Sunday, January 07, 2007

I think i have a date...

I am packing, trying to fit a flat into four suitcases in a how to put four elephants in a fridge manner. My mother wants the sheets, towels and quilt, my sister wants all my books, DVD and CD player, i need my clothes to walk the streets of Cairo and i am now dearly regretting the boots and bags mania i got in the autumn.
Girls are mad, i swear, when i packed to come here i brought with me every safety blanket i owned. I could not part with my ten year old dress, bondo2, my basata pants, favourite books i brought along just in case i might want to look through them one day etc etc.. i came with heaps of stuff, and now as i pack to return i see that i have not developed at all. 6 packets of hair dye, 8 of Fructis leave in conditioner, everything i may ever need from France ever again. OK, girls are not mad, I am insane. I must have thrown out half the things i own, and there are still mountains of books and fabric to get to Cairo.
I am procrastinating, this is not what this post is about.

I've met someone, well i haven't actually met him yet, but i can safely say that in terms of what it may mean to me, i have indeed met someone. I mean we have talked everyday for a month tomorrow, i think we have talked all day almost every day for a month now. And he is going to travel 5 hours out of his way to come have coffee with me. I think i have a date... would you call this a date?

Can someone tell me how to go on a first date with someone who knows things about me that he ought to have found out in about two years? Can someone tell me how exactly i am supposed to be composed and collected and so very detached as i usually am on first dates when i am absolutely exposed? Oh, did i mention that he read my whole blog? What on earth am i supposed to do on a date with someone who knows all this about how i am?
These are not rhetoric questions by the way.... feedback is needed this time. I am not contemplating the secret of being or self knowledge or bla bla bla, this is serious people, what am i to do?

I will help you help me, this man is intelligent and witty, absolutely not naive, funny, absolutely unpredictable, and for a change is not wearing an "I'm an asshole just for the sake of it" t-shirt as he knocks on my door, of course the t-shirt may well be hidden and tucked underneath, but at least he's not flaunting it!
This man is older, yet more light hearted, kinder yet firmer, very soft and terrifyingly tough. Did that help? I didn't think so... What am i going to do?

I'll try again, this man talks to me all day about nothing and everything, he makes me laugh out loud in an over heated shopping mall on sales, with a text message. I tell him sad stories and he knows better than to sympathize, i tell him weird stories and he makes fun of me, i tell him stories of nothing at all and somehow he finds them interesting enough to not leave me online and go cook while i blab...

I have a date in a week, what am i going to do?

18 comments:

Amnesiac said...

You could always kill two birds with one stone and make him help you pack your stuff.He might have travelled five hours and be wonderful but can he utilise space efficiently!?!

I'm joking. N man, relax and enjoy, relax and enjoy. Doesn't matter at all that he's read your entire archive and knows all your deepest darkest secrets, consider it as if he has read the instruction manual before actually taking delivery of the home electrical appliance. And he seems to have appreciated the instruction manual if he is flying five hours pour toi.

The golden rule is: be yourself, unless yourself is currently a teenage boy going through the obnoxious phase.

nephthys said...

Just go with the flow: Relax, Go, enjoy and see if he is the same person in a face-to-face encounter, and did he really get to see the inner you when he read all that stuff or you'll get to see the "Shirt"???

If he is really like how you describe him, then.. Lucky you:))))

Haroun said...

Stay Home. Never meet a guy off the internet. he might be an axe murderer or something

Cairene said...

You might just as well as HIM!! Heehehe. Well, if that's too straight-forward for your style, then you have one of two things, either to act as if you dont know each other and try to start from the beginning in terms of communication...OR, you try to feel warm and old-friends like. It's all a state of mind, try to put yourself in a good mood once you wake up and until you meet :]

If at first said...

Hey n...I haven't been up in Blogistan for a bit. Yaay, exciting news! ...Hmm, can you puh-lease walk up to him, smile and say "Hi, I'm n...I believe we've met before". And then take it in stride. If you find yourself inclining towards him, I'm sure thats just as it was supposed to be.

As for packing...all the power to you woman. I'll be right over to help!

zmanutdz said...

Be yourself and take it easy. You will be able to see his facial expressions and body language, pay much attention into those. Those were some of what you were missing in your online time with him.

I am sure there is loads to learn about you that he could not figure out in one month of chatting/texting.

All the best and good luck :)

mille feuille said...

:) Sounds exciting and familiar...same thing happened to me a few months ago..i finally met someone i'd gotten to know very well..it was nice..conversation was great...just be yourself and everything will fall into place...hope it goes well!!

Insomniac said...

N, please don't tell me he's a gemini.. if he is, i don't wanna hear u complain about it EVER :))
just be urself, he seems to already like that.. and i think u probably know as much about him, so the awkwardness goes both ways.. enjoy..
and yeah, tell me his sunsign, i am intrigued :)

N said...

Amnesiac: Hilarious :), now he has read the manual and been forewarned there is no complaining for him ever is there? :D

Nephthys: Prayers expected from you next Saturday that no "Shirt" makes an appearance!! :)

Haroun: Yes, i am contemplating standing him up.

Cairene: Well..ummm.. he does read this blog.. so i technically did ask him :)

Iffat: where are you man! am almost done packing!!! thanks hun :)

Zmanutdz & Mille feuille:
Thanks for dropping by!

N said...

Insomniac:
LOL!

Li 3elmek sa2alto badry badry el marady, el 3omr mesh ba3za2a..
he messed around a bit with the Gemini thing but gave me the real sun sign when he saw me running for the door!

Cancer love, i know nothing about them, interesting :)
though knowing my luck he'll have a moon or meteor or star in gemini or something....

Will E. said...

Only thing worse than a Gemini is cancer!!! good luck with that..

Will E. said...

Only thing worse than a Gemini is cancer!!! good luck with that..

N said...

leh kedda ba2a....

Sand-E Sez said...

Don't be anxious girlie. It'll be a kickass date. Think of the knowing him knowing you bit as a prescreener. It'll totally be sureal. Fun times all round!

Insomniac said...

LOL @ will ;).. N, i think Will just said that cause he's a gemini himslef (if memory serves right).. well geminis do have ego :) don't worry man, i am one too :) and for what it's worth my favorite guy in the world is a gemini, yet too smart to fall for him (sam3a ya N)

ok, so here is what i know about cancer, they are very loving (can be possessive though), mostly high maintenance, good with money (i think more than good), moody, too attached to their mothers (except for my best friend).. don't let any of that freak u out, i've had my share of amazing cancerians and they make up for all the crap when they r nice :)

and one more thing.. make sure it's neither the moon or the ascendant.. now i do sound like linda goodman

Haroun said...

So, N, tell us all, how did it go?

LouLou said...

Yes, I want to know how it went too. Come on. You can't stop now & leave us hanging.:)

KareemFromEgypt said...

i know it's too late to comment on this now, but you should know that cancerian dudes are the great guys.

keep packing, while i read the rest of the posts ;) could you still be packing for over 2 weeks now? is he an internet dude? or have you met before?