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recess: the quiet game

Oh now RiRi wants to play the quiet game?

I think this was the game the teachers wanted to play when they were tired of hearing us scream and yell all day. It would be the end of the day and they’d stand up, hold up their hands, and say, “Okay everyone! Sit at your desk, we are going to play the quiet game!”

The class groans.

And as always, Mr. Look at me! I need attention!, gets out first. You know, the guy that forgets to take his Prozac every morning. He loves attention, and usually gets it one way or another.

Then, there’s the shy guy. Mr. Shy Guy is usually sweet, cute, and of course, smart. Mr. Shy Guy usually grows up to be sweet, cute, and of course, successful. But nonetheless…still shy.

Ladies, you must admit, shy guy intrigues you. At least a little. So you play coy, maybe flirt a little, maybe you even add each other as facebook pals, since you have 18 mutual friends. Yet still, you want Mr Shy to make the first move.

Guys, we still want you to make the first move.

So, Mr. Shy Guy,  we know you’re out there. Making shy the new sexy. (We also know some of you aren’t really shy, but just playing the role. Yea… we’re on to you.)
But rather you’re truly shy or just role playing — here are some ideas to score you points, score you dates, and help you overcome your shyness, while remaining in your comfort zone.

Asking someone out is tough! And I’m not talking about going to see a movie. I’m talking about a date in which you actually have to talk and get to know each other. (Leave the movies for the high school kids and the middle aged married couples. You’re way more interesting than them!) Besides, millennium dating is the dating playground for Mr. Shy Guy. This is your destiny! Why?

  1. Internet Dating and Matchmaking Sites. Seriously, if 20,000 people a day are singing up on, what are you waiting for? Getting the small talk out of the way is such a bonus. That way when you do decide to meet, it’s like meeting an old friend. Plus, the chemistry between the two of you will probably be so intense, dinner could easily turn into a night cap and maybe breakfast. 🙂
  2. YouTube. Broadcast Yourself. I mean really, 35 million people saw Tay Zonday perform “Chocolate Rain” over the world wide web. Amazing. Yet, you don’t need 35 million views. Just one. Upload a video of yourself asking her out. Be charming, be creative, be cute. (Most importantly, be detailed, ie. time, day, place…) Send the link to her email, twitter, or facebook. That way, if you’re rejected at least its not in person. But honestly, who would reject a guy that seemingly went through ll the trouble? BONUS: If you’re generic and use pet names — you can copy and paste the link to a few other ladies as well. 😉
  3. Shy does not equal lack of confidence. Confidence is sexy. It’s arousing. It’s magnetic. So be sure not to let the shyness come off as self uncertainty. You may be shy, but you are self assured, good looking, and successful. So play it cool and confident. BONUS: When the time comes for sleepover with lingerie, candles and R. Kelly — turn off the shy channel and turn on the animal planet. It will make you interesting and turn her on!

So happy dating, Mr. Shy Guy! You’ll crawl out of that shell for some lucky lady. No more playing the quiet game. Oh and remember… shy guy doesn’t kiss on the first date — but he always uses tongue on the first kiss. 🙂



August 24, 2009 Posted by | recess, the dating game | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

recess: duck duck goose


I hated this game growing up. Sitting on the floor in a circle, looking at each other, trying to figure out who is going to get picked. Meanwhile, this bozo has walked around and hit everyone on top of the head, TWICE! His ass can’t make up his mind who he wants to choose as goose.

Well this action packed game translates into adulthood as well. Only this time, he knows who he wants to choose — he just doesn’t know what to do with her once he’s yelled, “Goose!” We’ve all experienced it. Don’t deny it.

Oh yes, it is he I speak of.

Mr. Indecisive. Or Mr. Indy for short.

He’s cute, he’s funny, he’s charming, and if his options were sink or swim, his limbs would fall off from treading water for so long.

You don’t even want to think about how long it took for him to decide rather or not he should ask for your number.

Unknowingly, you pass on your information excited about your new potential. That is until he calls…

Instead of, “Hey babygirl, if you’re not doing anything Friday night, I’d like to take you to the movies.” With Mr. Indy you get, text messages back and forth for about 30 minutes, then a phone call an hour later, commenting on a funny text or asking how your date went — all the while, he’s stalling.
Stalling because he’s:
a) trying to decide if he really wants to take you out
b) trying to decide how he will ask you out
and most importantly
c) trying to decide what his answer will be when you respond “Well what did you have in mind?”

And that’s the worst. Cause with Mr. Indy it’s always, “Whatever you like.” A la Coming to America.

Stop the madness! Ladies, you have the power! The next time this happens, why don’t you “innocently” rush off the phone. (Say you need to hurry and get the lint out of the lint trap before it builds up.) But just before you hang up say, “Hey just give me a call tomorrow with the time, date, & place and I’ll work it into my calendar.”


If he’s into you, he’ll make some decisions, schedule a date, and you’ll be sharing  appetizers by the weekend.

If he doesn’t follow directions, he doesn’t want to date you.

Don’t believe it? That’s fine. You still have options.
If you enable Mr. Indy you will:
a) be so frustrated by the third date (that, by the way, YOU planned) that you won’t even like him anymore
b) be a sitting duck waiting on him to make up his mind (pun intended)
c) Both A & B

I think we all know the answer to this one.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | recess, the dating game | , , , , , | Leave a comment