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.