actuality.log


Thursday, June the 9th, 2005

You probably want to read part 1 of this monologue.

» What is the appropriate course of action when you accidently walk in on a “patron of the pornographic arts” really into what they’re watching?

This is probably a trick question. I mean, is there even a possibility that an appropriate course of action exists? Will something like, “Oh, I’m sorry, didn’t realize you were busy. I’ll umm… get back later… probably never.” cover it?

I don’t think so.

» What really is a woman’s take on the whole “getting stared at by a man” thing? I don’t even mean in a creepy-stalkery way. I just mean an involuntary reflex that’s more along the lines of adoration and admiration of a thing of beauty. All men do it, can’t help it, and don’t even really mean anything by it.

So just what is the woman’s take? Is it creepy and scary? Or could it possibly be conceived as some raw, unpolished, compliment.

» Do the mythical people you’d actually feel comfortable laughing about your insecurities with exist?

I mean, just this other day I said something stupid (I thought I was being super smooth, of course) and the woman goes “Oh, you must be a very sexual person”. And I, having an incessant need to complete her sentence, in my driest sarcastic voice go, “Yeah, either that or I’m twenty odd year old, exceptionally inexperienced, and extremely sexually frustrated.”

Needless to say, there were many awkward silences post that. Wouldn’t it be nice if you found someone who you could laugh with about these sorts of things?

» Honestly, how high does “being a good provider” fall on the checklist of things women probably look for in a mate?

Come on, you can go right ahead and say it — “Provider? Hah! It’s OK if you bum off me and live in a trailer if you look half as good as Brad Pitt”.

That’s it, isn’t it?

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2 Responses to “Questions we all have – 2”

  1. wahgnube says:

    I saw this article when it cropped up on /. a short while ago. Firstly, I don’t trust it — all the guys they call “nerdy” aren’t really nerdy at all. And the following quote from the article is a basic stumbling block I don’t think any hot-shallow-woman in her right mind ever crosses.

    “Girls tend to worry about what their friends are going to think,” she said, “and you have to get over it. You can’t always be making excuses and apologies. Give him the respect he deserves, and don’t always be assuming you’re better than him.”

    Definitely easier said than done.

    Anyway, if you missed it, this is probably one of the funniest /. comments on anything, ever. Laughing so much feels good.


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