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

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Joy!!

No, sorry, Dream Girl hasn't contacted me yet. A dude wrote a book for ladies entitled "He's Just Not That Into You." Clearly, this is the case for me as well. If she were into me, she would have called, e-mailed, txt'd ... something. But there's been nothing at all. And I'm okay with it. It was a fun ride of imagination and dreaming and potential.

So I continue to take my joys were I can get them, and this is what I found today;

Oh I wish this would break out on one of my subway rides! Lordy, how I cackled and clapped right here in my room--no telling what I'd do watching it live, coming from nowhere! Pure JOY!!


GrizzBabe said...

Loved the people who looked as if this was a normal occurance. And loved the woman who got up and moved the hell out of the way.

Coaster Punchman said...

I hate her. Whoever she is.

Alan said...

Aw, CP, it's okay. But thanks for the empathy. :-)
Grizz, lol! That woman was like, "This is my stop, thank you, excuse me zombie, must dash off, okay, ta-ta now..."

Scott said...

Glad to see you are keeping your chin up. My advice is the next time you run into her, be in on accident or otherwise, be completely at ease and cool. She knows how you feel, and to find you so unaffected by her lack of attentiveness will be more sexy to her than anything else you can do.

What is the story behind this subway video anyway? Did they just start doing that to unsuspecting passengers? That would be such a riot.

Alan said...

Scott, you know I *gots* to keep my cool.

Unfortunately, it's easy for me to go back to my alone life. It's what I'm used to and it feels most safe. Entering a relationship is work and scary and frought with time bombs waiting to explode. But too, I know that threading through minefields can be exciting, and the bedside manner you get while recovering can also be quite nice.


The video is something they did on the London underground. I posted a link to it at the comicbook forums and one of my Brit friends indicated that he might have been there, so I'll get the skinny from him. I suspect what you say is right--the performers pull it on the passengers. They take up positions in the car like regular riders, then someone cranks the music, and just when someone like my wonderful self is about to say "WTF? Turn it down!" they take positions and kick it. Because see how they went back to sitting like nothing happened?

I LOVE that! On the NYC subway, those who dance then walk around with a hat for donations afterwards. Spoils the whole performance, as far as I'm concerned.