Monday, January 21, 2013

Dating

After this weekend's activities, I might have to describe my present status as "dating." ....maybe.  But I don't know for sure since I haven't actually dated since the late 80s.  Back then, I dated very infrequently and since I wasn't actually interested in women (as we now know), it was a pretty futile exercise. 

But for the first time in my 50 years, someone else paid for my restaurant meal as a romantic gesture ... and it was rather sweet.   Dating actually requires far more courage than meeting up with a nameless 22-year-old for a five-minute, backseat blowjob.  I'm a bit tense and jittery right now, actually.

This meme comes from John who writes Rejected Reality, a "must-read" for me.

1. Has anyone ever told you look like a celebrity?
Yes, a couple of times.

I was walking in a big city one summer, tanned, with aviator sunglasses and my hair extra blonde because of sun streaks. A grizzled old man (a street person half lying on the sidewalk) yelled out, "Hey, you look like Brad Pitt!!" I laughed and said "Thank you!" At my age, I'll take a any complement, regardless of the source.

I already blogged about this second incident at Remington's, chatting up a hunky stripper boy (22) between acts.   He was grinding his bulge into me and trying to hustle a lap dance while I reached behind to cup his buttocks. He said, "You look like Bruce Willis!" I look nothing like BW but when I asked him to clarify, he said, "It's just that look in your eyes. Mischief. You're just bad!"

2. Is there an actor or actress whose movies you make a point to see?
Yes, Meryl Streep is fantastic and I've seen most of her movies, from Out of Africa and Silkwood to The Iron Lady.

3. What is your refreshment stand order at the movies? Nothing! I don't think movie popcorn is particularly healthy for you, all trans-fats, chemicals and salt, and it's outrageously priced. Occasionally, I'll bring a water bottle and a bag of black liquorice.

4. When was the last time you consumed an alcoholic beverage? I have no alcohol in the house; it's too expensive for my budget right now and it has too many calories for my weight-loss goals. But two weeks ago at my parents' house for dinner, I snuck a generous shot of brandy. I couldn't resist!

5.   Are you jumpy? Do you startle easily?   Nope, I have nerves of steel, I like to think, anyway.

6.   Do you wear a watch?
No. We teachers are slaves to the bell and there is a clock in every room ... there is no need!   During non-school hours, my cell phone does a dandy job as a watch stand -in.

7. When was the last time you tried a new restaurant? There are no new restaurants in my town and because of my budget, I RARELY eat in one.  I love cooking and can usually cook something better at home.  But when I'm in Toronto, I always eat in some family-owned, inexpensive, authentic restaurant specializing in Thai, Chinese or East Indian food. Bonus!

8.   What colour is your wallet? I don't have one; I keep all my cards and change in my car glove box (a bad practice, I know). I only carry in the cash or cards which I actually need.

9.   How much change is in your wallet? I never carry a wallet, but I always carry a few quarters and loonies in my pocket.


A random pic, perfect on a chilly morning.  I love the ... err... enhancing effect provided by gravity.

14 comments:

  1. I have a very simple dating philosophy - if I had a nice time, I see him again and again until I don't and a nice time. You could have the most romantic, fun date planned and not have a good time and then you could get a flat tire and stuck walking a mile in the cold and rain and have an amazing time. It is about the man and not the circumstance.

    Good for you.

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    1. That sounds like really excellent advice, Sean. Thank you!

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    2. That really is an excellent philosophy. I love this.

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  2. BTW - Brad Pitt??? my #2 dream man.

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  3. You don't carry a wallet? What? That hit me hard. I didn't know there were walletless men in the world. I'm kind of freaked out now. It's got me wondering, what other kind of men are out there walking among us? :)

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    1. Funny guy!! I also occasionally go without wearing underwear. :-)

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  4. I never heard of a Loonie before. That's cool.

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    1. The Canadian Mint stopped printing paper one-dollar bills over twenty-five years ago and replaced them with the loonie as a cost-saving measure.

      The dollar coins were a huge success so they were followed by the toonie, sixteen years ago to replace our two-dollar bill.

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  5. spot the loonie! and it's NOT buddybear! I like that last pix (goes off in her mind to a happy place).

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  6. Congratulations on your change in status. Good Luck... to both of you.

    Thanks for visiting my corner of the interwebs... Brad Pitt? Swoon!

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    1. I enjoy reading your blog, John. I wish you all the best! To clarify. I didn't say that I looked like Brad Pitt; a street person did. He probably needed glasses.

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  7. I was once mistaken by an all-female flight crew crew of a Delta plane for Edward James Olmos. I know, I know--he's not much remembered these days but I'll take what I can get. :-) I don't buy anything at the movies either and for the same reason. Also, I'm cheap; I refuse to pay for ridiculously overpriced junk food. I startle, particularly if I'm doing very fine work that requires concentration.

    Enjoy dating, just remember what the third date means! (just kidding . . . sort of).

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Will! The **wink wink** third date comment you made was surely refering to heterosexual dating. I thought the gay men got down to action much quicker than that!

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    2. Well, I certainly did. :-)

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