Hey, so remember how I had a mysterious cute co-worker about whom I could find no information? And how I stalked him mercilessly via the internet until I found out so much information that I actually felt a little bad? And how I included him in the group email that went out about happy hour drinks right before my April break, only to discover that aides do not use their school email accounts at all? Yeah, I think that one might be dead in the water. Oh, he’s still interested, as far as I can tell, but at this point I am nervous to even have a conversation with him lest some piece of information slip out that I should have no reasonable way of knowing. I don’t need to get all Lisbeth Salander up in this piece.
Anyway, let this be a lesson to everyone: the internet is a place of much information. If your name is on shit, I will find it.
Despite not making any progress whatsoever with the co-worker, I have been asked on a date by a physics teacher. In the spirit of not spending all my free time crushing on Giles from the comfort of my couch, I have agreed, despite the red flags that have been going up all over the place.
Red flag #1: He has a pet rabbit. A PET RABBIT. A grown ass man with a bunny? That is some sort of creepy.
Red flag #2: He immediately sent me a friend request on Facebook, which means he has no sense of personal boundaries.
Red flag #3: On his FB page he includes not only multiple updates about his rabbit, but also a note from a year ago in which he talks about his on again, off again issues with depression and breakups.
DUDE. If you are trying to get me interested, don’t hand me a key to all your worst character flaws before we’ve even gone on a first date!
He does have some redeeming qualities, such as being smart, and nice. He is marginally attractive. He’s a foodie and cooks and blogs about it. It wouldn’t be a total loss to have someone buy me a nice dinner, right? As long as he doesn’t tuck his t-shirts into his jeans I think I can at least manage to maintain pleasantries for an hour.
If he does, all bets are off, degree in particle physics or no.