I like these kinds of posts. So sue me.
If we had a lady date, I would tell you that it's been too damn long since I had time away with any friends I don't work with. Everyone just seems busy. I think it's our stage in life. I'm doing that thing, where I retreat into myself, and I stop calling and emailing and just assume you have better things to do. So I would be happy that you initiated, or accepted my invitation. (Oh wait. Sarah, stop reading this, since we now have dinner plans on Friday. I don't want to be out of things to say.)
I would have to talk to you about TV. All of my shows are ending and I need a new addiction. I loved Kimmy Schmidt and I think Younger is the most precious thing I've seen in a while. Since I'm going to the ATX TV Festival this summer, I want to give The Fosters a try. Yes, it is on ABC Family, but I'm not above their brand of drama. I also need to finish season three of House of Cards. Does it get better? I hope it gets better.
And since we're on the subject of media, I would tell you about how I basically quit the radio in 2015. I used to flip between several morning shows each morning and NPR and music in the afternoons. Now that I've discovered ebooks, the morning shows' empty topics and the songs I don't really like anyway downright annoy me. I mostly listen to audiobooks, but I'm having a hard time finding one at the library I like that's available. I'm trying to find another good podcast - I really like Criminal and still like Call Your Girlfriend, though much of the sheen of the latter has worn off - so I'm always on the lookout for something great. I would want your opinion on what you read and listen to. My book likes are falling toward memoirs and books that have some kind of unique spin. I don't like fantasy, chick-lit, or anything following a typical mystery story. I would hope you would have some suggestions for me since suggestions from friends are always the best.
Work would have to come up. I've been at my job five years this fall (!!!) and this is the busiest I've ever been. I have to plan a gala. I'm not a gala person. The idea of people spending a few hundred dollars for a night of dinner, dancing, and dressing in their best clothes is downright crazy to me, so the fact that I'm now responsible for their fun is stressing me out. Event fundraising is no joke and you have to think about every penny - basically show people a great time while spending as little as possible. I would want to know more about your work and your day to day and what you've got going on. Work is such a huge part of our lives, yet something we rarely go into detail about with others. I wonder why that is.
I've read a few things lately, whether in blog posts or books, about people who don't like small talk and would rather jump to the intimate details of a new friend's life immediately. I think blogging makes that easier, but it's still hard. I would want to jump in, overshare, and be able to be myself. And I think, if we had a lady date, I might be able to make that happen.