When I Need A Pick Me Up, by my friend Ryan King

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

As Promised To Fringes (And Ostensibly, Q)

Let me start by saying, I received my first response from Dream Girl. It came in, skipping over the sequence of e-mails I have sent her. I sent her three. She responded only to two. Notably, she did not respond to the one wherein Our Hero asks Dream Girl to meet up somewhere in NYC.

But she did respond to the last one, which was a sanitary query about an aspect of her professional life. She answered that and then let me know she was going to be leaving the area for a tour. (Yes, she's famous like that).

So I wrote her a thanks and included that I'd see her when she got back. Which means to me, "I'm going to see you. I don't know where, I don't know when. But I am going to see you again. There's just no damn way I can let you stay all casual and friendly, like every girl I ever loved in the high school of our youth (yes, we go that far back) without finding out if we've come together against all rules of logic and sanity for some higher purpose!"

I'm just sayin'.

And now, the meme--

Here’s how it works:
1. Put your iTunes on Shuffle
2. For each question, hit the next button to get your answer to the question
3. Write down that song name as your answer no matter what comes up in shuffle

How would you best describe your personality?
"#41" -Dave Matthews Band (Holy crap.)

If someone says it’s okay, you say:

"Remember The Time" --Michael Jackson

What do you like in a guy or girl?

"R&B Junkie" --Janet Jackson (OmG!!!!)

How do you feel today?
"Rock The Boat" --Aaliyah

What is your life’s purpose?

"The Game of Love" - Michelle Branch & Santana

What is your motto?

"The Sweetest Somebody I Know" --Stevie Wonder

What do your friends think of you?

"Control" --Janet Jackson

What do you think of your friends?

"Jazzman" --Carole King

What do (did) your parents think of you?

"Heaven" --John Legend (omg)

What do you think of your parents?

"Wild Horses" --The Sundays

What do you think about very often?

"Where Is The Love?" Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (!!!!!!!!)

What do you think of your best friend?
"Secret Rendezvous" --Karyn White

What do you think of the person you love?
"The Sweetest Day" --Vanessa Williams

What is your life’s story?

"Rock With You" --Michael Jackson

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"FanMail" --TLC

What do you think when you see the person you love?

"Lost Without U" --Robin Thicke

What is your hobby/interest?
"Got To Get My Heart Back" --Keyshia Cole

What will they play at your funeral?
"Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly) --Chaka Khan (That would seriously rock)

What is your biggest secret?
"Every Little Step I Take" - Bobby Brown

Hmm. Officially Freaked Out.


fringes said...

Some of those answers are freaky. I'm glad you participated.

Also, even if it doesn't work out with this girl, it will work out. I don't mean to hand you platitudes and clich├ęs, but I want you to know I am here with you as you search for your love. I have to say something comforting, right?

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

keep perservering Alan. Never give up! I can't do this meme as I haven't got an ipod!

GrizzBabe said...

I like your attitude concerning the Dream Girl. I really hope everything works out for you.

I also like that "Rock the Boat" is how you were feeling. You frisky little devil you! ;)

Alan said...

Fringes--No, you don't have to say something comforting, but it's nice. :-)

Vi--I'm learning not to give up. I think I've done okay lately. :-) This meme works if you have a media player on the computer that is chocked with a lot of music. Set the media player on 'Random' and go to town!

Grizz--The circumstance forged the attitude. I'd become aware of this girl by random radio listening. Her name was too familiar. Although it was on the radio and impossible to be the same one, it WAS! And after I discovered that, I still thought, "Well, how cool is that." but I never thought we'd actually meet. I mean, Seth Joyner is famous and from my high school too, but I don't expect to run into him any time soon. But whammo! And SHE'S a GIRL! With this kind of confluence, I just can't drop it as easily as I have in the past. If she would have mentioned a boyfriend or something, I'd know where I stand, but it's the open-ended mystery of it all that I can't shake.

As for the meme, don't forget the answers randomly popped up on my mp3 player. That's why it's so freaky. But every time "Rock The Boat" comes on, I get in the mood. Because damn. How could you not? That is one sexy-ass song. It's crushing that shooting that video is why Aaliyah died.

Scott said...

I'm a little behind the times because I don't know who Dream Girl is. It sounds like you are trying with her even though she is keeping you at arms length (but that is still within reach). I've been there before. I'm a true believer that persistence can pay off. I had a chance with my dream girl when I was a sophomore in college, but I totally blew it. In that case though, I think the song Unanswered Prayers sums it up for me. I wouldn't change the results if I could, although I might have handled the situation a whole hell of a lot better.

Alan said...

This is Dream Girl, Scott.

Persistence. I feel a post coming on ...