...feeling's NOT SO right. Ugh. Have you gone to any group events on www.meetup.com? Well, I gave it a go tonight. My attempt to make more female friends was a total bomb. So I go to this dinner at a really nice seafood restaurant in St. Pete. Luckily I brought my friend from work with me. We split a bottle of wine and chatted with the 24 year olds with the perpetual Valley Girl meets Canadian inflection voice. "I'm into golf and rock climbing and tennis and yoga and I work for holistic medical sales companies and you must, oh you must stay in a hostel when you visit Switzerland and I'm allergic to gluten and meat and air." Good god, pour me another glass of wine and bring me the check, please.
So once they all got up to do 2 truths and a lie, I snuck off to the bathroom and then pretended to have a fake conversation on the phone where I proceeded to take the call outside all the way to the valet. I then ended my fake call once I couldn't be seen, handed my ticket to the valet guy who asked me how my evening went. I said, 'Ugh' to which he asked, "Oh bad date?" and I replied, "Yeah with a group of women." He then said, "Let me guess, you get along much better with men, don't you?" You guessed it buddy. If women could act more like dudes, sign me up. And the woman next to me went on and on about another meetup group she went to where they were sooo old, like 45! To which she then proceeded to ask the four of us our ages and was stunned when I looked her in the eye and said, "I just turned 41."
There really has to be better groups out there. I'm still hopeful and will continue to look.