Hey, what say we talk about boys tonight? Okay, don't mind if I do. I know I've said it over and over, but this town is sick with boys. I'm sure it's not all that different than your town that way, but if you're a girl you can find almost any level of attention you want from men here. If you want a relationship, however, you'll have to sift through mountains of crap, or move somewhere else. Seein's how I'm just a couple of weeks out of a break-up, I'm okay with the boy scene here. I go out, I have fun, and I don't take anything seriously.
So, this Saturday night when I went to The Picador for an hour or so to see my friends, K. and T., I was a little surprised at a text I received. I had been texting my girls, who were at their dad's. They were both telling me they were home and saying goodnight. I put my phone back in my pocket and felt it vibrating again. When I opened it, the name on the text was Mr. Awesome. (you can read the back issues on him here and here) I was so shocked that I almost dropped my phone. All it said was, "Hello". Now, I've had texts from Mr Awesome a couple of times in the past. One was to apologize and one was to talk shit with me and my friend K. one night when we were out drinking, but I was in a relationship both of those times, so it was just friendly text banter. This time around, it started out as talking shit, but then he got more and more flirty as the night progressed.
At some point during the night, I went back to The Dublin where I was having a dance party and playing songs on the juke box in between texts. Finally, things had escalated and I had enough liquid courage to ask Mr. Awesome what he wanted. He said, whatever I wanted. Then I told him he could drive up here and take me out. He texted back, "Okay". Then I asked him when, and I didn't hear back from him. It was close to bar close at that point anyway, and because of his past behavior, I wasn't surprised.
I gave myself a day or so to figure out what I wanted to do about it. What I decided, was that Mr. Awesome was one of the funniest people I've ever met, and I'm always amused by his drunk texting. I just wanted to make sure that it wasn't going to be any more than that. It's all about expectations with me. So, today I texted him and said something like, "If all you want to do is drunk text me now and then, that's cool. Just so's I know that's all it is."
He texted me back this:
In the process of getting out of a certain situation. Need 2 finalize before any further socializing not including drunk texting. Is that cool smelly butt?
I didn't ask him about his "certain situation", because I don't care. I know, the older people get, the more complicated it becomes to end relationships quickly (especially, if they're living together). I'm glad he told me and I'm glad he wants to make sure its' completely over before he starts anything new. I texted him back this:
Totally. I'm newly single myself. I'm in no hurry. I'm also fine with being friends if that's all you can do.
He responded by saying he thought he'd be out of his "situation" sometime this week. Who knows. I'm happy either way. If anything ever does come of it, at least we're in the same place and I'm sure we'll both want to proceed very slowly and with caution. If it doesn't happen, I'll keep going out and finding fun and I'm sure I'll be getting some hilarious drunken texts in the future. It seems win/win at this point.