Sunday, October 31, 2010

Upping the ante

As soon as the weather started getting cooler, I noticed my attention to guys pick back up. I know this sounds weird, but when I'm out and about when it's hot, I'm usually not focused on catching the eye of the attractive guy on the train. I tend to be more concerned with getting to work while still looking moderately put together and not sweating. Maybe this means I should move to an even cooler climate.

Anyway, I digress. I was riding the train to work one morning, and the cooler temps had me chipper and friendly. I found myself smiling at several men when it hit me. I have pretty diverse taste in guys. The guys (just examples, most are actually married to bloggers I adore) above tend to look a bit the same when placed side by side, but when placed into categories, I definitely think I get around (crush-wise).

I'm totally developing into crush whore this fall, and I am bound and determined one of these will work out ;-)

First, there's my standard love crush...NotJason (is that what we're calling him? I forget). This one is like your favorite warm blanket, around for the long haul and not going anywhere. I found an old picture the other day and found myself laughing out loud and saying "I love that boy".

Crush #2 is older tech guy crush. This is the IT guy at our office. He's newish, Irish, reddish blonde, and I've been flirting my ass off since I noticed the lack of a ring. I think he may be 3-4 years older than me? Anyway, he gives good convo and is easy to talk to. Plus, computer boys are good to have around.

Crush #3 is graffiti/artist boy. Man, he is good looking. He's 32, and a full-time artist. He has *the* best smile and laugh and is sort of shy. I am very quickly falling for this ringless wonder and thinking about how I can move this along.

Crush #4 is the foreman (not really his title, since he has enviro training and does more) on my current construction job.!!! He is a total luke. In other words, he's scruffy with a permanent 5 o'clock shadow, a nice peppering of grey, piercing blue eyes, strong jaw, and tall and solid. Hubba hubba. I found out from colleagues who work with him more that he's single and looking. I think I have my whole team trying to hook me up with him.

So I need advice? How do you advance something past the crush stage? Obviously I fail at this,since I've harbored some crushes for years.


Anonymous said...

IT guys are great, but can be a bit oily.

Don't even bother with the artist. Unless you're a born-again Vegan with a personal vendetta against all processed foods, it'll be great sex (really, not lying), but nothing that will last beyond 2 years (unless you want 2 years of great sex, something I can't blame you for).

Construction guys: he will annoy you to no end. He'll be a bit backward, gets a lot of pleasure out of weird cartoons like Invader Zim, and still enjoys Magic the Gathering. He will be terrible at romance. The plus side? He'll punch a guy three-times his size if he thinks you're being threatened (i.e. not a jealousy sense, but if your life was in genuine danger).

Who do I think is best? Depends on your taste and where you want to be relationship wise over the next 5 years. It's totally up to you; you know yourself better than anyone, blah blah blah.

As long as you follow the horribly cliche, but painfully realistic "to thyn own self be true," you'll be okay.

Remember to drink champagne often to keep your head clear.

NotCarrie said...

Well, I hate to say it, but I think we need to just to be bold. However, I don't think boldness always works with friend crushes.