Saturday, July 16, 2005

mayday! mayday!

okay, a brief interruption of g.lo's spotlight to bring you this announcement:

tech boy has a girlfriend! i repeat, tech boy has a girlfriend!

he was in the booth watching a movie with one other guy and i peeked my head in and said, "boy, do i want your job right about now. you guys get paid to sit around and watch movies and play video games!" other guy said, "well, we're on call! we might have to do work!" i called them out by saying that almost nobody has any problems and they get to do a decent amount of hanging around. the three of us made about 10 minutes of light conversation. tech boy mentioned his SAT's which makes me think that he is, indeed, too young for me. i mean, he'd taken the SAT's (he was speaking in past tense) but, i mean, he's probably definitely still in college or something (seriously, when was the last time you felt comfortable bringing the SAT's into a conversation as if they were important w/o feeling like you were totally living in the past). then i tell them that i tried to call my best friend kate but she was a wreck and sobbing b/c she was watching The Notebook. that's when tech boy dropped the big one:

"yeah, my girlfriend made me watch that. i had all these other movies. i could have been watching star wars."

two things about that: the fact he has a girlfriend is disturbing, yes. the fact the i've only been talking to him for 10 minutes and he's already managed a way to bring star wars into the conversation...that was the breaking point. he might as well have told me he was a republican. that's how you hang yourself with jasmine. i know i'm being a bit harsh re: the star wars. it is NOT as bad as being a republican. BUT i'm just not a fan of the movies and i think that there really are two types of people: those for it and those that aren't so much. so, folks, i'm probably better off (and for the record: i'm also in denial and thinking that if i give him my number/flash him, i can get him to ditch the girl. don't worry, i won't do it. its just my "thinking i can have anything i want attitude" talking).

i tried not to look shocked/disappointed/etc. and made a joke about having to watch girly movies as being the tradeoff for having a warm body in the bed. we all laugh, nod, i pretend my best friend is calling me back and make a graceful exit. damnit! now i really hope it doesn't get back to him that mike told his co-worker that i have a crush on him. v. embarrassing indeed. kate says it wasn't meant to be. she's always generically sage like that but i love her more than anything, and you know what? she's right. there will be other dorks for me to fall for and sooner or later i'll find a single one.

i return you now to your scheduled g.lo reading.

18 people who played with me:

Blogger cadiz12 said...

that sucks, but you said yourself the star wars thing was a dealbreaker for you. so maybe it was for the best.

he probably had heard about it already, which is why he dropped the gf bomb right away. actually, the fact that he did that makes him seem like a pretty decent guy, too young or not.

so you gave his ego a stroke. consider it good karma that will one day come back and land on you like a kiss.

7/17/2005 12:35 AM  
Blogger R. U. Serious said...

Even if he wasn't a kid, anyone who feels the need to mention their SAT score right out the gate needs smacked.

Scared Bunny Blog – Yes, it’s offensive!

7/17/2005 3:05 AM  
Blogger Me said...

Plenty more. Oh well. Doesn't it feel better at least knowing now? Rather than wondering?

I'm being optimistic :)

7/17/2005 3:35 AM  
Blogger JustJunebug said...

News flash jazz..you CAN have anything you want. No attitude needed. Reach for the stars, girl, reach for the stars.

7/17/2005 7:57 AM  
Blogger 1 said...

He, he! Jazz, you are way too much of a woman for tech-geek-boy. Life has a way of clearing the path for greater things, even though at the moment, it seems like you lost a match. Keep your eyes on your books...the rest is going to follow shortly.

7/17/2005 9:47 AM  
Blogger Nadia said...

Jazz, I swear...I think I love you. You always bring me comfort. :)

Greater, cuter and far-less-geeky boys, tech or otherwise, await. We just need patience...

*deep breaths*

Zen.

7/17/2005 9:51 AM  
Blogger Ale said...

crap- do you know what this means... DO YOU!?

--this means i need to ammend my posting for you!!!!!!

no-seriously I'm with g.d. if you only knew what's in the future and how him not being available is such a good thing you'd be glad it ended sooner than later.

but somehow i know you're not too down ---

7/17/2005 11:34 AM  
Blogger Demosthenes said...

Put it behind you... you've got to move on. Tech boy is most OBVIOUSLY missing out, but if he wants to go get randy watching Star Wars with Tech girl, I say let him. Come on, Jazzy, pull yourself together! Go... go... go watch Star Trek or something, just to spite the kid.

7/17/2005 12:14 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

I just hope this isn't Digi's attempt at a post with a Star Wars reference. ;)

There are plenty of single geeks out there(I know, I am one). You'll find one sooner or later. If not, after you pass the bar and become a well paid lawyer type, I will probably still be looking for a sugar momma to support me in a way I could only wish to be accustomed to.

7/17/2005 4:22 PM  
Blogger quycksilver said...

star wars . . .
*shaking head*
oh well.

on to the next one . . .

7/17/2005 10:30 PM  
Blogger Gloria Glo said...

Okay. It didn't work. But would you have been happy without the great story? I mean, all the planning to discover that the geek is actually a geek? That's precious storytelling...

7/18/2005 12:20 AM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

Forget it. Star Wars is geeksville!

7/18/2005 9:10 AM  
Blogger MEP said...

Well he obviously isn't the guy for you since he revealed 2 critical problems in the first 10 mintues of conversation. You clearly need someone who is not a star wars geek and someone who is single.

You will find your geed and he will be cuter/smarter/geekier/less star-wars obsessed than tech-boy.

There are PLENTY of them. Happy hunting!

7/18/2005 2:21 PM  
Blogger lucasjackson7 said...

jazz, you would've been better off with my tripping/stealing wallet method.

although, i have a feeling you will be entering a world of ally mcbeal meets sex in the city in the upcoming months, please spare yourself the worry of guys who speak of SATs and Star Wars. look for the ones in the record store by the lester young albums. :)

7/18/2005 2:22 PM  
Blogger marriedman said...

Ohhhhhhh. heaven is a place on earth.Hi jazz, we changed our url, so if you want to (which i know you don't) come back and say 'hi' you can.

7/18/2005 8:24 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Tracy Morgan is hilarious.

Boogers and poop, dictionary soup.

7/19/2005 1:33 AM  
Anonymous June said...

Hey I've been reading your blog and I'm hooked. Really interesting. I am no fan of Star Wars too, so not made for it.

The whole "pretend-someone-is-calling" trick... use it all the time. especially in situations like this.

oh well, at least now you can look out for new guys to gawk at! ;)

7/19/2005 3:08 AM  
Blogger Gordy said...

Hey G.D. tech boys deserve hot women too you know!

How is the studying going Jas?

7/19/2005 8:48 AM  

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