You're not going to believe this. I don't even believe this.

Super Duck's picture

I, Super Duck, queen of social awkwardness, am possibly/probably/hopefully hanging out with the girl I like this weekend. Wait... What's that noise? The sound of all of your jaws collectively hitting the floor in shock? Yeah, I'm pretty shocked too. It's just coffee, and I don't even know if it's a "date" or not, so I'm hesitant to call it that.

It's the cute blonde girl, of course. Quick backstory here: Yesterday morning I really, really wanted some Starbucks. There's one right down the street, so I went to it. I've been there lots of times. I just go there and get my coffee and go back to my room all the time. No big deal.

But that time it was a huge fucking deal because Cute Blonde Girl was there! But she looked busy with homework, so I didn't say anything to her, only panicked silently. When I was waiting for my coffee, she happened to look up and smile and wave at me, multiplying my panic levels by 325243524. I got my coffee and ran back to my room, then spent the rest of the day hating myself for it.

Today, I had class with her. I really, really, really wanted to talk to her, but she makes me ultra nervous because she's so cute. I pretty much lose all ability to function like a normal human being around her. So I just said, "I saw you at Starbucks yesterday!" because I'm Captain Obvious.

Cute Blonde Girl: Oh yeah, I saw you too!
Me: You looked busy, though, so I didn't want to bother you.
Cute Blonde Girl: You should've said hi!
Me: Maybe I will next time.

As soon as I said that, I started internally flipping my shit. Where did that even come from? That sounds so weird! Like what the hell? Why would I even say that? But then...

Cute Blonde Girl: I'll probably be there again this Sunday.

Everyone I've asked so far says that is definitely an invitation and on Wednesday I should ask her what time.

But it was so embarrassing because the whole time, I was doing the nervous voice. The nervous voice is terrible. I turn into, like, a total, like, valley girl? Even though I've never even, like, been to California? It used to drive my friends in high school absolutely insane.

I have never been so nervous in my life. It was seriously at least twelve times as terrifying as giving my salutatory speech at graduation, which I regard as one of the most horrifying moments of my life. The whole time, all I could think about is this video:

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jeff's picture

Well...

You're certainly making this more drawn out than necessary. I mean, you know her, you see her in public, and she waves at you... it's sort of standard that you would go over and say hi on your way out. That's just basic social interaction, even for people you don't want clitoral stimulation from. But in those cases, you especially want to approach them!

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

Super Duck's picture

Oh, but I always draw

Oh, but I always draw everything out because I have no idea what's going on like 99% of the time. I'm not that great with people. And I panicked that day! I had only expected to go get some coffee, and then suddenly, she appeared!!

jeff's picture

Well...

She didn't expect to see you, either, but she was able to sort out, "Oh, hey, I know you, so I'll wave hello" pretty effortlessly.

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

Super Duck's picture

I think we're forgetting

I think we're forgetting that 2 years ago I totally used to full on panic every time I texted FCG. Let's just appreciate my small step into normal people world...

jeff's picture

Heh...

So you used to freak out to text and now you make a mad dash out of Starbucks if a girl waves at you? It's such subtle progress. ;-)

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

Super Duck's picture

No, I make a mad dash out of

No, I make a mad dash out of Starbucks when a girl waves at me and then the next day I actually talk to her! Progress!!

jeff's picture

Eh...

I still think it would be 10X easier to just walk over and talk to her, and 10X harder (in the long run) to go back to your dorm and replay the incident and wonder what to say, etc., etc. It's not like this incessant rehearsal for a future conversation is going to make things any less stressful, so there's zero upside.

Crushes were high school. Time for romances.

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

hellonwheels's picture

Well that's awesome!

I don't think it's really a date, but you should totally go! Talk to her a bit 'study' like they do in all those stupid sitcoms on TV, who knows...at the very least, you'll learn more about her.

I, on the other hand, have no crushes or romantic interests. Go figure. I did go to my first Gay AA meeting the other day though....trying to quit drinking, so that might be a step in the right direction for me.

Are you in college now, duck?

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

Super Duck's picture

Oh I have no legit reason to

Oh I have no legit reason to believe it is, only wishful thinking haha. But yeah I'm still sooo excited!

Congrats on going to that meeting! That's an important first step.

Yes, I'm in college now. It's my third week. I should be asleep right now actually since I have a 9:30 class, but I'm just thinking about stuff.

hellonwheels's picture

Right on!

What kind of stuff are you studying this quarter? I should be asleep too, but I am up thinking about stuff instead as well. An important anniversary was yesterday, and an even more important one is a week away....fuck, I just typed a friends death was more important to me than my dads....that is scary.

and jeff, yes. It is a regular AA group that happens to be gay friendly. it's @ my mom's old church, which I haven't been too since the lesbian pastor started there 13 years ago, and my dad made me leave. lol.

But I figured I might kill two birds w/ one stone. Idk.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

Bosemaster42's picture

Hey Duck,

I don't think your social skills are as bad as you may think. Unless, a pretty girl waves at you and you decide to run away without acknowledging her. People tend to be a little more laid-back around here, so yeah I would read what she said to you about being at Starbucks on Sunday, as an open invitation. I think you should definitely be there on Sunday. At the very least, you have your coffee. Even better to have your coffee and a nice conversation with a pretty girl! Oh and work on the 'Valley Girl' syndrome, you don't need that up here, be yourself. And good luck, of course.

Super Duck's picture

I didn't not acknowledge

I didn't not acknowledge her, by the way. I waved back before I ran away! I don't know if I made that clear or not.

I really, really, really hate it when I do the valley girl thing! It only happens when I'm super nervous, but it's so embarrassing.

Bosemaster42's picture

Yeah,

I never understood the 'Valley girl thang'. Girls in my High School used to do it too, and it drove me crazy. I mean, these girls never set foot outside of the city. You would expect a Cambridge girl to be all like: " Buy me a beer, you piece of shit! Look my tooth is loose! Want to touch it! Ga-head, ga-head touch it!"

Bosemaster42's picture

Well,

At least you waved back, she may have thought you were just in a rush or something. The door was open though, she noticed you, so you could have pulled up a seat next to her.

jeff's picture

Umm..

Why Gay AA as opposed to plain old AA?!

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

lordmomofenixed's picture

Interesting Relationships....

always seem to involve Starbucks. lol. GREAT luck.

a psychotic pencilist, moe

Super Duck's picture

Haha thanks. We're going

Haha thanks. We're going fairly early on Sunday morning. I can't believe the cutest girl in Boston actually wants to hang out with me.