I will be absent and not updating this journal for the next 3 weeks. I am embarking on a mission trip to teach the people of Cambodia about Jesus Christ and english. I will not be searching for a girlfriend during these 3 weeks because I want to focus all my energy and efforts into teaching. Keep me in your prayers and you will hear from me in 3 weeks.
It has been 39 days since I have started my journey and I am at last starting to feel the effects of it. 39 days with absolutely no progress can wear you down significantly. I am starting to lose hope in this quest and myself. I am very afraid that this quest may never end and that I will be aimlessly chasing a shadow, always getting close but barely missing her…the girl of my dreams. It is so frustrating knowing that she is within my reach but she always slips through my fingers like sand. I am so sorry that this journal entry is so blue and down but all journeys have their ups and downs. But I am sure that the tides will change soon and the hunt will turn towards my favor. Well all this doubt and sadness aside I will describe my “date” that I went on couple of days back.
So the date started with me picking up my “potential” at about 8 o’ clock and going to a restaraunt. We went to a eatery called Eat Chow. The food there was quite good and the conversation was very fun as well. But as we ate and conversed I realized something very important. I realized that this “potential” had no potential! She was just a friend! Oh boy was I disappointed at this realization. I had gone after a cute girl whose only potential was to be a friend and no more for the rest of our lives. So at that moment I took her out of my “potential” box and put her into the “friends” box and close the box shut. After dinner we went on a late night adventure to Newport Beach. During this time as we hung out beach I added more and more locks on to the lid of the friend box. As the hours went by it became even louder that she was to be just a friend and nothing more. What a night it was…a potential had died and a friend was born. Instead of finding a girlfriend, I had found a friendgirl. I have had my fair share of these moments. I like to call it “friend-zoning” or being “friend-zoned”. Depending on the suffix of the word “friend-zone” it could be YOU being put in the box or you putting THEM in the box of friendship.
And so my quest to find a girlfriend continues. ( a girlfriend, not a friendgirl)
So I’ve made the decision to update this e-journal whenever I make significant advances in my journey because if I update every single day it will start to get boring. I don’t know about all of you guys but I have this gut feeling that phase one is going to be in effect for a bit so if I don’t update as much I apologize. But onto todays adventures…I was thrust into the jungle known as UCI (university of california irvine) and boy oh boy where there many beautiful specimens. I accompanied by my dear friend JonJon Lew. Together we roamed through the thick of this jungle. As we made our way through UCI in our carefully orchestrated disguises we observed many “potentials”. I promise to you and this is no exaggeration, there were beautiful women left and right of us literally every turn. I know many of you out there probably think that I have “swamp eyes” but I kid you not today was a good day in the UCI jungle. After a couple of hours of roaming and exploring I started feeling hungry so Jon and I went to the local watering hole named BrandyWine. Here was where I was put into one of the most dangerous situations of my life. As I stood in line to recieve nourishment my eyes were caught by a tall, lean, and stunningly gorgeous girl. Her hair of medium length and her skin a complexion not too fair or too dark. She was about 5’7” or 5’8” and her eyes were big, brown, and innocent. But these things were not what almost caught me off guard and put me into danger…her smile was mesmerizing. Enough said. We made eye contact and she grinned. I was almost in trance like state before I caught mysef and responded with a “uh…hi” we parted ways and sat at our places and I felt so dumb! But it was okay I consulted with my parter JonJon and it was agreed that I would try and go for this potential and see if I could obtain this specimen. I was waiting and abiding my time for the perfect opportunity. I got up and made my way to her table but to my dismay she had gone. DRATS! I took too long to go in for the kill (figuratively)…I let her get away. But after many years on the hunt I’ve learned to just move onto the next catch. What a perfect opportunity it would’ve been to end my quest. Today’s lesson was simple and quite blatant: Don’t take too long. TIMING! TIMING!! TIMING!!!!!
Tomorrow is another day of fine hunting…hopefully then I will apply my lesson learned. Good hunting!
PS: Swamp Eyes: when someone looks at a swamp and instead of the swamp he sees a bed of flowers; beer goggles for someone sober; triton vision;ugly is in the eye of the beholder.
The girl I saw today didn’t quite look like this…but dang I hope this girl will be my prize one day.
Alas this quest is proving quite fruitless. I’m stuck on the first step like a woolly mammoth stuck in a tar pit. In a way the longer this journey takes the better, because not only do I get to continually update this e-journal but it’s going to help to realize what I really want in a girlfriend. Sometimes it frustrates me that some of the most beautiful girls are so close yet so far! I know that it’s not that far into my quest but the long periods of no progress are starting to drive me insane…but I know that in order to get the perfect catch I must wait and wait and wait…and wait. Girlfriends are pretty much THE most deadliest catch. Those guys on Discovery Channel got nothing on me! While they’re out there in the cold water, I’m in the heat of the hunt…sissys. Believe it or not but I’m somewhat dreading steps 2 and 3 of the “girlfriend process”. I know what you’re thinking “WHAT!??! PAULS SCARED??” it’s true, even though I am one of the bravest souls God has put on this green earth, the thought of working hard and making progress but to lose all of it scares me. On another note, today yielded no fruit. No encounters with the elusive “potential” today but tomorrow is another day.(A “potential” is a girl you meet who has the potential to be your girlfriend)
PS: Here is the 4 step process:
Step 1: Nope. This is the phase I am in right now. It means that in the beginning everyone starts at zero.
Step 2. Scope. This is the phase that I will be in soon. It means that I need to find a girl to pursue.
Step 3. Hope. This is the phase that everyone hates the most. It means that after I find the girl, I need to talk to her and charm her and wonder for days and nights if she likes me back. Everyone hates that feeling where you don’t know whats going to happen, that feeling where you wonder “is she thinking about me?”. This is what step 3 means.
Step 4. Rope. This is the phase where I go in for the kill and make her my girlfriend…the start of a brand new journey. It means that I pursue the girl and charm her even more and make her into my girlfriend. This is the best feeling for anyone…this day will come soon.
Me on the hunt
I thought today might become the end of my journey, but to my disappointment AND excitement it is not! It has been quite sometime since I’ve ventured on a “date” so I did not know what to expect and alas I did not get much. So it comes to past that this journey, this quest for a girlfriend continues. Remember all to memorize the 4 steps…they will aid us immensely in our journey. Maybe tomorrow will bring something new. ‘Tis exciting to wait and wonder what is on the other side of tomorrow.
(for days 1-29 http://questforagirlfriend.blogspot.com/ “