Friday, June 01, 2012

Too Tired to Think Straight

One of my teammates is very appealing to me. Honestly though - since the first time I saw him  I was drawn to him, even before we ended up on the same team. He's got red hair, and I'm a sucker for red headed guys. Plus he exudes manliness. Not icky, need-a-shower, boy-am-I-in-need-of-a-woman manliness. Nope. Good old fashioned clean-in-a-manly-way, has-a-shitload-of-confidence kind of way.

I have one of those hopeless romantics as a friend who is hoping this will turn into a romance. I have no such delusions. There are sometimes people in my life I just plain old have a crush on - and nothing will ever come of it.

Yes. I said "people" because truth be told, I have had girl crushes in the past. Don't get me wrong - I never wanted to kiss said girl crush. But I did notice that my feelings for said girl were more crushy than platonic.

That said...

My teammate falls into the "gee I'm drawn to him but nothing will ever happen" category.


Sometimes I think he is asking me out without asking me out. And I don't mean on a date. I mean just to hang out.

Tonight was one of those nights.

We both worked late today, helping out another team who is behind on a few deadlines for part creation. I was creating parts, he was auditing.

Two different team members grabbed my last two requests to audit, so Ginger and I started talking. He told me how his roommate got a puppy, and ended the story with how - in escaping the manic puppiness - he ended up at "Baron's" He went on about the cheap beer, and open mic night, etc.

After my last request was complete, I closed up shop (meaning I put my pants on. Kidding. I closed down my computer). As I was grabbing my things, he said "You know where Baron's is, right? On 4th and Keystone?" I put my hand to my head and said, "Oh yeah, it's near Gold Dust West, right?" He said, "Kind of - very close, anyway."

I said, "Well, have a good time and a good weekend!" Then I left.

It was only when I was driving away that I realized his asking me if I knew where Baron's was located might have been a lame way to ask me to join him.

Ugh. I am so clueless sometimes. But then again, I might be thinking too hard about it.

That's the thing about being tired... knowing which end is up can be difficult to figure out!

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