Saturday, October 30, 2004

S-A-TUR-DAY NIGHT! S-A-TUR-DAY NIGHT!

So what does a relatively young single woman (Hey, I said relatively. After all, I'll always be younger than someone.) do on a rocking Saturday night in a happening city like Los Angeles? She eats store-bought roasted chicken and avocado slices, watches a crappy movie (Volcano - blech) on cable because it's one of the few channels that are working, and does her laundry.

It's my own darn fault though. I've been talking to this guy. Last time we talked was Tuesday. He wanted to meet and go for a walk. It was raining and I had already changed into my comfy robe and fuzzy feet thingies. So, I gave him a lame excuse that I was busy doing girl stuff. But, really what it comes down to is that I'm not all that good at doing last minute things. (Egads...maybe I'm not so young. I'm a fuddie-duddie!!!)

He didn't call on Wednesday but that's because I had already told him I had other plans. Thursday he called but I was so beat from being sick the week before and staying out late Wednesday night that I came home and crashed. I slept right through his phone call.

Friday comes and he doesn't call.  But, of course not. He's waiting for me to return his call. I can't call him! It's Friday night. He's probably out or something and god-forbid if I called him while he was on a date, THAT would be awkward. So, I decided I would call him today at a good safe time. (Does anyone know what time that might be? I sure don't.) I woke this morning with all intentions of calling. But, I didn't want to call before ten or eleven because I was concerned that he might be a late sleeper. Not everyone wakes up at 6am like me on a fricken Saturday morning.

Then I started running around town taking care of errands. My last stop was the grocery store. So, I couldn't call him when I got home. I had to put the food away. Then I decided I needed to throw in a load of laundry before someone got in there ahead of me and took the one lone machine for all nine apartments in my building. (Double Errgg!!) By the time that was all said and done, it was 6pm. How could I call him then? What if he had a date tonight too? So, I resolved that I will  call him around noonish tomorrow (Is that a safe time?) and maybe we  can go for a hike. I need to get a hike or something in this weekend. So, I figure why not kill two birds with one stone. And, if he can handle me wheezing up the mountain, he'll be a keeper.

That's when I remembered a recipe I saw on Babyshark's journal for "Something Warm on a Cold Rainy Night" and got the brilliant idea to take a walk down the street to the liquor store and buy me a bottle of Goldschlager. (I couldn't remember the stuff she used.) I had already bought the cocoa earlier at the grocery store. I even looked for the Cinnamon Schnapps there, to no avail. So...to answer the question as to what I'm doing tonight...I'm hoping for a cold rain right about now. :-)

Note: The reason why no one, including family, hardly ever receives a phone call from me is for the very same merry-go-round reason I described above. I always talk myself out of calling them thinking now isn't a good time, so and so is probably busy doing such and such. I'll try later. And, guess what? Later rarely comes.

20 comments:

st0rmwhispers said...

Pick up the phone and call him.  Chances are he is running around trying to prevent himself from calling you so he doesn't look too desperate.  

readmereadyou said...

Always call a guy at about 7 minutes past the hour. It looks as if you weren't watching the clock. Seven minutes is very safe. If I were making the call, I'd make it at 1:07 or 2:07. Does that make any sense at all. LOL!
Or 1:13 or 2:13 is good too. Again, seems as if you're not looking at a clock and you're pretty sure he's had lunch and isn't cranky. : )
Angela

freeepeace said...

So, do you WANT to see this guy?  If so then any time is a safe time.  If he can't handle your phone calls during times that are Robbie-appropriate, then you don't want him anyway.  At this rate, if he's the typical guy, he's probably head over heals in love with you now.  I don't know anyone who plays THIS hard to get. ;)

Why aren't all of your channels working?  How's that drink?  I'm having soup now - frozen yogurt later.  But only because I didn't plan for cocoa in advance!

ryanagi said...

LOL You sound like me. So many reasons NOT to call. So. Just call! ;-)

babyshark28 said...

ya know... I had chicken and avocado sandwhich's many times last month.  they are SOOO goood!!

LOL! I see you tried out that cocoa and cinnamon schnapps drink.   mmmmm.   and HOW was it with your company, hmmmm?
:)

sistercdr said...

I do the same thing with phone calls. It drives my family crazy.  My sister says that I never call -- she has to call me.

barebytes said...

Is this really how a single woman thinks????  I am amazed to say the least. Hugs Lanny

lamove04 said...

Dang, girl, call the man!!!  Poor guy!  Don't sabotage a good thing if you're interested.  We gayguys will get along without you while you go out on dates!  --Albert

ksgal3133 said...

Robbie....CALL HIM :)

Gretchen

nellemclaughlin said...

Robbie, You sound just like my sister! I keep telling her these poor guys often have fragile egos and feel shot down. They don't want rejection and are sitting home thinking she doesn't want ME to call! Please call him! He would enjoy your company I am sure. Many nights I sit here waiting for people to call not wanting to bother THEM. I guess we all need to take off our insecurity vests and pick up the phone! As Nike says "JUST DO IT!" Happy Halloween :) Nelle

dymphna103 said...

Oh I hope you did enjoy the day though.  Well I would have taken you to dinner had I been in LA   john

somenuttychic said...

You're a trip! Sounds like the way I get when I don't want to do something that I know I should.

Happy Halloween! Here's wishing it filled with all treats and no tricks!

lisita15 said...

Hey Robbie... love the reference to the song!!!! did you do that on purpose??? if you did, I got it, if you didn't then I guess I am showing my age!!!! LOL... anyway... Call him!!!! Lisa

captgray2000 said...

Love Gold Schlager especially at Christmas and New Years.  

indigosunmoon said...

Lord Robbie!  That Goldschlager nearly killed
me one night!  I had a hangover for three days!
LOL
Happy Halloween luv!
Connie

mlraminiak said...

Robbie...methinks you are over-thinking this whole thing just a TAD...  Lisa :-]

geminiwilder said...

Oh, I'm behind....it's monday morning, have you called him yet??

I guess I'll read your next entry!!!  

   

slowmotionlife said...

LOL  Love this entry.  I don't have the problem with calling romantic interests, of course, but I have the same problem with calling family members.  UGH.  I just have a dread of picking up the phone and dialing people up.  I always talk myself out of it for stupid reasons.  I always say, "Later"... then, by the time I know it, it's TOO late.  LOL  My mother has the same issue, so we never call each other, but when we finally DO call each other, we want to know why the other hasn't called.  It's a vicious cycle!  :P

Just call the boy, already!!!  Sheeeeeeesh.  LOL  He'll love hearing from you, no matter what the time. :D

robbush6 said...

Robbie, I don't know why, but when you said, "Fuddie Duddie," I laughed my head off. You must be the cutest, youngest fuddie duddie in fuzzy slippers that I know.  Oh, it's Saturday again. Time for my hot date with Ben and his Hatchling, Jerry.

xzasporated1 said...

Well Robbie, for the first time like, uhhh, forever, I'm glad I'm married.  I don't gotta do that phone call/excuse crap.  Headache.  Works every time.

~~ jennifer