Sunday, April 01, 2007

That's the Way It Oughta Be

This is the door to an apartment building by my house. So, you can probably tell that I still haven't taken any new photos. In my defense, I was really, really busy this weekend. I promise, I will get around to taking non-snowy pictures as soon as I can.

Ever since I announced to that one person in my office last week that I was going on a date, and then she, in turn, announced it to everyone else, my co-workers have been trying to "help" me by dispensing all kinds of unsolicited advice. Certain people in my office think there are rules that should be observed when dating, and they want to make sure that I'm following them. Silly people.

Apparently, there are a specific number of days one must wait until they call the other person after a date. There are also particular behaviors that should be followed on date one and then date two and three and so on. As many times as I remind these co-workers that I'm not a structure girl, they just ignore me and explain another thing they think I should be doing or not doing in regards to dating. Yeah, well...I've already diagnosed myself with oppositional defiance disorder, so all their talking, talking, talking just makes me want to do exactly the opposite of what they tell me. If only I had listened better, I could have gone down their lists, and broken every single, last one of their stinkin' rules.

Here is my list of things that happened on my second date. I'm pretty sure that absolutely none of these things were on my co-worker's lists:

1. The second date must be the one where you watch the brilliance that (ahem) spews forth from Jackass II.

2. On your second date, you also get to see pictures of Mr. Dateman's Bon Jovi hair in high school. Which is why the second date is your very favorite date so far.

3. You get to meet Mr. Dateman's roommate and her boyfriend on this date as well. They are one of those couples who are kick-ass and hilarious and sickeningly perfect for each other. Even though they gave you the okay to write about them on your blog, they may have had a beer or two before they consented, and so you opt to write sparingly about them. There has been a time or 5,263 in your own life when you thought something sounded like a great idea when you were a little inebriated, and then sobered up and changed your mind.

4. On your second date, you have even more fun with Mr. Dateman than you did on the first one. You think that there was some rule against that, and are really happy that you are stubborn and shun structure in general.

16 comments:

Lynnster said...

I'm glad you had a good time. You deserve a couple of good dates like this. I am assuming there will be a date number three soon?

And thanks for the kind words over at my place. I'm still not feeling so hot but better than I was yesterday so that's an improvement.

Remiman said...

Churlita,
I'm happy that your enjoying the dating experience! Good for you.

You know: advice is like an assholes....everybody has some. ;-)
rel

michelle said...

Sounds like it was successful all round. I never listened to those rulemakers either.

Mr Atrocity said...

Boo to unsolicited advice.

Yay for fabulous second dates.

Margaret said...

ok, more unsolicited advice: make up your own dating rules

booda baby said...

YAYYY!

From outside, reading in, it sounds like this is all feeling very natural and fun. There are no rules that can achieve that, are there? Well, except for the 'You Must Make Yourself the Most Comfortable." That rule comes pretty close.

bice said...

Two successful dates in a row... you're playing with the natural order of things and I don't like it one bit. I'm happy for you but nature is really pissed.

fringes said...

Holy cow, I am loving these updates. I am so glad it's going well. I may have to write a post at the fringe about how happy I am for you since I could take up this entire comment box. Here is to an even awesomer date #3.

Not-faint-hearted said...

oppositional defiance disorder=ODD

HAR!

me too.

Date 2 sounds great. My unsolicited advice? Enjoy the moments, sister.

Churlita said...

Lynnster,

I hope so. We didn't really talk about it, though.

I also hope you just keep feeling better and better.

Rel,

Thanks. I do know that. That's why I just do whatever the hell I want, no matter what people tell me they think I should do.

Michelle,

Dating rules always seems like a lot of game playing in order to trick someone else into doing something they may or may not decide to do if they had real information. I'd rather just be the big dork that I am, and let the other person decide whether they can deal with that or not.

Mr Atrocity,

That's exactly how I feel.

Margaret,

Dating rule #1: Always check out the Bon Jovi high school hair pics on the second date.

Booda Baby,

It does feel natural. "Relax about shit", would be a good rule too, but I'm not very good at following that one.

Bice,

Oh great. It is tornado season again, isn't it?

Fringes,

Thanks so much. You are always so nice, it makes me look bad in comparison.

Not Faint Hearted,

Now, that's some advice that I will gladly take.

David in DC said...

question authority

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I love doors.

I am laughing hysterically at number 2!

Evil-E said...

I like your dating rules better than my coworkers; rules. I will take your's into consideration for future reference.

It is amazing how the coworkers seem to think thay have the corner on the dating and relationship market. I am one of the younger people in my office, I am single, and I look and act younger than my age. All the old divorced ladies seem to think they can tell me how to do it when they have not done it in years. Fact of the matter is, nobody knows much about me after 4 years at my job.

Liz said...

I'm so jealous.

Kidding. Congratualtions on a fun weekend- and more to come, I suspect?!

Churlita said...

David in DC,

That's what my mama always tole me.

Stepping,

Me too - to both the doors and the Bon Jovi hair photos.

Evil_E,

It's probably a good thing to keep an air of mystery about you at work. The less people know there, the less they can use against you if they're that kind of person.

Liz,

I hope.

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