40 Days of Friendship – Day 18: Cards Against Humanity, Condoms and the Decline of Males

CAL 1. Did you talk to SAO today? Yes. I made my famous sweeping generalisations over text, which SAO hates. Although to be fair she made the generalisation that “girls who wear white trousers are dumb.” I agree with this.. but they are also hot, so that’s ok with me. We then talked about the dynamic of girls dressing up… not FOR guys but to put themselves on a higher level that guys so they are desirable and then in the bar scene let guys hit on them just to feel better about themselves, with no real intention of pursuing the guy – I’m tired of the bar scene and that dynamic so now my natural reaction is to avoid girls that are dolled up because I know they’re just playing their game.  There was a lot more texting on this subject today. Later I ventured over to her place along with a couple of other friends for board game night. We played Cards Against Humanity which spurred some inappropriate conversation. 2. Anything interesting happen?  We played board games with two friends. I was a little grumpy because I have committed to being sober for six weeks… and everyone else [...] There's more...

40 Days of Friendship – Day 17: Hand-Js

  CAL 1. Did you talk to SAO today? Mucho texting. SAO is bored at her job and already mentally in her new job even though that’s 2 months away. 2. Anything interesting happen?  I started taking a programming course online! I’m a student again!  I am reading the Magic of Thinking Big and per the book asked SAO her opinion of my top assets. Here is what she said, many nice compliments: You’re a very patient and calm listener and make good assessments of difficult situations Like you take in all the information without interrupting and calculate a response  You’re not reactive, you think things through  You’re not quick to judge  You’re actually not really judgmental at all And you’re super duper nice. That’s your best asset. Along with your ass 3. Learn anything new about SAO? She actually is interested in learning the language where she’s going! I told her the most important words are wine, pizza, coffee, and beer. I learned that she is attracted to gingers. Ew. 4. Learn anything new about yourself? While I was showing SAO photos of a trip I went on recently, I compared my most recent photo of myself  on holiday [...] There's more...

40 Days of Friendship – Day 16

CAL Did you talk to SAO today? Yes lots of texting. Normal stuff. 2. Anything interesting happen?  SAO said that she was looking forward to moving since she has decided to take her new job offer. I informed her that the new job may be a bit more stressful than the one she has currently been complaining about…and that she will probably complain more about it. We placed a £5 bet on it. Also I don’t think she has a desire to learn a new language though. I also learned that America is drilling more oil in the Arctic which really makes me very angry because I care about the environment and am heavily invested in renewable energy. I encountered a real life fox tonight on my walk home. Urban fox – so obviously it was very sophisticated and cosmopolitan. Prior to that I smoked some weed with a friend and watched Kung Fury, so I THINK the fox was real… ? 3. Learn anything new about SAO? I learned that she has never filled out tax forms … which is surprising to me as I have done taxes since I was 18. We will see how that works out [...] There's more...

40 Days of Friendship – Day 15

CAL 1. Did you talk to SAO today? Yes, texting and sending each other funny photos/videos. Normal stuff like SAO sending me astrology and One Direction texts… things that I could do without. 2. Anything interesting happen?  SAO complained about her job being too boring … and that she couldn’t open a jar of soup. Since when does soup come in a jar?? She will accept the job as something she won’t disclose.  This reinforces my theory that SAO is really a MI6 agent. 3. Learn anything new about SAO? I learned that she has never fulfilled certain civic duties. Also that she will be living somewhere very beautiful - jealous. 4. Learn anything new about yourself? Well I had a nightmare last night, I almost never have nightmares – I dreamed that there was an EARTHQUAKE and the building where my apartment is was shaking back and forth. Scary. I jumped out of bed even though everything was ok and it was just a dream. So I learned that I am capable of jumping out of bed in fright.  5. Additional comments Word. SAO 1. Did you talk to Cal today? Yes. We both decided to try being sober for awhile [...] There's more...

40 Days of Friendship – Day 14: Hangovers and Freudian Slips

OKAY, SO – STORY TIME: I was thinking about what to write on the left hand side about the post and the title of the article is the ‘Dating Apocalypse’ and I was thinking of this as I was writing out the #40DaysOfFriendship on the right hand side, which as you can now see, I combined the thought and the action to come up with #40DaysOfDating. It’s been a long day and I am clearly a mono-tasker. Anyway. On with the post. CAL 1. Did you talk to SAO today? We texted. First text from SAO: “I am hungover.” Later we discussed a Vanity Fair* article, “The End of Dating” which was about Tinder and the modern hookup culture. I’ve realised recently that I’m kind of over it… and I also think it has become bad for the general dating culture and relationships. But I don’t think SAO is over it haha. We also discussed some drama that has been happening with her and her close friend. Which sounds like SAO is getting the silent treatment from her friend. Which I can only assume to mean her friend is mad at her but SAO doesn’t know specifically what for. I tried [...] There's more...

