I am newly single and started working on an online profile. I haven't approached a girl in 15+ years, so I'm a bit rusty. Yesterday I sent out my first message to a girl and got a response. She doesn't seem really interested, but is responding back.
#1: First would you give a critique of the conversation. What are my major screw ups?
#2: Second, is it worth spending anymore time on her? Should I call it quits?
ME: Hi K...or is it Katherine??? Well, I'll just call you Katherine and assume it's correct, until told otherwise. I know I need to put a picture up, but quite honestly I was hoping to just make some new friends to hang out with and am not looking for a romantic relationship quite yet (I'm on a self-imposed dating moratorium), so I don't want my profile to gather a lot of attention. If it's important I'd be happy to send a picture or two.
I've gotta ask, why orange skittles? I just dump a whole handful of them in my mouth at the same time and enjoy. Is it really worth the time to separate them out? Have I been missing out on one of life's little secrets? Dang, now I'm going to have to go the vending machine and check for skittles so I can see if I really should have been separating them or just "taste the rainbow" the way they are advertised!
Anyway Katherine, it was nice e-mailing you. You are actually my first contact attempt on this website.
HER: You can call me anything you want...(mama-k, Kelsey, Red, Reno...all names in which I'll respond to). But please don't call me Katherine...ever. . So ****....its nice to "online" meet you. Now...on to the skittles. Orange is the ONLY skittle that tastes like its suppose to. Green and red are just icky, grape tastes like Dimetapp, and yellow tastes like Pledge. Just gross...and the fact that you eat that by the handful...even grosser (its a word...and if its not...it should be). I've contacted Skittles about this and informed them they make a KILLING by selling them in individual colors and they should really consider this idea to be a game changer in the ways of the candy (aka Diabetes in a bag) world.
First contact....successfu l.
ME: OK, I'll stick to Kelsey for now but keep the others as backups to try out later and see which I like the best. :-) I'm leaning towards Reno as a second choice, mostly because there has to be a good story behind that name!
I checked the vending machine and we have Skittles in stock! Now I just have to run out to my car for some loose change so I can try them individually. Now for the real question...if only 20% are good enough to eat then what do you do with the rest? I'm sure I could find a way to get rid of them, if you are competitive...
By the way, it is nice "online" meeting you as well. You seem mostly normal (except for the Skittles thing), so I'm attaching some pictures from this summer that I was planning on putting online eventually. The selfie with the two boys are my kids at *******. The little girl isn't mine; she is my friend's daughter and is the happiest little girl I've ever seen. The midget isn't mine either, since that pesky 13th amendment prevents it.
HER: No fun story for the Reno name...my brother came up with that. So sorry that's not fun. Skittle-wise. (Also a word). I eat the orange ones, my friend Mandi eats the green ones...we suffer through the red and grape (sometimes unwillingly) and the yellow ones...well...they go to the dog. Cute pics...midgets are creepy. That is all.
ME: No need to apologize about not having a story. My little sister would have been thrilled if I picked a nickname that was as nice as that. It's a wonder she still talks to me given some of the things I used to call her when we were kids.
HER: Reno is the shortened version...the longer one wasn't bad...just annoying. I hated it!
ME: Good morning, Skittles! Yup, it can be a challenge being a sister but here is my take on it. When my little sister was a teenager she got really sick and almost died. As soon as my mom called I made sure I was very first in line to donate blood for her, despite my apprehension at the time for big needles. So despite all the teasing directed at our sisters, we really care and are there for them when we are needed. Remember, the opposite of love isnít hate, it is apathy, and teasing during those kid years is just a form of play. Itís really no different than little boys chasing the little girls they like around the playground with spiders.
Anyway, changing subjects. I was planning to head out to the archery range on ******* next week. I havenít been there since the remodel and wanted to check them out. Want to join me? If you have any extra yellow skittles, Iíd be happy to take them for my goats. Theyíll probably just think itís really sweet corn!
TGIF! I'm ready for the weekend.
HER: I've got a few errands to run after work today (pay rent). . And a lot of homework to do. But that's sweet of you to offer. I will be sure to save my yellow skittles for you and your goats. Glad someone will get use out of them. Lol