Monday, January 19, 2009

The universe is messing with me.

I went out with Mr. Short Term on Saturday night. And, of course, we had a great time. Which is why I say the universe is messing with me. Why does it only send interesting guys if they're NOT interested in a long term relationship? Or if they live in a different state? Or could be moving to a different state soon? Why do the guys looking for a long term, committed relationship right here in this town have to be crazy/boring/assholes? Bah.

I give you further proof of the vindictiveness of the universe: "I'm more of a cat person, myself." These words actually came out of his mouth!

Sigh. Okay, you want a few details, I'm sure.

I let him pick me up at my house. (I know, I know...but I've got a brass knuckle key chain and a cellphone. Shut up.) We'd spent so much time on the phone that it kind of seemed like we were already old friends. The first thing he did was start perusing my bookshelves to see what kind of books I read. ("Hey--I can't believe you have a copy of 'Lucifer's Hammer'!")

We went to the bar that I had discussed going to with Mr. Bud Is Great last week--the one with the extensive beer menu. We decided that we were going to "travel" to a different country for each beer. We went to several countries (although he did switch to iced tea at some point, since he was driving), split a garden burger and some tabouli midway, and had a lot of fun.

Yes, there was flirting. And mention of my amazing eyes. And the occasional "bumping" of knees. And playing with the ends of my (long) scarf. He told me an interesting story about meeting his sister for the first time a few years ago. (Very interesting story--he wants to write a book about it. I think it would also make a good movie or play.)

We left the bar, drove around a bit, made a stop at a karaoke bar so I could sing for know, a typical evening out. Heh. There was some more intense flirting. We hung out at his place for a little while. Eventually we both started getting sleepy, and he drove me home.

He's an interesting guy, very gentlemanly, we had a good time, there was physical chemistry...I hate the universe!

I've talked to him on the phone a few times since then, and we're definitely planning to go out again, schedules permitting. I just have to keep reminding myself that this is SHORT TERM. Don't get too attached and don't stop considering other dating options. I do appreciate his honesty on that front...I really do. He has his reasons for not wanting to get too tied down, and I can respect that. I don't have to like it, necessarily, but I can respect it.

In other news...tomorrow is Inauguration Day! I'm taking the middle of the day off to go watch the doings on a bigscreen with other like-minded people. Should be fun!


Noelle said...

It could be worse... You could only be into married guys. Not that it's ever happened to me or anything.

3carnations said...

Well that sounds great. I guess. Really, if anyone was going to be a complete dud, it should have been Mr. Short Term. Oh well. Your new mantra should be "Just don't get attached..."

Stinkypaw said...

Like I've wrote here before, 'enjoy it while it last', but try not to get to attached (easier said then done, I know). Have fun at the inauguration tomorrow!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Aww, that sucks. I mean, it even shows that he's a nice guy for warning you he's not ready for anything serious!

Stefanie said...

He's a cat person AND he ate a veggie burger and tabouli? Man. Maybe he'll change his mind? Fingers crossed.

greenduckiesgirl said...

Oh God. Well, that just sucks. Majorly.

I'm trying to think of something witty but the only thing going through my mind is "UNFAIR!" Not helpful at all.

lizgwiz said...

Noelle, I made the married man mistake years ago, and NEVER AGAIN, by god.

3car, that's the mantra, all right!

stinky, I'm trying just to see it as a little harmless fun, to tide me over until Mr. Right arrives. ;)

npw, it does suck, no matter how you slice it.

stef, he's actually way, way more healthy than I am. He's all into raw foodism. And NO dairy. In deference to him, we got the garden burger sans cheese. Yummy, yummy cheese.

green, yeah, I hear life can be unfair. Bwaaa!

Sauntering Soul said...

Aw man, this does suck. I don't even know what else to say about it. And you know how word-y I am.

flurrious said...

Okay, these names for your guys are killing me. In my head, Mr. Short Term is always going to be Mr. Short Term Memory, taking a bite of tabouli and then saying, "there's something in my mouth!"

thecoconutdiaries said...

You guys did more in 1 date than I've done in 2 years of marriage!


Maybe boys like this come around to remind you there are still boys like this.