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Monday, April 24, 2006

The longest chat in the world

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen. The really long AIM chat to end all really long AIM chats. You can skip over this post, because it's dull....and only important to me.

Unless you've been enjoying watching me dither and squirm and obsess about boys. In which case, you should be shot. Because frankly, it's so high-school that I find it personally mortifying. But I'm posting it anyway, so that I can remind myself how silly and stupid I have been in the past. So that I don't repeat the same mistakes twice....or several times. :) Enjoy. Or skip. Your choice.

BTW, have I mentioned how happy this makes me?

Sadie (9:20:50 PM): if a boy touches your hair while you're asleep...does that mean he likes you?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:22:31 PM): If a boy touches my hair while I'm asleep, then something bad is going to happen to him when I wake up.
Sadie (9:22:51 PM): okay, me then.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:22:54 PM): If a boy touches _your_ hair while you're asleep... I dunno. If it was a clandestine thing, I'd find it rather creepy.
Sadie (9:22:55 PM): what about me?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:23:14 PM): I think circumstances matter a lot here.
Sadie (9:23:46 PM): separate couches, heads to the same corner.
Sadie (9:23:58 PM): smooching on a previous occasion, however none at this time.
Sadie (9:24:11 PM): I felt that the window was closed...wasn't happy, but figured the window was closed.
Sadie (9:24:44 PM): I'd felt the recently shaved head earlier in the evening. I was amenable to the touching...it was just unexpected.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:25:08 PM): Certainly seems affectionate to me.
Sadie (9:25:16 PM): I had finally just fallen asleep--I thought he was long since asleep. And then, my hair was cuddled.
Sadie (9:25:40 PM): which is okay...I liked it. Made a happy noise--after the startled "AHH!" one. And stayed asleep.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:26:00 PM): :)
Sadie (9:26:29 PM): so it's a good thing, yes?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:26:49 PM): Yes.
Sadie (9:27:08 PM): okay. I just need to not send mixed signals...and get clear about reading the ones that are really there.
Sadie (9:27:24 PM): Neither he nor I seem to be very good at this flirting stuff.
Sadie (9:30:43 PM): why are boys so freaking complicated?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:31:52 PM): Why are girls?
Sadie (9:32:03 PM): we're not.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:32:09 PM): Nor are boys.
Sadie (9:32:10 PM): We're just chickenshit.
Sadie (9:32:14 PM): sure you are.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:32:22 PM): I'm certainly just chickenshit.
Sadie (9:32:38 PM): if you weren't complicated, after the hair touching...you might have suggested (not YOU, but the general YOU) oh...gee...I don't know...COFFEE?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:32:51 PM): Yeah, but he's chickenshit.
Sadie (9:33:08 PM): that makes two of us.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:33:08 PM): The general 'he' that means 'YOU' the general 'YOU'.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:33:10 PM): You know.
Sadie (9:33:19 PM): yes, I do.
Sadie (9:33:35 PM): but am I going to look like a needy loser if I force the issue? Because honestly? I feel like I"m being too pushy.
Sadie (9:33:56 PM): and I really haven't done much of anything.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:34:00 PM): How pushy are you being?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:34:10 PM): And I, with my finely calibrated sense of what is appropriate, will help you.
Sadie (9:34:13 PM): I'm not. I'm just busy obsessing instead.
Sadie (9:34:37 PM): Once upon a time, when I very first developed the crush...found out his number from Heidi and called it.
Sadie (9:35:01 PM): he said he was just getting out of a relationship (5 months) and was going out of town for a month to go sailing. But that when he got back, he'd like that.
Sadie (9:35:08 PM): So. Time passed. I moved on.
Sadie (9:35:35 PM): Then. We met at Heidi's about two months after the initial embarrassment of my phoning him.
Sadie (9:36:17 PM): we all went out--the boys ended up switching pubs to end up at the bar where Heidi and I were.
Sadie (9:37:03 PM): Paul and I sat together in the taxi, held hands...and smooched a bit back at the house. It was GOOD.
Sadie (9:37:21 PM): the Monday after (this was Saturday evening) he called me. We made plans for Thursday.
Sadie (9:37:41 PM): but the plans for Thursday were cancelled, because we forgot it was the long weekend, and he was supposed to be going out of town.
Sadie (9:38:21 PM): We bumped into each other at Heidi's because the 'going away' plans fell through and the boys were drinking at Robs (also Heidi's as they are roomies)
Sadie (9:38:28 PM): we all ended up at the same bar.
Sadie (9:39:07 PM): not much happened, in fact, I spent most of the evening talking with Dennis. (who I like immensely, but is married).
Sadie (9:39:24 PM): Paul and Dennis left from there to another bar. I stayed at Heidi and Rob's.
Sadie (9:39:27 PM): so then...nothing.
Sadie (9:39:28 PM): nothing.
Sadie (9:39:29 PM): nothing.
Sadie (9:39:46 PM): Sunday? I called him and left a message (it was Easter--I assumed busy-ness)
Sadie (9:39:52 PM): Monday, he called me back and left a message.
Sadie (9:39:58 PM): Tuesday? I called him back and left a message.
Sadie (9:40:40 PM): Nothing, until Saturday--when again, we ended up at the same bar. I spent a lot of time chatting with him--and his buddies--and flirting up a storm. We all went back to Heidi and Rob's.
Sadie (9:40:54 PM): there were 5 of us (Heidi, Rob, Paul, me, and Barclay)
