Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Damn you John Hughes

At lunch yesterday Marci asked me when am I planning on trying on-line dating again.I told her I didn't know, and that I'm hoping to work on my real and actual crush. In a similar vein, Shannon, TheMarty and I discussed how internet dating is a whole different animal than liking a guy (say in your class). We all agreed that the situation I'm currently in is a little bit harder than the online alternative. I was thinking about all of this stuff last night and today. I blame John Hughes for the romantic mess that I am. I am Watts, with no Keith in sight. I'm Allison, without a kind-hearted jock to kiss me after I put on a little eye-liner. I'm more Ducky than Andi. I grew up on these movies, and I think they set the bar high. Maybe too high. I think that deep down I want unrequited/conflict/misunderstanding/resolution/big kissy ending/happily ever after/end credits, and I want it all within 90 minutes. I want the gazes and the sighs. I want the slightly deluded but ultimately supportive parents. Who are sometimes matchmakers. I want to know which of the two groups I fit into. Richie? Other side of the tracks chic? What? I mean, what other options are there? I want Shermer IL. I want all of this set to a fantastic soundtrack. Rumor has it John Hughes lives not too far from Chicago. I'm thinking of looking him up and asking him to be my wingman, I think he owes me that much, and that he'd be great at it. I think I need to explore this topic further, but alas, work calls. Perhaps another day.

13 comments:

Shannon Erin said...

It's a shame Shermer, IL doesn't really exist.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Hughes lives in your neck of the woods, so call him!

I know excactly what you mean by this post. Le sigh.

Why can't they all be like Ferris?!

Poptart said...

Dude I am so so so damn with you on this one. And I do think JH owes you a little dating help, adn I think this is the most brilliant idea for a documentary. Please do it. I will find a camera.

Von said...

P - That sounds like a great idea...let's chat about that....

R.D. Ray said...

We all empathize. Let's just think ahead to counter that typical police argument though. "You were obviously going too fast for conditions Ma'am." What's the reply?

Von said...

Oh, how I wish the cameras could also detect how fast I was going. I was actually going like 5 or 10 mph.
A few police have been polled on the topic, and all are unanimous that I should contest the ticket, and feel that I will win.
Bring it on, camera-bitch.

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Chuckles said...

Let's not forget to blame The Labyrinth and The Princess Bride for screwing you up for men, too.

Dating is fun and terrible, shitty and uplifting.

We can talk more about in June, when I'm in Chicago. You heard it here first.

Von said...

Chuckles - scary you know me so well. "You remind me of the babe" "What babe" "THe babe with the voodoo" "Who do?" "Do what?" "Remind me of the babe"
AND
"HAVE FUN STORMIN' THE CASTLE!!"
Yep, you've got me pegged.

Von said...

Chuckles - scary you know me so well. "You remind me of the babe" "What babe" "THe babe with the voodoo" "Who do?" "Do what?" "Remind me of the babe"
AND
"HAVE FUN STORMIN' THE CASTLE!!"
Yep, you've got me pegged.

Chuckles said...

"You remind me of the babe"
"What babe"
"The babe with the POWER"
"What power?"
"The power of voodoo"
"Who do?"
"You do"
"Do what?"
"Remind me of the babe"

I fixed it for you.

Shannon Erin said...

Chuckles is coming to Chicago!!!

Chuckles said...

Yuppers.