Tuesday, January 10, 2006

As hot as it was

I love the thrill of the hunt. That said, I bit the bullet this past week and executed Mission Secret Admirer. A simple, yet somehow complicated drop of a simple pink heart in a chocolate brown envelope. The words, "Secret Admirer. Curious? Email xxxxx" scribbled carelessly and resting in the pocket of a barn jacket. Three days later a slightly charming email appears in my new anonymous email account. He requests to know his mystery woman so he can "sleep at night." I am charmed, yet choose to toy with his emotions and attempt to start an email relationship first. In truth it's part game, part self preservation. In the real world, I can't even bear to be civil to the object of my affection lest he suspect me. Hell, I never said I wasn't screwed up.

10 comments:

NotCarrie said...

SO AWESOME!

Larissa said...

how long do u think you'll email before u reveal yourself?

dasi said...

Sounds like fun... kind of like Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail!"

I-66 said...

I caution you to not cross over from "playing a game" to "playing games." It is a very fine line you're walking.

NotCarrie said...

DO you think you will keep with the secret "Admirererer" (How the hell is that word spelled?) or work on friends first?

NotMiranda said...

Ah...evidently my post made me come as something of a bitch who plays games with people's emotions. I can assure you that is something I have no intention of doing.

Larissa: I honestly don't know when I'll reveal myself. It appears I've got a nice budding email friendship. I'd like to reveal myself slowly.

I-66: I have no intention of playing games, and my game comment was merely meant to reflect that I find this kind of cat and mouse fun. I am in no way playing just to play, however.

NotCarrie: I think the term 'Admirer' works for both friend and romantic interest. In this case, while he is my type and could be interesting as a romantic interest (I leave that door open), I'm more interested in getting to know him right now and developing a friendship. I'm a firm believer that relationships can blossom naturally out of solid friendships.

NotCarrie said...

I think a Secret Friend Admirerererer is awesome...I'm jealous, I want one!

I-66 said...

My reference is less about the use of the word game and more about the use of "toy with his emotions"

If you aim to befriend this guy then all I'm suggesting is that you don't go too far with the secret admirer bit. He doesn't know you, he has no vested interest and, as a result, it might be easy to walk away and quit trying to find out who it is if he gets frustrated.

NotMiranda said...

The use of "toy with his emotions" was really just tongue in cheek. However, I do appreciate the advice.

NotCarrie said...

I bet he's just loving this attention:) And you aren't one to mess with someone with bad intentions:)