Tonight, we went to see the off-Broadway show First Date, which showcased what a modern-day (blind) first date could be like. During the show, the man waiting on the first date couple’s table is obviously attuned to what is going on between the two – their strange quirks and dynamic, their awkward moments and odd transitions. I realized that since I’ve moved to New York, I’ve learned to completely block out what is around me when I don’t care. Chris always notices when a couple near us is on a first or second date; I completely shut them out as though no one else is there. I used to think it was nearly impossible to block out surrounding noise; now, I’ve almost become a master of it.