I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the end of a tedious summer studying for the bar exam than dates with the three beautiful women chosen for me by TAMN’s readers. I enjoyed getting to know each Mo-Matchelorette.
Stacey and I headed to the Salt Lake Art Center, one of Utah’s many unique art galleries. We hoped to see paintings from the prisoner’s art therapy program but missed the boat on that exhibit by two days. Luckily, Stephanie Wilde’s Harmed display didn’t disappoint.Following the gallery, we enjoyed a lunch at the earth-friendly Sage’s Café. I highly recommend the fresh basil pesto pasta—tastes like they took acres and acres of fresh basil and turned it into a single serving of pesto. Stacey and I can easily talk for hours (and we did!). We both have backgrounds in the law and need health insurance. The thing I like most about Stacey is her drive to always learn something new—not only does she have a law degree, she’s currently taking classes in biology and physiology.
Rachael and I met up at the Broadway Centre Theater and started to get to know each other while walking a few blocks to Stoneground. We dined on yummy Italian entrees while enjoying the hip ambiance of the refurbished Salt Lake Roasting Company building. Following dinner, we sauntered back to the theater where we saw Food, Inc. Food, Inc presents an interesting and powerful message about food choice. Rachael and I had a good conversation afterward about the film’s biases and making environmentally and socially healthy dietary selections. There are many things I admire about Rachael—she has strong family values and works extreme hours as a nurse. My favorite thing about her is that she looks for ways to help others. She is hoping to use her nursing skills to benefit the less-advantaged in developing countries.
Emily and I have mutual friends who happened to be in town when we decided to go on our date. We doubled up with our friends and headed to Midway to make dinner. We dined on halibut, asparagus, and lemon-scented quinoa salad with tahini dressing. Following dinner, we went for an evening bike ride around the Midway bird preserve and caught up with our friends over some chocolate cake and coconut milk ice cream. Emily and I have a lot in common, aside from our mutual friends. We both served missions in Japan, and we love the East Coast. Emily is extremely kind and thoughtful—she sent me a card right before I took the bar exam to wish me luck.
I’m issuing a to-be-continued. Each date sparked my interest, and a second meeting with each Mo-Machelorette is definitely necessary before the elimination round. Tune in next time for the most dramatic rose ceremony yet!