She did not.
Cast of Characters
Penny – Narrator
Super-Extrovert – Penny’s friend who cannot understand that Penny doesn’t like to be around other people all the time and forces her into social situations.
Civilian – That guy who was really good at dates last year and whom Penny met at another such dinner.
Girlfriend – Super-Extrovert’s friend from college who is dating Civilian’s best friend and roommate.
Disapproving Mother – Civilian’s roommate’s mother and Girlfriend’s supposed future MIL.
In which Penny finds herself the object of gossip…
I glanced down the table and immediately wished I hadn’t.
Now, I probably spend more time convinced that people are talking about me than people actually spend engaged in discussions of my utterly fascinating person, but Monday evening my observations of the pair at the opposite end of the table could not have been more affirming of my regular self-absorption.
Still, I’d looked and I couldn’t very well un-look, so I might as well keep looking at the girlfriend of the best friend of the guy I’d gone on a few dates with over a year ago as she whispered in her boyfriend’s mother’s ear all the sordid details of my callous and cold treatment of their beloved young man, currently deployed as a civilian in Afghanistan.
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I’ve always been a chin person.
That is one FINE chin.
So it follows logically that I am not a beard person. (Sexy stubble permissible.)
Where’d your delightful chin go?
So explain to me this:
Why did John Krasinski get infinitely more attractive of late?
Too much suit.
My lack of enthusiastic updates may have already given it away, but I thought I’d make it official.
For all his promise, Vest didn’t make it past the first date. Suffice it to say, his texts should have been a warning that he’s a little too far evolved from his troglodyte ancestors to be exciting.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to present to you proof that the men in Penny’s mind do exist. She and Circe met a vest-wearing specimen this weekend – in a bar of all places.
Exhibit A, texts from Saturday night.
Penny: It was nice meeting you! Thanks for coming to [BAR] with us, despite the lack of DJ.
Vest: It was nice meeting you. Maybe we can get together soon and have a drink.
Penny: Love to! Hope you find your friends… Sorry we had to leave.
Vest: Yea I’m with them now.
Vest: We can discuss game theory over a gin and tonic… or some other intellectual conversation. It’s so rare to find a woman who is attractive but not dull…
Penny: Funny you should say that. I was just thinking the same about men.
Vest: Agreed. The average “modern” man is troglodyte.
Penny: And the women merely Paleolithic?
Vest: No. Just misinformed, I suppose. I can only speak for myself, but I’m into a different type of woman than most guys.
Vest and Penny have a date for Tuesday night. We’ll keep you updated!
He does exist. They DO exist! *mutual swooning*