July 29, 2010


OK, we've decided to Match it up again. So far, it's been pretty fun. No dates yet, but lots of good conversation with seemingly normal, interesting guys. Except this one. 

Email a few days ago from Match Guy:
Have you met your Jewish prince yet?

Uh, no! Why else would we be on an online dating site? We check out his stats.

Age: 37 (check)
Location: Beaverton, OR (wait a minute, just mapped this and it's over three hours from our house!)

We decide that the distance and question-that-doesn't-really-prompt-good-conversation puts this guy in the no category. We don't respond.

A few days later we get another email from Match Guy.

Subject: Hmmmmm
Email: Guess so :-)

Wait a minute. What is the point of that? Is he trying to call us out for not responding? Is there etiquette for dating websites that is above and beyond real life? (We can't even begin to count how many guys who have asked for our number and never called. But we're not sweating it. We don't call them and say "Why haven't you called?" It's part of the deal, right?)

Should we have been more open-minded and written back to him in the first place? Or were our instincts right and this guy is a weirdo?

July 27, 2010


We have a date tonight and are pretty excited. It's at our fave neighborhood pub (inspired food, delicious local beers and the perfect first date environment) and today's going to be super-sunny and hot. So we're having major outfit dilemmas. We want to wear a dress, but not be to dressy, booby, etc. 

Staring at our closet and not feeling very inspired. Wish we could have one of these...

We'd wear it with gold gladiators (flats) and simple jewelry. Maybe throw on our very favorite jeans-jacket.

Especially love the sweet one on the top-right. Styled with navy wedge espadrilles (TOMS if we were splurging) and our Kimberly Baker peacock earrings.

And this one just screams sexy summer.

We're on a budget so won't be buying anything and will probably settle on a black maxi dress, denim jacket with silver Birkenstocks and rocking-silver-chain bracelet. Maybe add a summer-weight scarf for "modesty."

What is your perfect summer date outfit?

1 and 3 Clothesure
2 Zachary's Smile via i am a greedy girl

July 22, 2010


The other night we were at a bar with a friend and saw someone familiar. First we thought it might be the lead singer of Maroon 5, but it turned out it was a guy we'd actually met before. Check it:

On Wednesday nights, we have a favorite place for trivia. A local Aussie and Kiwi bar. It's the best. We go to hang out with friends, but sometimes we meet guys...

Once we ended up sitting next to a guy at the bar and we talked a bit. He asked for our number which surprised us because he didn’t seem that interested (or nice), but we figured why not? 

We’ll tell you why not. (Why don't we ever learn this lesson?)

On Friday afternoon he called. He asked what we were up to and if we wanted to hang out that night. We had plans to go to a small classical concert downtown and invited him. We were going solo - why not turn it into a date? He said he needed to figure out what he was up to and he’d call back.

Wait, wasn't "figuring it out" what we were doing? We said, “OK. Give us a call later.” What else do you say?

He called back when we were headed to the concert. He was contemplating joining, but was hedging. We suggested a drink afterward. He said, “Why don’t you give me a call after and we can figure things out then?”

Um… OK? Why not just make plans now? The concert would be shortf! We really don’t care anymore. He’s annoying and immature. Was he honestly still trying to line up the perfect Friday night? Hitting the clubs. Partying ‘til dawn. Really? And was in his late 30s.

For some reason, after the show we call him back. Don’t want to be rude. Silly girl.

The conversation goes something like this:

Us: “Hi. Are you still up for getting a drink?”

Indecision Boy: “I don’t know…”

Us: “OK… Leaving the show now and heading home so…”

Indecision Boy: “It’s just that I sort of have this thing going on…with this other girl.”

Us: “Uh…” (What?!!!? Why are you cruzin' bars?)

Indecision Boy: “She’s in school and she’s away right now. We're OK to see other people, but I don’t know if I want to do that. I mean I am really into her and she might come back to Seattle eventually. But on the other hand I’m really not into long distance relationships. I mean, have you ever heard of them working out? What do you think?"

Us: (OMG – are we really having this conversation? When did we become Dr. Phil?) “ Sure. Sometimes. If it’s meant to be and there is something real there, then yes, it can work out.”

Indecision Boy: “Hmmm… yeah. I don’t know.”

Us: “Well. It sounds like you have some stuff to figure out. Call us if you make up your mind....” (Not really. Don't call us. Ever. Ya freakshow.) 

Wonder if his long distance relationship worked out...he was alone at the bar on Saturday.