Sadie (9:41:51 PM): heidi and rob went to bed, paul, barclay and I stayed up playing music and chatting.
Sadie (9:42:50 PM): Barclay left, and Paul and I decided to sleep.
Sadie (9:43:51 PM): sorry, I"m raving.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:44:20 PM): *hug*
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:44:24 PM): I thought you were storytelling.
Sadie (9:44:24 PM): Paul said he wanted the close couch, even though it had all my blankets set up on it. I said he could have the couch, but I got to keep the blankets.
Sadie (9:44:44 PM): yes, but I require your input so that I don't feel I"m burning out your eyeballs.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:44:53 PM): My eyeballs have not burned.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:44:55 PM): Continue.
Sadie (9:45:13 PM): I've been spending ALL my time obsessing about this crap, so...I don't want to wear out my only objective bystanding friend's welcome. :)
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:45:22 PM): That's un-possible.
Sadie (9:45:30 PM): okay. So. fine...I made up the other couch...we chatted a bit.
Sadie (9:46:00 PM): it was 5:30 am, so we were both exhausted. So he was almost asleep...and I got up for some more water. (water is your friend)
Sadie (9:46:15 PM): I was a little wired. Not to mention still a little (okay, a lot) loaded.
Sadie (9:47:48 PM): I asked him quite randomly, "Do you play pool?"
Sadie (9:48:03 PM): he mumbled, "I love pool. Why? Do you play pool?"
Sadie (9:48:13 PM): "Badly, yes. But I have moments of glory."
Sadie (9:48:46 PM): "We should play pool some time." (he was mumbling though, because he was nearly asleep.)
Sadie (9:49:03 PM): "yeah...sure." I said.
Sadie (9:49:13 PM): Then I went to my sofa.
Sadie (9:49:54 PM): We were laying head to head...at a right angle.
Sadie (9:50:34 PM): we were chatting, but mumbling...as we were both sleepy.
Sadie (9:51:07 PM): I said "May I touch your head again?" He said, "Sure--it feels nice."
Sadie (9:51:21 PM): so I laughed, rubbed his head, and said "g'night" and went to sleep.
Sadie (9:52:48 PM): Then--I was just passed out...
Sadie (9:52:54 PM): and my hair was smooshed.
Sadie (9:53:23 PM): which was good...but scared the crap out of me. Then, it was nice. :)
Sadie (9:53:38 PM): but morning? Nothing but regular friendly banter.
Sadie (9:53:48 PM): lovely, but noncommittal.
Sadie (9:53:54 PM): so do I phone?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:54:01 PM): Yus.
Sadie (9:54:07 PM): or do I wait?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:54:12 PM): I think you should ask him to coffee and/or pool.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:54:15 PM): Preferably pool.
Sadie (9:54:17 PM): I already did once.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:54:23 PM): When?
Sadie (9:54:29 PM): WAAAAAAY back at the beginning.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:54:32 PM): Psh.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:54:40 PM): Ask him to pool.
Sadie (9:54:45 PM): *SIGH*
Sadie (9:55:00 PM): whyfor me? Whyfor not him?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (9:55:09 PM): Ok, call him up and tell him to ask you to pool.
Sadie (9:55:09 PM): is he a coward? And do I really want to date a coward?
Sadie (9:55:14 PM): *laugh*
Sadie (9:55:22 PM): Now that....that I might do.
Sadie (9:55:35 PM): He's a busy man though...I've never met anyone as busy as me.
Sadie (9:56:09 PM): he was muttering the other night while he was almost asleep...
Sadie (9:56:18 PM): about how he had such an odd life.
Sadie (9:56:24 PM): and I said, "odd how?"
Sadie (9:57:07 PM): it was because he sails all the time, and he'll never get rich at it...and that people think it's odd how dedicated he is to his sailing.
Sadie (9:57:13 PM): and I said--what I honestly thought.
Sadie (9:57:58 PM): which is, "But if it's your passion--you have to do it. How many people are able to do exactly what they love to do...for a living? If you don't need to be rich, then why does it matter if other people get it or not?"
Sadie (9:58:42 PM): because really? How many people do YOU (the real you, not the generic one) know that live their passion? That even know what their passion IS?
Sadie (9:59:12 PM): I can count the ones I know on one hand with fingers left over.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:00:04 PM): How many people have a proper passion?
Sadie (10:00:15 PM): exactly.
Sadie (10:00:26 PM): So I don't think it's weird. I think its fascinating.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:00:33 PM): Indeedy.
Sadie (10:00:47 PM): okay...so then, after the apprentice, I need to call him.
Sadie (10:00:54 PM): I'm going to do it.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:00:55 PM): Excellent.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:00:59 PM): I know you are.
Sadie (10:01:07 PM): I will need to be reminded.
Sadie (10:01:12 PM): I know I"m excellent ;)
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:01:18 PM): I know it too.
Sadie (10:01:31 PM): so there you have it...girl-think.
Sadie (10:01:45 PM): and you really think we're complicated?
Sadie (10:02:14 PM): You know...I may just copy and paste this conversation in lieu of a blog post. It'd be easier than typing it all out a gain.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:02:25 PM): You've heard me bibble and babble for weeks. Do you think I'm complicated?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:02:30 PM): I sure don't.
Sadie (10:02:46 PM): I don't think you've EVER babbled as much as I just did.
Sadie (10:02:57 PM): at least, not with so much excruciating detail.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:03:05 PM): It wasn't excruciating.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:07:06 PM): So when is The Apprentice over?
Sadie (10:08:46 PM): 11:00

