9 Jun 2011

Three Strikes!



Okay, so based on everyone’s advise (thanks people! xxxxx) I finally decided to go over and introduce myself to the hot Aussie that just moved in next door (see here). Before this though, my flat mate (and lovely friend – I’m contractually obliged to add that second bit … hehe!) upon arriving back from work promptly cracked opened a bottle of wine (I swear that girl’s an alcoholic!). Of course, I couldn’t leave her to drink alone and no, it’s not what you think, we just had a couple of glasses with a nice creamy pasta, chicken and pancetta dish… (Yum!). After dinner, I summed up the courage to go say hello (I have to admit the wine helped too).
Despite the advise of some fantastic people on this blog, I’m afraid to say I did not go armed with food of any kind. I figured I wouldn’t eat anything a stranger brought to my house so why expect the same from him? In retrospect, that was mostly my laziness talking as I probably could have gone over with some wine or something. Anyway, I digress, just before I got to his, I undid a top button of my top. Not so that everything was all hanging out but enough to look casual and yet inviting …I hope! Figured it’s about time the ‘fun-bags’ earned their keep. (Yes, that’s what I’m calling them now). I knocked on the door four times (harder with each time) and after a few moments and some shuffling sounds, the door opened and there he stood - tall, tanned, blond and with the bluest eyes I’d ever seen (…or were they green, who cares? He’s hot! And the light wasn’t the brightest in that hallway…). He said hello and I introduced myself as a neighbour and said I’d just come round to say ‘hi and welcome’…(bla bla bla) and as I was about to go on about what a nice building this was (dull, I know but I was running out of things to talk about)….what should come out of my mouth but a garlicky burp. OH – DEAR – GOODNESS! First thing I thought was “I hope he doesn’t smell it” and then I thought, “Even if he doesn’t smell it; he heard it! The effect would be exactly the same!” (Strike 1!)
I have no one else to blame but myself here. I’d been feeling the need to burp before I got to his (you know the feeling, when it’s kinda just lingering but not ready to come out) but I was so preoccupied with thinking of what to say I’d ignored it. I was so embarrassed but he laughed (phew!) and I followed suit and panic laughed too. It was shrill and I must have sounded like a deranged hyena! (Strike 2!! C’mon girl!!!)… I didn’t even recognize my own voice. Even more embarrassed, I carried on and was rewarded with the details on him. Name -Jim, moved to London 3 years ago, lives with a friend from New Zealand – where he’s apparently from (Hey, I never said I was good at accent, those two accents sound similar enough to me. Thank goodness, I hadn’t said anything to him about my “Australian Assumption”), he works in a leisure centre as a ‘something-something-something manager’. Okay by this point I’d kinda glazed over. He has the most fantastic pair of lips and perfect teeth to match – I’d actually started to fantasize about those lips and what they could do…..Mmmm… “Oh, well it was nice meeting you” He said, quickly pulling me (kicking and screaming) back to reality “You too!” I said. “Don’t be a stranger and pop over and say hi or come for lunch or something!” (“Easy Tiger!” I thought, subtlety was the name of the game, not verbal-diarrhea). With that I shook his hand and did a weird mix of a bow and a courtesy… (Dear goodness! Someone get me the hell outta here! Strike 3!!!)
On reflection, I don’t think that was too bad… Or was it? (What do you think?) I’m still not 100% sure. Thankfully, I have a bit of a distraction from that this weekend. My cousin’s getting married and we’re whisking her off to Paris for her hen night! Whoop Whoop! That’s one of the joys of living in London – cheap holidays to Europe! I need a break (from myself!)… Gotta dash now… Speak later.

17 comments:

{ lisa } at: 9 June 2011 at 14:25 said...

Funny anecdote!

Bet it was fine really- believe men do not notice those things especially when the fun bags are out ;)

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{ The Corner Shop } at: 9 June 2011 at 14:38 said...

Haha! I had fun reading this- i actually laughed out loud! You go girl. Next time, jam him on the stairs lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :D

Adiya
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{ Sisi Yemmie ™ } at: 9 June 2011 at 23:27 said...

lol @Corner shop. Jam him anywhere you want to jam him jare! lol.....you're off to paris? lol....we need to discuss that!

{ H A R R Y G O A Z } at: 9 June 2011 at 23:28 said...

Have a SUPER weekend !

{ Emma Ziff } at: 10 June 2011 at 04:16 said...

lol great blog. Keep writing, very amusing. Well done.

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{ Miz } at: 10 June 2011 at 08:09 said...

Haha. That is hilarious. I love your blog. Relax, if he volunteered that much info, he wasn't at all put off. Keep working on it. You will have the Aussie/ Zealander. Hehe.

{ Mademoiselle Lala } at: 10 June 2011 at 15:05 said...

I love Paris - totally go there. I've been twice an this city is simply amazing. Plus, you just hop on a Eurostar from London and you get there in more-or-less 2 hours!

Thank you visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment - means a lot to me! :) X

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{ Lola X } at: 11 June 2011 at 00:46 said...

Thanks for all the comments!!! They mean so much to me... (and they're such fantastic re-assurance! Lol! Phew!). I really love seeing everyone's comments... THANKS AGAIN!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

(Will check out the websites too...)

Lola x

{ Temi ♥ } at: 12 June 2011 at 21:45 said...

Don't sweat it girl, I guess now he can remember you as the funny girl next day :)LOL
Hope you had fun in Paris. Loving the new layout.

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{ Miss Mary } at: 12 June 2011 at 22:45 said...

Hysterical post - made me chuckle :)

I can't wait for an update... If only for more descriptions of his hotness!

Hope Paris was fun :)

Mary

{ The Daydreamer: Christina Lindsay } at: 13 June 2011 at 11:11 said...

Hilarious! Thanks for visiting my blog (http://blogthedaydreamer.blogspot.com/) hope to speak again soon! Paris also looked amazing fun. xxx

{ Lola X } at: 13 June 2011 at 23:04 said...

Haha! Thanks for the comments (and compliments!!!) Much appreciated!

Lola x

{ angelsbeauty } at: 17 June 2011 at 21:42 said...

lol.. the deed has been done...

{ Lola X } at: 18 June 2011 at 02:03 said...

Indeed it has! LOL!

{ Boma } at: 20 June 2011 at 12:38 said...

That was hilarious!! Keep us posted.

{ toyin } at: 1 August 2011 at 14:23 said...

u have a wonderful blog here, ma first time reading but im hooked alridy. u knw au to entertain. Im sure he didnt notice,ull be fine.by the way, New Zealand, Australian, hu cares? as long as he is hot *wink*

{ Lola X } at: 3 August 2011 at 00:22 said...

@Boma, thanks!!!

@Toyin, thanks! He's soooo very hot!!!

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