Thursday, April 11, 2013

Acquaintable: Updated


Am I right?

That one special person.

Know what I mean?

Yeah, the one person in the whole world who makes you feel as cozy as your favorite sweatshirt from college.  The one who still, after all this time excites you like fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Some of you are nodding your head, you know who I'm talking about.  Some of you are staring wistfully off into space because you are still searching for that person.

Maybe you'll meet them today.  It could happen!  Or maybe tomorrow, or next week, but sometime you will wake up one morning not knowing that it will be the day you meet him. (or her.)

Maybe you daydream about where you'll meet.  At the grocery store?  The library?  At a party for a friend?  You make up the story that you'll tell people someday when they ask how you met.  Sometimes you make it funny, sometimes you make it romantic, sometimes you blow it up big like a romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

And maybe sometimes in the middle of all of that hoping and wishing and praying and dreaming you worry, you doubt that it will ever happen.  And sometimes you wonder if you need to help fate along a little you know? Destiny's got a lot to do, and it seems like fate does for those who do.

But what can you do?  You want it to happen organically, naturally, so that it feels right.  You don't want to be telling your girlfriends that you have a big date and they ask where you met him and you say, "oh... yeah, well he hit on me in a group chat room on soulmateconnectionloversforlife dot com and I liked his profile so I'm gonna give it a shot."  And they all stare at you sort of awkwardly and you wonder how it got to this point?

Wouldn't it be so much nicer if there were a website where you could go to be introduced to all of the single friends of your friends, so that when you tell people how you know him, you can say, "Oh, he's an old friend of so and so."  Wouldn't that be fantastic?



  1. I should note that Mimi has added Acquaintable to her sidebar... (winky face).

    1. Well Mimi knows how to do cool internety computery things that I don't really know how to do, until she or you show me. So maybe when she's here she can set me up too.

  2. You both can write expressively and do cool internety things. Well played.