It’s 12:15am, and I’m drunk, but I need to write this up while it’s all still fresh in my mind. So I’m a big fan of the show Mad Men and was very much looking forward to the Season 5 premiere tonight. So I was thinking…I can watch this alone, laying on my bed…Or, I can look online and see if anyone is throwing a Mad Men Premiere watch party. Sure enough, a bar near Union Station was having one. To my surprise, it required tickets to attend. So I bought a $20 ticket that included an open bar from 7pm-9pm. Hell yes, I am doing this. Remember, if you go out, you have a 1% chance of meeting someone. That is infinitely better than the 0% chance you have if you stay home.
So I show up, decked out and looking good in a black button down, and pants I got yesterday from Banana Republic’s Mad Men line. Perfect. It’s 7:15pm and I’m at the bar drinking a whiskey neat. I’m in a great state of mind. I feel great, I look great, and I was great.
Then, all of a sudden, this stunning 5′, 8″ blonde walks in, alone, like she was picked right out of 1960. She was wearing a genuine 1950s dress and jewelry. She was there alone and I can tell she was attracted to me right away because there were dozens of seats open at the bar but she sits at the one two down from me so there was only one seat open between us. Here I go.
The more I do this, the more I realize how unimportant openers are. You can say anything really that starts a conversation. A lot of Forever Aloners haggle about “having nothing to say”. This is actually a bullshit excuse. Yeah, you can always use a canned opinion opener and that’s fine, but really…Just say something. I ended up using a boring and awkward opener that just came to my head at that minute.
pick up my drink “Can’t watch Mad Men without a whiskey neat in your hand”
She laughs and just starts talking to me. Within a minute I move to sit next to her. She was showing every single classic sign of attraction with regards to body language, and damn is she beautiful. Can’t describe. She loved to talk. I just had to make some random statement and then she’d go on for 20 minutes. It was fantastic!
Best part: Tons of people showed up to this premiere party. Like 100+ at least, and I can tell every guy was staring at her. It felt great that I was the one that was holding her interest. I went up to go to the bathroom and she protected my seat while I was gone. I came back and there were three guys around her and she shooed them off when I came back. Then, she got up to go the bathroom and I was protecting her seat. The guy sitting to the left of her then turns to me and says, “Hey man, she is fucking beautiful. Hang in there and keep up the great work.” Lol, wow.
We live one metro stop away from each other so I number closed and we acknowledged that we wanted to see each other again. I gave her a kiss on the cheek, and then she kissed my cheek too.
I texted her when I got back just now and I hope to receive a response in the morning. We shall see. Will be disappointing if I don’t, but it’s always a possibility. At least I had a great night tonight. Will keep you all updated on this one.Tweet