Sunday, June 5, 2011
Yes, strangely that turns out to be me. #Iknow #weird
How did I come to be called this? (well, to be honest the person said "you are either an eternal optimist or a masochist, but I chose to go with the former).
It involved Craig's List #ofcourseitdidyousay
You see it all started when I got my 'super-geeky-you-love-Lord-of-the-rings-way-too-much' newsletter from Warner Bros. They KNOW if they put something out, I will buy it, so I get all their super secret special deals.
And low and behold I opened this email with bated breath. I mean LOTR was so long ago. How could they possibly have something NEW to sell me? #yetIhadmycreditcardready #becausewhateveritwas #itwasmine
I find that they are putting out the extended editions onto Blu-Ray. Awesome, of course I pre-order them #duh
But wait... They are putting the EXTENDED versions of the LOTR movies BACK into the THEATERS (and yes, I know I just CAPITALIZED a lot of words, but you must understand my sheer joy and lack of abandon) for 1 night each.
DEAR GOD, MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED #no #seriously #alifesdreamofmine
So I rush over to the site and scoop up 2 tickets each for each showing.
I am so happy and so content to know that I will be seeing these films... alone. #oh #crap
Yes, you see while I have such an amazing set of friends, they either live far away (Twitter is great, but gives you a bunch of long distance relationships) or they live nearby but aren't insanely in love with LOTR #weirdIknow And I wanted to go with someone INSANELY in love with LOTR so we could talk each and every delicious detail of the films.
So I automatically reach out to an on-line source.
Without thinking I write an ad on CraigsList... because clearly I confused it with Twitter and all of those nice folks. But I knew I needed something local so I went with CL. And figured, how could I run afoul with a sweet, nice, "do you want to see LOTR with me" ad. #hencetheeternaloptomist
Um.... clearly A LOT.
I love men, but the men on CL are... um let's just say... uncouth (you can substitute, weird, gross, or horny here as well).
How an ad that mentions the term gentlemen THREE times can get you a picture of a penis, I will never know. But get them I did. Now, I must give a few of these credit since they did name their appendages from characters from LOTR. I have a few Legolas, Aragorn and one Gimli. #sigh
So yes, I hope to have my hope spring eternal, I may just not want to have us swimming over in the CL cesspool! :-) LOL #stillcantwaittogo #evenifalone #woot