Uh oh. Simmer Down, S.A.G.

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
November 20, 2010

Since ending the sabbatical, I’ve been stood up by Mustache #2, I lost a Friday night to the Friday Night Thief and I revisited a previous dater (I didn’t write about it, but let’s just say, 3rd time was not a charm with Friend Zone Guy).

That said, it shouldn’t be a complete shock that I’m actually excited about tonight’s blind date.

Now, when I say “blind date” what I really mean is a friend from work set us up and forwarded me his Facebook page. mu legend zen Therefore, what I am not blind to is that he is tall, good looking, has a great education and makes photo videos to good music of his travels abroad. mu legend zen for sale He also appears to play in a band that could border on hokey – which, if you know me, is a big plus – and he has been very nice and mildly funny in his emails.

Here’s the problem…

So far today, I giggled out loud at his email confirming the time and place for the date, I smiled to myself while walking through the office and I even had a daydream about him contacting our mutual friend for the office address and sending me flowers tomorrow.

I know…barf.

….I know.

I have absolutely NO idea if I’m going to like this guy tonight and even less of an idea if he’s going to like me, so what’s the deal?

I’m guessing that the reason for this is similar to the reason I got all excited about white rapper #2 – a younger guy with no job living in his parent’s NY basement…

I’ve been accidentally abstinent for too long. adidas zx 850 It’s a fact of single life and I blame the following people:

Friday-Night Thief

Mustache #1

Mustache #2

TMI Dan, Confusing-Name Guy

Mario the Masseur

the guy who told me that I ate a lot on our date

Laurie (the texter that turned out to be a girl)

“Let us pray” Guy

Twice-Engaged Guy

Soft-Core Porn Guy

Friend Zone Guy

Waiter-friend Guy

Pretentious Side-Note Guy

B-Looking Girl Guy

LA Guy

They are all responsible for my current situation.

Not quite sure what we’re going to do about the over-arching problem, but I DO know that between now and 8 PM tonight I need to simmer down.

Going it alone

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
March 21, 2010

People (specifically other single women) often ask me how I meet new people (AKA men).

I don’t know that I have an answer for them. But, I do have a tendency to go places on my own (a la Private Party Crasher) and I’ll tell you right now, it’s a great way to meet people. My theory is that there’s nothing more approachable than a girl, comfortable enough to hang out by herself in a public place.

Obviously, you can’t be retarded about it. I’m not suggesting that single girls in LA go hang out at Union Station late at night. Here. I’ll provide an example…

Last week I got home from work with lots of energy. Staying home was not an option, so I took my laptop to Coffee Bean and did a little writing. That went on for about 1 hour before some smelly old guy sat down right next to me and it was time to keep it movin’. I started walking and remembered that the local bar by my house has karaoke on Monday nights, so I stopped in to check it out.

The place was pretty empty but I’m friends with the bartender so I sat down at the bar and ordered a drink. That’s right – it only took 3 weeks to befriend the local bartender…is that a problem?:) I figured I would have one drink, sing one song and go home to bed.

Fast forward two hours…

I’ve had two healthily-poured glasses of wine, I’ve sung 4 songs (but whose counting), I’m playing a dice game called “Shut the Box” with an old English guy and two guys sporting mustaches, and the karaoke guy is referring to me by nickname over the loudspeaker to come up to the stage and sing “A Whole New World” (from Aladdin) with him.

Did I mention this is a Monday night??

The only other people singing are a boy and a girl on their 2nd date. Next thing you know, the karaoke guy, the 2nd date couple and I are all on stage singing Journey together – switching off parts and harmonies. I ended up going home just before 1 AM. So much for my one-and-one-and-bed plan.

I realize that this scene is not for everyone. 80’s rock karaoke and old English dice games aren’t in high demand with lots of girls in L.A. But, as it happens, over the next few days I was contacted by the karaoke guy, mustache #1, mustache #2 and 2nd date guy (woops).

No, I did not give my phone number to all these people (just mustache #2), but you’d be surprised how good some people are at finding you on Facebook.

See. I told you the sabbatical was over.

Shut The Box

Mustaches, mustaches everywhere

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
October 11, 2009

I was in Santa Barbara wine tasting and ran into a group of boys (bachelor party) all sporting mustaches and Hawaiian shirts. asics red I’ll let you picture that for a moment…

Then a guy friend at work started growing out a…well…actually, I’m not sure what it’s called, nike air max thea soldes but it’s when the mustache and goatee are attached and it circles the mouth (maybe that facial hair combination is too ugly to have an official name). This was pretty uncharacteristic and looked pretty bad, asics outlet uk because honestly I can grow facial hair better than this guy. nike internationalist We came to learn that he was preparing for a trip to Vegas with his guy friends and they were all going to be hitting the scene with mustaches.

THEN, I heard a story about a wedding where all the groomsmen were asked to grow mustaches. new balance brown Now, nike air max soldes I’d like to get to know that bride, but seriously?

Not sure what the deal is with the boys and their recent obsession with the mustache, ugg boots sale uk but the good news, uggs on sale for us,

The Compliment

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
April 25, 2009

I was at a bar last night and ran into one of the mustache guys from that Santa Barbara trip – random. He was better looking without the stash (shocking) and we were chatting. He said that I was cute and that he liked “how my hair flowed over my forehead.”

As I was pondering that compliment, and I heard him say to me that he would wrangle me in bed and then buy me breakfast in the morning. I left the bar immediately.