Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 1: Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day morning.  Well, technically it's morning, but it's actually almost noon.  I'm sitting in bed with a headache, a cup of coffee and my laptop.  The irony of this scene on the day I officially start to write about my adventures on "getting out there" does not escape me. 

But even though I am sans-valentine, I am quite comfortable.  It's so very cozy in here and so very unpredictable out there.  To be perfectly honest, I have no idea how to go about this and am therefore not especially looking forward to it.  I do know that this experiment/adventure/safari will be completely free of online dating sites and virtual pick-ups.  I vow that I will meet men in real life situations. 

Wow, guess what just happened this very second?  My sister Madeline called and she is telling me all about a man she met (he was her sales person) at The Guitar Center who she thought I would really like.  Kind of edgy-retro she says.  Cool glasses, side burns, good personality.  Plays the guitar, obviously.  I kind of play the guitar.  So now what?  How do I meet this man?  This stranger?  Do I stalk the guitar shop looking for him?  Follow him around town to see where he hangs out and then start frequenting those establishments?  Really, how does one do this? 

Aha!  I have an idea.  My nephew sold me his old electric guitar last weekend for $25.  It's missing the 6th string.  Me thinks I will take it into the shop this week to get a new string and browse around a bit for a certain edgy, side-burned accessory for myself.

I'll keep you abreast of my developing scheme.  Tips and suggestions are always welcome.


  1. love your idea, do it today!
    take your time, get a "feel" for this dude...
    strike up a convo about - oh, I don't know, how you used to play some and really want to get back into it, just not sure how... blah, blah, blah, then maybe a lesson??? or let's see, is in a band, do they play anywhere local, cause you'd love to stop by and hear what their all about! can talk about it over coffee.

  2. Have you done this yet? Did I miss the guitar shop post?

    I love your blog, by the way. I've been reading right along and love, love, love your writing style. It's witty and refreshing!


  3. Hi Lacy! Thanks so much for the compliments! The guitar guy thing didn't go anywhere. Check out the Feb 15 post "Plan B." You'll see why. All 10 entries should be available in the archives section to the right.

    Take care,