I took this at the State Fair last Summer. I know, I know, I need to take a more photos this week.
It's no surprise to anyone, especially me, that I'm not even close to ready to start dating again. What did seem odd to me, was that I'm not really ready to even flirt with guys yet. It probably didn't help that both the boys who hit on me on Saturday night were in their early twenties. I'd be a lot more flattered by that, if I weren't old enough to know that it's about as difficult to get hit on by a drunk twenty year old boy as it is by a prison lifer - it's not that I was hot, it's just that I was handy.
The hipster sound guy, who was the more aggressive of the two, followed me around for a while. He generously offered me cigarettes (but never asked me whether I smoked) and showed me how to tell if a band was rocking hard enough, by placing my hand just above a beer bottle to feel the vibrations. I'm definitely a girl who likes a good parlor trick. After a while he said, "Well, I think I'm going to get ready to go soon..." and looked expectantly at me. Lord knows, I hate to be a bitch...Wait, that isn't always true, but I don't like hurting people's feelings. I just wasn't going to tell the boy what he wanted to hear, so I shook his hand and said it was nice to meet him. Apparently, that was somehow insulting or mean or I don't know what, because he turned away and huffed off without even finishing his beer.
When the band stopped playing, I found my friend T., who is much smarter about these things than me and very funny, and who awesomely made me laugh several times throughout the evening by yelling, "Tits!" as loudly as possible in between songs. I posed this question to her, "Hey, if a guy tries to ride your jock all night and then says to you, 'Well, I think I'm going to get ready to go soon', all expectant and shit, what would you say to him?" And T. answered,
"I'd say, 'Okay. Have a nice night.'" So, then I didn't feel as bad. Thank god, I have girlfriends to help me maneuver through the tricky stuff. You know?