Monday, May 11, 2009

Man Monday

It's baaaaa-aaaaack.

(Man Monday, that is. Not that hangover you got this weekend from doing too many LeBomb James shots.)

Anyhow, this week's guest Man Monday post comes from The Pirate.

(Why The Pirate? Because he wears a lot of aaaarrrgh-gyle. Ha ha ha.)

In this episode of Man Monday, The Pirate shares a story about how he snagged an outing with a girl. (And how I helped.)

See? I'm really not as dating backwards as my recent dating adventures would suggest. (I just obviously can't help myself as well as I help others.)


If you’ll forgive the reference to a Shaquille O’Neal rap song for a second, I wanted to tell you a story about AAB’s “skillz to make mills.”

Recently, I was out at a bar with a bunch of people (stop me if you’ve heard this one before) having a good time and blowing off some steam. The night started off as a conversation among many, but as the night wore on I realized I was spending most of my time talking to one girl in particular. The conversation ran the gamut, and I really wasn’t trying to push the envelope in one way or another. I was trying to play it cool which, if you know me, is really difficult because I’m anything but cool.

At the end of the night I gave her my business card (a well-known AAB move) with no real expectations that anything would come of it. Then, just the other day I heard from her saying, “thank you for the other night," and that she had a good time. I replied and said, “cool, what’s new?” She mentioned to me that she was kind of bored and was looking for things to do.

This is where AAB came in to play...

Normally I’d consider that just an idle comment, but given our lengthy conversation I wasn’t so sure. So I consulted with AAB about what my next move should be. She thought I should suggest an informal get together with a bunch of people and, if she ignored it, I would know I was reading too much into it. (AAB sidenote: there is a bit more detail about this story that isn't shared here by The Pirate, but I knew the best approach with this particular lady interest was the group outing suggestion.)

Well………….. she replied to me later in the evening saying she would love to get together. SWEET!!! AAB comes through yet again!

I knew she had skills, but who knew she had the “skillz to make mills?!?!”

P.S. how ridiculous is that video? For that matter, how ridiculous is it watching Shaquille O’Neal rapping?

P.P.S. By the way, is anyone else pissed at the saboteur for inviting all these damn comments from The Greek? You’d think it’s his blog for as much as he comments, no?


So, now the ball is in The Pirate's ship... er... court. (Whatevs.) Regardless, I was happy to serve as the virtual wingwoman on this one, and hope this turns into something fab! Good luck! (And keep us all posted. We can't wait to hear how it goes!)
P.S. the reference to The Pirate reminded me of one of my cousin's favorite jokes: a pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel hanging out of his pants. The bartender asks what it's there for. The pirate responds, "AAARRGGGH, I don't know, but it's driving me nuts."


PJ said...

I think the Pirate is trying to relive my life.

MG said...

@ Pirate,

If i'm not wanted here, I'll stop. I recognized my stock value was inevitably slipping a while back...

It's just that with her being a single woman and me knowing single guys-her target demographic- oh-so-well, there's a bit of wisdom in each of my messages re the theme of the blog if you can deconstruct (except the one about the hair stylist, admittedly).

In an odd way i'd think of AAB as a friend/friendly acquaintance of sorts and would like to helpful (it's a guy thing to offer solutions to problems as opposed to just talking to talk) in her "journey" or what have you.

We COULD get drinks socially on occasion and talk shop, but I guess that just hasn't happened. That's actually kind of a shame because I'm the "rebel without a cause" in my social group and most of the guys I have access to are generally looking for the same as her.


MG said...

also, I spend like 10 hours a day at work and most of it's on the phone or replying to e-mails so different blogs help me stay sane...

Always a Bridesmaid said...

PJ - oy. That is scary indeed.

MG - I think it's more the length of your comments than the comments themselves that is eliciting that response from The Pirate.

Anonymous said...

@ MG

Yeah, what AAB said...No seriously, it is more the length of the comments that people are bothered by. Nobody minds comments, heck, they should be encouraged as this is a somewhat public forum. But say your piece and move on. Not to be harsh, but we come to this blog to read the accounts of AAB's dating life(obviously with occasional guest post being an exception) and not yours. We don't come here to see the introspective side of MG's dating life, though I'm sure it is plenty interesting...just in a different forum.

-The Pirate

MG said...

fair point.

for the record: i have no dating life.


Anonymous said...

Amen, Pirate, Amen!


rachaelgking said...

Please wear an eye-patch on the date. It'll impress, I swear.

Anonymous said...


Lighten up! Everything doesn't need to be closely dissected. Have fun. Work less. Have a social life. Tomorrow, you will be as old as I am. (in probably 40 years) You must be a caring person, or you would not want to help AAB in her journey.

Maybe we need to talk,

Anonymous said...

LiLu - appreciate the advice. Should the eye patch be aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargyle?

-The Pirate