Yes, I have known Doug for bout 10 years now and I am happy to say he seems to enjoy my company, which is flattering. He suggested we dine together and also hang out until he went to bed.
I like Doug a lot, he is extremely knowlegable and always gives me insights into different ships and especially cultures (foreigners on ships). He said the entertainment he has seen was very good, including Cirque ands Fat Cats, and he enjoyed his lamb shank dinner a lot (surprisingly good).
We both agreed lamb shank is always a gamble because it can either be very good or not good at all - there is no in between. He prefers his dark bitter beers to be served "not too cold."