Sunday, April 15, 2012

me and my great ideas...

Dating.  We all know it sucks.  The whole going out, meeting someone, getting played or doing the playing.  You all know what I'm talking about right?  Of course you do.  Well, I think I've come up with a solution to this little "problem" of ours.  See, I was at a Crawfish Boil earlier today.  My friend Mary has one every year.  It's a lot fun! Friends (and sometimes foe) alike, get together and eat mudbugs.   That's what they call them. Don't look at me. I have not a clue.  I hate crawfish. It's gross.  But I'm in the minority.  Everyone raves about the "bugs".  I would never eat anything, I don't care how good it is, that is referred to as a "bug".  There were a few others of us there, the "bug haters", so Mary being the great hostess she is, provided other types of foods for us.

Back to my great idea.  There were children at this little gathering.  Well one of the kiddos  had a teddy bear.  He very proudly told me his mommy had bought it for him at Build a Bear.  It was the cutest thing! And that's when the light bulb in my head came on. (It happens from time to time)  You've all heard of the store called Build a Bear, yes?  No? Ok, Build a Bear is a store that has teddy bears, all kinds, all sizes and they're naked.  Really, they are. You  Children go in and pick a bear and literally build it.  Seriusly, they give you a birth certificate  and everything!  You get to pick out it's eyes, nose, mouth and then  pick out the clothing. (because ALL bears wear clothes, don't you know). They come with complete  accessories and make-up and shoes.  It sounds crazy, but it works.  The store is always full of kiddos and what parent is going to say no to a cute teddy?   I must admit, if I was a parent, I wouldn't say no.   I've  fallen prey to their cuteness and have been lured in on more than one occasion.  What? I have 6 nieces and nephews!

Oops!  My idea. Right. Sorry, I keep getting distracted. Or, I  forgot to take my ADD meds.  YOU decide.

Alright, why not have a Build A Date store? Complete with the guy/girl and all the necessary accessories! Think about it.  You go into a store, walk around, search for the "perfect" one, the one that catches your fancy, then dress them up to your liking and poof! Instant date.  How awesome would that be?  I know my plan still needs a lot of work.  But this rough draft is an excellent idea!  No more listening to incessant babbling, no more fighting off "Mr. Paws" at the end of a date, no more guessing games or games, period.  Nope. None of that.  It sounds awesome right?  Sigh, yeah, in a perfect world and all that.  It's a nice thought though.  My friends gave me a thumbs up, for effort. Then they took the bottle glass of wine away from me.

Good times, good times.

9 comments:

Sandra Tyler said...

LOL. If I werent married I might go for this idea.

Robin said...

You are too funny. I get the idea. I totally understand you wanting the "workaround," but it wouldn't actually work. In theory, it is a lovely idea. In practice, well, once you start thinking of all the problems.... you'd be back to old-fashioned dating. I think it is meant to be difficult. This is coming to you from a single person...

David Batista said...

I don't know, it sounds kinda superficial to me. I would guess, and correct me if I'm wrong, that the problem with dating is not finding the person that looks *right* on the outside, but one that is not a complete nutjob on the inside. Picking and choosing the physical details would only amount to so much window dressing. Finding someone emotionally available and psychologically compatible with you is much trickier.

Anyway, isn't this what all those online dating sites offer? A chance for you to select all those specific qualities you're looking for in a date--both physically and personality-wise? Have you ever tried online dating services? I never have, but I think I would if I were single.

Yvonne said...

Sandra- ha! thanks for the comment.

Robin- Oh I know, but it's nice to dream a lil...

David- Meh! I know it wouldn't actually work. I just let myself fantasize a little bit. But thanks for bursting my bubble, appreciate it. ;)

The Frisky Virgin said...

Loving it. Plus, can't you put cute things inside the fluff like a smiley face and a heart? I remember giving one as a gift (and, you know, one for me), and you could add special "ingredients." Soooo, that would solve the superficial problem, right? ;)

Mercy D'souza said...

Does that mean your date would be a doll and just sit there? :) Ha.

Tks. for visiting my blogs.

Slyde said...

sweetheart, they have those already.....

they're called Brothels...

Kelley said...

Haha! I think a Build-A-Date store at the mall would be very, very popular! Get on it!

Yvonne said...

FV-A "heart" -bahahahaha! That's funny! Everyone knows guys don't have a heart, silly! ;)

Mercy- Ha! Maybe.

Slyde- LMAO!

Kelley- Right? I'm on it! :)