Sometimes your past can run into your present. You never see it coming. And it’s not always a good thing, but it does happen. Saturday night I decided to go to a local singles dance. My routine at these events is to find the woman who I find the most attractive and dance with her. That doesn’t mean I don’t strike out at times, but it is the game plan. Some nights it does happen to work out, some nights it doesn’t and sometimes there is not anyone attractive enough for me to bother with. I’m patient, and I will sit with my Ketel One on the rocks and bide my time.
This week a pretty blonde woman waved to me as I started to sit down. I knew the face, but I couldn’t place her. Then it dawned on me that ten years ago, I had a date with the woman. She had been a regular at the local nightclub, called The Free Spirit, that at the time was my haunt. One night out of the clear blue she came over to me and asked me out. We were to meet that Sunday night at the same club.
When I arrived she was sitting at the bar. I went over and grabbed the stool next to her. After ten minutes of idle chatter, she got up and started talking to other guys at the bar. They were all regulars, but the move was damn peculiar. I watched her do this for twenty minutes, and then she came back to join me. She stated, “I hope that didn’t bother you. I know a lot of guys and hope you are not the jealous type.” “Oh,” I thought, “She thought I’d get jealous.” Which is rather hard thing to do on a first date. I responded that she had not made me jealous. “Then did I piss you off?” What a fucking moron she was. I stated, “I’m beyond pissed off. I’ve gone straight to indifference.” I asked the barkeep for my tab, threw money on the bar, and left. I moved away a few months later.
So, here she was a decade later. She was still attractive, but I was still disinterested. But then I saw a new woman enter the dance. She was gorgeous and she looked like somebody familiar. And then it hit me. She looked just like Jill Hennessy. Not a twin, but she certainly could have been a sister. Wow. And then she sat down two chairs away from the former-date-moron. I thought, I really don’t want to asked her to dance and get turned down next to the other woman. Stupid, right? Why should I have cared? By the time I sorted this dilemma out “Jill” was dancing with someone else. I cursed my hesitance. It had been years since I saw a woman who so moved me.
But, fate works in rather strange ways. Ten minutes later she was back at that table. I was not going to blow it twice. So she could turn me down. So what? I asked her to dance. She smiled a big grin and told me she’d love to dance. She stated while we were dancing that I looked familiar. I told her we had not yet met. She squinted and said, “Match.com! You were on Match. I loved your pic and profile and was hoping you’d contact me. But you know what? As great as your picture is, you are even more handsome in person.” Boy, was I now on an ego trip. It was 9 PM. We danced, we laughed, we held hands and chatted till the danced closed at 1 AM. It has been a long time since a lady has so intrigued me. I had a great time, the best in years.
In a recent meme, I was asked what I was doing for New Year’s Eve. I said I was waiting for my best offer. That best offer came to me as I kissed her goodnight at her car. She asked me out for New Years. We will do dinner and dancing at a swanky establishment. Oh, here’s a killer. Her name is actually Jill. I am now a poster child of optimism. And fate. I cannot wait to see her on Thursday! I hope you have a great New Years. We will return on Saturday with Crazy Sam.
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Welcome again to Stealing which we bring you weekly on The WTIT Blog. We have gotten really good at just stealing a meme from someone else’s post. (You can play this meme with Judd and click on the official Sunday Stealing meme.) Today we ripped this meme off from a blogger named Nik Dirga from Spatula Forum. Nik is an American journalist who now lives in New Zealand with his kiwi wife and son. He does not say where he found the meme. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. All meme questions are in bold.
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14. What do you wish you’d done more of? This is a tough one. I generally do most things to the extreme.
18. What was the best book you read? The Cat in the Hat. I read it to my granddaughter. Even a three year old can tell Dr. Seuss makes no fucking sense what-so-ever.
25. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2009? Sometimes you need to remove people from your life. It’s neither nice nor easy, but it can be necessary.
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Welcome back to Sunday Stealing. Sunday Stealing originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim’s post. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme’s best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. Let’s go!
Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Nik Dirga at the blog Spatula Forum. Nik is an American journalist who now lives in New Zealand with his kiwi wife and son. He does not say where he found the meme. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
3. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
9. What was your biggest failure?
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
11. What was the best thing you bought?
12. Where did most of your money go?
13. What song will always remind you of 2009?
14. What do you wish you’d done more of?
15. What do you wish you’d done less of?
16. What was your favourite TV program?
17. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
18. What was the best book you read?
19. What was your greatest musical discovery?
20. What was your favorite film of this year?
21. What did you do on your birthday?
22. What kept you sane?
23. Who did you miss?
24. Who was the best new person you met?
25. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:
Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Feel free to stop back and visit other player’s posts. Have a great week. See you next Sunday!
Every Saturday WTIT: The Blog brings you a meme called Saturday 9. It’s not to say that this is a bright idea, but it is what we do. A woman named Crazy Sam started this meme because a prior popular Saturday meme specialist Lola had retired. So, Sam contacted all Lola’s participants and invited us to participate in her meme. The biggest difference is that Sam enjoys our participation. All of Sam’s questions and writing are in bold.
2. What happened this year that you never want to hear another word about? If I never hear about Tiger’s schlong again, I will be forever grateful.
4. What was your favorite song of 2009? Ode to the French Twins by Lady Gaga.
5. What did you accomplish this year? Who said I had to accomplish anything? Was there a meeting I missed? I did keep posting on a blog that shared my rather warped and cynical view of reality going for another year. That was plenty.
8. What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? I will await my best offer. It’s generally a prudent course of action.
9. What’s the best thing you ever did on a New Year’s Eve? One year, back in high school, I was at our annual WTIT New Year’s Party with a girl I was dating. She stood up at a random moment and stated for all to hear, “I am taking Bud to his car. This girl’s been a virgin far too long.” So we went to my car. Not bad for the third date. True story.
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