So update on that whole Rock Bottom Brewery thing...
Julia called and left a message...I had a feeling about what she'd say when I called her back.
Blah blah blah, limited availability, blah blah blah, too long to get through training, blah blah blah, may have bit off more than you can chew, blah blah blah, let's just go our separate ways now, and if you're availability on Friday and Saturday night open up, do give us a call.
Um. Gee. Thanks.
I was recounting this whole thing to my one adorable and effeminate co-worker (who is, amazingly, straight) and what did he say?
I was just hired there!
With a hand flourish.
Not only is he surprisingly straight, he's also a man-whore.
How does that work? (total denial)
Anyway, I went on a date last Thursday night, I was all excited about it all week.
The Black Eyed Peas were in town that night.
I kinda wanted to go but had been dragging my feet on buying a ticket....
And now I wish I had gone.
The date was weird.
He took me to this nice little tapas place in the 'trendy' East Village, the food was fantastic, as expected.
Conversation came easily, so no problems there.
The things he talked about, however, kept throwing up red flags.
He reminded me that he had been drinking all day when we met the Saturday prior at around 10:30 pm
He didn't seem like it to me...
So, is drinking all day on a Saturday a normal thing for you or ??
Well, I don't drink during the week blah blah blah something about an addictive personality, but I really enjoy drinking because I start to think about things that I normally don't think about.
Well, I just notice stuff, like little things, I'm more focused on what's going on around me and I start to ask myself questions about it, and then I discover how I feel about certain things and what my true opinions are on various topics.
So, you're saying you're more focused when you're drunk than when you're sober? You don't relax and just let go of all that stuff when you're drinking (like normal people)?
No, you mean that's what it's like for you when you're sober or drinking?
Yeah, I think most people use alcohol as an escape or way to relax. I always feel the tension in my shoulders melt away with my first drink.
Wow, it takes me quite a few to feel anything.
Even though you only binge-drink on the weekend?
Ok, enough said.
Oh, then there was his highly annoying habit of telling me how different he is from everyone else.
No, really, like he totally IS a unique snowflake. And he doesn't do things like other people.
Finally I just snapped.
OK. I GET it. You're Different. Now quit talking about it and do something! Give me an example!
He shut up for a little bit.
Shoulda gone to BEP.