January 26, 2005

Darn it

All the time in the world to think up posts and no time left to frickin' blog!
I'll be crawling out of bed in a few hours if anyone needs me.

Oh, and did I mention that, yesterday, I've met the girl of my dreams?! I'd seen her before, plenty of times, riding the #11 bus. She's a pretty 30-something emigre from the Ukraine who fi-i-i-i-nally got around to bumming a cigarette off me.

"May I ask to bum a cigarette from you, or pay?"


This dirty-blonde, dark-eyed, petite, slavic goddess just asked me for a favor. Punch me, I'm dreaming.
Of course, I waved off her offer of the quarter. Please oh please just speak some Russian to me!

We had a nice conversation about language, and how I tried to teach myself Russian some 15 years ago just 'cause it sounded so beautiful, but I never got her name and never told her mine.

So now all I gotta do is figure out how I'm gonna meet her again...

Posted by Tuning Spork at January 26, 2005 02:15 AM

The hard part is done. Now you can just catch her eye and smile, then strike up another conversation.

Tell her you know Pixy, and that Ted says "hey".

Posted by: Ted at January 27, 2005 10:23 AM

Or ask her for a smoke. And brush up on your Russian or your current affairs so you can say, "I was just thinking about you when I was reading about X back in Russia. What do you think?"

Posted by: RP at January 27, 2005 12:32 PM

That's my plan. I'm gonna catch her eye, smile and say "izdrdavtsitsya!"

Then maybe ask her what she thinks about the Ukraine election mess. (But I WONT say "I saw what the poisoning did to the man's face and thought of you..." mheh.)

And, depending on how much time we have, I'd really like to ask her how life, generally, is different in the Ukraine from life here. Something like "If someone from back home wrote you and said 'I'll bet life is really no different over there than here', what would you tell them about how it IS different?". Hopefully that'll give us an ample supply of starting points for tangents that we could use to learn about each other. :)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at January 27, 2005 01:02 PM

Just be sweet and shy and smile at her and wait to see if she smiles back. That way if she is not interested you will not scare her and act like a stalker, but if she is interested she will not feel like you are too interested and be frightened away. My bet is that it will turn out that she does not even smoke, but was trying to figure out a way to make contact with you without being too obvious. Good luck.

Posted by: Jayne at January 27, 2005 07:41 PM

Jayne, of course! I'll definately wait to see if she smiles back before I say anything. Over-eagerness on a guys part is imposing to a gal and will make her nervous. Gotta play it coooooooool.

And I've actually wondered the same thing -- about the smoking. Of all the times I've seen her, I've never seen her smoking before.

And (because my friend Lawruh wanted to know): Yes, I looked for a ring before I asked about her accent. Results were negative. :)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at January 27, 2005 08:27 PM
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