Thursday, January 29, 2015

S - Still Here - Still The Frontrunner

Hello all!  I'm over the moon that Paul has finally updated the blog from his perspective because I could not have 3 entries in a row. That's just too much, right? I did have the pleasure of meeting Carrot, and I have to say, I adore him. Although I'd like to win the race, I would love for Paul to be trailing by just a couple of months. But we all know that love is a slippery slope, and we have a ways to go.

On that note, things with Todd are great. It's almost a little too easy hanging with him. Any problems that have arisen are not really problems as much as they are just 2 people getting to know one another. He did notice that someone scraped the bumper of my new car which would have probably gone unnoticed for months if he had not pointed it out. Now it's all I see. I guess that's one complaint. Thanks a lot, Todd.

In order to spice up the blog, I have thought about asking Todd if he'd be interested in doing that questionnaire thing that has been making the rounds on the Internet. It's a set of questions that you ask your significant other that will supposedly make you fall in love with said person.  If you're interested, check it out here. It seems a bit suspicious to me, and (if I'm being honest) I'm afraid if I ask him to do it he'll be all, "Slow your roll, lady. We've just met." I think I'll sit on that one for now. Gotta keep something in my back pocket.

Did I mention that I'm still winning?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

P- Game Changer

Ok, I know, I know, I know.... it's been awhile since you've heard from me. Basically, it's because nothing has been going on. I've been making quizzes on "British Imperialism" and "Medieval Feudal Society," while attempting to write a bit of my own work- developing a few new pieces for the stage, as they say. Soon enough, you'll be lucky to hear them on stage- if I'm ever invited back on stage, that is. But, that's all changed. The quizzes are still constant and the writing is ebbing and flowing, but there's a change in this Game of Thrones...
Now, I'm not going to give too much information, as it's new and I don't want to jinx it. But, he doesn't have a boyfriend, which is, in my book, a good start. (please see earlier blog entries) 

A few weeks ago, a glass or two of Chardonnay into my night, I was checking my dusty OKCupid profile on the off-chance that someone had perhaps sought me out and was impatiently awaiting a reply. That didn't happen. But, what did happen was this: I started checking out profiles and one stood out to me.  A super cute guy with a carrot in his mouth. I clicked on the carrot and read the profile- which I did before checking out the additional pictures. The profile made me laugh, the additional pictures were cute, so I went out on a limb and sent a message to him that he actually replied to. We began a back and forth email exchange for a week, give or take, and discovered we live quite closer to one another. We decided to meet for a drink, since the whole point is not to make local pen-pals. 

We met up on a Thursday, since I didn't have to work on Friday. Thankfully. Because, one drink led to another which led to another and so on. I was having a great time, but unsure as to whether or not he was interested in me. As the night came to an end, we shared a nice kiss and he said, "I really didn't think that you were interested...". SAME PAGE! 

So, over the course of the past two-three weeks, we've gone out more and are having a good time getting to know each other. And, as per last evening's conversation, we are on the same page right now. If this continues down the path it is now, I'll share more juice. But until then, keep your fingers crossed.

And, because Shelby is completely self-absorbed, most people in our lives get nicknames so that she can recall who is being referred to when we talk to each other. Seriously, she never remembers anyone's name... So now we have Todd in the picture and as well as....drum roll....

Saturday, January 10, 2015

S - Breakthrough

Todd and I had a humdinger of a miscommunication issue that has been resolved. As many of you know, relationships are complicated and layered; therefore, this is one of those things that I have to keep private. However, I am willing to share some important lessons I learned during our first obstacle.

1) Communication is way better than shutting down. Try it.
2) Don't overthink things. It just causes problems.
3) Apparently, I'm not dead inside.

As of today, it looks as though I am still winning this race, BUT my experience with Todd reminds me that this is a fragile game. One day you're on top and the next you're licking your wounds.

I fear this may make me sound a sap, but I do fancy this fellow. He's challenging me and makes me laugh. Sometimes the challenge can be cumbersome, but the laughter makes up for it.