<*Some witty banter about illegal downloading and the fact that I will not pay nine whole freaking cents for a song!*>

Sadie (10:54:43 PM): I'm a little disconcerted by the sheer number of songs by various artists named 'Doomed'
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:54:49 PM): Egad.

Sadie (10:56:47 PM): argh. Andrea got fired.
Sadie (10:56:49 PM): that makes it time.
Sadie (10:56:56 PM): it's 11:00 though, too late to phone people.
Sadie (10:57:01 PM): I could call tomorrow.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:57:07 PM): ... wait a minute.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:57:22 PM): You said you were going to call after the Apprentice, knowing it'd be 11.
Sadie (10:57:28 PM): yes, I did.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:57:30 PM): You knew!
Sadie (10:57:32 PM): but I don't call people at 11.
Sadie (10:57:33 PM): I knew.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:57:45 PM): I am giving you my absolute BEST glare right now.
Sadie (10:57:45 PM): I still know that he'll be awake...because he'd be watching Apprentice.
Sadie (10:57:51 PM): but.
Sadie (10:57:51 PM): but.
Sadie (10:57:52 PM): but.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:57:53 PM): NO.
Sadie (10:57:58 PM): <jelly guts>
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:58:04 PM): Pick it up and dial it.
Sadie (10:58:10 PM): but what...if...
Sadie (10:58:12 PM): you know.
Sadie (10:58:15 PM): ARGH.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:58:21 PM): I know everything. So call him.
Sadie (10:58:33 PM): you are the suckiest friend that ever did suck.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (10:58:42 PM): I'm ok with that so long as you call.
Sadie (10:58:53 PM): ringing.
Sadie (10:58:56 PM): you SUCK.

