I'm an employed professional (ha...who knows how long that is really going to last) who moved to the area a few years ago, but never met many people outside of work. I'm not really an introvert, but I'm not the type who walks into a bar and owns the place. Frankly, I'm not the type who goes to a bar - well, not lately - who would I go with? I hate that I ended that last sentence in a preposition, but what the hey. And I'm tiring of staying home with my husband and the dog, which is all fine and good - I'm a homebody - but your husband shouldn't be your best friend in.every.single.conceivable.way. I'm liberal (very). I love cooking, reading, bitching, movies, talking, long walks with the dog, board games, being silly...all of it. I'm generally happy, high-spirited, and friendly. I'm looking for a friend (or a couple) to simply hang out with, and if you have a nerdy significant other, then hooray, twice the fun double-date style.I wrote that and posted it on Craigslist. I know, right? Since I'm feeling better and thought I would have another companion other than Crohn's, I slapped that baby up on Craigslist yesterday. Look, I don't play around, and in two days I've made big strides on the friend front. First, folks have applied to ad. I am not alone, and feel validated that your late 20's can be a friend wasteland.
Second, today I invited myself to my co-worker's weekly Quizo game at a local bar. Courtney knows a lonely girl when she sees one, and after explaining that I'm not from this area, college friends are scattered about, and I'm just simply not that cool, she extended an invitation (I think willingly) to join her group next Tuesday to play some trivia game. Today I even watched college Jeopardy to bone up, and by golly, if I didn't know more than that Princeton contestant! So hopefully I won't embarrass her...too much.
I'll keep you posted on FriendGate.