40 Days of Friendship – Day 13

CAL 1. Did you talk to SAO today? Yes I did. She and our mutual friend slept over and then went to brunch, and then by accident got drunk again and continued by birthday party through the end of the day. This has happened before. It was a great day of eating and drinking. So much so that I decided to go through with my plan to be “Sober Until October” starting on day 14 of this 40 day challenge. 2. Anything interesting happen?  Yes. The three of us hung out on a beautiful sunny Saturday. We had some good people watching. I like hanging out with SAO because while I enjoy checking out beautiful women, she does too. Also she went to get cash at the cash point but it ate her card! I didn’t even know that was a possibility and now suspect SAO of large scale white collar crimes. I will keep an eye out on her. We went to another bar that we both like – one which the bartenders dress like schoolgirls. Obviously the view was good. We moved on to a Belgian place and got some good beer there, while we somehow ended up [...] There's more...

40 Days of Friendship – Day 12: Beer, boys, dogs and drama

CAL 1. Did you talk to SAO today? Oh yes. Too much, even. Texted a bit while she was at work.  (Technically we were still talking before going to sleep the previous night at the early hours of the morning and I was still discussing my odd skin condition with Cal…I had random clear bubbles on only my left forearm.Very strange, but Cal said it was probably my immune system.) Promptly the next morning I was determined to be the first to text, unlike on Cal’s actual birthday. I then went on to tell him how much my ex-boyfriend Grey hated horses because he said their eyes are too dark and that they’re creepy… 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EpRQjGjEHk – Lego version 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BJy8i_kwpI – extended non-Lego, sexy real life Eddie Izzard version Here’s an article I wrote about transgender, transvestites, metrosexuality and Eddie Izzard: http://www.someonelikeme.com/en-global/blog/transgender/ (I was late…and joking about the cocaine. We don’t do that…) I had my birthday party. SAO joined along with eleven of my other friends. She brought me a beautiful work of art – a canvas that she decoupaged. 2. Anything interesting happen?  Yes, we had some drinks on my roof, then went out to my favourite bar in the [...] There's more...

40 Days of Friendship – Day Eleven: Clones, art and the horrifying ‘miracle’ of childbirth

CAL 1. Did you talk to SAO today? Yes, we texted. 2. Anything interesting happen?  SAO reaffirmed her addiction to writing utensils and buying art – she likes buying things impulsively. Also SAO had a job offer to work in one of my favourite places in the world. Then a couple minutes later a different shop… I was listening to music on my computer and realised that the iTunes visualiser is clearly showing sperm attacking eggs. You don’t believe me?? Try it. That got us talking about women having to carry babies… and SAO thinks their body’s are not as robust as men’s … but I think she’s neglecting the fact that women live longer than men… I later watched one of my favourite films, Ex Machina. My life is exciting. 3. Learn anything new about SAO? She will at some time in the future give birth by C section. Too posh to push! 4. Learn anything new about yourself? I learned that maybe I should be afraid of my future wife giving normal childbirth. 5. Additional comments  Meow. SAO Did you talk to Cal today? Yeah we texted throughout the day and then for a couple of hours in [...] There's more...

40 Days of Friendship – Day 10

      CAL 1. Did you talk to SAO today? Yes, we texted. 2. Anything interesting happen?  Well she took my advice and made up with her mom.  On my end I had kind of a boring day.  3. Learn anything new about SAO? We agreed that out of the two of us I am the lower maintenance one :) 4. Learn anything new about yourself? No 5. Additional comments  No thank you SAO Did you talk to Cal today? I did…via text, despite my efforts to hang out with him. My suggestions to hang out were brutally rebuffed. 2. Anything interesting happen? Not particularly. I made up with my mum, but other than that…not really. 3. Learn anything new about Cal? He says ‘high may’ for high maintenance, which is kind of bothering me.  4. Learn anything new about yourself?  I’m not as ‘high may’ as I thought.  5. Additional comments  We’re both pretty hungover from his birthday shenanigans I feel…and he’s having a birthday party tomorrow night, so we’re both resting up.  The texts: …back in the day…doesn’t matter which day. Anyhow… And that is all for day ten of this social experiment…tomorrow..day ELEVEN.  There's more...

40 days of Friendship: Day 9 – Birthday Boy!

CAL 1. 1. Did you talk to SAO today? Yes, while we were drinking last night we decided to hang out today to celebrate my birthday and entry into official “old manhood” as this year is really a pretty unexciting number… and a bit old, let’s be honest. She sent me a lot of interesting pictures of giant dogs on text message before we hung out. 2. Anything interesting happen?  The girl I’ve had a lot of drama with lately gave me a nice call today to wish me happy birthday and it went incredibly smoothly, so that made me happy. With SAO, we went to brunch with another friend – the same one I went on a trip last weekend with. Beautiful day and amazing food. I then spent time with another one of my friends and then my family before heading back home that night. While in my home neighbourhood I met up with SAO and another good friend for drinks at a local bar. SAO had to leave early but it is a weekday, and we’re not in university anymore, so I’ll let that one slide. 3. Learn anything new about SAO? I learned that there is [...] There's more...