Dear diary like rant ahead, proceed with caution.
So today at work, I met a girl. She's slightly shorter than I, average build, short blond hair, blue eyes, fair skin, not really my usual type, but whatever. Soft spoken, but strong and opinionated. Very nice too. And I love her.
Ok, well maybe not love, and when I do say 'met' I mean this is literally the second time I've ever seen her in my life. The first time was a number of weeks back and she came (she rides a motorcycle!) to rent the Kill Bill movies, well, one on Friday, the other on Saturday, so ok I've seen her three times. Chat was short those first times, oh I love these movies, hey me too, sorta thing.
Then today it was really slow and she came in around the end of my shift. She asked me to help her find some thriller/horror films. And I was like, hey excellent, (the other day I drew up a list of all the films in the store I'd recommend and I categorized them by genre), so I told her I'd go to the back and get the list. Unfortunately I couldn't find it, so I came back and told her we'd have to do it the old fashioned way and go through the store movie by movie. And she was receptive to that idea, so that's basically what we did for 45 minutes and just talked about movies, and life, and whatever else. She enjoys all the movies and genres I do, and same with music, it was a little ridiculous.
So I basically picked out some of my fave movies (that the store also had) including Boogie Nights, Mulholland Drive, I heart Huckabees, American History X, Blow, Eternal Sunshine etc. And while she'd seen about 80% of the films in the store, she hadn't seen those. I recommended she try Boogie Nights and Mulholland Drive and she did, and I told her to let me know how she liked them, and she said she'd return next week, same time.
I don't know anything remotely helpful about her in terms of determining availability, ie. age, orientation, relationship status, etc.
Sadly I am a bum with no prospects and some issues to work on, so I may or may not act on anything anyways, but I guess we'll see. Hell she could turn out to be 27 as well, who knows.
Anyways, just a pleasent/frustrating experience from today. Although life is going well, this is an example of an instance that still causes me distress.
Also, watched Iron Man again tonight. I think the reason it's such a great movie, which perhaps could be an obvious point, though one I've never heard articulated, is that the alter ego stuff, while exciting, almost isn't as compelling as the Tony Stark stuff. Save for the current run of Batman films, I've never seen another superhero movie that was this compelling all around. Usually you're just waiting around for the next fight, but with Iron Man it's almost the other way around. I like it that way, and I hope Favreau and his producers don't try to up the ante with the sequel by going bigger and louder.