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 noonhat.com. 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 noonhat.com. 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 noonhat.com a shot.