Tuesday, 6 November 2007

First date

I'm going out on a limb.  I have a date tomorrow night.  A coffee date with a prospective mommy-friend.  This shouldn't be so nerve-racking, but it is.

I don't really have any friends in this town since a certain friend MOVED (but that's another story) and I get pretty lonely going to playgroups and watching the other mommies have a grand old time visiting and gossiping while I pretend to be thoroughly engrossed with Sacha's tremendous painting skills. Don't get me wrong, the kid is Picasso reincarnated, but I'm really not that into art.

This is all very absurd.  I'm wondering what to wear, what to order when I get there, should I talk about mommy things or should I try and strike up a conversation about, oh, the booming Canadian economy and our fantastic dollar.  Do I tell her that I knit?  Oh no, what if she thinks that's nerdy.  Or that I have been known to obsess about fashion, or my looks, or my acne, or...

Sigh.  Making friends was so much easier when I was the kid in the playgroup: You wanna be friends?  Ok!

I can only hope that she doesn't read my blog and then discover that I am writing about her and OMG that I am a total loser for obsessing over this.


Really, though, what are the odds that she reads my blog? No ones reads my blog.

Except you :P


  1. Mrs. Mustard,
    Don't stress. You'll be fine! Just be yourself, talk about whatever comes to mind, and order what sounds good. She'll like you or she won't and you'll be a better person for knowing, regardless.

    I'm right there with you. I'm meeting a blogging buddy for the first time on Thursday and I'm nervous! You're right, this is like dating.

  2. Except me. And I don't live in Canada. Hey, let's talk about that American dollar... :-)

    My dad, the talker of all talkers, says to ask a lot of questions and be geniunely interested in what she is doing and talking about.

    Me personally, I clam up. One of my many flaws! :) Have a great time!

  3. Ooh, a date! You didn't tell me about this. You must give me the dirt afterwards. And good luck - you'll be just fine (but I feel your anxiety, my friend).

  4. How fun. I can't wait to hear all about it. Try not to worry to much about it because she's probably thinking the same things about you. *what to wear, what to say, how to act.* Be yourself and she'll love ya! :)

  5. Well... I read your blog. Quite often, in fact. I'm usually upset when I look and there are no new updates.
    I don't have a lot of friends in Brockville either, so I think I can somewhat relate to being nervous when meeting new people. I hope that your date is fantastic, and if she's smart, she'll realize what a great person you are :o)

  6. I hope that your date went well! I completely understand what you are saying. Completely. It shouldn't be so hard to make friends.

  7. Ugh...mommy friends.

    Why is it so hard?

    After a podcast, STILL no answer.

    Good luck! BTW, knitting is SO hip now.

  8. So cute. Makes me wish I had real life friends. :)

  9. aww, this post warms my heart. We've all been there. We're at the age where we NEED a good friend and get all desperate trying to find her. I feel ya!

  10. Next time you are in Alberta, let me know.

    I'll have a mommy date with you that will rock your socks.



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