July 21, 2010


Just a quick note to say that we've had the best day ever. And it's not over yet. The sun is shining, we got to see Ian McFeron Band - one of our faves - outside at lunch. And we just found out that we won the Elizabeth and James/Shopbop shopping spree via Apt #34! Hooray.

If you haven't gotten a chance to check out Apt #34, you should. It's a must style read, for sure. Plus, she's a fellow Seattleite.

And tonight we're catching up with some home-town girls. Can't wait!

Hope you're all as fab as we are.

July 20, 2010


Recently, a guy we'd gone on four or five dates with, arrived at our apartment to pick us up and - bonus - he gave us a present. 

It was a mix CD filled with love songs. Which could have gone either way at this point in our relationship. But, we decided to think it was romantic.

Until we realized that he had put on pink lipstick and kissed the envelope it came in. The front. The back was sealed with a kiss. And there was a final lipstick mark inside on the actual case!

This raised all sorts of uncomfortable questions: 
  • Where did he get the lipstick and was it solely for this purpose?
  • Why pink and not red or this season's "HOT" shade - coral?
  • Does he have no friends? Ones with the sense to say "Don't, dude."
  • Does he like other girly things like wearing panties?
These questions rattled around in our head all date long and, combined with him getting crazy-drunk and hanging all over us at a girlfriend's birthday party, sealed the deal. No more dates with this one.

July 14, 2010


Is it just us, or have the men (or ladies) in your lives had a major influence on your musical tastes? From when our dad bought us Thriller (our first tape), to our 7th grade crush who introduced us to grunge, to our first concert - our loves have provided a great soundtrack. 

If our boyfriends were a playlist, this would be it.

Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns, Mother Love Bone
Cavern, Phish
Add it Up, Violent Femmes
Can I Kick it? A Tribe Called Quest
Come Together, The Beatles
Sunshine of Your Love, Cream
Redemption Song, Bob Marley
Polly, Nirvana
Caress Me Down, Sublime
Kimberly Austin, Porno for Pyros
Doin' the Cockroach, Modest Mouse
Gold to Me, Ben Harper
Angel from Montgomery, Bonnie Raitt
Helen, Cave Singers
It Was a Good Day, Ice Cube
The General Specific, Band of Horses
Pressure Drop, Toots and The Maytals
Mykonos, Fleet Foxes
Come and Get Me, Timbaland
Tighten Up, The Black Keyes

So, tell us. What's a song + love memory that you hold dear?

July 12, 2010


Question: Do you delete phone numbers of ex boyfriends, hookups, weirdos and random boys you meet at the bar who ask for your number? 

We're torn. Sometimes we do. Because who needs the number of Snake (that's his given nickname, not ours) who drunkenly tried to get us to go home with him one night and then asked for our number when that didn't work? 

But, what about a guy you've gone on a few dates with? If you do, inevitably he'll text and you'll either have to ignore (and wonder if it was actually someone you wanted to talk to) or send the obligatory "Who is this?" response. Which is always awkward. And you didn't want to talk to him anyway.

This just happened to us. Random text from unknown number: "Can I assume you're watching the soccer game?" Who is this and why would they assume we're watching the soccer game? Oh, Man-Who-Prayed-Before-Meals. Where did you come from and why now? Ignore.

But the alternative is you have a ton of unnecessary numbers in the way of the people you actually want to talk to. 

Our brilliant friend once told us she reprograms all numbers with something along the lines of "Do not answer."

What do you do?

July 6, 2010


Last week our second date started off with guy telling us in full detail about a "crazy" girl he went on a date with three days prior. He was really trying to impress us with his open-minded nature.

We realize we want this date to be over as soon as possible and groan (inwardly, of course) when he suggests a walk around Greenlake. We agree to a short one. Which was filled with awkward conversation and making sure hands are occupied in case he tries to grab one. 

As we are walking back to his car, a crow swoops in and attacks the back of his head. A big, black crow! 

He yelled. Who could blame him? He wasn't bleeding. It took a lot of effort for us to not laugh as hard as the situation warranted. 

Seriously, getting swooped by a crow? That'll probably never happen again.

July 1, 2010


Our friend's mom warned her to never knit anything for a man unless you're married.* Too much heart and effort invested on someone who might not pan out.

But, we discovered what you should really never do until you're married: RSVP to gala with your plus one's name. Unless you want to forever get mail (at work!) addressed to you and Mr. Ex. Ugh.

*By the way, she ignored mom, knit him socks for their first Christmas and that's when he knew he wanted to marry her. At least that's one happy ending.