Sunday, September 17, 2006

INTERVENTION

Dinner with my parents this weekend somehow morphed into a convince-Sabila-to-talk-to-some-random-dude-on-the-phone intervention. I still don't know vital information about the dude because my mother couldn't remember and everyone was too busy intervening to care, really. In all fairness, my cousins did email this guy's CV and his pic to my parents last week and I was told to take a look at both on Friday but then my mother mentioned something about him having moved to the States four years ago and I, stubbornly, refused to open the email attachments

So, the following pieces of vital information are still shrouded in mystery:

1) random dude's name (thus the "random dude" moniker is aptly appointed)
2) random dude's location (I have a feeling that he's NOT from the tri-state area)
3) random dude's age
4) random dude's occupation (although doctor or computer engineer are both safe bets)
5) random dude's culinary skills

I do have the following guidelines once I'm ready to make the call:

1) I can carry on the conversation for as long as I deem appropriate (the general consensus at the table was that I'd have this person figured out in 3 minutes...I don't think my family realizes what a lousy judge of character I can be sometimes)
2) yes, I CAN mention that I'm a vegetarian and that I don't cook
3) no, I CANNOT refer him to my blog
4) referring a rishta referred to us by our relatives to my blog would be grounds for a family feud. It would be bad new.
5) I like talking. I talk a lot. I can talk for hours. I am not to make this conversation last for longer than an hour (my response: trust me, that ain't happening)
6) it can certainly make for an entertaining story

Oh, and if random dude has googled me, found my blog and is now reading this post...er, hi...ahem.........don't take this personally or anything.........oy.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

You really don't want to get tied down or married do you? That's why you're sabotaging all these setups from your family. How do you honestly feel about getting married? And where/how do you think you'll meet this person? What kind of guy are you looking for? Any particular features, education or interests? Maybe your faithful readers can help.

random dude said...

I'm offended and feel exposed. I've never been talked about this! shame! This is a disgrace!

Oh by the way, ammi is asking if February is ok for nikah.

AH.

Anonymous said...

May I forward my CV as well?

Seni said...

I will have you know, that moving to the States four years ago is hardly grounds for disqualification. Random Dude might have spent most of his childhood glued to his TV watching Oprah, which would technically make him elegible for a Green Card.

King Talent said...

Oh ... I didn't realize that random dudes were in the running, dear. I know dozens (literally dozens) of random dudes. Practically every dude I know is just some random dude. Can I forward them your contact info?

SabilaK said...

Anonymous #1: I was hoping that while listening to a radio call-in show one night, I'd hear some kid from Seattle talking about finding a new wife for his widower dad. I could be all neurotic and obsessed with the dad and write to him and then go to all sorts of lengths to meet him. Eventually, we'll meet on Valentine's Day atop the Empire State Building.

I'd prefer Wentworth Miller in the role of the father. Tom Hanks is kinda old.

SabilaK said...

Seriously, though, OF COURSE I want to eventually meet someone but I'm in no rush to do so. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, que sera. And, I don't have any real specifications the guy has to meet. He just has to be intelligent, laid back, caring, passionate, articulate, confident, at least 6'0," and must know how to cook. He must also love baseball, books, his family, my family, animals, fruit rollups, working out, baseball, and he MUST be a left-wing liberal.

I kid. I just want it to happen on my own terms; my parents orchestrating a match just feels too contrived.

SabilaK said...

Random Dude: There are other fish in the sea. Go fish.

SabilaK said...

Anonymous #2: Surely! I am now accepting CVs from all of my loyal readers. You're a bright, sexy lot and it sure beats having my parents pimp me off.
Thanks.

SabilaK said...

Seni: We'd all be in for a treat if he grew up watching Baywatch.

SabilaK said...

KT: I'm currently accepting all random CVs.

Anonymous said...

Well seeing those requirements of yours for a guy, you just disowned half your short non-" Wentworth Miller"-looking nerdy male fans here sister... good job.

SabilaK said...

I KID, ANONYMOUS! I KID!
I heart Nerds.

passion said...

where should the readers drop their CV off?

SabilaK said...

Hm. I dunno.

SabilaK said...

Okay, I just created a hotmail account. Send CVs to revengeofthenerddd@hotmail.com
This should be fun.

King Talent said...

Well now you need to post an example CV for us all. Otherwise I'm just gonna send in my headshot and resume ... like every other audition. Have you received any you would like to post for us?

bigKahuna said...

So would a potential suitor be required to include writing samples?

kinza said...

can i send you some of my writing samples? do i count? :) i kid too! i kid too! :)

Anonymous said...

KT is onto something here...

Perhaps a questionnaire should be included...

Maritza said...

Please, please ,please make that call if not for anything else but for the sake of your loyal readers!