Someday, I Won’t Be Ridiculous.

For now, though, I’m pretty much just ridiculous.

It’s SXSW here in Austin and usually I’m not too keen on going downtown during SXSW but I was invited to a clients party and needed to attend, you know, because they pay me. Well, let me tell you something- it was like every incredibly attractive guy in the world was there. But because it was so crowded there was nowhere I could hide. Sheesh. Where is a broom closet when you need it???!! So, I had to like, smile and interact with these attractive guys. And what I mean by “interact” is occasionally bump into them and apologize. It was like throwing someone who is afraid of sharks into the middle of the ocean with a large bag of bloody meat. They were everywhere! I didn’t panic though, at least, not until I got home where I berated myself for losing out on such a stellar blogging opportunity. I mean, I could have had posts for weeks if I had just talked to these painfully attractive guys! What was I thinking??? At least, I did manage to have one pseudo-conversation with a fox. It went something like this….

Him: Do you work with these guys?

Me: Uh yeah. They are a client of mine.

Him: Sweet.

Me: Uh huh.

Him: Great DJ

Me: Yeah, he had me at “No Diggity”.

Him: What?

Me: I have to go.



You’re welcome. Enjoy this while it lasts because as all attractive men as my witness, someday I won’t be ridiculous! But probably, I will still be ridiculous for like, a long time. (Shrugs)

18 thoughts on “Someday, I Won’t Be Ridiculous.

  1. You are wiggity-wiggity-wack! Or would that be whack? I swear, all the cool kids are at SXSW. I am so jealous. You should try to find Worst Professor Ever. (Google her.) She is there, too. Doin’ stuff and blogging about it, too. 😉

  2. Speaking for all incredibly handsome men, I would have appreciated: “Yeah, he had me at “No Diggity”.
    It’s always surprising when my mind is in flirt mode and a girl starts with something clever. Usually I introduce myself and her mouth fumbles for words, and she says something like, “You handsome. Um…I mean so handsome you is.” So when a girl responds with something clever instead of being mesmerized by my looks, I may not react to the clever because I’m confused.
    You need to say three to four clever things in the first minute, even if he starts to walk away, keep shouting those clever lines at his back.
    He’ll turn around.

    1. Best advice I’ve ever been given. I can’t wait to start shouting clever things at handsome men!!! Thank you so much for giving me a glimpse into the mind of handsome men- it was very generous of you.

  3. I thought your responce regarding the diggity was classic! If he didn’t get that, it’s his error on social awesomeness, not yours.

  4. I can totally relate. Unfortunately, the awkwardness never seems to end at the flirtation stage.
    I once dated a guy, who told me he loved me, which is awkward enough as it is. My response? “Um… neat.”
    Yeah, we didn’t last much longer so believe me, I get ridiculous

    1. I feel bad for the guy but at the same time, I know I would have probably responded with a “Aren’t you sweet.” which is way more condescending. Is there a support group for this?

      1. dnici says:

        Oh, man, I once had a guy tell me he loved me and I thought he was joking. So I responded with “Bless your heart.” And sadly, I still probably would have said that if I knew he was serious. We really do need to find a support group.

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