I was stood up again tonight. I’d have to go back and look at my date counter to make sure, but this is the fourth or fifth time it’s happened. Those were all OKC girls; this one was from Tinder. We’d been trying to set up a date for a couple of weeks, but things kept getting in the way. Once Thanksgiving was over we were finally able to schedule something.
I confirmed with her the day of to make sure that we were still on. She said yes, definitely, and that she was excitedly looking forward to it. Cool beans. However, we were supposed to meet at 5:30 and I was alone. Fifteen minutes later and there was still no sign or sound from her. She didn’t respond to my texted inquiries, and after 20 minutes I shrugged and made myself comfortable inside.
The best part was that I had zero fucks to give. In the past I pulled my hair out in frustration whenever girls pulled this nonsense. Now I couldn’t care less. It just rolls right off my back. Better yet, I got to cross another item off my to-do list tonight. Our first date was to be at a burger joint. We had a mutual love of burgers (not a vegan chick – yes!) and I selected a place I’d always wanted to go to. That ensured I’d have a good time either way.
And I had a good time indeed chowing down on a double burger. Between that and the soda and fries it ran me 16 bucks, but it was pretty filling. The only downside was that it was greasy as hell, soaking right through the bun. That explained why they had not napkins but paper towel dispensers at the tables. Don’t know if I’ll be going back there.
I crossed another item off my list over the weekend. My family and I went into the city to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I’d never seen it before, and it was spectacular indeed. Wow. I kinda want to go see it again now. And I definitely want to go back into the city. There’s a lot of cool stuff there I want to check out. You know you’re from Long Island when you live in the shadow of the greatest city in the world and hardly ever visit.
So now I’m making another list of shit to do, just in NYC. Skating in Central Park (or Bryant Park, since I saw they have a rink there too), Carnegie Deli before they close for good, see the tree in Rockefeller Center, see Grand Central Station, maybe even see the Tonight Show…and a few others I can’t think of at the moment. But let’s see how many I can accomplish before the year’s end. And there’s something else I may be going into the city for in a couple of weeks, which involves another blogger. I’ll keep you posted on that.