I think I’m behind on my list items by a good week, huh? Better get on that…
In other news,
I’ve met a few charming ladies close to my age that I’m interesting in perhaps getting to know better before deciding what to do. Monkey Girl you know.
Then there’s a woman who messaged me randomly through facebook because she recognized my pic from lavalife. She and I have a few friends in common as it turns out. She works at a movie theater, so let’s call her Movie Girl. We are trying to make plans to meet this week-end, but that may not happen because I’ve already agreed to help friends move on Saturday, and I think she’s indisposed on Sunday. Anyway, we’ve been corresponding for a bit and she seems to be able to hold out her end of a conversation.
Last night I went out with a bunch of friends, and one of them, let’s call her Bumblebee, asks me what’s new. So I told her about Movie Girl, whose friend list I knew she was on, but whose name had sort of eluded me for the time being, so I kept trying to guess first names to see if she knew one of them. Finally I got the right one.
“That can’t be right,” says Bumblebee. “She’s a lesbian, isn’t she?”
“I dunno. From her pictures, I guess she dresses like a lesbian…”
Just then another male friend jumps in.
“What’s this about lesbians?”
“Oh, I was just asking…” I stopped. What was her name again?
“Mal, did you just forget my name?”
“No…” I said with shifty eyes, and an inconcealable smile.
“You did, didn’t you! You forgot my name!”
“Maybe. Shut up!”
Oy vey, I’m bad with names. Anyway…
Last night I also met a third girl, let’s call her, uh, Mousy Girl. It’s not a great name, I know, but I only just met her, and though she was sort of cute, so I got her contact info and asked her out, and if I don’t hear back from her, I’m going to forget her.
My first pick is still the one I saw first, Monkey Girl, but to my amazement I’ve been unable to come up with anything at all to say to her. I just keep coming up blank. So the other night I said to Ema:
“Monkey Girl’s online, but I don’t know what to say to her. What should I say?”
“Ask her what her favorite flavor of ice cream is.”
So I did. And I got an immediate reply:
“Uh… lol I don’t know. Just trying to make conversation.”
“Oh, okay. Mint chocolate.”
And we proceeded to talk about ice cream for a bit. Then I felt I needed to ask Ema for more guidance.
“Ask her out for ice cream he says.”
Ah! I thought. That’s where he was going with this. Now I just look stupid. I still haven’t asked her out.