All right, that’s all the family responsibilities discharged, as of about an hour ago. I am so tired.
1 Friends point because I finally saw my sister and handed over her baby gift.
I DJ’d round at my mom’s, natch, and we had a reggae reggae Xmas Day with dancing in the living room until my mom started to worry that her neighbours were going to hate her because of the massive thumping bass making the walls shake. I told her my neighbours probably couldn’t believe their luck that they were getting a day off.
Good God. You know what Xmas is like. Food that has surrounded me like an army over the last 4 days: sausages wrapped in bacon; crisps; gateau; hot, buttery mince pies; lemon cream puddings; chocolates; cognac. I have dealt with this situation by eating as little as possible. I have been surrounded by party food and fairly successfully eating it in very tiny portions. I actually managed to be quite hungry a lot of the time. Healthiest things I have eaten over the last 4 days: a lot of cheese, turkey, a few tangerines. I don’t feel like I’ve gained loads of weight but I feel pretty weak. I am really looking forward to some nice rough, raw salads now for a while.
Right. Let’s bring ourselves up to speed on the dating news because I am in the incredibly happy situation now of being at home and off work for a few days so I have time to pursue our 12 Dates of Xmas project. I never thought to take a quantitative approach before, it will be very interesting to review where we are when I’ve completed Date 12. I wonder if I’ll be any closer to having found someone I can be enjoyably infatuated with. Anyway, here’s the news.
You remember he stood me up? He messaged me to apologise and his explanation was plausible enough for someone of his age, so although we aren’t going to make another date, I accepted his apology.
Pfff. I think the heat of passion has worn off. He texted me today, this would be four days since I last spoke to him, which is a long time considering that it’s only 7 days since he was talking about moving in with me. So anyway he finally texts me ‘Merry Xmas’, blah blah. Calls me darling which is good, I already know him well enough to know that this is affectionate. But then he doesn’t say ‘let’s meet this weekend’ or anything like that, he says ‘speak soon’. And then about three hours later he logs into the dating website. So I think the glitter must have fallen off the relationship already, which is a shame because those were two pretty good dates and I fancy him a lot.
OK, here’s our replacement for Contestant 4.
Points in his favour, as far as I can tell so far: he’s not bad looking actually, he seems confident and I think he’s tall. Points against: I am worried that he is going to be really annoyingly chirpy.
I don’t know what to think about this guy. He’s my age and seems like a well educated professional. We seem to have similar tastes. But will there be any chemistry there at all, I really couldn’t say. The thing I liked about Marcel was that I looked at his photo and just went ‘yes’ immediately.
Maybe I should be more pro-active on the dating website and target exactly those guys, instead of sitting back and letting everyone email me.