When I told a colleague of mine about my date with Mark, she suggested that he might have dominated the conversation because he was nervous. I dismissed the possibility, so imagine my surprise when I received a message from Mark on Facebook tonight admitting that he does indeed talk a lot when he's nervous.
So, I hereby rescind what I said earlier about Mark being your typical artist type. It takes an above average guy to admit when he's nervous and I appreciate that. And I wish him a lifetime of great desserts and rock star fame.