Thursday, February 03, 2005

It's Been Awhile

Have you missed me? Does anyone actually read this? I didn't think so. For the two of you who might actually stumble upon this blog, I apologize for my lack of posts for the last 6ish weeks. I forgot my login name for a long time. Then tonight I had an epiphany and, well, here I am. I won't fill in the boring details of the last month of my life, just a couple of the highlights.

Okay, in my first post I mentioned the possibility of a blind date. Well, it never happened. At first, the girl wanted to pray about it. I can respect this. I too believe that prayer is a very important part of one's life. After a couple weeks, I heard that she would be cool with some kind of group activity. So I told my co-worker who was trying to set this up to set it up, I would be cool with whatever. Again, never happened. So I'm thinking there's no future for this blind date thing. Maybe another time, another place, a different set-up.

More recently, I called up an old friend to go see a movie. This didn't happen either. I should give the back story. This young woman, who shall remain nameless for the time being, is someone that in my early college years I had strong feelings for. I met her while interning with my church youth group one summer. She was hanging out with my sister (who is only 2 years younger than myself). Therefore, one would assume that they were the same age. So I did what any normal red-blooded American teenager would do, I flirted with her. You could say that I turned on the old charm. And she flirted back. It wasn't until a couple weeks after our initial introduction that I found out that she was about 6 years behind me in school. So when I say young woman I mean young. She was just one of those girls who looked and acted mature beyond her years. Way beyond her years. Obviously nothing happened between us. We had a long conversation about who felt what and how wrong and impossible a relationship would be. And the issue dropped. We have remained friends. Okay, not close friends, but the kind who are still able to find something to talk about when we do talk.

Back to the present. There was this movie coming out that I really wanted to see. I'll admit it's not the manliest of movies for guys to see, which is why I desperately wanted someone of the fairer sex to go with. I had planned on visiting the old college town and getting a group together to see this flick, but there was a weather problem. Snow, ice... it was pretty... but very dangerous. So I was stuck here at home, with no one to see the movie. Again, I'm the single guy, so any of my friends who would want to see that movie, would want to go with their significant others. So I call up this young friend from a past life. She's 19 now, don't panic. Besides, those old feelings are long gone. I asked her to go see the movie, she was interested, we tried to set up a date, but the day of, she was called into work at the last minute. She said she'd call later in the week when we were both off work. Did I hear from her? Take a wild guess. No, I didn't. I tried calling, left a voice mail... no call backs. Maybe I smell bad or something. You really can't tell something like that over a voice message though, can you?

So I went to see Phantom of the Opera with my sister. Could that be why I can't get a date? Is it the movies I choose to see? Boogeyman's coming out this weekend. Maybe I can get the young'n to see that one with me. It's rated PG-13, so I think she can get in. Again, I stress, she's 19!

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