Archive for January, 2006

I think Despair, Inc. expresses best how I feel about dating right now (and many other times too):

Futility: You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take, and, statistically speaking, 99% of the shots you do.

I invited the young lady whom I mentioned last week to go ice skating with me this weekend. However, the invitation was declined with no particular explanation given—just an ambiguous “I’ll have to pass”. Now, I may be really bad horrible at this whole dating thing, but I think that even I can read between the infuriatingly polite lines in this case.

::sigh:: This is getting really old. Having experienced repeated incidents of relational failure during these years leading up to my immanent 27th birthday, dating has become largely synonymous with pain and rejection. This is not the way it ought to be.

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It was my pleasure to spend part of this past Saturday afternoon with a lovely young lady (who will remain anonymous for now). Our date began with lunch at the Thai Country Café featuring spring rolls and pad thai. Then we drove over to the Saint Louis Art Museum to see the current special exhibit, Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. Unfortunately, everyone else in St. Louis seems to have had the same idea, so there was a close to 2 hour wait to get into the exhibit. My companion was a little pressured for time, since she had a lot of preparation to do for the first day of her new job today, so we bailed on the museum. Instead, we headed up the street to Kayak’s Coffee where we had some fun playing a few rounds of Fluxx (which I just “happened” to have with me ::wink wink::).

I was a little disappointed that the art museum didn’t work out like I had planned and that the date was shorter than I expected. Nevertheless, it was a good time with a beautiful, kind, and pleasant young woman, and I hope to see her again when she doesn’t have a huge task hanging over her head.

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