Dating boot camp: Jake the Actor

Karaoke night. It's still early, but a group of gay guys at the next table are already pouring over the song books. One of the guys strikes up a conversation with me. He explains it's his birthday, and that most of the people at his table are from his acting class. He's an actor, he tells me.

He's not gay, he adds.

Jake the Actor, meet Harper the Blogger.

He started with "Paralyzed" by Used. It's not a favorite song of mine, but Jake certainly knew how to work the stage. He had a great voice and clearly enjoyed performing.

He said the second song was a suprise for me. It was "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak. It was cliche. I totally swooned.

A week later, I'm laying in bed after work. The only light is from my cell phone.

"Do you want me to sing you to sleep?" he asks.

He chooses "Hold You in my Arms" by Ray LaMontagne. It's not cliche. It's perfect.


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Kelli said...

Oh dear. Hold you in my arms SLAYS ME every time I hear it. Swoon.

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...


You are both so crazy good at sharing just the right amount of detail. I admire your ability to pack so much into so little.