Single in Seattle: Blogger Boy No. 2

Maybe you already know. Maybe you used to know. Maybe you’ll know again soon. Whatever your perspective, this column looks to answer one question: what’s it like being single in Seattle?

It started, as any good Web 2.0 romance should, with a comment on the rival Seattle blog he wrote for. I had thought he was cute for some time; he posted about peeing on a tree. I commented that his post encouraged me to get over my silly little crush on him. No response.

…Until a few weeks later when I checked my spam filter. “Congrats–most women have to meet me at least twice before a crush wears off,” he’d replied. Cute. I replied, and we ended up having a bizarre but hilarious (to us) discussion about HTTP error codes. (Reproduced after the jump for the curious.) Fellow Metblogger Josh once told me upon reading that conversation, “I can’t imagine how things between the two of you didn’t work out.” And sometimes I wonder the same thing.

He friended me on Google Chat and I immediately began ignoring lectures and chatting with him instead. Often I had to stifle laughs in the middle of Intro to Comparative Literature, some times more successfully than others.

Inevitably he asked me for a drink. I demurred, not wanting to let on I was merely 20 to his 30. I suggested tea instead. In a day or two he upped the ante: a picnic in Volunteer Park.

I suddenly became wracked with guilt. I had a confession to make. I had a boyfriend, a boyfriend on the way out but a boyfriend none the less. We decided to go on the picnic anyway. I told my boyfriend, who loved his blog and was excited I was going to meet him. (There was a reason he was on the way out.)

I sat outside Volunteer Park Cafe for a good half hour before our planned meeting time, wanting time to look fresh in the shade rather than like I just dragged myself up the hill from 23rd (which I had, in fact, done). I keep looking up nervously from my book (Dana Vachon’s Mergers and Acquisitions) but nothing but moms and Bugaboos.

Then a guy in yellow rubber flipflops walks up.

Not cute at all.

(come back tomorrow for part 2…)


Blogger Boy No. 2: Congrats–most women have to meet me at least twice before a crush wears off.

Chaya: Ha, Gmail totally thought you were spam. See, most guys have to meet me at least twice before they end up spending the next few years sending me drunk messages on Facebook. Would that make us like matter and anti-matter?

BB2: Yes, but do they “poke” you while they’re drunk, too?

C: Oh, they try, but they always seem to end up with a 404 error.

BB2: You mean they can’t find it? Do you only date high school guys or something?

C: Okay, so in high school it was a 404, now it’s just a 403.

BB2: http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html
There are so many jokes here, I don’t even know where to begin, but I’ll start with this:
“Never gotten one of those, but I have gotten a few 413s.”

C: Oh wow, the potential for joke-making is mind-blowing. It’s like the description for 406 is just begging for this sort of thing.
But really the problem with most boys is ending up with a 408. It’s enough to make a girl implement a 411.

BB2: I really like getting a 303.

C: A 300 always makes things a lot more interesting.

BB2: Yeah, but you usually end up with a 402 after it’s over.

C: And eventually someone always ends up yelling 405.

BB2: Or just faking it because 417.
So it seems like both of our Saturday nights are kind of 202. I decided on a whim last night to spend this weekend in Eastern Washington–partially because I wanted to go to a minor league baseball game tonight in Yakima–but it was canceled because of…a power outage. That’s a first for me.

BB2: Fuck, I meant 204.

C: Yeah, ever since I 301ed to Seattle my Saturday nights have admittedly been pretty 202. So how is the Palm Springs of Washington? Sounds like a pretty terrible whim, what with the power outage and all.

4 Comments so far

  1. audrey on June 18th, 2008 @ 11:50 am

    I believe this is what’s known as TMI. Don’t go Emily Gould on us, MetBlogs.


  2. rakka on June 18th, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

    seconded.


  3. Single in Seattle: Blogger Boy No. 2, Continued | Seattle Metblogs (pingback) on June 19th, 2008 @ 9:50 am

    […] Maybe you already know. Maybe you used to know. Maybe you’ll know again soon. Whatever your perspective, this column looks to answer one question: what’s it like being single in Seattle? Post #2 in a series starting here. […]


  4. Single in Seattle: Blogger Boy No. 2, The End | Seattle Metblogs (pingback) on June 20th, 2008 @ 9:50 am

    […] to answer one question: what’s it like being single in Seattle? Post #3 in a series starting here and continued […]



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