Monday, July 26, 2010

50 Dates in the city with the Great Salt Lake

A friend of mine has challenged me to go on 50 dates. She's 19 and worried that I'm not married... yet (still?). Well, 19 year olds think this way, but I (shocked when I actually heard myself utter "yes" to this) accepted the challenge.

This is more challenging than I thought it would be. I started realizing I would have to do some of the asking to make this happen. So far I've been on two dates (one asked me), gave one other guy my number who may ask me out at some point and been rejected by two others. One other guy has asked me and I guess I sorta rejected him by telling him we didn't have anything in common (which, as far as I can tell, we don't. At all). He didn't say it, but it seemed I hurt his feelings. So I retracted and we might still go out. I don't really want to, but I'm going to anyway cuz sometimes that's good for you (sometimes). Who knows, maybe it will be a great story(???)

What I've learned so far is I'm way too content doing my own thing (gardening, animals, work, running, art, gelato with girlfriends, shopping with mom, yada, yada) and realized that in my head I kept saying mr. right will just "show up" when it's right. But I wasn't really doing anything to make that happen. I am fighting with my own complacency and desire for things to "just happen" to make these dates happen. I don't even know at this point if I can make all 50 dates happen. Or if I even want to go out with 50 different men. So, world, internets, all 5 friends who read this and occasionally comment, here I go. Got someone you wanna line me up with?

8 comments:

Dainon. said...

How about Chris (as in Lee's old roommate)? He's harmless enough.

SJ said...

He was one of the two guys who rejected me, actually. I asked him out and he said he didn't know when he'd be available (shrug).

mj said...

Too bad I don't really know anyone in the SLC. It's not a bad idea, though. If nothing else, you can write about it. Oh, maybe I could hook you up with my brother as he says he's going to visit there soon. I'm thinking its pretty unlikely he's your type but if this is a completely random un-targeted goal, you could cross another one off.

Sherpa said...

Hey, go for it!

There's Kelli's brother Chris. He may be up for it.

SJ said...

Well, okay then.

mj said...

Oops, just talked to the bro and he just got back from there. Oh well, go for the locals.

SJ said...

I know this is just 50 dates and I should just go, go, go...but how are these brothers exactly?

SJ said...

D - I take it back. Apparently I had it wrong. Imagine that.