Monday, August 12, 2013

Real Life Rom-Com: Part 2

For those of you that haven't read my previous post or don't feel like clicking on it here, I will give you a very brief synopsis.

1. Guy & Girl are friends
2. Girl realizes she likes boy- but it's too late.  He has a girlfriend + moved to another city...
3. Guy & Girl remain friends casually
4. Girl says fuck it and sends guy birthday sext
5. Flirting commences

So you're pretty much up to speed.  I have an update for you...
I know you were all totally waiting on the edge of your seats since there really hasn't been any Amanda Bynes or Lindsay Lohan antics in a few weeks.  We both lives in different parts of California but realized that we would both be in NYC one weekend and that our trips would overlap one day.  So we decided to meet up.

That's when the panic set in.  In the movies, my scenes would have been the traditional makeover scene.  I personally am a fan of the Cher/Dionne/Tai one from Clueless.  I decided to change my bag from carry-on to check so I could have outfit options because I obviously had to look perfect.  Once I'd given myself plenty of styling options, the real Britney Spears-esq meltdown started.

What do I say?  How do I act?  What if this is a huge mistake?  This is going to be make it or break it.  I know you're supposed to just "be yourself" but who am I?  And if being myself was good enough I probably would've ended up with one of my ex-boyfriends by now, right? We've now ruined our friendship and have taken it to a level of flirtation we can't go back from so I better buckle up.

Finally the day came for us to hang out and right before I left I got a text from my best friend that read, "Don't sleep with him."  Here's how the rest of that conversation went verbatim.

"Wait, really????"

"Yes.  Too easy."

"I can still hook up with him though, right?"

"You can touch it, but don't put your mouth on it."

Anyway, I get to the bar and things are fine.  But they've always been fine we are/were friends.  Catching up.  Blah, blah, blah.  The great thing about going on dates in New York as opposed to LA is that you literally never know where you'll end up next or who or what you'll find there.  It was one of those great New York nights that was full of randomness and perfection.  We went from place to place which, because it's NYC you have to go into some underground pizza place and go into a phone booth and enter a code before some secret door opens to let you in like it's Get Smart.  But between one of our adventures he grabbed me and kissed me.

I don't think I need to reiterate the importance of a kiss in general, nevertheless a first kiss, nevertheless a first kiss with your friend.  And it was great.  I ended the night back at his place but heeded my friend's advice and was excited (more excited than I would have thought I would have been) when I received a text from him the following day saying he hoped he would see me again soon.  I had a great time and everything exceeded my expectations and definitely cleared up whatever feelings I thought or didn't think I had.

In our Rom Com we've gotten the Meet-Cute and Act I out of the way.  That night started Act II.  For those of you who know anything about any kind of story writing, towards the end of Act II and beginning of Act III is where the "All Is Lost" moment is located.  The main character, which in this case is me, is at their darkest, lowest point in the story.

As of now I'm going with the flow and enjoying this and for once not manipulating the situation and letting it take its natural course.  I'm also hoping that somehow I can avoid the whole black night of the soul part.  But let's be honest, no one can in fiction or in life.  Besides, I'm sure it will make for a hell of a post. 



  1. Ah!!! Yay!!! I am so happy to hear this! Keep keeping us posted :-)

  2. I love this post so much! Great follow up and I'm really glad that everything worked out. can't wait to hear what happens next and keeping my fingers crossed there is no "all is lost" moment.

  3. w00t! SO EXCITED for you! Cheers to you! Can't wait for the next update!

  4. Thanks ladies. There's still nothing reeaaaally going on but it's fun to think there's maybe a possibility now as opposed to never saying anything.