Friday, February 25, 2011

a quick update

I realize that I haven't written in a while, but nothing terribly exciting has been happening and I've been stressed out with work. I think I'm in that winter slump and really wish that I had planned an escape to somewhere warm in February.

You'll be sad to hear that Bachelor #12 has fallen off the face of the earth. Why do guys do this? I thought we were really hitting it off, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks (when he canceled a date because he was sick). Apparently he does not like eating good food, having stimulating conversations and getting laid. His loss.

Things have been going well with Bachelor #10. He stopped by after work the other day and he looked so adorable all dressed up in a blue button down shirt and dress pants. He was actually going to pick me up from work, but got delayed. I've never had a guy pick me up from work before, but I like that idea. I'm quite fond of Bachelor #10. He treats me well, is fun to be around and I feel like I can be myself. He's also pretty straight forward and doesn't lead a girl on- he says what he means.

Now there is also Bachelor #14 who I am proud to say that I have not had sex with yet. We've been on 3 dates and I learned that the key is to stay out of my neighborhood and far away from my apartment. As soon as I bring a guy here it's like I can't control myself and must have sex with them. That being said....B14 is going to come over for cocktails on Tuesday night. Inviting a guy over for cocktails is my way of saying 'we should fuck'. Well, I guess that doesn't' apply with my GBF(gay boyfriend), but otherwise that seems to be a trend with me.

B14 and I met at Hopleaf last Saturday night. We drank a lot of beers and did a lot of talking. I had to work the next day so couldn't stay out too late. We left the bar and he enticed me with the promise of tacos. I'm a sucker for late night Mexican food so of course I went along with the idea. After some tacos he walked me up the street a bit and you could tell he was trying to get me to stay out (aka have sex). We kissed underneath the El tracks in a seedy part of Uptown. Not the best kisser. A little too stiff and not really much of a spark. However, I like the guy and we'll see what happens when I have him over. Hope he screws better than he kisses.

And as for my other adventures that do not have to do with Bachelors....I went on a really neat tour of the Theatre District with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. There really is a lot of history in that area, too bad most of the theatres have been torn down since than. The highlight was a behind the scenes tour of the Chicago Theatre. I actually got to stand on the stage and go backstage where all the performers have signed the wall. This is a tradition started with Frank Sinatra. It was all very cool.

I also went on a pub crawl with the Chicago History Museum. This one was a Mardi Gras Theme and I somehow broke my rule of no mixing and had prosecco, rum based drinks and beer. Ugh! I'm getting too old for that. Nevertheless, I went out with co-worker and we had a blast. It's nice to find a new drinking buddy.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Gesture

Last week I was reading US Weekly and decided to read my love horoscope. This is something I rarely do, but what I found really hit home:

You will have a lot of amorous opportunities as well as a deep desire to
settle with just one person. You will find yourself in a pickle.

I am pretty certain that I am in the middle of said pickle. Here' the deal. I'm dating 3 guys right now and about to add 2 more. I have 2 of my old play partners wanting to reconnect as well. This could potentially put me in a position of dating 7 guys at once. Now some of these guys are just for sex (Bachelor 4 and 6), others I'm quite fond of (Bachelors 10 and 12) and then there's the potential of the new guys.

I really consider Bachelor #12 boyfriend material but he is not making enough of an effort to see me. I'd like to see him weekly at this point, maybe even more, but it seems like we only meet up every 2 weeks or so. I'm clearly not on top of his priority list. What I'm really looking for a guy who is willing to make the Gesture.

I want someone who wants to be with me. I want a guy who will come to me and say that they don't want to date other girls - only me and they want me to do the same. I want to be wanted. I want a guy who is willing to fight for me.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bachelor #14

I had a very nice date with Bachelor #14. There weren't sparks or anything, but he was certainly good company. We met on OkCupid where we started talking about traveling experiences. I love a guy who has a sense of adventure and wants to get out and see the world. We only exchanged a few e-mails and then decided to meet up at the Bar on Buena this past week.

