Other than being a lazy bum, I had no plans for my birthday yesterday. I had already done the party thing (although not voluntarily), at the surprise birthday party last week, and saw pretty much all my friends and family then. So I was flying solo on my actual birthday. And I had the day off work.
I slept in. That was nice. Then did some chores around the condo. Entered all the receipts into my finances on the computer…THAT was scary. Did a few other odds and ends, but started feeling like I needed to DO something for my birthday.
I ended up at a strip club. Then after I left there, I was thinking, “Well that was kinda of a loser thing to do. You’re by yourself ON YOUR BIRTHDAY, and you’re feeling lonely, so you end up at a strip club. Eh….LOSER!”
I decided that I HAD to make an effort to do SOMETHING that proved I was now 40 years old and didn’t give a damn about being “embarrassed.” I forced myself to go to a club called Graham Central Station in Tempe, AZ. I’ve been there before, but it’s been awhile. And I never had enough guts to ask a girl to dance. I was bound determined to break my streak and find someone…ANYONE…to ask to dance.
The place was freakin’ DEAD!! LOL
I hung out for an hour, and decided, once again, I was an utter failure at doing something so simple as asking someone to dance. As I was leaving, I walked passed a girl, and we both did a double-take. She and I had gone out on a date a while back. Unfortunately I couldn’t remember her name. I apologized, and explained that I was terrible with names. She gave me a hard time, but then we started talking. I asked her to dance. We danced quite a few times. She was there with a friend of hers, who was pretty much plastered. So between watching her friend be silly, and dancing, we had a good time.
I didn’t have any reservations with asking her to dance, because, even though we’d only been out once, I felt like I knew her. So it’s still not the same as asking a stranger to dance, but it’s a start.
We left at 1:30 in the morning. It’s not love or anything. I didn’t even ask for her number, but it felt good to go do something I don’t normally do. Something I haven’t done in a LONG time. And it was fun hanging out and being goofy. I need to do that more often. 7 months ago