(And will sleep like she's never slept before?)
It's the insomni-maniac. Who is now. Officially. Exhausted.
Subject: Awesome!Naturally, I had to set this man straight: it is hardly difficult to find a liberal-minded runner in this town. Flattery is good...but he would have to find other reasons to be my fan.
Text: "Hey! You run AND you're a democrat. Instantly I'm a fan."
"Awesome!"(P.S. He already signed off on the blogging permission slip, thank you very much.)
"So hey....you've been a frequent stalker....which I appreciate. A girl loves attention.What's on your mind?"
"As you may recall, all previous conversations with S-UC contained mere snippets of the issue most likely to deal-break this relationship: politics. This was to be the litmus-test outing. And I hoped to report back that a Republican and Democrat could successfully coexist, or if nothing else, agree to disagree.Last night his arrival on the OKC came when I was mid-IM-chat with another man. So I didn't break away a few moments later to take the following chat request when it popped up:
Nope. This man was so Bushy it was like being on a date with Dick Cheney. Standing on the steps of Boston City Hall, over Bud Light and styrofoam containers of ribs and beans, it took very little prompting to get him on the two-hour roll from which he couldn't extract himself. His two most-oft-uttered statements: "I don't mean to lecture you, but...." and, after I suggested we change the subject, "Well, you asked...."
(12:45:24 am) Standup: Yes...I voted for George Bush!Oy. Vey.
(12:45:42 am) Standup: ....but the ribs were good!
(12:49:50 am) Standup: Hi Karen...
Double Oy Vey.
From the Wikipedia:It's official. I need to keep this quote in my back pocket for all dates stemming from initial online interaction.
"There is some argument about what qualifies as ironic, but all senses of irony revolve around the perceived notion of an incongruity between what is said and what is meant; or between an understanding of reality, or an expectation of a reality, and what actually happens."
SBH: so pretty and feminine.....i wish i had someone like you to take to dinner when i go to boston for an interview? or look at pretty things.......K: that's kind.K: where do you come to Boston from?SBH: i live in manhattan.SBH: your skirt is soo pretty...... *blush*K: the skirt is pretty?SBH: yesSBH: i have a soft feminine side.. *blush*
C: Ahhh finally...it's my first time chatting with you! we have stories to share!K: Correctamundo! (as fonzie would say)C: fonzie would be rightC: so, when drinks?K: So this weekend....C: Cause the way i look at it we have 50 minutes until bars close?K: Oh. Don't think me a cop out. But I'm in my pajamas.C: I'm sure there's bars where that's okay...C: I'm just up for doing something....and i like doing kinda random thingsK: I'm as random (and as up as they come) but might I rain check you this time.C: yeah yeah... famous last wordsC: you're passing up the opportunity to meet some random guy for last call in PJs.... that's a shame!K: You realize I'm taking a far greater chance accompanying you....you being in boxers and all.C: If I worked at it I could find pajamas....and if you worked at it you could meet me somewhereK: Guilt-trip often?C: just tonightThis went on for another 15 minutes. In which we discussed when JJ Foleys actually has last call. And how, if we did this on any other night, it would not be nearly as fun.C: tomorrow is a bad night for me. Plus, that would be like making a plan. how random is that not!K: What this embrace of randomness? Is it the only merit?C: naw, not the ONLY one....but it's fun. but also you seem kinda cool. plus the PJs at bar thing...i mean, what's not to like? ....but alas....K: I think also you are cool. Which is why I'm even indulging the idea...but alas...C: see, that's the point when you're supposed to say "oh f#$% it..." and just meet up.
Scene: OKCupid IM chat. Time: a Thursday, early afternoon. College Boy (CB), 22, has attempted 4 times to chat with Karin (K). She relents.
CB: hi :)
K: what's up?
CB: nothing much, just killing time before work
CB: what are you up to?
CB: fun ;)
CB: maybe i can disstract you a little
CB: so what are you looking for on here?
K: Depends on the day.
CB: well i just got out of a long relationship so just fun for now
CB: i really want to meet someone a little older, which is why im on here
K: Had any luck?
CB: not yet, its been kinda hard to find anyone
K: It is a bit hit or miss.
CB: lol* mostly miss
CB: if i find anyone whos interested they only want to talk
K: Well, you can always start there, eh....?
K: Sweet talk can be very seductive.
CB: very true ;)
(Meanwhile, K heads off to view CB's photo and profile. OKCupid is set up so users can see when others view their profiles.)
K: If you put more details in your profile there will be less to talk about....
CB: lol eh ill get to it
CB: checkin me out?
CB: your really cute ;)
K: Should I not?
CB: lol go for it
K: So I've got 5 minutes before I have to leave...
K: ...what constitutes fun for you?
CB: like what do i mean by saying im looking for fun?
(Indeed, in his profile, fun is the only thing CB says he is looking for.)
K: You're looking for fun. ;-) Like what.
CB: whatever you want to do, im looking for a friend with benefits i guess
(Pause of at least 60 seconds. K decides not to dispense more helpful advice.)
K: Hey. I gotta run. Plane to get to.
CB: ok,have fun on your trip cutie :)
K: It sounds appealing....I would like to keep talking as well.....although do I throw you off stride if I'm not in a position to meet up tonight? That if we like each other and seem compatible I can ask for a rain check?D'oh! Always.
A: I am married so it has to be discreet and probably in the afternoon.
"Karin....is this the only man in all of Boston?"Correct. It seems I somehow build up a mindset that whatever happening I had happening was the only happiness I would ever know....that that kiss against the tree in the Arboretum would be the only time a man would kiss me like that......that no other man will again remember how I like my coffee seasoned or help me with dishes or open my car door.
My second straight pretentious comedian with zero sense of humor. Blech.
To: Cooking Man
Date received: February 5, 2009
Subject: Is that karaoke you're singing?
Hey there -So I was browsing along last night and thought, hmmm, that's a nice-looking man. And then I scrolled to the next picture....and, is it true? Are you singing dive bar karaoke? Dude! You must share.....what were you singing and how well did you nail it?!
From: Cooking Man
Stand-up comedy actually...not a huge fan of karaoke...and yeah I killed the night.
So......he answered one question without being asked. The second question....single or not?.....is up for discussion if and when he follows through. And if he does, the third question....would this be a date? And then what?
No matter then what. What fun! My friends will be so jealous....
(And, it's about time!)