Sunday, September 6, 2009

Small inroads?

Since we have already established I'm a total dork, I don't mind sharing this with you, but please don't mention it to anyone else...

I was looking for reasons to talk (well... talk via facebook anyway) with Descartes... (hmmm... not fond of that nickname actually, but we'll go with it for now).

Looking back over some pictures I had I realized that on the day I'd met him I'd taken like 30 pictures of his dog. (This is not THAT weird. My camera was out because I was taking pictures of his sister Nell. We were having a picnic. Sadly, I did not get any pictures of Descartes...)

So, I tagged him in one of the pictures of his dog and his sister... Just... you know... so I would have a reason to communicate with him.

He wrote back to say, "Thanks, cute picture."

Hey! At least he wrote back, right!? *sigh* I know, I know... this is going no where... (Not the least of which because he lives in San Francisco. Which, yes, is farther than Boston, as Npapaya pointed out to me. She pointed this out because I'd been questioning the wisdom of going out with someone who lives in Boston, which is about 2.5 hours from where we live. SO. Yes. Touche.)

But, now that I've made small inroads, where do I go from here? If anywhere?


Perpetua said...

That's not dorky, that's a classic lure. We've all done it. :)

As for where to go next...I wouldn't count it out completely just because of the distance, because distance is far more subject to change than whether people like each other and get along. Maybe let it rest a bit and then see what happens when he comes to visit?

The good part is that he fills the crush role, and god knows we all need a crush. :)

Hypatia said...

Yes, crushes are certainly good.

I went one step further and suggested that the next time he's in town we get our dogs together for a playdate.

I don't think he'll respond (I didn't make it a question... more of a-- "Hey, we should...") But at least I'll have an opening line the next time he's in town!

Let's get together for the puppies! That's right... only for the puppies! No ulterior motives... nuh huh...