Sunday, February 8, 2009

Annoying wife tendency?

Last night, Dave and I went out to Wicker Park for dinner with his buddy from high school. I'd never met the guy before, but I figured everything would be friendly enough, we'd have some laughs and that would be that. I imagined this obligatory wife-meeting evening would end pleasantly with me saying, "Well, it was nice to meet you," with undertones of, "We probably won't be seeing too much of each other since you're my husband's friend and I force him to hang out with my friends way more than we hang out with his."

Instead, dinner turned into drinks at Cans and drinks turned into a late night where we stumbled home at 3am and I couldn't stop gushing about the guy.

He was cute, hilarious, genuine, kind, laid-back, smart, fun and generous. He's got a good job, a stable personal life and managed to strike a great balance between listening and talking. He doesn't seem to have any crazy baggage or creepy-guy tendencies, as evidenced by the fact that he didn't leer at women at Cans or turn into a New Haircut when drunk.

So, when Dave's friend left to use the bathroom at one point, I immediately turned to Dave and said, "I love him. Who could we set him up with?"

"Stop it," Dave said, rolling his eyes.

"No! Come on! He would be great for someone."

"Okay, you're doing that really annoying thing that married couples do to their single friends and you've gotta chill out."

Oh my God, am I THAT WIFE?

I was just so excited to see one of Dave's friends who I'd happily introduce to my girlfriends without spouting off disclaimers or warnings. Is it really fair to hide him from them? I mean, what's the harm in all of us going out and seeing if he has a connection with someone I know?

None, right?

Right, which is why I have decided we will be calling this guy to hang out when Audrey comes in town in March. He already knows her and is already a fan! :-) The whole Cleveland-Chicago thing kinda puts a damper on future date nights they'd have, but they could have a good time for a weekend at least.

Aaand I'm starting to think that my last statement might make me more of a pimp than an annoying wife, which, frankly, isn't much better...

Sigh. Good Intention Fail.


Anonymous said...

Annoying? Perhaps. However, I'm a firm believer that all non-assholes should be shared, ESPECIALLY if they are cute.

Anonymous said...

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

ANG* said...

excuse me i happen to know a pretty damn cool/fun girl who lives IN chicago. (cough cough)

Audrey said...

Annoying wife not. Pimp, definitely. You are such a badass and you know it.
I accept your offer, under one
I probably played Nintendo with the dude and made him Totino's pizza rolls (which btw mr wizard LOVED pizza rolls).
Ang, come along, then we can all have a late night pizza roll snack together after consuming too much alcohol and play guitar hero.

Marie said...

I say introduce him to all your friends! Or is that too much? In any case, he should not be hidden if he's such a good catch.

surviving myself said...

Hey, at least you tried, right? I mean, it's the thought that counts. Hmmm... Maybe not.

The Alleged Ringleader said...

Very cute and I love that! You just realized the friend was super cool and was offering to set him up with someone just as cool that you know.
It didn't sounds like the annoying wife set up to me!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

what about ANG?!??!

Maxie said...

I agree with Alexa-- I vote ang! And you're not being an annoying wife. You're being a good friend!

Rebekah said...

Oh, NOT a fail! It's just NICE to think of introducing a good person to another good person. It means you like the friend and think highly enough of him to want to go to an effort to add something good to his life if you can.

The Annoying Wife is the one who tries to force the other couples to get married, or asks the singles when they're going to settle down already. Eat that, Dave.

RebeccaC said...

Um, so yeah, I was mid-way through your third paragraph and automatically started thinking of single friends that I could set this guy up with. So you're not annoying...your just normal.

elle michelle said...

HP: Cute non-assholes FTW.

Bysongasaurus: Exactly. I tried to tell that to my husband, but I was a little less eloquent and a little more drunk.

Ang: You'll meet him, you know it.

Audrey: It's okay that you don't remember him. He really is great. You and Ang can have some sort of cage battle or something.

Marie: I like the way you think!

Surviving Myself: I can always count on you to really pick me up when I'm insecure. Blog BFFs.

Ringleader: Now THAT's the support I was looking for! (You paying attention, Chris?)

Alexa: I'm on it!

Maxie: Three votes for Ang so far! (Yes, her own vote counts.) Better step it up, Aud.

Rebekah: Oh, yeah, those are the super annoying ones. Stupid Dave. He doesn't even know how lucky he is with me. BAM.

RebeccaC: Hahaha, that's awesome. At least I'm in good company.

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