So, you know how I'm always dancing like an idiot when I go out? (see photo illustration of me eighties dancing above) Well, maybe it's better than if I actually sit down and try to have a conversation with someone. Here is one example of why I should just shut up and dance:
Me: (to guy sitting next to me at the bar) Hey, I didn't see you at all last weekend. Were you out of town?
Guy: No. I decided to stay home and watch DVD's.
Me: Cool. What did you watch?
Guy: Um, well...Babylon 5.
Me: Really? Are you kind of a geek? I didn't know you were geeky like that...(noticing his reaction and trying to fix things) Wait. I'm a total geek, so I'm saying it like it's a good thing. You know, like we might have lots to talk about.
Guy: Oh, okay. So, what's the geekiest thing about yourself?
Me: Uh, everything. I play video games, I love comic books, I have a blog...Do you want me to keep going, or are you going to tell me the geekiest thing about yourself?
Guy: The geekiest thing about me is that I have a theory about Superman where I think he's the perfect existential hero.
Me: Oh, you're a Superman guy. Most guys I know who are into Superman as opposed to Batman tend to be a little more anal.
Guy: Wait. You judge guys on their favorite comic book characters? That's the geekiest thing I've ever heard...
Me: I know. I already admitted to you that I was a geek, so you can't keep giving me shit about it. I think that's against the law.
Guy: So, I'm assuming you're a Batman fan...
Me: Hell, yeah. He's got that darker edge to him and all those super cool gadgets. Plus, he could totally kick Superman's ass in a fight.
Guy: I'll give you that. We already know that Batman has kryptonite that he can use against Superman anytime he wants.
Me: Exactly, but I'm totally willing to buy your existentialist Superman theory as long as you can admit that Batman is much cooler.
Later on this same guy told me I scared him a little (I get that a lot). When I asked him why, he said that I had this aggravating quality about me that made him want to punch me and kiss me at the same time and he wished that he didn't find it so attractive.
I replied to his statement by asking, "So, what you're really trying to say is that I'm overwhelmingly charming?"
After hesitating WAY too long, he said, "Um, yeah. Sure. Whatever."