Idris arched an eyebrow, smile turning into an amused half-smirk. "Lusty wheat? I might try that next. Especially if you say it's good; I can't fault a woman that likes her whiskey." He started to slide his billfold back into his pocket but stopped, his eyes widening slightly in mock surprise.
All right, maybe it was a bit of real surprise. Just a bit. He hadn't necessarily thought the woman he'd spoken to online earlier in the evening would be working tonight, but that didn't mean he hadn't briefly thought it wouldn't be such a bad deal if by chance she was. There appeared to be a certain lack of specifics when it came to online communication--that was his excuse as a master of Farmville and he'd stick by it. But hey, getting to know his neighbors one way or another was still on Idris' personal list of things to do, though work had been taking precedence as of late. He figured he might as well take this opportunity, especially when the other party involved, yet another pretty woman, didn't seem to mind.
Accepting his credit card from her, Idris returned it to safe keeping. After his billfold was safely once more within his back pocket, he made himself more comfortable upon the stool and answered the bartender. No, correction: his neighbor. "Hey, I couldn't miss a chance like this. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff--what more could a guy want?"
She didn't miss a beat as she prepared his drink and kept up the casual conversation, gently prying but no more than was necessary. There wasn't a possible way that she was particularly new at this, no air of naivety surrounded her in the least. It was something to be admired, assuredly.
"Every day I find I'm liking California more," he said, no sarcasm tainting his friendly tone. "And if I remember correctly, you're new to this area, too." His gaze shifted to the drink he had ordered, then returned to her face. "You seem like a natural at this. ...Vanessa, right?" Idris was pretty sure that's what she'd said her name was, and he happened to be fairly good at remembering details--though they tended to be far easier to remember when dealing with someone in person than over a wireless connection.