We had decided that we were going to be really outgoing at this conference and meet new people. So at lunch, there were some people that came and sat next to us and we decided to be friendly and make new friends. Even if there was enough years between us that we could have babysit them as kids. So this guy comes and sits next to me. We get into the topic of names because we were all introducing ourselves to each other. This guy next to me (Mr. Jedi Knight) says you should give your kid the middle name of Danger, because that would be awesome. Anyway, we get into a lot of other random topics. I soon notice that everyone else had left and its pretty much just us talking. I think because of this, the topics got more strange.
Mr. Jedi Knight: "Are you a Sci-Fi Nerd?"
Me: "Um... I don't think so, but I do enjoy Sci-Fi".
Mr. Jedi Knight: "I am. I have a Jedi Braid. See?" * He shows me his braid, which I clearly missed because he was sitting right next to me and it was on the other side of his head- Weird*
Me: "Oh wow, your not kidding. You really have a Jedi braid". *I'm kinda speechless at this point*
Mr. Jedi Knight: "Yep, I sure do. It's totally real. Pull it, you will see."
Me: "Um, its okay. I totally believe you that its real." (picture below, look on right side)
It goes from this conversation to him telling me that girls that wear their hair in ponytails are hot, because it shows off their face and neck. So a girl with a pretty face like me should wear my hair in a ponytail and if I have ugly friends, I should tell them to wear their hair down... so it covers more of their face.
Wow, thanks buddy! Should I be taking notes here? I actually have heard that guys dig the ponytail before.... which I don't know if I totally understand, but whatever. He also told me I look like Julia Roberts. SO far off on that one.
As conversation goes on, the age question comes up... as I knew it would. It was only a matter of time with the conversation we were having, he was going to figure out that I had a lot of years on him because of my answers to questions about school, work, traveling and all of my family being married and I am not the youngest. I could tell every time I answered one of these questions that he would be trying to do the math in his head. So I finally just said it...
Me: "I'm probably a lot older than you think I am"
Mr. Jedi Knight: "I don't know, probably not"
Me: "Really? How old do you think I am"
Mr. Jedi Knight: "23?"
Me: *laughing* "Nope, try again"
Mr. Jedi Knight: *Confident that he would get it right this time* "25".
Me: "Closer, but your are still not guessing high enough"
Mr. Jedi Knight: "27?"
Me: "Yep, you guessed it."
Mr. Jedi Knight: " Well, that's cool. What is our status anyway?"
Me: "Status? What do you mean? I just met you. I guess we have talked long enough that we could maybe be facebook friends?"
Mr. Jedi Knight: "Ya, okay. Would you consider going out with me? I don't know if I am asking you out. Well, yes i am. Will you go out with me sometime?"
AH! Answer me this... why is it that since I have been single again, I pretty much only attract guys that are between the ages of 20-21. I'm being serious. This is the 3rd guy that has asked me out in this age range. I'm not saying that age is a deal breaker and should be a big deal, but at this stage of life... I think it is. 6 & 7 years difference is kind of big.... all 3 guys knew how much older I am than them and still asked me out. Can anyone please explain this to me?
Here are the conclusions I have come up with:
#1- I look a lot younger than I am, so easy mistake.
#2- I am a lot more immature than I think I am, so I attract them.
#3- The guys that are now just becoming adults want a sugar mama.
#4- It is an ego booster for them, they can brag to their friends that they could get an older woman to go out with them.
That is all I have been able to come up with. Anyone else have a better idea? Anyway... I kind of avoided answering him. I continued to run into him the rest of the day. That night we went back to watch Comedy Sports. Out of the hundreds of people that were there, he sat right in front of Lorelie and I. Then we were going to leave right after that before the dance started... but then we ran into some people we knew and ended up talking and dancing a little (it had been years since we attended a church dance, so it was pretty entertaining). First slow song that comes on, Mr. Jedi Knight comes and finds me and asks me to dance. He then got my phone number (which I was hoping wouldn't happen) and we left. I wish he could have settled for being facebook friends. I wish I had someone else's number memorized... or better yet, I wish I had the rejection hot line number memorized. I guess I should be more prepared for when the 20 year olds ask me out.
P.S. This picture pretty much sums up the dance.