Monday, January 5, 2015

S - Break-Up or Breakthrough Part II

I'm going to make this quick and enigmatic to respect the parties involved. Todd and I have hit a "bump in the road," so to speak. A private issue has arisen, and we have found ourselves at an impasse. I do still like the guy and respect him immensely, but this really could go either way.

In order to buy some time and figure out my dating life, I'd like to offer this picture of a $15 Bloody Mary that I imbibed yesterday.

Yes, that is a slider used as garnish. You are also looking at an onion ring, a jalapeƱo wrapped in bacon, cheese, pickle, a roasted Brussel sprout, and more. If you're in LA and want to check this thing out for yourself, head on down to Franklin & Company in beautiful Beachwood Canyon.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

P- Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark

You guys:

We're still here! We've just been on break like the rest of you- ignoring our responsibilities and watching back to back episodes of "Scandal". (well, that was me. I don't know what Shelby did because I haven't seen her in two weeks)... But, we're back and I wanted to go first. She doesn't even know this is happening right now!

Remember that Scandinavian adventure that I was supposed to embark on for the holidays? IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! Long story short, I got to the airport, ready to board the plane to Copenhagen- and I looked so cute- drop crotch black sweats, comfy T shirt with an Icelandic sweater that I bought especially for the trip, black leather jacket and Ray-bans. I looked either like Jo from "The Facts of Life" or a Kardashian with a soul...

Anyway, I hand the woman my passport to clear security and- long story short- my passport expires on January 17th. I was set to return on January 3rd. However, the law states that it can't expire within 90 days of your departure date. Did you know that? Cause I sure as hell didn't! I couldn't get an emergency appointment for a passport extension until Monday, the 29th- the day I was supposed to leave Stockholm and fly to Prague.  The woman told me that if I boarded the plane, when I landed in Denmark, they would send me right back to L.A. and I'd lose my ticket in full! 

SO, I had to change the dates on my trip and I'm now going for Spring Break (sorry, Shelby. We're not going to Miami anymore). BUT, I was left alone in L.A. with no plans, all of my friends gone and too much time... So, I went to Denver to visit my oldest friend Megan and her husband, Nick. I just spent a week there over Thanksgiving and had a blast, so we just recreated it and had a really awesome Christmas and New Years Eve (we threw a taco party. I mean, you can't go wrong). 

But, you know what that means? No love conquest! No Scandinavian affair. No potential life living between warm, sunny L.A. and northern, socialist Sweden. 

My predicament is still in your hands, guys. I'm trying here. I'm OKCupiding, I'm making suggestions to friends that I'm in a place to be set up, etc. I'll give you all a pass since you've been busy doing nothing as well. But, it's 2015 It's time to make it happen for me (and for you! Think about it- you set me up with a friend of yours and that means every time you have a great party or dinner, you get me there as well!)

In order to help you on your helping me, I'm going to list 5 things below that matter to me. I'd like to say that I'm not picky, but... I am. We all are. We can sugar coat it however we want to, but we all have our likes and dislikes. Here are 5 of mine:

1. Please don't be a fan of Disneyland. Unless you have children (which is OK), why would a grown adult want to spend time in a place with long lines, boring rides and no alcohol? Count me out.
2. Please know the difference between "there" "their" and "they're" as well as "your" and "you're". I know we all slip up sometimes and use the wrong one while we're typing in a hurry, but I will know if it is a mistake or if it is ingrained.
3. Please be good about returning texts or calls in a timely manner. If you're a surgeon and you're in surgery constantly (which would be an awesome plus), you have access to your phone at various times during the day. It takes 3 seconds to reply- even it you just reply with a "yes" or an "ok". I hate waiting games, I'm impatient, and it makes me second guess things when seven hours go by while I wait for an answer to, "What time is the movie tonight?"
4. Please have something that you really like. Maybe it's a sport or going to museums or hiking or cooking or whatever. As long as it's not LARPing, I'm probably going to be game to at least give it a try. If I don't like it, I'll still be glad that you have something to do because it means I have some time to do things that I like as well.
5. Please use the word "please". It's as simple as that.

Ok. GO!