Sadie (11:02:26 PM): :)
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:03:01 PM): :)
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:03:14 PM): Smilies are good.
Sadie (11:08:53 PM): okay, you don't suck.
Sadie (11:09:00 PM): thank you for being my spine.
Sadie (11:09:11 PM): *HUG*
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:09:16 PM): *HUGS*
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:09:18 PM): How did it go?
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:09:21 PM): Dish!
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:09:36 PM): I had to be strong and not cave in the face of your unhappiness, so I deserve to know.
Sadie (11:09:41 PM): so...I dialed, even as I was telling you how much you sucked, it was ringing.
Sadie (11:09:59 PM): he answered with "Hello, Sadie!"
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:10:14 PM): He's clever.
Sadie (11:10:16 PM): I laughed and said, "hello! Is it too late to call you?"
Sadie (11:10:19 PM): his phone is clever.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:10:23 PM): Ah.
Sadie (11:10:27 PM): if he was clever, he'd have phoned me himself. :)
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:10:29 PM): He's clever for owning a clever phone.
Sadie (11:10:33 PM): true that.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:10:36 PM): Clever but perhaps chickenshit.
Sadie (11:10:49 PM): he doesn't smell like chickenshit.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:11:02 PM): Good.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:11:07 PM): That's a definite plus.
Sadie (11:11:11 PM): so. He said, "no-no...it's not too late. I'm just watching some penguins marching."
Sadie (11:11:34 PM): I said, "what? Already? Wasn't it apprentice night?"
Sadie (11:11:43 PM): He said "yeah, but it just finished...it's already over."
Sadie (11:11:59 PM): I was like "But it only JUST finished...you've already moved on to penguins? You're that fickle?"
Sadie (11:12:39 PM): he laughed and said..."yes...but it's because I have a satellite."
Sadie (11:13:08 PM): I observed that he wasn't the only crazy person out sailing yesterday...we talked about the sunshine...and about the park.
Sadie (11:13:23 PM): see--I was thinking yesterday that he can't go to the park with me, even though it's one of my favourite places.
Sadie (11:13:33 PM): because I like to climb and hike there...and that's hard to do in a wheelchair.
Sadie (11:13:54 PM): anyway...that's an aside for another day.
Sadie (11:14:12 PM): we talked about the seagull that was eating the baby penguin.
Sadie (11:14:25 PM): I got extra-credit points for knowing how penguins carry their babies around. :)
Sadie (11:14:41 PM): we talked about prison break, and about the Apprentice.
Sadie (11:14:57 PM): then, I said..."So....It's 11:00."
Sadie (11:15:06 PM): he said, "yes, it is...?"
Sadie (11:15:11 PM): I said..."So..."
Sadie (11:15:22 PM): then I said... (note how eloquent I was?)
Sadie (11:15:46 PM): "So...I was wondering...if you wanted to try again to get together some time, or Not...?"
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:16:00 PM): Capital 'Not'
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:16:02 PM): Nuanced.
Sadie (11:16:05 PM): (At this point, I'd just like to say...ARGH! and yes, capital Not.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:16:09 PM): :)
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:16:14 PM): It's endearing.
Sadie (11:16:25 PM): I needed to know. And Not is okay, so long as I know.
Sadie (11:16:48 PM): he said..."I was thinking about that yesterday--that we should play some of that pool we were talking about the other night."
Sadie (11:17:20 PM): Considering that I thought he was 90%asleep at the time, and I was doubtful that the plan would come to fruition, I was impressed that it had occurred to him.
Sadie (11:17:42 PM): I said, "Sure...that'd be nice. When would be good for you?"
Sadie (11:18:11 PM): He said, "One of the other guys that I sail with wanted to get together some time this week and do boat stuff...so...but I don't know when that is...so another night would be good...."
Sadie (11:18:30 PM): I said...."Ummm.?????" (WTF was implied)
Sadie (11:18:39 PM): he said, "How about Thursday?"
Sadie (11:19:09 PM): I said, "I work Thursday, so..." (I was preparing to be put off for another week...at which time the window would be SOUNDLY closed.)
Sadie (11:19:19 PM): he said, "What about tomorrow?"
Sadie (11:19:29 PM): I said, "Tomorrow's good. :)"
Sadie (11:20:14 PM): so he has a meeting at 5:00, then he's in bedford (where I live) so he'll be picking me up around 7 or 7:30 and we'll be going 'to some cozy little pub somewhere'.
Sadie (11:20:19 PM): <beam>
Sadie (11:20:34 PM): so I said, "Good, that'll give me time to go to the gym after work still."
Sadie (11:21:02 PM): He said, "well, there's no real rush, you can do your stuff?"
Sadie (11:21:14 PM): I said, "no-no...just arranging my day."
Sadie (11:21:40 PM): oh yeah...back up bit--when I said "Ummm?????" after the 'there's a guy who might have plans' bit...he said "I don't have a calendar..."
Sadie (11:21:58 PM): i said, "Perhaps you should? *grin* Are you sure you're not going out of town this week or something? *grin*"
Sadie (11:22:06 PM): he laughed...then commenced with the tomorrow plan.
Sadie (11:22:22 PM): so it was good...but I indicated that I'd felt shunned. Which I did.
Sadie (11:22:31 PM): but no longer do, as we are going out tomorrow. :)
Sadie (11:22:52 PM): but if something happens now? That's it. Done. :) No more obsessing, no more futzing.
Sadie (11:22:57 PM): <SIGH>
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:23:27 PM): *hug*
Sadie (11:23:28 PM): so thanks. :) You're not the biggest sucker that ever did suck. You're a good friend. Who can force me into doing things even from a 5 hour time differential.
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:23:30 PM): You done good.
Sadie (11:23:37 PM): I done, anyway. :)
The Coolest Guy in the Universe (11:23:46 PM): Admittedly, I'd have felt like a bit of a heel had it not gone well.
Sadie (11:24:04 PM): no, because then I'd at least have known...and could move on.
Sadie (11:24:10 PM): I don't LIKE feeling silly about boys.
Sadie (11:24:25 PM): although, it's kinda neat having butterflies a LITTLE bit.

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