I'm Going Out For Drinks Tonight. And Other Sundry Business.

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I get to see my pirate today! Yippee! *Happy Dance* He's a fellow blogger and we've gotten together before. It's a mutal admiration society and I'm looking forward to it so much! So there. Drinks after my meeting. I have no idea what he'll be drinking, but I'm going to have something fancy. Something pink. Because I'm wearing a scarf today and I look pretty. Any suggestions? Of the non-alcoholic variety, of course.

Now, I refuse to make this a dating blog because, well - dating sucks. But tell me if I'm on the right track here. If I go out with someone and then they email me that they had a good time and I email back the same and then I hear NOTHING for three days, I'm going to assume he's got better things to do and bigger fish to fry and move along, little doggie. Because if someone wants to go out with me, I think they should be KNOCKING DOWN MY DOOR TO SEE ME AGAIN!

Don't you think? You know I am not well versed in such things and need your help. As usual.

With that said, I'm thinking about changing some of the wording on my dating profile, to include things like "Must be well versed in Hanta Virus and STD statistics." or "Death and destruction excites me." What do you think?

20 comments:

artemisia said...

I say don't give that date another thought. You are right - he should be knocking on your door. Unless, do you feel like taking down HIS door? Then do so.

Have fun tonight with the pirate!

The Pollinatrix said...

I'm totally with you on the knocking down your door thing. I've spent the better part of my life chasing men around and I'm just not gonna do it anymore.

I like "death and destruction excite me," although you might attract some undesirables that way.

Speaking of which, I just don't get the whole Marilyn Manson/Evan Rachel Wood thing.

buffalodick said...

Lemonade with a few drops of grenadine= pink!

Meg Kathleen said...

First, I agree they should definitely be knocking down your door to see you! Although, maybe he's just trying to play it cool. Second, I like the idea of adding "Death and destruction excite me" to your profile.

melissalion said...

I don't know about this knocking down the door business.

My understanding is dating is a casual thing. He might email you in a few days. Did you say I'd love to go out again or anything like that?

I think we get into this you go girl mentality and he should be knocking down your door, but really who does that?

If he were knocking down your door, you'd call the cops.

What about club soda and cranberry juice? Or a classic -- Shirley Temple. I get those when I'm not drinking.

Or soda water and bitters. With a lemon.

Kate said...

You have a good point, Melissa Lion. As always. And I don't know what bitters are?

justsomethoughts... said...

the death and destruction comment will get you all sorts of (scary) attention.

BrianAlt said...

Pink lemonade!

Three days isn't too bad. For some women if a man starts hounding her, calling every day etc., that scares the woman away. He probably just wanted to give you a little space. If you want to hear from him more regularly, make sure he knows.

Sparkling Red said...

Strawberry milkshake? Cream soda?

Ummm...

Pepto Bismol?

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Dating is so tricky. Sometimes people do disappear for days on end and sometimes people are ok with those disappearances. But, you know what? You deserve to be treated the way you expect to be treated. And if no communication after a seemingly good date bothers you, then hold your head high and keep on looking.

The Good Cook said...

Pink Lemonade.
Cherry Juice and Lemon Soda
Club Soda with Lime (not pink)
Pom Juice and Club
Cranberry and Club
Cranberry and Lemon Soda

Now. Maybe he's BUSY. If he calls, he calls, in the meantime, you are BUSY.

The first time I slept with TBHITW he didn't call the very next day... how could I have slept with someone who didn't know the "you have to call the very next day rule"???

Guess What? He was BUSY! Guess what else? 2.5 years later and many, many dates, a couple of rip-roaring arguments, career changes, moves, and building a house together, we got married. And we're still married and Guess What? He's still so BUSY that sometimes he doesn't call me all day...

So chill. Drink something pink.

Rebecca said...

Pink drinks rock. What about raspberry lemonade or strawberry lemonade....but with REAL FRUIT!

The Pollinatrix said...

I don't know why, but I've gotten all caught up in thinking what you should drink tonight. I actually found this cool website with non-alcoholic cocktail recipes: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/healthservices/substanceabuse/non_alcoholic_beverages.html

Myself, I'd go with something with half-and-half and cherry juice.

Summer said...

Definitely needs to be up-to-date on STD statistics!

Jennifer said...

I think...YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE! As far as dating...knocking down the door is my personal opinion, but it seems dudes just don't get that...Pink DRINK...a pomegranate something or other would be nice.

If you request the stats then you'll know HE IS SERIOUS about YOU!

Kelly Hogaboom said...

Virgin Mary, extra spicy, and a glass of ice water!

Have fun!

Jen said...

I'd say go with your gut. If he reappears and you feel like answering great, if not, great too. On the drink I would go for pink lemonade, LOVE pink lemonade.
Have fun with the pirate!

Malaise Inc said...

3 Days is nothing to worry about. He is just playing it cool and trying not to appear like crazy, clingy stalker-man. My rule was, after a Friday first date, to call on Tuesday.

melissalion said...

Oh crap, bitters have booze in them. Never mind.

Basically they make soda water taste like ginger ale.

Suburban Sweetheart said...

He's probably "playing it cool," but we're adults - no need to play lame games. Fagheddaboudit.

I, for one, would like to read more about your dating trials & tribulations and, mostly, your conversation topics & profile language. Love it.