He was running late which is a pet peeve of mine, but once he showed up I was happy to see that he was cuter in person, well dressed and smelled good. The conversation was good and there weren't any awkward moments. What I really like about him is his accent, he's Indian, and there just something about that accent on a good looking guy that I find irresistible. At the end of the night we hugged, but I think he may have been going in for a kiss. I'm trying really hard to be a good girl and behave myself until we've had a few dates. For some reason I just can't seem to stop at a kiss. It's like I have no will power.

We agreed to meet for a second date. I'm not sure what we will do, but I know I need to keep him away from my apartment because if there is chemistry on the second date the last thing I want to do is invite him back to my place...that always leads to sex. I just don't understand why I have zero self control around my Bachelors, but that's a whole other blog.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mad Girl lives next door to a Eurotrash bitch

Well I was going to post about my date with Bachelor #14, but I think I have something a little more interesting to talk about. Bachelor #10 is laying in my bed as I write this. I was supposed to hang out with Bachelor #12 tonight, but he's sick and canceled. Luckily B10 was willing to come over and keep me company. We had lovely evening of Philly Cheese steaks and watching Man vs Food. So around 10 we end up in the bedroom having sex. We are really getting into things and all of a sudden I hear my neighbor scream: 'I can hear you' followed by some laughing and I think some said 'ride em cowboy'. What the Fuck! Talk about ruining the moment.

The more I think of this the more pissed off I get. I was having a really nice time (and no I wasn't that loud) and then she totally threw off my concentration. I listen to that piece of Euroslut trash bring guys home from the bars at 4am and I never once utter a peep about it. Sometimes it wakes me up on a work night, but I let them do their business. Who the fuck does she think she is? When you live in an apartment with thin walls you are bound to hear something. It's not like I am bringing someone home to fuck every night. I just feel that what she did was out of line, but what can I do about it? Maybe she's just jealous because she NEVER seems to have guys over who are willing to fuck her while sober. Grrrr.....

What's your opinion on this? If you heard your neighbor having sex would you feel the need to add you two cents? Should I go next door and tell her to mind her own business? I've lived next to her for years and have put up with her playing obnoxious music. Once she go to hooked on that song by James Blunt, "You Beautiful" that she would play it over and over when she woke up at 8am. It woke me up and annoyed me, but I didn't pound the wall and tell her to shut the fuck up. I dealt with it. Next time that bitch is having sex I'm going to blare some sort of Christian station and see how easy it is to orgasm then.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowmageddon 2011

I'm reporting to you live from the front lines of what is shaping up to be the third biggest blizzard that Chicago has ever seen. I've got my glass of red wine and some jazz playing on my stereo and I couldn't be happier to be snowed in for the day. So what has Snowmageddon been like for me thus far?

Well, I was at work last night when the snow really started to come down around 3. However, cars were still on the street and we were going to stay open to stay open to 6 (we usually close at 10). By 4 it was really coming down, but people were still out shopping. By 5 there were only a few cars on the street and about 5 customers loitering in the cafe. We ended up leaving at about 6:30 and boy was it windy outside! We tried to call a cab, but no one would pick up. As a group of us were leaving faced with the 15 minute walk to the Fullerton Red Line we came across a very nice cab driver who drove us home. I should have gotten the guys name because he was an angel. I made sure to tip him well and I hope he made it home safely.

I was up most of the night listening to the thunder snow and sirens from all the emergency vehicles that were deployed to Lake Shore Drive to dig out those who were stranded. Apparently there were 3 or 4 bad accidents in the early evening and LSD ended up being shut down (it's still closed right now!). From what I understand motorists were stranded there for a good 4-10 hours. That's the level of craziness we are experiencing here. I've got pics to prove it. These are a few I shot of LSD.

