||[Jun. 16th, 2002|12:16 am]
|||||M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)-Mike Altman||]|
The other interesting thing that happened at Faire was that I kind of picked someone up. Those regular Faire-goers know that's a fairly regular thing. But not for me...How it happened was this:
I was planning on going to Twigs Bent, the walking stick store, and looking around. The ladies behind the counter at the jewelry store next to it, though, were very good at their job, and lured me in with their mantrap. Literally. There was a big net in front of the store with a small sign on it that said "Mantrap." As I approached, they pointed out the trap to me. I teased, making it look as if I was going to jump right onto the trap. Then, I approached the store itself, and chatted with the two women behind the counter as I looked at their wares. They had some cool rings with some purple stones (you know me and purple...), so I was admiring those. Some more guys passed the mantrap. They wanted to know what the bait was. Their preference seemed to be for a naked woman. Around this time, a young lady walked up to the booth. She sat down right in the middle of the mantrap after hearing some of this. The guys were non-plussed. I, on the other hand, kneeled next to her, and said something cheesy like, "Lady, you could bait me anytime." At this point, the guys took off, and she and I went back to the jewelry store. The store workers saw their opportunity to play matchmaker, and it actually worked. They prompted me to compliment this young lady (whose name turned out to be Tracy), although that really didn't take much prompting on their part as she was quite attractive. They then prompted her to reward me for this with a kiss, which turned out to be a full kiss, not just the peck on the cheek I was expecting.
Not long after that, Tracy and I walked off together, arm in arm. We talked and hung out for the rest of the day, and she even joined myself, Cynthia, Heatherlynn, and Ray (a friend of Cynthia's that was with us) after Faire was over for dinner out at a somewhat nice Italian place near Ontario Mills. I got her email address, and she got mine. Of course, with my usual luck, she lives up in Northern California. An 8 hour drive away. Can't I ever find a woman who finds me attractive, and lives in the same area code as me?! But, even though nothing will likely come of it, other than another online friend, it was still a very nice ego boost. It's not very often that I'm shown any signs of attraction like that in person...