I've been quite inconsistent with my posts these past couple of weeks. Sorry about that. I'm still trying to have a daily schedule that I follow and that allows me to write and do everything I have to do. I've always struggled with that. I'm too much of a procrastinator and I'm quite easily distracted.
But also, for instance, this week, I kept putting off doing my Monday Rambling (which should have been up on Monday, I'm ridiculous at this point) because I didn't really know what to ramble about.
So, since I have nothing witty to talk about, instead I'll share an excerpt from my reality TV show story that I'll upload one day. It's a dating show, and in the excerpt I'm about to share, the main character is doing a kind of speed dating thing where she meets all the guy contestants. I'll let you meet Gregg today.
Julia's How to Royally Lose at a Dating Game Show - Except
“Hi, I’m Julia,”
“Nice to meet you Julia, I’ll give you the honor to meet me. I’m Gregg.”
Okay, not self centered at all. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt though. “Hello Gregg…”
“So, say something interesting about yourself, just wow me.”
“Huh, I can lick my elbow?” I offer him.
“It’s a combination of a freakishly long tongue and a flexible arm and good joints,” I explain.
I start lifting my arm, “Want me to do it?”
“Not really no.”
“What about you?” I ask, trying to chance the conversation and get the focus off of me.
“That didn’t wow me.”
“What you just said. No wow.”
“I don’t know. Have you ever tried licking your elbow? Try and you’ll see, it’s pretty wow that I can.”
“You have anything else to share, that’s more pertinent?”
“The fact that I can lick my elbow is also partly because I have no reach. My arms’ length in comparison to my height is not proportionate. I have t-rex arms.”
He’s kinda glaring at me now. “What are you even talking about?”
“I don’t know, I’m trying to make small talk here, you’re not giving me much.”
“I’m a stock broker in New York and I have an apartment in New York and I’m what you would call a go getter, a leader really, and I’m sitting in front of a girl who, when asked, wow me, tells me that she can lick her elbow.”
“You caught me off guard, dude.”
“I get it, I’m good looking and I’m sitting in front of you, really close and that’s unsettling,”
“Yeah, unsettling is definitely the word I would use to describe you.”