Friday, September 22, 2006

OH SIGH: ABSURDITIES ABOUND or WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO? Part II

I'm not going to say very much about RANDOM DUDE because there isn't very much to say. I spoke to him on Tuesday night. He didn't come across as the socially inept fool that my cousin painted him to be, although he did sound like he was on a job interview. He didn't laugh or crack jokes. Still he was perfectly fine: articulate, into where he lives (which is quite a few state lines away from the greater NY/NJ area) and what he does for a living (he's in the number-crunching, mostly soulless world of finance), into grass and trees (shudder), hiking and kayaking (fun); he also seemed to be pretty open-minded (for shock value, I told him I'm a vegetarian and I don't enjoy cooking almost as soon as we started talking--he didn't comment about it at all, actually but he didn't gasp in horror either, which is always a good thing).

Who knows, had we met somewhere outside of the confines of arranged marriage, perhaps we'd hit it off. Alas, there are too many directors hovering over us in this particular production and I'm a firm believer that nothing truly genuine can come of something that is, essentially, staged.

And I've upset my mother in a most major way. I'll explain in part III.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't like grass or trees?

mist1 said...

Red Flag: No laughter? No jokes?

Run. Run while you still can.

Anonymous said...

en' wen u stop for a breather from running... try this,,,lol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx-NLPH8JeM

passion said...

The directors hovering over you is understandable but drill more into the random dude; who knows he might turn out to be decent.

Maritza said...

Maybe he was feeling the pressure also? Or maybe he is very funny and turned off the funny to make himself less desireable because he's in the same boat you are? I'm such a hopeless romantic.

Maritza said...

PS - On NPR this morning is a report on the mosque here in Union City and the population of latina women who have converted and attend the mosque. Very interesting report since I've been to that mosque many times and the worshippers are mostly Latin.

Abstracting Silliness said...

maritza: so are you saying that the nerd should go out and get herself a latin hunk?

nusrat said...

All the worlds a stage darlin, just play your part. You have nothing to lose.

Maritza said...

A Latin hunky book reading Muslim! Perfect for Sabila! Come to the mosque here in UC!
By the way Sabila, did you ever read my blog story "Rubber Hand" about my being invited to the mosque and meeting the Imam with the rubber hand? It's in the archives somewhere...