Queries, Quirks and Quaffs  

Juliet610 52F
802 posts
4/6/2006 2:08 am

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6/4/2006 2:43 pm

Queries, Quirks and Quaffs

Well I made it through Monday, and actually, something nice DID happen (see my response to a comment in Monday's post), so I guess I really do need to stop whining. Am I the only one who thinks that sometimes it just feels good to whine? I don't know why, and I am not proud of it, but I find myself doing it from time to time. And usually I get pretty sick of myself pretty quickly, because I know in my heart that I have been blessed so many times, and in so many ways that if I don't stop whining, I will slapped but good by an Accountability Angel. Anyone else share that quirk?

So changing the subject (it's my Blog, I can do it if I want--at least sometimes, I think...):

I met an old college friend for drinks the other day. Now you have to realize that I went to school in Wheaton, Illinois, (please don't ask why--I've been trying to figure that out for over a decade!), so it's not everyday I run into an old classmate, unlike you Huskies or Cougars... Anyway, my friend and I met half way between our work locations so neither would have to drive too far. Good thing--he STILL won't stop and ask for directions!

We’d been sitting there with our drinks for a bit, and I was trying desperately to remember why he was a friend in college. Then it hit me--he was smart! Great addition to the study group, but lousy addition to the cocktail scene. I tried to discreetly look at my watch, to see how soon I can say, "Oh my, look at the time!" or some other excuse to get out of Dodge, as he went on and on about some new brand of therapy he’s trying. Granted, I was only half paying attention, but it sounded like sheer quackery to me. I was trying not to look TOO bored, so I did one of those “eyes sweep the room” moves. And oh, my, my! Sitting at the bar was this guy I can only describe as a total hunk! Jaw-hits-the-chest, Greek-god-come-to-earth, pinch-me-to-wake-me, drop-dead-gorgeous!!! Are you getting that he was good looking? Understatement!

Now I was trying so very hard not to: 1) stare, 2) drool, and 3) look like I’m with my boring old college “friend.” Well, “Adonis” was as smart as he was gorgeous, so he came over to our table, called me by name, and made up a story on the spot about our long lost past! I asked him to sit down and join us, which he thankfully did, as he simultaneously introduced himself to The Bore. Adonis and I proceeded to catch up on everything that had happened in the ensuing decade since we had last seen each other. To his credit, Adonis tried to get The Bore involved in the conversation, but The Bore chose to pout instead. Adonis bought a round of drinks for all of us, and we continued to chat. Pretty soon The Bore realized what had taken me less than five minutes to figure out: we had nothing in common anymore, so he said thanks for the drink and left.

Adonis and I continued to talk until we were sure The Bore had left the lounge, then we both busted out laughing. I asked how he knew my name, and he said he’d been watching us for a while, and had heard The Bore call me by name. He said he could tell I was bored nearly to tears, and he wanted to help me out. We talked for at least another hour and laughed like old friends. Finally we had to say good night. I doubt I will ever see him again, but I won’t ever forget him either. It’s not everyday that you’re rescued by a god visiting earth. Sigh…

Yes, I hear you asking, “Why didn’t you exchange numbers?” or something along those lines. Well, first, I think I am smitten with Mr. Potential, and I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize that relationship. And secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, Adonis liked the same type of guys I do, so it never would have worked. I do hope he finds everything he is looking for! I think I have.

Just another thought to stick to the roof of your mind.

reverend21 50M
1913 posts
4/6/2006 3:16 am

Ok, whinining, in another way of putting it complaining. if you can not compain, then things can't get better right? So whine all you desire, as long as you do how to improve on the situation, or if there is a way to improve.

Your Adonis thing sounds like sometihing I would do, assist someone in need for no reason other than to assist, atleast it did not sound as if he hit on you.

I'm glad that you and Mr Potential seem to be eveerything you are looking for, it's a rare thing to find waht you desire and need all rolled into one.

On a side note, love that smile, hope we see more of it.

frogger1995 40F

4/6/2006 6:39 pm

OK, I whine all the time, just read my blog!

As for the other...how come stuff like that never happens to me...they always stay at the bar looking on to the next girl.

seek_u_topia 52M

4/7/2006 2:54 pm

great story! Good fortune smiles on each of us on occassion. Bask in it!

swallowsdontspit 65M
276 posts
4/16/2006 2:38 am

J610, wheaton college, huh? i'm an elmhurst college bluejay. small blog.

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