Thursday, November 13, 2008

And he is me.

I spoke to Bachelor #1 on the phone last night, and...I think he's the male version of me. By which I mean he has all the same grammar peeves (including imply/infer), is partial to ellipses in casual writing, has the same fairly wide-ranging cultural knowledge (a Trivial Pursuit gauntlet has already been thrown down), knows he's smart, and is thrilled to meet someone who "gets" his references (including one to Lupe Velez, which I, of course, got instantly).

We'll probably meet in person sooner rather than later, but...I can't help but wonder (speaking of cultural references, here's a twofer)...what if it's like that Seinfeld episode where Jerry met his "female me," played by Janeane Garafalo, and while it was great for a while, he eventually realized..."I don't like myself."

Seriously, if we ended up together, would we turn out to be the most insufferable couple on the planet? Would some weird synergy have everyone around us saying "Oh, THOSE two, they think they know everything." To which we'd respond...what are you IMPLYING? Are we to INFER that you think there's something wrong with that? Hee.

16 comments:

3carnations said...

I can't wait to hear about this one! Although, if it goes well, we probably won't hear much, now will we?

When's the big meetup?

Knot said...

From what I understand those are the relationships that tend to do better.

Knot

nancypearlwannabe said...

Oh, goody! We need more smart couples out there in the world. Good luck with Bachelor #1!

Noelle said...

I say see where it goes. And please tell us when you both discover each others' blogs!

flurrious said...

As long as things don't turn ugly and you start correcting each other's grammar, everything should be fine.

Sauntering Soul said...

I have a sneaking suspicion you would not do well in a relationship with Hot Brazilian. He taught himself English and I can almost guarantee you he would not use imply/infer correctly. I say that because he recently told me someone had "8 beers in the belly". After a few minutes of discussion, we determined he was actually trying to say this person has a six pack.

Mary said...

This guy sounds promising! Hooray!

Have you ever noticed that Trivial Pursuit is very Ameri-centric? Tim doesn't like to play it because most of the questions are about American history, American TV shows, American sports, etc., and he suffers greatly for it. Last time we attempted to play TP, I think he got 4 questions about American football. That ain't right.

You should mention this to Bachelor #1 and then he'll think you're really observant & worldly & shit.

lizgwiz said...

sauntering soul, actually I have no problem with people for whom English is a second language. I understand that English must be a bear to learn as an adult. But people who've been speaking it all their lives should know better. (And I may well adopt "8 beers in the belly" myself.)

Stefanie said...

Sauntering Soul's comment is cracking me up. "Eight beers in the belly." Hee.

Back to your point. I went out with a guy like that a while back. (Fun fact: he was actually the guy I've seen at Target twice and saw at a "This American Life" event, too!) Our first date was one discovery of commonality after the other. I thought, "OK, either this guy is PERFECT for me, or it will never work, because who wants to date THEMSELVES?!?" As it turns out, it didn't work, but probably not because we were too similar. I think there just wasn't a spark. If we're talking in Seinfeld references, it wasn't the Janeane Garafolo one; it was the one where Jerry sets George up with a woman he'd dated but never slept with... George asks why they never got that far, and Jerry said they were just too busy talking--that they had great conversations and got so wrapped up in those that it didn't occur to them to do anything else. Yep. It was sort of like that, I guess.

Yours will be different, though! I'm sure! :-) Fingers crossed...

Stefanie said...

Holy cow my comment was long. Sorry. :-)

gorillabuns said...

I can't wait for you to meet him but have to admit, I'm intimidated by you alone - I don't know if I could handle the both of you.

Tony B. Loney said...

If this thing works out, I'm going to have to deal with TWO of you making fun of my completely silly "thoughts," aren't I? (See, I made fun of the idea of me having thoughts before you could make fun of me. Ha!) And stop sticking your profile out at me like a thumb.

Sparkling Cipher said...

Oh, Liz, I just like you more and more. Infer/imply peeve, Trivial Pursuit, AND Seinfeld references all in one post? You are my hero.

You have to meet this guy, if only to say you met the male you.

Incidentally, I think I met mine in college. I was excited until he hit on me and it just felt weird. But maybe if I hadn't just told him that I was seeing Sweets and madly in love with him, it would have turned out differently.

x said...

I can't wait for the details, maybe this is the one! Me and my fiance are in separable and are totally the same in every way too.

Ever since he proposed to me with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from www.idonowidont.com last month, we now finish each other's sentences. Maybe he's your soulmate, you never know!

The Coconut Diaries said...

Dating yourself? Why is that a bad thing??? I'm almost the only person I like!

3carnations said...

So? Have you met yourself yet?