Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm sorry - which one are you again?

I have to really get things straight in my head - I've been meeting a bunch of new 'mens' in Chicago and I'm having trouble remembering who I said what to. For instance, I had a discussion with someone about my being a Coke snob and he said he preferred Pepsi. However, I can't remember who I had this conversation with! I asked one dude "was it you who said you preferred Pepsi over Coke?"

"No, I don't think so."

So, I am realizing that I need to pay better attention. So far, this is what I have:

The Singer
He sings opera. It's kinda cool. Interestingly enough, he's the second person I've met on line who sings opera for a living! The first is a really, really good friend of mine (we started a tradition of giving each other ridiculous greeting cards - on my birthday he gave me one congratulating me on my new great grandchild. fucker.) and I know quite a bit about the nomadic life someone who sings opera for a living leads. So, conversation is kind of cool. I have SOME idea of what he's talking about. Unlike my friend, The Singer hasn't used the word 'aria' yet, though. WHEW!

The Massage Therapist
This one's not really my type physically ... he's shorter than I am and that's usually not my cup of tea. But, he's a massage therapist! He offered me a massage this week, but our schedules aren't jiving. DAMN SCHEDULES ALL TO HELL! All kidding aside, he seems pretty cool and has his head on straight and I really appreciate his attention to his health, although he might be more neurotic than *I* am! He gets tested every three months. I like that.

The Tennis Player
Ok, so he doesn't play tennis anymore - he's younger than I am and is just a smidgen younger than what I consider my floor. But he is responsible and is currently making ends meet by being a nanny - crazy, huh? The fact htat he's good with kids is pretty cool. I like that. He seems a bit aloof at times, though, and I don't think he's all THAT interested ... but for the occasional chat or text message, it's fine. We've yet to meet in person.

Wandering Eye
I am not at all interseted in this one - but he is very friendly. So, whenever it fancies me, I'll shoot him a text and see what's up. Haven't seen him in months, though.

Lazy Eye
I have to give this dude props for actually sending me a picture of him that depicts the lazy eye in all its glory. I mean, while one eye fixates on the lens of the camera, the other is exploring space over yonder ... it's pretty severe. Yet, his confidence is through the fucking roof. it's a curious thing to me. I would think he'd be self conscious, but he just is not. We have not met in person either ... but we chat. I think I can rule him out re: the Pepsi challenge, though. Actually, I can rule our Wandering Eye too.

El Latino
This one is way out of the box for me. I pretty much am only interested in Black men ... but this character was persistent and he's actually very intelligent. He's a teacher ... 7th grade and appreciates education - that's a HUGE plus. He just plain confronted me that I was playing hard to get and it was an interesting confrontation. I knew I was pretty much not interested, but his directness got my attention. We missed each other yesterday - I sent a text, he sent an IM and neither of us got the message. Aw well. We'll see.

The Model
Well, he models on occasion. He's 31 and a grandfather. Yes - you do the math. At any rate, he's decent peoples and it will remain on a friendship level. I'm just not interested "like that."

So, there you have it - I've been busy. By god, I WILL have a social network in this here city if it kills me!

(well, ok, I'm not willing to die for it - but you get the idea)


clnmike said...

Lol, you most definitely will have a network at this rate all you have to do is remember who is who.

I too have this problem, what i like to do is assign pics to phone numbers on my cell, it seems to help me remember things we talked about.

T. R Xands said...

Bahaha, I can barely remember who my friends are sometimes.

That is indeed quite the network and so damn diverse. I feel like I'm going to hell for laughing about Lazy Eye.

31...with grandchildren... *calculator* wow

The Jaded NYer said...

bueno- look at Mr. Social Butterfly...

My mens? sure I'll list them for you:


Oh, and I can't forget... NOBODY!!!!!!!!!


I cannot wait to get the 3AM texts about all these dudes, BTW... HA!

fuzzy said...

Well High hell! I just have the Designer, the Administrator, an unknown, and a bus driver. The bus driver wants to talk to me, I just like the company from time to time! lol

You gotta remember details or you will have yourself out there everytime! Either that or keep convo very simple and general. Then again, coke is kinda general! idk GET IT TOGETHER!

Given the choices that you have, I'd forget them all!

Super Dave Van Buren said...

Jack my friend are an internet pimp..lol

Tim said...

No Comment.


Bangs and a Bun said...

Could you turn a couple of these dudes straight and send them my way (well, except for lazy eye)? I've got tumbleweeds blowing through this bitch.

The F$%K it List said...

You sure have been busy! I am sure some single women would pay to have the problem of not remembering all their MENS

JACK said...

clnmike: The pictures I get aren't the type to put on display on the phone. But thanks!

T-Rex: RIGHT!? 31 y.o. grandpa - crazy


Fuzzy: I know I need to get it together. I just added two more - THE GYM RAT and THE WORDSMITH (part deux)

Superdave: Yes, of the new millenium variety.

Bangs: I'm sorry, I specialize in turning men GAY. Not straight. Can't help.

f$%kit: It's a nice problem to have, I guess.

Cocoa Rican said...

Looks like you're having a lot of fun...best thing to do is to keep conversations general and speak about the same things with all. This usually helps insure that they all have the same info and you can pick up at the same place with each of them. Whew!

Kieya said...

if only i had your issues lol

i can't even think straight when I see a lazy eye....it just throws me off lol