OK, this is the last one I am ever going to transcribe by hand. I seriously need to figure out a good way to mirror/import these things!
cute nerd on bart – m4w – 28 – (downtown / civic / van ness)
You: Hot girl in black tapered jeans with friends, talking about nerdy stuff like Mario Party.
Me: Sitting with my bike playing solitaire on Treo, being distracted by your awesome conversation.
Let’s get together and play Wii.
I hope your name is Becky because I like that name.
I like the way this came out. It’s the shortest & most fun of the initial 3 songs that I did. Plus I got to go “AAAUGH!!!”
Anyone Know this Girl??!! – m4w
She’s cute, glasses, short, drives a white Jeep Liberty. I’m kicking myself for not saying hi to her in line at Trader Joe’s in Capitola. AAAUGH! She is so cute. She’s got glasses, short, a great figure and a lovely smile along with a great tattoo. Oh my!! I haven’t seen a gal that made my wittle heart pitter-patter like this in a long time. Someone has to know her. Help!!
Another early example of the form. After recording this one I was like “Hm, ok… This might work.” This one is so long that I don’t really feel like transcribing it, but I’ll do it anyway:
Cherry Blossom Festival – m4w
There is no way I was the only guy who had dozens of missed connections at the Cherry Blossom Festival. There were thousands of hot women. Come on People! Well anyway, I’m not going to rant about the many hundreds of hot asian women I saw, and those that stared back. I’m gonna digress. I saw the one. You know who I’m talking about. The one who set your heart on fire, way back when. But you were too stupid or cowardly to tell her how you really felt. Well I’m still stupid and I’m still a coward. We made small talk, ok. You were facing a major life decision & had a couple of weeks to figure it out. To my selfish brain, it seemed kind of small. Perhaps because I know that three years isn’t a long time and if you love this city you’ll come back to it. I wish I knew you were making this decisions without any regard to how I feel. I wish I could be totally neutral, but of course you know how much I want you to stay. All feelings aside, your choice should be a pragmatic one. You need to do what is best for you and if you look at it from a completely careerist viewpoint then you are not the person I thought you were and I can finally forget about you. What a dilemma! I know that you will have a wonderful experience, whichever path you choose to pursue. Best of luck!
As for me I’m getting deeper into networking… routing, switches that kind of crap. I was always pretty good at the technical end of the spectrum. I don’t know whether that has any influence on whether I’m such a lousy human being. Being comfortable around machines I find myself disengaging emotionally from everyone else. Maybe I’ll pursue this line of reasoning until I finally have feelings for no one. Does it hurt less to find a new love or to stomp out the coals of an old one. The maddening thing about this whole situation is that I am interested in someone else but I still can’t stop thinking about you. I’ll muddle through it like I’ve always done. With lack of grace and a sarcastic wit. My hope is tat you will meet someone deserving of your charm and beauty. Your Prince Chaming. If that’s what you are truly after I really do wish you all the joy and happiness in this world.
Come to think of it I’ve got it pretty easy. I’m surrounded by people who seem to enjoy my cooking. I’ve got a lame job. But I’ve always had lame jobs. So I don’t feel like it’s a serious problem. I seem to lack any initiative or vision. Perhaps I’ll work on that, then I’ll know what to do. Turns out I wasn’t missing you after all. I’m just missing a big chunk of my soul.
This was one of the first few Missed Connections recordings that I made, along with “Aaugh!” and “Cherry Blossom Festival.” I didn’t archive the original posts for these first few, so I’ll transcribe it as best I can here:
Owl Tattoo on your back – m4w
I was sitting with a friend having coffee Saturday morning. You were reading a book right next to us, I was sitting across from you, my friend sat next to you.
Should have said then what I’ll say now: Your back, tattoo and all… is incredible!
Grapes of Wrath, also one of my faves!