Love Life…Or Lack Thereof

Well This Is Interesting

I wouldn’t call it a case of “backburner become frontburner.” It’s more of viewing the same thing in an ever so slightly different light that has the effect of completely changing your perspective on something. Case in point: Sarah McNerney.

We had physics and chem II together last semester and talked quite a bit. I was interested in her, but later found out she was dating. About 5 months ago (as I learned last night), she broke up with her boyfriend. She’s messaged me a couple of times on Facebook and I’ve really thought nothing of it. But if you put the piece together, it actually amounts to some level of interesting on her part (plus my interest). Long story short, I think we’re dating now. I’m going to verify today just to be on the safe side.

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I am Brendan Fraser from Blast from the Past

I was laying in bed the other night and thinking about my dating woes and I came to the conclusion that I was Brendan Fraser in “Blast from the Past”. I think part of it my own naivity about dating and to some degree my need to classify things as black and white.

For instance, Ben and Sarah broke up about a month ago. Ever since, Ben has playing the field: dating several girls at once. This is something that never actually occurred to me.

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Alea Jacta Est

When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, leaving his homeland and
invading Italy, he declared: alea jacta est: The die is cast.

Caesar used the phrase as a metaphor to express the fact that he had
crossed the river, and there was no going back.

All times MDT:
1800 hrs – Dinner at Tony Rigatoni’s (italian)
1945 hrs – Syriana (movie)
2200 hrs – Starbucks at Barnes and Noble
~2330hrs – Ferg breaths again

Prayers and blessing would be appreciated, mostly for peace of mind and
nerves of steel.

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Ten Reasons Why You Should Date a Geek

Maryam Scoble, Robert Scoble‘s wife, goes to bat for us geeks in “In Defense of Geeks or Ten Reasons Why You Should Date a Geek“. Thanks Maryiam, we need more people like you fighter for us:

  1. He can fix your computer. There I said it. Do you really need another reason? He is not a bum. He has useful skills that can make your life (at least the part that is spent on the computer, and let’s face it, that is where we all spent most of our time any way) run smooth. Not enough? OK, here’s number two.
  2. He has friends who can fix your computer. So now you are in a relationship and he knows he’s got you and doesn’t feel like he needs to jump every time you call. All of a sudden he is too busy for you? He has work to do and can’t get there fast enough? No problem. Call one of his buddies. They’d love to help out. Geeks are the most helpful friends you’d ever make.
  3. Not a computer person? OK, here’s the killer. He can also hook up the TV, connect the DVD player and Tivo your favorite programs. He’ll also hook you up with the sweetest sound system you’ve ever heard. It would be like angels singing to you.
  4. Looking further for another reason? Yes, you guessed it. He has friends who can hook up the TV, connect the DVD player, etc. etc. etc.
  5. And it gets better: Not only can he fix your computer and DVD player, he can do the same for your friends. All of a sudden your social life will pick up. Your phone won’t stop ringing. Dinner invitations come up every night of the week. You’d be as popular as if you owned a truck and you don’t even have to help anyone move.
  6. Sigh…you really want more reasons to date a geek? Fine. Here’s one for your vanity. He’ll make you shine every where you go. No matter how clumsy your sense of style, no matter how awkward your social skills, you’ll be a fashion star and a classy diplomat next to your geek. He’ll make you look so good; you’ll fall in love with yourself.
  7. So you are not into computers, TVs and DVDs and you don’t care about being popular and fashionable. What about the newest techie gadgets? Do you like cell. phones, digital cameras, camcorders, or MP3 players? Forget bling bling. Let me tell you girlfriend, you are going to be a proud owner of the latest gadgets if you ever decide to date a geek. Your cell. phone will not only have your best friends’ number on speed dial, it would also be able to take pictures, make movies and even do your nails. Your sleek, sexy, and very small digital camera will take pictures that will put Ansel Adams to shame and your brand new, top of the line MP3 player will make all the heads turn your way.
  8. Not satisfied yet? Ok, I hear you. You are saying gadgets and toys are fun, but they won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night, if you know what I mean. Well, I didn’t think I would have to tell you this, but I guess you are going to make me spell it out for you. Here’s the deal, sweet and simple: Your geek will worship the ground you walk on. He’ll be so happy that a pretty girl like you paid attention to him that he’ll be at your feet. He’ll adore you as if you were his queen. In his arms, you’ll feel like you are at the top of the world. Believe me, I know what I am talking about.
  9. I know I got your attention now, but wait it gets better. He won’t cheat on you either. You don’t believe me? Here’s a test. Place the sexiest woman on earth in a room with a geek, say Angelina Jolie in a Victoria Secret sexy lingerie. At the other corner of the room, place the latest model of some computer or other. I am willing to bet my bottom dollar that your geek would want to play with that computer much more than getting to know Angelina Jolie. In fact, he might not even see her if the computer is on and connected to the Internet. C’mmon he has to check his email, surf the web and blog about the fact that he is in a room with Angelina Jolie 😉
  10. Ok, reason number ten. Did I mention he can fix your computer???

Also check out Maryiam’s, “The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating Geeks“!

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It Hurts

What do you do when you (think) you love someone so much that it hurts?

It hurts because you know you can’t have her,
she’s already been claimed.

It’s not my place to intervene.

Damnit. Why is this the story of my life?

Always?

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I Think It Was a Date

I’m not really quite sure what sparked the idea:

Andrew Ferguson: would you be interested in seeing a movie tonight?
Laura L: yeah, like a late one?
Andrew Ferguson: what ever works for you
Andrew Ferguson: personally I want to go see Saw II
Andrew Ferguson: last showing is at 10:35 at UA Denver West 12
Laura L: that’s looks freaky…in a good way
Andrew Ferguson: lol
Andrew Ferguson: yes it does
Laura L: brb
Laura L: sorry i’m back
Laura L: yeah 10 35 sounds good
Laura L: i kinda want to get out of the apt while amy and kevin are here too…give them a little time alone
Andrew Ferguson: lol
Andrew Ferguson: sounds good
Laura L: do you need a ride?
Andrew Ferguson: maybe
Andrew Ferguson: it seems rather impractical for you to drive all the way over here and back (twice) when the theater is right by your place
Laura L: yeah it does, can you bribe someone with a car to come along?
Andrew Ferguson: I’m going to ask my roommate if I can borrow his car.
Andrew Ferguson: he’s not going anywhere tonight
Laura L: nifty
Andrew Ferguson: yes
Laura L: alright i’m off, give me a call and let me know if you need a ride, if not, i’ll meet you at like 1030?
Andrew Ferguson: sounds good
Laura L: is that the theatre on the qdoba side or the chipotle side?
Andrew Ferguson: don’t know
Andrew Ferguson: how about i just meet you at your place and then we can go from there?
Laura L: sounds good
Laura L: see you then

Oxford English Dictionary defines “date” as such:

date, n.2:
c. An appointment or engagement at a particular time, freq. with a person of the opposite sex; a social activity engaged in by two persons of opposite sex. Cf. blind date. Also attrib. colloq.

d. A person of the opposite sex with whom one makes or has made an appointment or engagement. colloq. (orig. and chiefly U.S.).

So yes, I think that it counts as a date.

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Poking Around

Also on the list was Alicia. However she does have an “interest” who goes to Mines and was able to confirm that today. There is an interesting development thought, Diane. More on that tomorrow (or today…depending on how you look at it).

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At Least I’m Consistent

I was going to ask this girl, Megan, out for coffee. But she already has a boyfriend. Katie says don’t ask her out unless I’m over her romanticly.

So now it’s a game. Who can get Andrew a date first: Katie or myself?

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