We’re almost to middle age – the Wonks hit thirty this week! And how did they celebrate? The way any Wonk would, by dipping their toes into the dating pool. However, as Ed and Rosa live scarily parallel lives on different continents, it appears that Aphrodite’s child has thrown each of them into the deep end unawares.
Rosa’s up first with her dating tale of woe – or perhaps more woah! Determined to get herself out of her current dry spell, Ms. Sparks agrees to a blind date set up by an acquaintance. While preparing the for the date, Rosa gets that all-too-typical call from Ed’s world. The blow-off (and not the good kind). Despite his best effort to break the date minutes before they are to meet, Rosa sticks to her guns and forces her hand. While the date proves to be rather lackluster, the upside is that Ms. Sparks may have found herself a new business contact.
In our second half, Ed shares a slice of a first date with a gentleman he met on OKCupid. While his date initially shows promise, about halfway through Ed suddenly finds himself wandering through a dating Twilight Zone and wondering if he’s been punk’d by Cupid’s evil twin. While joking with each other about their experiences with on-line dating, Ed’s date makes a cryptic statement which bends the reality construct beyond his ability to comprehend in the moment and hilarity ensues?