Thursday, July 12, 2007

Cupid's Scattergun of Lerve

As previously blogged, I was at a party on the weekend of the Costume/Fancy Dress variety (DON'T get me started on that again).
It turns out that our lovely hostess for that particular shindig was of a mind to kill a few birds with the one arrow, and try to introduce the single people at the party to one another.
She was relatively subtle about it at the time, managing to disguise the fact in generally introducing disparate groups at the party. This is what every good host is made of (so you can then get on with drinking as much as possible with a clear conscience). However obviously this was not enough.
I received an email today from the hostess pointing out that one of the single young ladies at the party had mentioned me. Not really that surprising, since I was the tall-ish plonker in the fireman outfit. This email then went on to make it clear that the said single young lady would be quite amenable to me asking her out and then proceeded to include her contact details, both email and phone. Now while this isn't quite on a scale with Steph being set up on blind dates with gay blokes, I reckon the poor girl in question could be mighty pissed off at her friend the hostess for dropping her details to someone who could be a complete stalker.
Then again, there is only a 27% chance that I am a complete stalker. Statistics never lie.
Plus, I just received a call from Cupid to see if I would follow through. What is with all this chicks-pimping-their-friends action?

28 Comments:

At 4:55 pm, Blogger fingers said...

What about the 99% chance you're a complete plonker ??
Try not to use words like 'amenable', WJ.
They don't sound clever on dates...

 
At 5:09 pm, Blogger WJ said...

Pretty good money I would say.

Good advice too, I was THIS close to calling that poor unsuspecting girl and taking along a print-out of my blog to read to her.

Do you find that monosyllabic action is more effective?

 
At 5:18 pm, Blogger fingers said...

Yes...

 
At 5:21 pm, Blogger WJ said...

very good.

I don't do monosyllabic that well, which is clearly why you are the Great White Hunter and I am a single plonker...

 
At 5:39 pm, Blogger fingers said...

I haven't killed for months...

 
At 12:19 am, Blogger it's the little things... said...

Okay, I had to drop in and see if you were a woman or not, though your avatar made it pretty clear to me.
I may have lost Fingers at avatar with it's polysyllabic action, though.

As for the set ups...could be that you all are in winter, and being cold and wanting to cuddle up and share body heat?

 
At 1:08 am, Blogger Steph said...

You're a bloke? No wonder I'm dating gay men.
Do you know I though Mex was a guy too?
I'm all over the shop obviously.
*sigh*



P.S Is Fingers a chick? I think it's a chick. Am I right? :P

 
At 2:59 am, Blogger it's the little things... said...

No way Steph, the knuckles are too thick.

 
At 3:40 am, Blogger Kelly said...

I wonder how many hits you are going to get, just to see if you are a chick or not...

You and fingers should get IM... or a hotel room... either or.

He drives a vespa... I am pretty sure that makes him a flamer...
(do you 'drive' a vespa?)

 
At 5:27 am, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

Girls, I can attest that WJ and fingers are both humans of the male variety.

WJ is Hotness in a Suit (with Bonus Smart-Guy Glasses), and fingers looks a lot like this guy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/robinhood/characters/sheriff.shtml

 
At 5:39 am, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

oh yeah, and I am one of those chicks that can say whatever I like cos I'm married!

; )

 
At 7:28 am, Blogger it's the little things... said...

Hey, we can have all kinds of conversations on here, while the Aussies are still sleeping...

So Southern...how do you know? I've yet to see any photos, and in fact see so very few photos of male Australian bloggers.

I wonder why that is...

 
At 8:46 am, Blogger WJ said...

ITLT, it is because we like to maintain an air of mystery - apparently that is alluring.

Steph, yes I'm a bloke, and although I'm not gay (but some of my best friends are gay, as Jerry Seinfeld once said), could you just act a little less disappointed about it?

kelly, I don't think one drives a Vespa. I think you can drive a billy cart, or a go cart, but not a Vespa. I think with those you tend to just perch on top and keep your knees together...

SB, thanks, although I am not sure whether that description is going to help me in the current debate,

To all let me confirm, Fingers ain't no chick. Sorry Steph. Guess you are all over the shop.

 
At 9:31 am, Blogger WJ said...

And Steph, what is with the 1am posting? I can understand the US types, but you are here aren't you?

Have you been out drinking again? Naughty girl.

You know what happens when you go out drinking...

 
At 10:20 am, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

ITLT - I'm an expat Aussie living in the States, but before I moved I had met these guys in person.

It's getting late here now but I am on deadline and hating it. So, a little avoidance therapy in the blogosphere. ahhhhh.

On topic for once, I don't understand matchmaker chicks. I like all the attention focussed on me!

; )

 
At 10:35 am, Blogger fingers said...

I don't know how any of you stayed awake for this thread, you dozey baboons...

 
At 10:47 am, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

oh fingers, you're just jealous cos nobody has a crush on you, girl or otherwise.

I would have commented on fingers' blog but he doesn't allow "anonymous" comments.

I'm not anonymous, I'm me!

 
At 11:56 am, Blogger fingers said...

Yes, I wish I'd had the good sense to marry my teenage girlfriend, the Walmart cashier, then move to a trailer park in Alabama...

 
At 12:01 pm, Blogger Mex said...

"WJ is Hotness in a Suit (with Bonus Smart-Guy Glasses)"

i think i just choked on my lunch.

i would have said..."WJ sometimes wears a Suit (with Bonus NERD-Guy Glasses)"

hee hee!

 
At 12:10 pm, Blogger Mex said...

and please, after that he will never be able to get that fire fighters helmet back on again!

 
At 1:06 pm, Blogger it's the little things... said...

I, for one, would like to see Hotness In A Suit.

 
At 1:18 pm, Blogger Mex said...

am. going. to. vom.

 
At 1:48 pm, Blogger WJ said...

sorry mex, I often feel a little unwell about this time on a Friday too. Just vom in the bucket, not on the carpet. And I will have you know that they are COOL nerd-guy glasses, dammit.

ITLT, hate to burst your bubble, but I think SB is very kindly doing what we like to call 'talking it up'. You know, being a little liberal with the truth. Kinda like calling George Bush a statesman or saying John Howard is only slightly sycophantic...

 
At 3:56 pm, Blogger Mex said...

yeah or saying that WJ is only slightly nerdy...

 
At 2:41 am, Blogger it's the little things... said...

...A girl can dream.

 
At 3:42 am, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

It could have just been the suit.

; )

Suits have a similar but lesser effect to the Firey Effect. In my opinion of course.

fingers, my trailer can kick your vespa's ass any day

; )

 
At 1:30 pm, Blogger Miss Smack said...

I don't know you, or them but I'm pretty confident to say that she would have asked permission first.

 
At 4:14 pm, Blogger WJ said...

Hey miss smack, thanks for dropping in.

I am sure you are right, as there is probably some unspoken girl-pimping-girl understanding out there that we mere males have no understanding of.

We are lucky if we are let in on the secret when we MEET the young lady in question, let alone before...

 

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