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February 12th, 2009 § 747 comments § permalink

to injury

lol this consultant manager just sat down with a girl who’s back is facing me at the table immediately in front of mine. I don’t think he knows me, but at the dinner party a few nights ago (he did not attend), ALL the girls admitted that he blatantly checks all of them out, disregarding even the slightest appropriateness of the situation (not that it ever could be). Whether its at a program wide meeting, in the hallway, in the elevator, or from his desk…he gives them the ever so creepy Up Down Stare.

oh yea, he’s french. not generalizing, i’m just saying in case you needed to know.

Newark

February 12th, 2009 § 564 comments § permalink

Departure Time: 8:15pm, Updated Departure Time: 11:50pm ugh

Right now I’m sitting in the food court around the C120-C139 gates unsurprised at the delay in flight (as no NYC traveler should be). Tired and hungry I order some Teriyaki Chicken from Sarku (does anyone order anything else from this place? they should just name it $5 Teriyaki Chicken) and grab a seat. Amidst my meal, some guy sits next to me…RIGHT next to me and starts eating his smelly Mexican food. Had there been no empty seats I would not mind, but there were several empty tables. Why the hell couldn’t you have sat at ANY of the other empty tables in the immediate proximity, hell you could’ve just sat diagonally from me and that would’ve been fine. I was perturbed, but my food was placating this annoyance. As trivial as it is, this doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the urinal rule. If a guy is taking a piss in a urinal, you are hereby obligated to opt for any other urinal one space over and not immediately to the left or right of currently occupied urinal if possible. In retaliation for this violation, I glare at any rule breakers while the stream is flowing. (guy next to me just looked at my screen, I hope he has noticed his crime)

Anyway, my goal for this entry was interrupted. On my way to the gate, the walkway and waiting areas were relatively empty save a few travelers here and there. Strolling past a few college/hs girls I hear a wolf whistle, so I turn around and realize that I was the object of their attention. wth? this normally doesn’t happen, so I just smile back. Based on this week, maybe I should change my mind.

A girl I work with had to enter her time charged this week to our project via an internally controlled tool only accessible from our client laptops. She walks over and ‘hey ryan’ smiles and I know she needs to use my computer. Of course, she could have asked anyone on her side of the building, but I realize she’s making a point coming to me. She fulfills her need, we small talk, and she leaves. ‘see you around’, smirking. Less than a minute later, she’s back. More small talk..what did you do last weekend, what have you been up to during the week, we should have dinner sometime. OK there it is. She leaves. Another minute passes and she’s back. Persistent little one. More small talk leading up to …we should have lunch sometime. I give her my number and she calls me the night. We continue a flirtation that started at our last evening dinner party. Lots of drinks and lots of accidentally bumping her chest into my arm. She’s sounding kinda skanky I know, but I’ve come to the realization that this is typical. Not trying to sound so pejorative towards consultants but there are two traits pervasive through them all. They are 1) Lonely and 2) Horny.

k. i’m done. this got pretty long, but I still have 2.5 hrs left to wait, sigh.

Seacrest. Out.

Subway artist

February 5th, 2009 § 579 comments § permalink

made me skurred, but should I be flattered?

Today I attended a dinner get together to familiarize ourselves with new project team members as well as raise some funds for Junior Achievement volunteers. There I reacquainted myself with Emily, who I had previously met, but never got a chance to talk to. She told me to sit by her and we started chatting. After discussing future lunch plans and utter boredom this past week she suddenly had an “Oh I meant to tell you earlier about this…” moment.

Two to three weeks ago Emily (who i will now refer to as E) was sitting in the same car as me, and due to the Subway awkwardness (of which I had planned to blog about earlier) my attention was 100% focused on whatever I had decided would avert it from glancing around at others (don’t forget about my staring tendencies). Typically this involves me reading emails/watching shows on my iPhone. This had to be the case, because apparently artist lady next to me had a large sketchpad and, as E demonstrated, flipped the cover over and began sketching me. She was sketching me on the subway! who does that?! As she rose to get off the train, E saw her sketch and realized it was obviously one of me. (i’ve had a beard since i’ve been in nyc, also a dead giveaway) So E thought it was an amusing antic until artist lady begins following me out of the train, thus raising some concern with E. -Humor Gone- E made sure she didn’t stalk me home since we both live at the same building. I need to buy E lunch.

After coming home from dinner I talked with IC in facebook chat, and amidst our conversation she said that the incident should also be somewhat flattering. Hm. I suppose it is! i am still completely creeped out.

As an aside, while reading something my friend ST wrote to me on fb, revisiting an event in the past, a few happy tears came out. I yearned for a hug.

A breath of fresh air

February 4th, 2009 § 629 comments § permalink

SY inspired me to begin somewhere new…

if you’re also a fan, you’ll notice that her inspiration also included my theft of her mrazziness. We sing, we dance, we steal things, but it all just fits so well.

Be inspired by these lyrics to move forth with reckless abandon, see each other eye to eye, and live a life full of happygoluckyness together. Life is just too short to deny any simple truths. Some of us, myself especially, test that lifetime limit far too often.

Speaking Truth began with the FB 25 and I want more. If I love you, if I hate you, if I could care more or less about you, rest assured you’ll know.  Holding back the blunt honest truth for so long hurts, and its time for some release. Yes we can.  Am also going to end my tendency to jump into friendzoned relationships cause it’s my god forsaken right to be loved. Hope and change. I’ve been bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer. I reckon it’s again my turn to win some or learn some…

You’ll find looooove

February 3rd, 2009 § 177 comments § permalink

I’m Yours

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks, now I’m trying to get back

Before the cool done run out, I’ll be giving it my bestest
And nothing’s going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it’s again my turn to win some or learn some

I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love love

Listen to the music of the moment people, dance and sing
We’re just one big family
And it’s our God-forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

So I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m sure
There’s no need to complicate, our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

D-d-do do you, but do you, d-d-do
But do you want to come on
Scooch on over closer dear
And I will nibble your ear

I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed

I guess what I be saying is there ain’t no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It’s what we aim to do, our name is our virtue

But I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m yours

Come on and open up your mind and see like me
(I won’t hesitate)
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
(No more, no more)
Look into your heart and you’ll find that the sky is yours
(It cannot wait, I’m sure)

So please don’t, there’s no need
(There’s no need to complicate)
There’s no need to complicate
(Our time is short)
‘Cause our time is short
(This is our fate)
This is, this is, this is our fate
I’m yours

Oh, I’m yours
Oh, I’m yours
Oh, whoa, baby you believe I’m yours
You best believe, best believe I’m yours

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