Sunday, June 27, 2004

I'm an alien in my own world...

Ok, the dress thing turned out fine. There were people at the reception dressed much more casually than I, and so everything was comfortable for me. It was a lovely party, actually...the band was great, and the food was good. The drinks flowed plentifully...perfect!

When the band wound down at midnight, most of the remaining folks at the reception decided to head to Jardine's down the street. I'm so glad I decided to go along. We took up all the tables that were open and there was plenty of room for all of us. Since we all knew each other, dancing in between the tables didn't bother anyone. Well, maybe the waitresses. But they were cool.

Then a lovely boy started talking to me. Randall...he said he was a bricklayer in town to work on a project at a hotel that was doing some renovating. Interesting...I've never heard of bricklayers needing to come into town for projects, but ok. He was with a guy and a girl...Julio is a landscape technician, also from out of town, and Aubrey works for Harley Davidson as a design assistant. They all met in the hotel bar, and had been hanging out together all evening. Randall and I danced, and we all chatted, and I told them they all needed to head out with me this week when I have a co-worker in town...

Eventually, Julio decided to leave...Aubrey followed soon after. Randall and I stayed behind to chat a bit more, and shared a Diet Coke. Suddenly, Randall started laughing. He felt terrible he said, but they had all been playing with me. He whipped out his pilot license, and told me he was a captain for Continental, actually, and that Julio was his co-pilot on the trip they're currently on, and that Aubrey is actually Julio's fiance, visiting with him on this trip. I was STUNNED! I couldn't believe that they had all kept it going for so long!We'd been hanging out for at least two hours, chatting about our jobs, and what they think of KC, and all. Apparently, they had made a bet that whoever broke the story first had to buy a round of drinks. It had been Randall's idea. He was hoping to get a free drink out of Julio. But Julio and Aubrey had done so well keeping their stories straight, and not laughing while I was around that it didn't work out. So he decided to tell me...for whatever reason. I feel somewhat foolish, but applaud them on their skills.

He took me to lunch today to make up for it. I showed him around town a bit. He's going to fly back soon to visit me - he'll make a special trip the next time he's off for a bit, he said. I told him that'd be lovely. And it really will...Oh, and I know what you're thinking...pilots are old and married and we just picture them as being something other than what Randall is, I think. He's only 29, and he's been flying since he was 20. He's been flying for Continental for over 6 years, which is why he is already a captain at such a young age. So picture a young, adorable type of pilot...like Leo DiCaprio in "Catch Me If You Can"...man, I feel so lucky right now!

Doesn't life make itself interesting every now and then? Boggles the mind, it does...

22 comments:

FaithsTwin said...

Yes, well, I am sure glad you met a nice guy. Good timing I'd say!




Next time can you wait until it ISN'T 1 a.m. when you call me about it, though?

Sheit, YOU'RE having good luck; our Bro's having good luck...our sis is having good luck. MY TURRRNNNN!!!!

lol- what's funny is I forgot you even called me until just this moment reading this. *sigh* I was reeeaaalllllyy asleep. Sorry I was so out of it!

Faith said...

I think the luckiest thing is that he lives in Cincinnati. I can't get carried away dating a guy that doesn't live in the same city, you know? And it wasn't even a skeezy pick-up sort of thing. He never asked me if I would go to his room with him, and he never made any icky comments. He's just...nice! He said he'd call me tonight when he gets to New York. *sigh!* It was just dumb luck. I came so close to just heading home last night. And even if he doesn't call me ever again, it doesn't matter...it was such an interesting experience. He's fascinating to talk to...I've never talked to a pilot in such detail about their job. And I told him I was sorry for all the questions, but he said he didn't mind at all...he likes talking about his work 'cuz he likes it so much.

But it's just fun for now, dude...no more relationships for a while, you know? I don't need that aggravation right now. I haven't dated casually in a long time, though. Should be interesting to see what comes of it all. Hopefully, it just helps my self-esteem to get back to a happy level again. :)

Anonymous said...

Very cool about the new guy, Faith! And a pilot too - woohoo - I've always wanted to date a pilot...maybe he's got a friend. lol
Cheri

Faith said...

He seems to fly with a different first officer (co-pilot) every day. So one never knows, Cheri. Maybe the next time he's in town, the first officer will be looking for a friend. :)

All I know is, this is FUN, dammit! Things were so dismal for me for a bit, and I love that I have something taking my mind off of focussing on it all the time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Help homeless children!
buy [url=http://phentermine.alldating.org/phentermine.htm]phentermine[/url] online
phentermine
G'night

Anonymous said...

Good evening. You site is realy cool!
viagra
viagra
Its'not a spam

Anonymous said...

Good moning. Cool!
Visit my site viagra
buy http://delta-space.info/phentermine.htm viagra online
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hello. Good work!
Visit my site phentermine
buy http://freeunixhs.info/phentermine.htm phentermine online
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi all! Thanks for information!
buy viagra
cheap viagra online
Bye

Anonymous said...

Very-very interesting!
buy viagra
cheap viagra online
Bye

Anonymous said...

Das ist fantastish!
buy viagra,
cheap http://viagra.alldating.org/viagra.htm online
G'night

Anonymous said...

Hello people, try our products!
buy phentermine online,
cheap http://xrjuhosting.info/phentermine.htm phentermine
Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Hi, interesting site.
visit smoking stop
http://stop-smoking-aid.batcave.net/smoking-stop.htm smoking stop
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hello, very intersting cite. Thanks for information!
[url=http://models4.azure-shift.info/tawny-roberts.htm]tawny roberts[/url]
tawny-roberts
Bye

Anonymous said...

Hi, Dear All!
[url=http://wikkimikki.fortunecity.com/msg001.htm]levitra[/url]
levitra

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Dear All!
[url=http://phentermine-abc.info/page001.htm]phentermine[/url]
phentermine

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Dear All Cool site.
cheap [url=http://tuoppi.oulu.fi/kbs-bin/readbeer?Nr=626]viagra[/url]
http://tuoppi.oulu.fi/kbs-bin/readbeer?Nr=626#viagra online
Bye.

Anonymous said...

Hi all!, good design. Look at my site.
cheap [url=http://www.rhodesschool.com/blogcomments/default.asp?blogID=23193]phentermine[/url]
http://www.rhodesschool.com/blogcomments/default.asp?blogID=23193 phentermine
Bye

Anonymous said...

Hello, thanks author.
go here [url=http://viagra-store.info/]viara[/url].
Here you can buy http://viagra-store.info#viagra best.
Bye-bye.

Anonymous said...

Hi, cool site.
go here [url=http://www.youthpeer.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=327]viara[/url].
Here you can buy http://www.youthpeer.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=327#viagra online.
Bye-bye.

Anonymous said...

Hello, interesting information.
go here [url=http://www.theologicalforum.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58]phentermine[/url].
Here you can buy http://www.theologicalforum.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58#phentermine best.
Bye.

Anonymous said...

Hello, interesting information.
Look at [url=http://bowtrol-herbal.info]viagra[/url].
Test http://bowtrol-herbal.info#viagra best.
G'night.