Wednesday, April 04, 2007

date is a 4-letter word

do you ever wonder what the origin of a word is? for example, my last name is walker – probably came from the fact that my ancestors walked a lot. my mom’s maiden name is barfuss...that’s just sad.

in trying to determine the origin of the word “date,” i’ve concluded that it is most likely an acronym. a multiple-meaning acronym to fit any specific scenario.

i usually view the date (event) as a Discounted Approach To Eating.




but then the date (person) typically ends up being a Determined A__hole Talking Ears-off. or someone Desperately Attempting To Emote.

and all i can think is please Don’t Assume Torrential Expectations because this just Doesn’t Add-up To Equal.


but who knows? maybe someday one of my dates will stand for Destiny! Access To Eternity

15 comments:

OldEnough said...

i went on a date with an 18 year old tonight... she hadn't even seen "robin hood: prince of thieves." but she was baptized in the red sea. anyway, i realized she was the same age as emily browning. she brought up the fact that i can't have a serious conversation. i said, "okay, let's talk about something serious." she said, "aids." she was right. i can't. date = dane always terrorizes everyone.

natali said...

thats the problem with every 18 year old i know. they always want to talk about aids. i just want to talk about mtv dammit. 18 year olds. who needs um.

ck said...

i regularly flirt with the boy who works at my local jamba juice. he's probably 18...don't judge me

Colls said...

this blog totally works it. "a girl's gotta eat" I always say. i am going to adopt the first date acronym as my mantra, if you don't mind ck. so that being said, i don't even have to hide my motive for dating anymore. sweet. freedom. aids. hope not.

natali said...

i dont know. free food is no incentive for dating with me. i would rather pay to eat. but then i just started having a lot of conversations in my head. and that got me through a lot of first dates. did i just admit that?

Colls said...

nat it's ok. roses are red violets are blue, i'm a schizophrenic and so am i. and while we are admitting things, i d.a.t.e carolyn and george for their food. yes for their bagel bites and boiled peanuts.

natali said...

um. are you dating my parents?

Colls said...

oh natty poo pants why'd you have to be so cute.

natali said...

please just dont hurt them. they have been through enough with their dating failure of a daughter.

ck said...

yes colls - that acronym is the only thing that keeps me dating and my question to you nat is, if you (version 1) is taking yourself (version 2) out to eat, aren’t you still getting a free meal? i mean if you (1) pays then you (2) eats free, right?? and i assume you (1 and 2) have good dinner conversation, so sounds like a perfect date to me. wow – why am i not a philosopher by trade

natali said...

oh thanks for reminding me how i wanted to use a venn diagram in my next blog...

but dont version 1 and version 2 of me still have the same checking account. if that is the case then i dont think i can take myself out for free food.

ck said...

yeah you're probably right about that. but what about a couple who shares a bank account and the husband gets his wife a birthday present or something... so, isn't she actually buying it? it's all about the gesture, i guess. either way, i still like free food

natali said...

now you are doing a marriage analogy. i hope you are not implying that i will marry myself. but i guess thats what i get for dating myself. you marry who you date. (thats a saying). (i didnt make it up). (i only kind of believe it).

becky said...

i am totally with nat on this one. i'm nowhere near that hard up enough for a free meal. i'll eat my froze lean cuisine, thanks.

SCR said...

wow, stumbled across this in my lonely saturday night surfing. 18 year olds can be pretty... well 18.