we had an anniversary party tonight. I was only looking forward to it for one reason. a certain guy was supposed to be there.
as is par for the course, at lunch, my arm-numbing neck-injury residual* reared it's ugly head. I dropped a teriyaki ladden piece of chicken on my skirt. it apparently jumped around on my lap like a fish out of water, as there were bits of sauce everywhere.
my first thought was, of course... why wouldn't I drop food all over me when he's supposed to be there tonight.
my friend M ran and grabbed some club soda and as I was dabbing at the stubborn spots, A was asking if I had any extra clothes. (I tend to have at least jeans in my trunk at all times.) and I did have clothes in my car. afterall, I'd picked up my dry cleaning on the way to work... but oddly it was all shirts and sweaters.
as we talked about backup plans, the spots began slowly disappearing. club soda, the miracle spot remover. disaster averted.
so, tonight, as the party wore on there was no sign of the guy. but all was not lost, as I did make plans with someone I met to go for a hike or something soon... it wasn' t the other single guy I talked to for a while, but rather a really cool chick.
now, before you guys get all excited, today Fish wrote a little something about Girl Dating. the cool chick and I decided it would be fun to do something sometime. I've realized I do that more and more lately. meet fun girls that I would like to have as friends, and we exchange info, and usually end up hanging out.
Fish is right. it can sometimes be easier and more comfortable to Girl Date, than it is to date date. and until I can find someone fun to date, I might as well have fun on girl dates, like last night, Tuesday, and last week. and I'll continue doing so when I find someone to date date. my girlfriends make life fun and interesting.
* related to a little bathtub mishap I'll have to write about later.