I woke up this morning to a snow covered post apocalyptic city. My store was not going to open today so I was thrilled with my snow day. It was about 8am and that's when I set out from my apartment to try and snap some pictures. I bundled myself up (even put on a hat -which I never do) and walked up Belmont to Lake Shore Drive. There were a few people out walking dogs or snow blowing the sidewalks, a few cars, some buses and some snow plows, but it really was like the city had been deserted. It was white everywhere and so quiet at 8am. Normally the city is buzzing with people heading to work, but this was just spooky.
As I got closer to the lake it got windier and signs of last night's chaos were evident. I saw 2 buses that had spun out and were left at the side of the road. Police cars were out blocking access to LSD. I climbed up the side of the embankment (a feat in waist deep snow) and stood by the side of Lake Shore Drive which was completely empty. This is not a thing that any sane Chicagoan would do on a normal day. Maybe I've been watching too many zombie apocalypse movies, but I got the feeling that something wasn't right. Desolate is the world that comes to mind. It was snowing again so I couldn't even see the skyline. I felt like the city had abandoned me and I was left alone on this tundra that was once Lake Shore Drive.
When I was done being freaked out I took a walk back through my neighborhood. Most streets weren't plowed and there were a lot of cars abandoned in the middle of the road. Turns out Walgreens and CVS were open so I went in to stock up on blizzard provisions (milk, marshmallows, red wine and sour cream and onion potato chips). I finished my adventure with a nice cup of hot cocoa. It's almost 1 now and it's still snowing outside, but I can see that the sun wants to peek through. Hopefully people will stay off the streets today and let the city do their job to clean up this mess. Maybe I'll take one more trip out later this afternoon just to make sure that snow zombies haven't eaten everyones brains out.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

boyfriend material

Not sure if this is a phase I'm going through or if I'm actually just losing my mind, but I'm finding that I really do enjoy these middle of the night Internet sessions. Over the past few months I find that I am waking up in the middle of the night and going online for a bit. I usually blog and just enjoy the stillness of being up at this hour. It also makes me less restless and gives me a better nights sleep.

Right now I have a few things on my mind. I'm really hoping that a huge blizzard does come and we have to close my store for at least a day. I could really use a snow day. I feel that all the frozen soup on my freezer could really be put to good use and would you like to read a blog on Snowmagedeon?

I'm also thinking about how I really feel about Bachelor #10. I've already established that I don't think he could be boyfriend material, at least not the kind of boyfriend I want. I've really been thinking a lot about him a lot more lately and find that I don't like the idea of him with other girls. UGH! I hate being like this. I'm sure I can talk myself out of this in a few days. I think I just need to get some fresh blood into the mix and find one or two more Bachelors to keep my mind from focusing on any one specific Bachelor.

I know that as soon as I go on another date with Bachelor #12 I will start liking him a whole lot more as well. It's this bizarre girly thing that I just can't kick. It's like every time I have a good date with a guy I seem to want to start planing the wedding or my imagination sets in and I start wonder how he would get along with my family. Maybe it's just my biological clock ticking or something. Now, I really do consider B12 boyfriend material, but we've only been on 3 dates and,even though I know he's into me, I don't think he is as into me as I am him. I like the idea of a guy really wanting to spend time with me and not just surviving on one date every week or week and and a half. I want a mutual feeling of admiration and the need to spend all of our free time together.

Don't get me wrong, I am having fun with dating. However, I will eventually want more than this and I'm not sure how that is going to play out. I realize that guys are different when it comes to this stuff and I've been trying really hard not to scare them off. This is why I date a few Bachelors at once so that I can stay occupied and not come across as needy.

On a totally different topic, Bachelor #2 texted me the other day to see how things were going. I'm pretty sure that me ignoring him for over a month should have been a good sign that I'm not interested. Why is it that the Bachelors I'm not into seem to be into me? It's some weird rules of attraction. I also saw Bachelor #3 was checking out my OkCupid profile a few days ago. This could be bad news and I really hope I'm able to resist him if he tries to contact me. I don't want it to be like last time where he caught me during a moment of weakness and I let him come over. I must be stronger next time because he is certainly not boyfriend material.