Monday, July 26, 2010

I Wish You Were Here


I Wish You Were Here, originally uploaded by Strange Flavoured Monster.
Image from Flickr.
I've been adding a lot of former colleagues on Facebook lately because I'm probably going to need to take at least a part-time job soon. (I'm not giving up on getting my education, but my bank account balance is starting to make me nervous.) I started chatting with one of them and last night, when I was feeling a little blue and very anti-social. He convinced me to go out to a local bar and play in a poker tournament. I made the final table! It's a weekly free tournament, so I may have to start hanging out there more often.

He told me he had a crush on me while we were still with my former employer but was afraid to say anything. I never had a clue. Why did he tell me now? I made him listen to me talk about Wyoming all night because I didn't want to go there.

I haven't promised anything, but Wyoming has been saying that he's not seeing anyone else and he's putting all his eggs in one basket, so it would not feel right going out with other guys beyond a friendship level. Plus, it would complicate things way too much, and it's difficult enough already.

I really wish I was in Wyoming right now...

20 comments:

Jenners said...

Congrats on making it to the final table. Sounds to me like you are hooked! (My husband is too after he won a poker tournament on a cruise ship.)

jack69 said...

Ohhhh Yes, life can get too complicated trying to juggle too many balls.
I think you are smart in that area!

Good luck with the poker.

Christiejolu said...

Cool....Sounds like fun...Oh girl I wish you were in Wyoming too....

Brian Miller said...

good job making the final table...
hope you get your wyoming...

AmyLK said...

Congrats on the poker skills!

Bernie said...

Hey sounds like fun job if you can do it. I do hope all works out with Wyoming....:-)Hugs

Kelly said...

Great job with the poker!! I prefer blackjack, though I'm certainly not that good.

Boonsong said...

Sounds to me like your putting everything on a high pair. Don't let your former work colleague bluff you with two pairs or three of a kind - it sounds like he's holding nothing.

Great post.
Have a nice day, Boonsong

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

I'm glad you took the quote! I thought I was going to hate the book but I ended up loving it!!

RoseBelle said...

Wow on your friend telling you that he had a crush on you. I bet that was awkward.

Great job on the poker table btw.

Ladyulia said...

nice blog
I'm glad to find it

Tempo said...

Life's a gamble Jen, sometimes you win every hand, and sometimes you make one bad decision and it all falls apart. I hope you continue playing a good hand...

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Ah, timing...It's like some guys can sense when you've found someone else and only then decide to come clean. Hope it all works out!

tywo said...

I hope all works out well.
Thank you so much for the comment. Brenton and I took turns taking the photos. I plan on going to photography school after getting my engineering degree. Photography has always been my passion. You inspired me by saying that.
Thank you.





LOVE!

Margaret Benbow said...

I admire your friend for admitting that he'd been your secret admirer...it takes courage, both to say and to hear. But hey, what's wrong with knowing he found you lovable? Cool!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Isn't it funny to think of something/someone in the past and now knowing what he's told you?

shari @ little blue deer said...

Congrats on making it to the final table! And maybe he had the good sense not to get involved with a colleague, sounds like he might be a nice guy! XO!

Rob Strickland said...

You just never know how it will go when you hang out with a facebook friend you have not seen in a while. Did you like that he was crushing on you?

Wyoming guy should figure out a way to come see you before you have to take a job!

Jingle said...

best wishes.

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/pick-one-or-two-to-share-follow-rule-no.html

hope that you enjoy one or two awards there.
Happy End of July!
cheers!
;)

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