-originally written on July 15, 2010
So this week has been a crazy week due to my mad volunteering that is required for me to get a diploma. I have been volunteering at an art museum and like science exhibit place working with the children in their summer camps. So I never met any good looking guys at either of them and i assumed it was because of the fact that all hot guys are lazy, vain, and wouldn’t think of helping others. But I was wrong. There’s this new guy-lets call him Martin- and well he might not be like a male runway model but he’s nice looking. Just so you know, he’s from Germany which means Caucasian, white etc.- I guess i’ll touch on this subject later. Well anyway, the first day he was there he was just looking at some art and I pointed to the one next to it and told him my friend did that-(the person whom i consider my best american friend is a beast artist).
Anyway, the second day he was assigned to the same classroom at me and I didn’t think much of him. But throughout the day he would like give me these looks-maybe flirty-not overly flirty since a room full of kids and a teacher isn’t the best flirting setting. On that day I had commented that I am from Kenya and he didn’t say anything which I thought was weird b/c when I tell people where I am from, I end up being bombarded with questions.So day #2- Wednesday, some kid was drawing like the emblem of an american football team and the teacher commented that he wasn’t that into football which led Martin to say me neither. This shocked me b/c at the time I assumed this is a white guy from the South and these Southern guys love their american football. And so I, surprised, said “really, why is that?”, Martin responds- “I just didn’t grow up with it”, me-“oh, so where did u grow up?”, Martin- “Germany”, me-” wow! thats cool, i didn’t grow up with football either in Kenya, i grew up with the other kind of football” which led to him stating that he wasn’t really into either football and that he ran cross country (which I am going to do this year).
So i guess we bonded on those similarities of being foreigners and runners, maybe more him than me. But that’s normal for me since when it comes to guys, I am always the one is less emotionally invested. Anyway, I was supposed to leave early at 4:45 to go to cross country practice but I guess our conversation was going so well I decided to just be late. On our way out, he asked me if I was working the next day and so I thought that was a big hint that he definitely liked me since if he didn’t, why would he care.
Today we ended up talking a lot more about our college plans, favorite subjects, our countries’ weathers and seasons. His affinity for waking up early in the morning mine for sleeping in late. But overall I think our relations at this point has been characterized by this comfortable silence – because silence isn’t necessarily a bad thing, to me it means u’re comfortable enough with a person that you don’t have to say anything to each other to enjoy each other’s presence- and a lot of SMILES at each other. But honestly as far as I am concerned he doesn’t have the physical characteristics that i like-tall. Although, he does have these beautiful green ways that I just want to swim in. But character wise i think he might be what i am looking for-nice, caring, responsible etc. However, his humor is definitely not on point, he may just be trying too hard at his own expense but at least he’s trying.
Tomorrow is Friday, so the last day to volunteer this week, and I am interested to see what happens, what I am wondering is- why doesn’t he just ask for my number. Because, although on his 1st day he said he was only volunteering this week, he now says he will be there next week-maybe his mind was changed by a special someone? But anyway if he’s going to set something up, he needs to hurry up and do it.
On “send me that love” part 2 i will explain the title-its deeper than it seems and of course, I’ll update you on what happened.