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Drawbacks of Being "Unattached" #23: - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
Drawbacks of Being "Unattached" #23:
Tonight was the first quiz in my MGMT 408 class. I came in completely unprepared: I didn't know what chapters the quiz was going to be on, I didn't study either of the two possible chapters all week and I only briefly skimmed the material from the handouts in the five minutes prior to class. I got through the test before anyone else in the class and handed it in with a feeling that I'd either done very well or very poorly. It turns out that I got an "A" on the exam.

It turns out I was the only one to get a score that high (I was the only "A". The only one. Mind-bending!). Everyone else was in the "C" or "D" range, with five of the nineteen students (counting myself) receiving an "F."

As a reward the professor gave me two free tickets to any show of my choosing at a landmark improv comedy club in downtown Chicago. This is the same club where names like Chris Farley got their start and then remained regular for years afterwards. This is really cool and one hell of a massive ego stroke.

The drawback is that it's two tickets, so for me to get any real value from these I'd have to find somebody to take with me. One could accurately describe this situation as "needing to find a date who wants to go with me to a comedy show."

Yeah, right.

I didn't know you had any feelings.

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: Neil Young - World on a String

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urocyon From: urocyon Date: May 7th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
And you didn't even think to ask me out. I'm going to my room to cry myself to sleep now.
enveri From: enveri Date: May 8th, 2004 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Congrats on the A!

Bren may be willing to go... as a last resort. ;)
feren From: feren Date: May 8th, 2004 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Only if he wears a dress.

And we're going dutch on dinner -- unless he puts out on a first date.
enveri From: enveri Date: May 8th, 2004 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
You'll have to discuss that with him. What you two do behind closed doors is none of my concern. ;)
neuracnu From: neuracnu Date: May 8th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)


I found myself in a similar situation last night. My normal friday night group (geeks getting drunk and seeing the new friday movie) all bailed on me, so I had to find things to do, yet I refused to stay in the house.

This leads of awkward "so, you wanna do something tonight?" phone calls to guy and girl friends which no one ever takes me up on. What kills me is that I don't know if it's my problem or theirs.

I ended up going to see Captain Yonder at Fredrick's Music Lounge alone, if only to respond to people asking what I did this weekend with "I saw captain yonder." "Hey, is that the new ILM movie? I heard the effects are shit!" But there will be more on all that in my own journal.

As for you, just get by like I do - tell yourself that your friends suck and commit to getting some new ones. Pipe dreams and complete bullshit, but it helps.
feren From: feren Date: May 8th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

[tell yourself that your friends suck and commit to getting some new ones]

I do feel compelled to jump to the defense of my friends here. Yes, I came to discover that some of my so-called "friends" sucked more than a black hole. Some were arrogant, self-absorbed little brats while others were intolerant shitheads who masked their bigotry with phrases like "tread softly" and "Love as you will so long as it does no harm, but marriage isn't love," (one guess what THAT statement was in relation to). One in particular turned his back on me and several others just so he could have a wet pussy to put his cock in now and then. Once I realized what a complete set of assmunching hatfuckers the individuals in question were I cut my ties. It sucked at the time but in the long run has had a multitude of benefits: first, my quality of life has improved drastically since I no longer associate with them -- I'm not being drained of money and I'm not being dragged into their bullshit histrionic fits of manufactured drama (OH NOES!). Second, it freed me up to meet people who didn't want to destroy my soul and who genuinely care about my well-being. I have a lot of respect for people who don't play bullshit games with people's emotions in some psychotic attempt to curry favor or power.

Most importantly, I can feel confident in saying that the ones who remain in my good graces are some of the coolest folk in the world and I'm honored to count them as my friends. Despite how few there are now I can -- and do -- trust them implicitly. They've been tested by fire and have never given me reason to doubt them. Many of them I love as family. I'd lay down my life for these people -- they would do no less for me. It's quality over quantity.

So yeah... stupid sentimentality, but it needed to be said.

[Pipe dreams and complete bullshit, but it helps]

Spoken like a true cynicist, m'friend. Let's go booze up and riot.
enveri From: enveri Date: May 8th, 2004 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah


We love you too. ;)
roho From: roho Date: May 8th, 2004 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

I am immensely disturbed by the choice of icon there :P
feren From: feren Date: May 8th, 2004 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

She just wants my head on a pike in the palace gardens. It's not that uncommon, really.
feren From: feren Date: May 8th, 2004 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

I have already done an incalcuable amount of damage to my custom-tailored image of the vicious, emotionless loner who doesn't give a shit about anybody else by posting that comment.

Saying things like "d'aww" and "we love you," then having Vir waving at me... that isn't helping things, you know.
enveri From: enveri Date: May 8th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

Would you prefer this?

We vant to sex vu up!
chebutykin From: chebutykin Date: May 8th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

I stick out my grape-flavoured tongue out at your cynicism. Blaaaaaah!

(But seriously: we loves ya, hon. Don't ever change!)
tuftears From: tuftears Date: May 11th, 2004 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

I don't know, I was highly amused by it, if that counts as any kind of help!

Have you considered going by yourself and selling off the other ticket?
feren From: feren Date: May 11th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

[Have you considered going by yourself and selling off the other ticket?]

It'd be sort of lame going by myself. Even if it wasn't, I can't do what you suggest because it's only one physical ticket (the single stub admits two people).
tuftears From: tuftears Date: May 11th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

There goes that idea! G'luck finding a date then.
feren From: feren Date: May 11th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gah

[G'luck finding a date then.]

Ahahahaha. Yeah, right...
harlee_one From: harlee_one Date: May 8th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)


I would have loved to join you also. Same problem, I lived too far away.:( *hug*
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