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Let’s do lunch

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 31, 2007 at 7:49 am | No Comments »
August 31, 2007 7:49 am

Yep, I’m talking about you and me sitting down to a meal in the middle of the day.

Oh, it’ll be an anonymous affair. Most likely, I’ll regale you with fibs and tales about my stint in a Venezuelan prison, or my adventures as Maya Angelou’s personal assistant. You’ll probably even pay your own way, too.

There’s a new Web site/service called It matches you with available lunch partners. Pick a geographic location and day. Input your e-mail address. You’ll be matched up — by no criteria other than the willingness to have lunch — with someone in your area.

Today, I was matched up with myself, having registered at noonhat with both my work e-mail address and one of my goof-off Yahoo e-mail addresses. (Oye, the gripes of a restaurant critic who can’t get a date.)

I know I’m not the only one in Tacoma using Earlier this month, noonhat set me up with a lunch date. But the dude I was matched with canceled. I think he was looking for someone with a less masculine e-mail handle than the one I’d used.

I’m not shilling for noonhat. I’m testing the Web site for a story I’m working on about Lunch.

So if you want to do Lunch with me in Tacoma, give a shot.

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