Cade Blogs Easter, "Chasing Craig" Reader Mailbag
This week’s “Dating Craig” at Richmond.com chronicles Jonathan Cade’s trip to the grocery store with his nephew. While pretending to play dad has its kicks, apparently, so does shopping at Kroger’s deli:
I expect Damon to reach for the most expensive flavor-injected loaf of Boar’s Head, but he reaches for the brand on sale. He is a reputable and gentle man with full lips. I suddenly want to know more about ham.
Read the full blog here.
After last week’s posting, we got a slew of messages. If our reader Drew spotted you, then JC, you’ve got an admirer:
I did see this guy in Avalon, or one of those other bars along Main Street. I don’t remember. He was sitting alone and taking notes on cocktail napkins, looking very anguished. Could that be our man? If so, he’s pretty cute. If I ever see him again, I’ll send a drink his way.
We just read about you shopping at Kroger. Reader “D.” thinks he bumped into you:
There was this guy wearing yellow sunglasses in the pet food aisle. He asked me if his cats preferred Purina One or some other brand. We met again in the frozen food section and he introduced himself. He said his name was John. He was wearing a blue short sleeved shirt and jeans. I had to leave before we could say much.
Bruce was browsing the Alternative Lifestyle section at Barnes & Noble when he had his “Craig” encounter:
…I’m not sure 100% if it was him, but here’s the story…
I was at Barnes and Noble on Libbie. I was in the alternative lifestyles section (huh?) and I noticed a good-looking dude in the same section. He was looking at a book on dating. He looked up and smiled at me. Like I said, he was handsome. Anyway, about 10 to 20 minutes later, I saw him sitting at a table, drinking coffee, and he had his laptop with him. He had the dating book and a few other books with him- can’t remember the names, but I think one of them was by F. Scott Fitzgerald. He had a pretty intense look on his face, like he was writing (the blog?!?). His phone rang, and I swear when he answered he said, “Hey Diego.”
Finally, we were contacted by someone claiming to be a coworker.
He told me about a month ago that he would write for Richmond.com (before the blog was ever published). We frequently talk about the blog, and he always gives me a preview of it. I consider myself a good friend of his. I know for a fact that my friend is the one and only J-Cade.
I can’t tell you specifically where we work, but let’s just say that he works with people of different backgrounds and ethnicities (remember, he used to live in Italy… that’s a BIG hint, but I can say no more). He’s got a great sense of humor, loves great literature/film/music, and has a killer smile. He’s always one to share a beer, cup of coffee, or cigarette with you. We’re just friends, but he always helps me pay if I need it. He makes the work day much easier because of his comedic timing and fun laugh. Men chase after him all the time. Honestly, he doesn’t need craigslist to meet guys. He’s just doing it for fun… definitely not for desperation. He’s curious about the craigslist phenomena. Honestly, I think we’re in for some wild columns based on the stories he’s told me.
He’s just a really cool guy. I’m lucky to have him as a friend!
We’re still Chasing “Craig.” If you’ve seen this man about town around town, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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