Thursday, July 27, 2006

Night Flight

I don't know why, but today I felt a wave of self confidence wash over me. Perhaps it was that I wore one of my favorite skirts, my hott tall shoes and a bright green shirt, but I was all smiles and sunshine.
Work was great, I found out my next paycheck is going to be a crazy amount, the hours flew by, and we all ate lunch with one of the cute interns that went on a work trip with us. (Yes, I did flirt). I also found out that this guy from Radford we worked on a project with about a year ago is working with us again and he asked one of my coworkers if I still worked there. He was then like "Oh, I bet she doesn't even remember me... but tell her I said hi."
Cue teasing cackles and "k-i-s-s-i-n-g" songs.

But that's beside the point. I got off at 1 and rode my little "i'm so cute, I'm so happy" high all the way to my other job. I didn't work at my other job today, but I felt the need to buy things (BTW, NotCarrie thanks for the cd recommendation... Mogwai is just what I wanted!).
So I get there and it turns out NotElvis is working (okay, it didn't "turn out" that way... my clandestine partner in crime was working too and she told me he was...) so I decided to talk to him for a bit while i searched cds. We got to talking and I asked him if he was going to the party on Saturday being held by one of our coworkers. He was like "Yeah, I'd like to, I need to get the address from someone... I hope i can find it." I finally got my purchases together and as he started to ring me up, the light bulb went off in my head. "Listen, if you want I can give you a ride there..." he looked at me and without hesitation went "okay, what time?"
So it's set. He's coming to my house on Saturday and then we're going to the party together.
He also got my phone number.

So, what's my next step? I can't get drunk on Saturday since I'm the driver. The party starts early so chances are we'll leave early. I'm giving two other people a ride there, how do I get rid of them so I can invite him into my house alone? Do I get him drunk and take advantage of him? The chances of it not being weird the next day at work are slim to none if that happens.
Besides, he's not that kind of guy. And that's not the kind of thing I want.

I've got two days to figure out how to tell him I like him. I've got to on Saturday or I think I'll lose my mind...


hagrin said...

They had an episode of Seinfled about this once so this is easy.

You need a friend (played by Kramer) to pick up the other 2 people you are driving and have them go with that other friend. This should be arranged before the party or right at the beginning (not near the end otherwise you risk poor planning and angry friends the next day).

Next, you can't think about the next day at work (like George did because of the pressure he starts to freak) so you need to relax and live in the moment.

I think you should let him drink normally and whatever shape he's in by the end of the night, he's in and you go for yours.

Good luck!!!

NotCharlotte said...

Problem: I already promised these two friends I'd give them a ride ages ago and neither of them know anyone else that can give them rides.

hagrin said...

Is NotElvis the furthest away from the party? If so, you could just logically play it off as you're dropping the two friends off first because "it makes sense".

If not, it might be time to call in a favor with someone in a car who doesn't have anything to do that night. :)

NotCarrie said...

have you considered roofies?

NotCharlotte said...

I need to think about this Hagrin... you bring up good points.

Everyone is meeting at my house.

I have this problem where I figure out all the details way in advance and when something like this happens, I don't know how to handle it.

NotCarrie- No. I want him to remember Saturday night in a good way, not in a restraining order kind of way

Beth said...

I'm going to be the traditionalist here. Maybe you could just end it with (hopefully) a kiss...and make him wait. That way he'll have to ask you out again!

Heart Of Darkness said...

Clothes-confidence boost? Totally!

Ride home - take the road so you can drop the two others off first, them drive past your house and 'remember' you need male assistance with something (go blonde and say you need a lgihtbulb replaced, locks needs checked, a pipe is leaking) - and while he's at it, ask if he'd like a cup of coffee... take it from there!

NotCarrie said...

Be sure to touch his arm when talking to him. And give him the 'look' of "I want to do bad things to (or with) you!"

NotMiranda said...

Chica, after having seen him, he is totally a guy you can dominate. He wants you and will bend to your will. I say turn to the others when you get back to your house and tell them you'll see them later. Tell right now there are bad things you want to do to NotElvis...then drag him into you lair ; )

NotSamantha said...

You can borrow my flogger if it will help.