is the Mission’s very own version of the classic TV game show, but it boasts boatloads more booze and also lots of cursing. Co-producers Jack Morse and Rob Ready have done it a few times in Z Space’s small, underground space Z Below, but this weekend they’re moving to the main stage! (Congrats, boys!) And check it out, they whipped up a little Q&A just for us:

How does the show work?

A bachelor or bachelorette comes on stage and questions three potential dates with inquisitive gems like “Do you like horses? Defend your answer.” And, “When was the last time you hate fucked?” After a few rounds of questions, the bachelor(ette) picks a date and Z Space sets them up with dinner for two and tickets to a show… at Z Space!

AND for people who don’t get picked, is going to set them up on a date of their own so they get a second chance at love.

Why is this going to be hella dope?

It’s real singles, who are really looking for a date. They’re all hot twenty/thirty-somethings from the neighborhood, and you get to watch and heckle the entire time.

Also, the show is a fundraiser for Z Space, which is pretty much the coolest non-profit theater in San Francisco.

AND we’ve got some amazing local artists on the bill – PianoFight, Mission CTRL, Super Nova Desert Eagle, and a kickin’ house band.

Oh, we also have the best damn drink specials on Earth.

Is this only for straight people?

Nope! There’s a round for straight men and a round for straight women, but there is also a lesbian round and a gay round.

How do the artists work into the show?

The different acts will weave in and out of each round. So, when one contestant is asked to sing a love song to the bachelor(ette), that person will be backed up by the awesome house band. Or when a contestant describes his or her most embarrassing sexual encounter, the super serious, contact improv troupe Super Nova Desert Eagle will immortalize that encounter on stage via interpretive dance.

Have you made any lasting love connections with past Z Dating Games?

Yes! Maybe! Who cares?

Anything else we should know?

Z Dating Game happens on Saturday, May 3rd at 8pm at Z Space (450 Florida Street at 17th). Tickets are $10.00 online and $15.00 at the door.

Water dater

From Missed Connections:

Papalote 9pm girl group, black hair, glasses – m4w – 30 (mission district)

You smiled when our eyes met while you were getting water. I also enjoy water. Maybe we can get some water together. [link]

[via Roll Over Easy]

Who do you love?

[via Abby]

Candy Winters on the Google Glass controversy

Look under your dresser!

Have you bought a secondhand dresser from the Sunset sometime in the past few years? If so, pull out the drawers now! If you’re lucky, you’ll find a secret aquatic surprise painted by an anonymous artist:

About 6 years ago, perhaps longer I was subletting a friends room. While he was away I pulled out all of his dresser drawers and painted underneath them an aquatic scene. I never told him about it and he ended up selling the thing. Do you remember buying a dresser in the sunset? Would you like to take a quick peek under there, you might find a seahorse couple. I don’t want the dresser back I just want to find out where it went.

How magical! And of course, let us know if you happen to be the lucky winner.

The Mission’s very own ‘Dating Game’ returns

It’s Z Dating Game at Z Space! And it happens again this Friday! It’s just like whatever dating game show you watched on TV back in the day, but it’s live, and in the Mission, and there’s booze and swearing!

RSVP and invite your friends!

To win a pair of tickets, tell us your best/worst Valentine’s Day anecdote in the comments section below. Winner will be judged based on merit and notified asap. Contest ends at 5pm today.

Searching for ‘Sexy Google Glass guy’

The Roll Over Easy crew this morning read through a selection of recent Mission Connections, and this was the big closer. Like DJ Sequoia, I’m going to choose to believe this is real:

Sexy Google Glass guy at Local Mission Market – w4m (mission district)

I know you saw me — how couldn’t you?

Or at least you could replay it later in the silver pair of technological seduction perched on the rim of your ear. I couldn’t help but stare, you caught my eye and I was smitten. You were perusing the gluten-free crackers aisle, a bottle of organic pinot grigio tucked under your arm, talking into your iphone. At first i thought you were one of those “eccentric” SF types that talk to themselves on the street until I realized it was just Siri and breathed a sigh of relief. Your polarfleece jacket was jauntily slung over your shoulder and I caught a glimpse of an ID card lanyard trailing out the back of your jeans pocket. You rocked that gingham plaid buttondown like there was no tomorrow (business casual never looked so good!). Did you go to MIT, or was it Stanford? My god, you are one in a million.

Brunch at Mission Beach Cafe or rock climbing at Mission Cliffs? Yes, please!
ps — I’m the girl wearing the Warby Parkers. [link]

Be sure to click through and look at all the pics, while you can.

Falling in love can change a place

Our pal Valerie, in the latest entry on her blog about subletting in different neighborhoods all over SF, tells the story of a spring romance, and how it made the Mission feel (and how it continues to make the Mission feel, even now that it’s long over):

We finally happened when I moved to Bernal a few months later. I was loitering around 22nd Street when I bumped into Donald and his friends at the Latin American Club. I politely asked how he’d been and if he’d decided on New York. He was going to leave in May. We realized we were going to be neighbors during my stay in Bernal, and joked about how we would throw rocks at each others windows and find ladders so we can climb through, just like in Clarissa Explains it All.

That night continued with peanuts and whiskeys at The Homestead. I suggested we go back to my office and eat Girl Scout cookies but we ended up making out the whole way back to his house.

Read on for the whole story.

[Photo also by Valerie]