to be truthful, i’d don’t exactly have a way with girls, in fact i’m pretty awful. especially with the ones that i like. i always say the wrong thing and make the same mistakes over and over. all my friends know this about me, and now everyone else knows it too. the thought of having to meet 52 different girls, and try to impress them – while sober – is an extremely daunting one.
it’s worth a shot though. i’m very new to london (moved over here from ireland in january) so it’ll be great to meet so many people, but i can’t exactly impress the girls with my knowledge of cool places to go, or with how many people i know. it’ll be fine though, the burrito’s are tasty and we can talk about the food and internet stuff, so all should be fine, right???
it really helped that the first date was with jamie (aka @photogirluk), not that we know each other, although we did bump into each other last week, but that jamie is so easy to get on with. we got on well straight away. there was someone else vying for attention though, jamie brought her dog along on the date. mcnulty (aka @mcnultypup – named after mcnulty on the wire by the way) is a cavalier king charles spaniel and is so cute, that if i fail to meet a girl doing this, the next thing i’ll try is getting myself a dog like that and taking it for walks around the park 😉
i’m learning that this type of mexican food is very popular with americans. jamie (from philadelphia) loves burritos. jamie is photo director for shortlist magazine, and showed me some awesome pics of pete doherty from shoots she directed. as well as that, she plays a lot of poker and is just starting to teach girls how to play – a good idea i think!
jamie ordered the pork based burrito with pinto beans, hot salsa and pico de gallo, no guacamole. i had the chicken one, pinto beans, mild salsa, cheese and guacamole. we were in the upper st., angel based chilango munching through the burritos in no time at all, and were enjoying our second margarita when we realised that burrito dates go by very fast. so with time running out, and fearing that i had nothing to write about, i asked my twitter followers to suggest a few questions for jamie…
q. is this the cheapest date you’ve ever been on? a. “no. i once walked out on a guy before we finished our first beer – he was weird and had a scabby head from swimming into the side of a pool!?”.
q. what colour underwear are you wearing? a. “white”.
q. when was the last time you woke up and said, ‘wait…that’s not my ceiling.’ a. “i have a puppy, i bring them to mine”.
q. what is your favourite lyric from a westlife song? a. “i’m an american i don’t know weslife songs”, me: what?! not good enough a. “ok i’ll promise i’ll look it up on the internet.
and that was that. jamie had to rush off to meet a colleague from the magazine she works for and burrito date number one was over. before it was over, we did agree to keep in touch and possibly have another burrito…