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Taking notes from a non-single lady

October 22, 2009

Last night a few friends and I went to the Congressional Blues Festival downtown.

It was lovely and bluesy, and the ticket ($15) paid for a dinner of ribs, pulled pork, and ribs, annnnnnd an open bar of beer and wine (they had Peroni, so we were pumped).


The auditorium was filled with cute boys in suits. Cute boys in suits who would be standing alone one moment and then minutes later have their suited arms wrapped around some cute girl in a short dress.

It was disappointing.

However! I learned something from a non-single lady that is important.

Non-single ladies will initiate, and continue, conversation with anyone—no problemo.

This happened before my eyes when a fun NSL asked a cute passerby about his VIP badge. Then she got talking to him and he was nice and personable and cute, and then the convo was over, easy peasy, totally normal. If I tried to do that I probably would have said something incredibly awkward to the sound of crickets chirping and then would have run away sloshing wine all over and trying not to die.

True life.

I told the NSL that it’s so frustrating that NSLs are able to easily to talk to strangers. She replied that NSLs have no shame, nothing to lose, and no investment—and she’s totally right.

So, this weekend, I’m going to pretend I’m an NSL. I’m going to be shameless and noninvested and totally nonawkward.

Or at least shameless.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Gilly permalink
    October 22, 2009 9:30 am

    If you had been drinking your wine out of a can, you wouldn’t have had to worry about potential sloshing.

    And it would have looked pretty awesome too.

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