Dream Dates

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Last week, I (Emily) realized that my dream date had happened and I wasn’t invited. I learned this sad truth from a single Tweet:

I saw this image, and I realized, eating cheap noodles and drinking beer on tiny stools over some trash in an anonymous restaurant in Vietnam with Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain (both of them) was my ideal celebrity romantic situation. The brilliance, the daring, the bun cha! In an effort to recover from my great loss, this week we came up with some new dream dates

• Hamburgers somewhere dark and moody, like Corner Bistro, with Jon Hamm

• Wandering around the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature with Wes Anderson

• Walking through the Luxembourg Gardens in the rain with Owen Wilson, a la "Midnight in Paris"

Hitchhiking highway 89 with Shia LaBeouf  (actually, that sounds horrible)

• Running around an art museum and getting into trouble with Ferris Bueller-era Matthew Broderick

• Shopping for Rachel Comey dresses with Dan Stevens

• Going to the Russian Tea Room with Jason Schwartzman

•  Kung Pao Pastrami at Mission Chinese Food with Jamie Oliver

• Martinis at Bemelman’s Bar with “To Catch a Thief”-era Carey Grant

• Eating strawberry cupcakes in a park with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Popping into the frame with Andy Samberg

• Spending a few hours flirt-tweeting with Rob Delaney

• Steins of beer in a saloon with  “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”-era Robert Redford

• Tea at Sketch London with Prince Harry

• Hanging out reading the newspaper with Benedict Cumberbatch