Sunday, August 22, 2010
Looks can be deceiving!
I was browsing for an apartment and/or housemate on craigslist one day and saw a "perfect" ad: he was looking at a similar price range, didn't smoke, was low key, enjoyed cooking, and was a yoga teacher! So, I contacted him, divulging a bit about myself and what I was looking for.
He wrote back, providing a link to his yoga website, so that I could learn a bit more about him. He also mentioned, however, that he was looking at a place with someone else that same day, but that he would keep me updated, no matter what.
As promised, I got an email that evening. Unfortunately, he said that he was going to go with the other opportunity. BUT--would I be interested in grabbing coffee, regardless?
I went back to that email with his website address and, sure enough, there were photos. And he was HOT! Clean-cut, fit, piercing blue eyes...heck yea I was interested! So, we set up a date for later in the week, to grab some coffee at the Starbucks on Alki. I had a good feeling about it!
Being the excellent student I am, I was studying at a picnic table facing the water when I saw a guy approaching me. He was disheveled and unkempt, with long, stringy, graying locks. His shirt was unbuttoned at the top and he was sporting a threadbare jacket. As he came closer, I recognized the bright blue eyes I had seen on his website, but otherwise, he looked like a different person!
We did get coffee and talked for a bit. We had traveling in common and were able to share stories of past adventures. But, as the minutes ticked by, I was getting more and more antsy to leave! I eventually bid him farewell went back to my car. Only an hour had passed, but it felt like eternity! I didn't feel the need to look in the rear-view mirror as I drove off.
NOTE: I have since moved into a lovely place with two fantastic roommates!