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Old 09-22-15, 02:57 PM
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Re: I had my Buttercup moment ... Fail

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
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Re: I had my Buttercup moment ... Fail

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This was the first thing I thought of.

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Oh shit ... I think I found her.

I couldn't send a message, just a connection invite. Really wishing I could have sent a message.

I guess we'll find out if it is creepy or not.
So, did you ask her if you could dip your French fry into her ice cream?
Old 09-22-15, 09:52 PM
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Like, on Facebook? Or LinkedIn?

Personally, I think it's a little creepy, but if she's been thinking about you (at all), then hey, she probably won't mind.
Originally Posted by stingermck View Post
Go for it. Worst she can do is ignore or tell you to piss off. Then you have your answer.
LinkedIn. I do have a profile there but I rarely do anything with it. I had found her profile a few nights ago, but I wasn't 100% certain it was her. Last night I found something else that was 100% and it led me back to there.

Sadly, I think this journey has come to an end. She has viewed my profile, but has not accepted my invite. I guess I am in creepy territory. Glad I didn't send flowers ... Or maybe that would have been better.

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The worst that can happen is she tells her jealous boyfriend about this psycho who is stalking her, and he tracks you down and kills you.
No, the worst thing that could happen is finding out she is the underage daughter of the Dean.

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Pee in her buttercup.
Vin Vega -- that is how you do it! Can we get the title changed to "Should have peed in her Buttercup"?

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So, did you ask her if you could dip your French fry into her ice cream?
Corny, but that was going to be my lead. Not pervy like that, but simply "Ever dip your French fries in ice cream?" That was the first thing she said.
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Re: I had my Buttercup moment ... Fail

How long has it been since you sent an invite? Just a day? Give her some time, it is the middle of the week.
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Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Corny, but that was going to be my lead. Not pervy like that, but simply "Ever dip your French fries in ice cream?" That was the first thing she said.
That was your in. She totally was into you from jump. Who says that to somebody if there's no interest?
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How long has it been since you sent an invite? Just a day? Give her some time, it is the middle of the week.
I sent it late last night. I logged on and could see that she had viewed my profile, but had no notification that she had accepted. Or I could be completely clueless on where to look. It looks as if they revamped it again since I was on last.

Originally Posted by Brack View Post
That was your in. She totally was into you from jump. Who says that to somebody if there's no interest?
Who says that? Somebody who is eating french fries when the person next to them is eating ice cream ... Yeah. Yeah. *sigh*
Old 09-23-15, 12:27 AM
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Re: I had my Buttercup moment ... Fail

Give it a couple days. If no response, just move on. Meet another girl. You'll forget about Buttercup quickly. Build a good network on Facebook and you'll meet lots of new people (friends introducing their friends to you, etc)

I never really liked LinkedIn, which I figured was a last resort in my first post.
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Re: I had my Buttercup moment ... Fail

I certainly don't use LinkedIn to troll for dates (hell, I don't generally date at this point in my life). It was the first thing that popped up. It is actually a decent way to find people (in a former job I did investigations for identity theft and damage claims); since it is a "professional" network, people tend to be fairly honest and forthcoming with information on there.

She had mentioned Match.com, but I didn't know how "searchable" it is so I didn't go that route.

Forget about her -- not likely. I'll move on, sure. I booted the end of the night, but the rest was ... magical.
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Give a few days for the restraining order to be written up. A few months if she has Eddie Money's lawyer.
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Re: I had my Buttercup moment ... Fail

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Forget about her -- not likely. I'll move on, sure. I booted the end of the night, but the rest was ... magical.
May not have been magical for her.

Unless she's playing hard-to-get. in that case, send flowers, every day for a week.
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Sadly, I think this journey has come to an end. She has viewed my profile, but has not accepted my invite. I guess I am in creepy territory. Glad I didn't send flowers ... Or maybe that would have been better.
I told you. No, flowers is stalker territory.
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Re: I had my Buttercup moment ... Fail

She probably was up for a hook-up that night, but you didn't make a move, and now you're thousands of miles apart and it's just weird.
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Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni View Post
She probably was up for a hook-up that night, but you didn't make a move, and now you're thousands of miles apart and it's just weird.

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Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Forget about her -- not likely. I'll move on, sure. I booted the end of the night, but the rest was ... magical.
If it wasn't creepy before, it definitely is creepy now.
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Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Or taking off your pants, right?
So he's going from Buttercup to the Naked Man?
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Unless she's playing hard-to-get. in that case, send flowers, every day for a week.
I don't think that's enough. He really needs to fly to Austin. Find her at school while she is teaching a class, and open the door to the classroom with a dozen roses in hand. The classroom will cheer and her heart will melt.
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Serious one-itis here.

#pua101
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I don't think that's enough. He really needs to fly to Austin. Find her at school while she is teaching a class, and open the door to the classroom with a dozen roses in hand. The classroom will cheer and her heart will melt.
While singing My Little Buttercup!
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Originally Posted by T-bone22 View Post
I don't think that's enough. He really needs to fly to Austin. Find her at school while she is teaching a class, and open the door to the classroom with a dozen roses in hand. The classroom will cheer and her heart will melt.
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I can't wait until she finds this thread.
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So he's going from Buttercup to the Naked Man?
Ah, yes ... the Naked Man ...

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Coincidentally, my kid is rewatching HIMYM and the Buttercup episodes came on today. I stayed and watched them.
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Working from home today, so I put HIMYM on in the background ... guess what episode came on? (Sorry, I believe in csomic signs.) To quote Marshall: "Last night I ate the best cake of my life. Now you think I'm going to let that cake out of my life? Hell no. I'm going to find out what bakery made that cake, and damnit, I'm gonna' get some more cake."

I've given this a few days' rest in my mind, but it is still there. So ... if I were to post a "Missed Connection" on Craigslist ... how does this sound?

It happened in Chicago: Ever dip your French fries in ice cream?

It was almost the perfect night … until I made the mistake of letting you walk away. I was in Chicago for a conference and you were there for a charity concert. Your hotel's bellman put you in a taxi and sent you to the pub where I happened to be. I was just about to turn in for the night, but I had a craving for ice cream ... that was the beginning of an unexpected and amazing experience.

We spent the evening lost in one another as the rain washed away the world outside of that hotel pub. The night was filled with magical conversation and entertaining ourselves with the exploits of The Booth King, ManHands the Red Head, and the Third Wheel Party. However we were not the only watchers that night. Little did we know we were also being watched. The next day I was told that we were more than good together; our watcher's spouse commented she was envious of our "relationship" and how perfect we were together.

I know it wasn't intended to be this ... that I should let that night be a memory to never be tarnished by the complicated futures of two imperfect people, two ships passing in the night. However, you left an impression on me. We only exchanged first names as an afterthought when we parted, yet we gave so much more of ourselves that night.

Tell me something about that night … Tell me if it is lingering with you while you are in class; tell me there is a chance we could get to know eachother. Or tell me it was just another night to you, that I should hold on to that moment as just another memory.

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