Neil Tambe

Let’s go.

I'm a Detroiter who happens to enjoy writing, national parks, orange juice, the performing arts, and fanciful socks. More than anything though, I aspire to be a good husband, father, and citizen.

Cupid's Pregame

[22:26] Neil Tambe: Bursley is speed dating tomorrow. :(
[22:26] Suneal Rao: why sad face?
[22:35] Neil Tambe: i
[22:35] Neil Tambe: I'm not a fan of the speed dating thing
[22:35] Neil Tambe: i would never do it
[22:35] Neil Tambe: (I hope)
[22:36] Suneal Rao: i see
[22:36] Suneal Rao: so u don't want them to do it
[22:36] Neil Tambe: If it hooks people up with a sweetie, I'm all for it
[22:36] Neil Tambe: but...
[22:36] Neil Tambe: where has chivalry gone?
[22:36] Suneal Rao: it's there
[22:36] Suneal Rao: buried beneath OC and other get horny quick schemes
[22:36] Neil Tambe: in a speed dating session?
[22:37] Neil Tambe: hahahaha

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This was an excerpt with the always quotable Suneal. You are currently writing off-site at home in Rochester, Michigan.


Chivalry. I don't see too much of it anymore, with the exception of Suneal, Matt Koletsky, Kyle "Tex" Landry, FIJI-2, and a few other FIJIS, and a few other guys too. But really. I really am quite dissapointed in college social culture. Or, college party culture. It's so unreal to me. I was talking to Mimi before PSIP about how Freshman girls in the greek system often times feel like they have to do sexual things with older guys, it wasn't even the topic of conversation that they often do, or want to, but that they feel they have to.
Terrible. Not because in my ideal world love rules and sex is the eventual outcome of intimate relationships, but something about that just seems wrong. I hope it stops. Even more, I hope I don't become that. I don't think I will. I'd hate myself if I did. It's definitelly tempting though. Our lives as young adults are filled with stress, toil, breath-taking moments, passionate rage, and raging passion. The escapes of our culture numb it down for awhile. It's hard being in reality for really long periods of time. Shit is hard. All the stuff, ranging from Yoga to Flipcup level stuff out for awhile. So tempting.
But really, is chivalry all that sacrificeable?

Good luck to all those seeking/serenading sweeties for Valentines Day. 4 days, sweeeeeet.

Please do say hello: neil.tambe[at]gmail[dot]com