Monday, November 26, 2007

Boys schmoyz

I'm not sure if I have blogged about it before or not but I've certainly talked to many of you before about how hard it can be to make male friends. It's stupid, of course, but it's true. There are a handful of guys I don't know that well but would rather like to hang out with but with whom I would never suggest getting a drink for all the obvious and stupid reasons...

Those reasons being, of course, that if you ask a not-quite-a-friend guy to hang out it sounds a looot more like a date than if you're hanging out with a female friends. The problems are obvious - if you're both single and of mildly comporable levels of attractivenesss the chances are high that you'll end up sleeping together and fucking it up. If you're not both single then probably one of you will end up fancying the other anyway and you'll never quite sort it out. Prob-lems.

But tonight I met up with a certain (blog-reading, er so hi) guy I'vemet a handful of times and got on well with, and it was so very nice just to have a chat and a drink or four and chat about fuck all and music. I tend to think of myself as past the stage of making new friends - I love the ones I have and don't see them as often as I would like - but nobody should ever be that. The enjoyment of finding out about someone entirely shiny and new cannot be underestimated. Just as the availability of a new drinking partner should never be ignored.

I'm so inpired I swear I might actually go on a man-befriending binge. Maybe. Baby steps and all that.

8 comments:

CB One said...

Talked about fuck all?? I thought we were solving the worlds problems (too many people listening to shit music IS an important issue Kate)

I cracked a bottle of white and kicked back with Jerry afterwards so thanks for the heads up. I'm sure I ate something in amongst all that alcohol.........

my name is kate said...

Well, you know, I'm not saying the pros and cons of Sonic Youth isn't a pressing issue in today's society...

Anonymous said...

who would have thought that something so beautiful could have come from a series of insults posted on the interweb?

my name is kate said...

Hey insulting, or being insulted, on the blog is apparently the only way I meet anyone these days. Wait, is that a bad thing? Nooo...

Lindsay said...

After reading this post I'm going to go back and erase "Lindsay writes utter shite about kitchens mark 2" and invent some kind of exciting encounter with a hot young boy. WHat happened to me? I used to be interesting. Bah.

my name is kate said...

Yeah I thought you were the one who was supposed to be squiring around town and I was the one who was supposed to be writing shite like 'today Andy and I put in some some new bathroom cabinets' and so on. Time to lift your game, McPhee...

Anonymous said...

Hrm, I need to think up some insults...

- Mike g

my name is kate said...

Any time young Mike - I'll kick you off by pointing out my hobbit-like feet, my poor eyesight and my tendency to drink alone...