So I went on a date yesterday. Cute guy. And that part’s actually kinda significant because I don’t usually go on dates with cute guys. My rule is if you have courage to ask me out I’m probably going to say yes. I’m so glad I don’t have to go up and ask guys out. Don’t get me wrong, if I’m at a bar guys’ll buy me drinks. But dating is a different animal. The guys who usually ask me out are guy on the subway (creepy) and when ever I walk into a comic book shop.
I meet this guy at a coffee shop for our date. He shows up like 20 minutes late, but at least he texted me while I was waiting. It’s New York, trains suck. No big whoop. But when he sits down there’s this instant attraction. It’s a combination of his looks and body language and something else. Perhaps it was the small table that made out knees bump together almost ever five minutes. I’m thinking jack pot.
But then the date gets going. We talk about television. That’s pretty much it. He’s a fan of comedies because when he watches TV he dosen’t like to think. (minus points) He’s an actor. But he only wants to do commercials (more minus points.) No Tom Stoppard plays? No Eugene O’Neill? When I mentioned my love of A Long Days Journey into Night…
…he responded, “Oh wait that’s the name of the theatre Book of Mormon is playing at.” I think that was when I realized the date was going sour.
Now, I’ve never won any awards for brevity. Someone once even gave me the nick name “talky.” But this guy would not shut up. And his “words per minute” probably was on par with the Micro Machines guy. (Funny parody) And he insisted on telling me about TV shows I had never seen like he was going to convince me to run out on the date and watch them. Every time I tried to turn the conversation to something more substantive he veered it right back to television.
Part of me wants to give him another shot just because he was pretty damn hot. Maybe he was nervous? Maybe I think too much? Maybe he has a cavern of depth under this kiddy pool TV layer. It’s not like I have an army of men banging down my door for date. And the dinner’ll be free.