Circe (SMS): 8pm is fine, the awesome karaoke starts at 9:30 so hope you’re preparing a song.
How I wanted him to respond, without missing a beat:
Nye-al* (SMS): I’m actually taking off the next 2 days of work to practice my falsetto in preparation for my panty-dropping rendition of ‘I Believe a Thing Called Love’.
How he actually responded, 12 hours later:
Nye-al (SMS): Ha. I had already forgotten that it’s a karaoke place. Thanks for the heads up. See you there!
Really? You can only manage one “Ha?” Does that mean I’m only half funny? When I say something clever, I like to be acknowledged for my unparalleled wit. Also, did you think I was actually kidding? Because I wasn’t. My rendition of Goodbye Earl is gonna be legen….wait for it…dary. Already picked out my rhinestone cowboy boots and matching shovel. Everyone knows karaoke is all about the accessories.
I swear to gods, if he gets up there and starts singing some half-assed, unchoreographed, unaccessorized rendition of Arms Wide Open by Creed, or really anything by Creed, I will hit him over the head with my shovel.
Penny: Really, we are too clever** – imagining conversations in our heads with boys never works out well for the boys in real life.
Polly: Feel it out for a while. Sometimes guys can be too witty. And then you can’t tell if he’s quoting something or he actually has a pet snake named Reggie.
*We’ve named him Niall, which is probably pronounced Neil, but which we persist in pronouncing NYE-AL.
**This originally read “smart and erudite” which led to a discussion on finding a less-erudite word for erudite, just in case anyone was wondering.