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Nice To Meet You by Lincøln

October 31st, 2007 12:05 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Carry a sealed greeting card with a pre-written message on it, like "nice to meet you." Give the sealed card to someone in a situation appropriate to its message.

This was the first task I signed up for on SFØ. I signed up for and made this card on June 12, 2007. I saw a bunch of completions that I thought were good, and I especially liked p00n's because his requirements for giving the card away were very specific. So I set myself up for some very specific requirements to be met. Something that's not unlikely, but not impossible either.

My card read:

"Thank you for the
    wonderful conversation.

Meeting you has been a
    pleasure and my life
    is now richer because
    of our encounter.

So Thank you."

The message

See there? I put in three qualifiers to make the task more difficult to meet. 1) I needed to have a conversation with somebody. 2) Meeting this person had to be very pleasurable and 3) the encounter had to enrich my life.

I have done one or two of those things before, and in my past all three things have happened. And now I had to wait for all three things to happen again.

Four and a half months I carried that card around with me.
Usually it lived in my backpack between two hard books, but when I went somewhere without my backpack, I put it in my left coat pocket. I was concerned with it getting worn down and wrinkled.

Then last Saturday night, October 27, 2007 I met this girl here:
This is the girl
I met her in the lobby of my theater, and we talked for a good ten minutes, it wasn't very special really, it was really fun and flirty, and she was by far the hottest woman in the room, and I was getting all hot and sweaty like I do, because I'm not real good with the talking to people thing. So I went outside, as I was excusing myself, she asked if she should save me a seat. I said yes, that would be lovely.

So, almost all of my qualifications had been met right off the bat. I had met her, we talked, but I wasn't sure if the conversation was really good enough to be considered "wonderful" and I'm pretty sure that having the most beautiful woman in the room focus all of her energy on me for ten minutes did make my life richer. But if I said we had a wonderful conversation I'd be lying and cheating. I had had the same types of conversations in Tucson, but I wouldn't say those conversations were wonderful either.

Oh well.

But then we sat together during the show and we giggled together at all the right parts and rolled our eyes together at all the wrong parts, and slapped each other's thighs when it was so funny nothing else would do. We didn't talk, but our bond had grown.

And after the show a band played. A band that just happened to be my ex-girlfriend's band, but that's a story for another day. And we watched that band all night. And when the band was done, we sat and talked. We talked and talked and talked. We talked about art and music and philosophy and culture and living a barefoot life and how awesome it is to be naked and how important adventure is in life. I mean we had an amazing conversation.

And when the night was over and we were leaving (at about 3:00 and I had to be up at 6:30 the next morning, but it was worth it), I walked her to her car, and out next to her car, we talked some more. That's when I fished in my pocket and produced the envelope. I gave her the card and she was a little dumbfounded.
Giving her the envelope
She asked what it was. I told her it was for her. She didn't quite understand, because we'd never met, so how could I have had something for her. I told her to read it and it would become clear. She asked if it would be OK if she opened it at home and read it when she was less tired. I said that would be fine.

I have not called her yet, and she hasn't called me, but even if she had, I'd be too busy to notice nowadays, and I was waiting to post this proof until after I'd heard from her and got her take on it. But until the rules change I have to submit one of my 10/10 tasks to make way for another. So I submit this now with the possibility of an update when I hear from the girl in question.

November 3, 2007 - I got an email from the girl. Well, not a real email, but a myspace message, which I think is better because it comes attached with a picture. So I open my inbox and this is what I see looking at me:
Her m'space.
And this was written below it:

Aaron! :)

Oh my goodness, I am such a lame-o for not saying this earlier, but thank you SO much for your wonderful card.. you clever guy, you. That really put a smile on my face, and I needed that very much. So, thank you for that.

I'm crazy busy as well, but here's my number in case you ever find a moment of stillness: xxx-xxx-xxxx. And perhaps I'll make it out for another Fools show one of these Saturdays..


*The Girl*

Her number really isn't xxx-xxx-xxxx, I changed it to that so you guys wouldn't be calling her and either 1) asking her out or 2) asking her why she doesn't ask me out.

- smaller

The card

The card

It's a beautiful card, right? My cousin Kiiah gave it to me last summer. I've been holding on to it waiting for just the right place to use it. And look, I found it.

Inside the card

Inside the card

The message

The message

Thank you for the wonderful conversation. Meeting you has been a pleasure and my life is now richer because of our encounter. So Thank you.

This is the girl

This is the girl

The Honeysucle Jones Revival rocking out

The Honeysucle Jones Revival rocking out

She and I watching a band

She and I watching a band

Giving her the envelope

Giving her the envelope

Getting her keys, envelope in hand.

Getting her keys, envelope in hand.

Her m'space.

Her m'space.

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23 comment(s)

Scoring points by scoring with chicks.
posted by Bex. on October 31st, 2007 1:06 AM

Lincoln is a mack daddy.

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posted by The Vixen on October 31st, 2007 1:09 AM

Wait, you're too busy to notice if a girl like HER called?? Are you crazy?? She's gorgeous and sounds like an awesome person. Fuck the so called "calling/contact rules," I think you should go ahead and call her...

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posted by Lincøln on October 31st, 2007 1:16 AM

I have no "calling/contact rules"
Just between you and me (and every other SFØ player who reads this) I have never asked a girl out on a date. Ever. And, yes, I have been too busy. I have been working 12 hour days, and then sleeping.

And I sent her an email wrapping up a few loose ends from the conversation and asking what she thought of the card, but have as of this writing not heard back from her.

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posted by The Vixen on October 31st, 2007 1:27 AM

Hugo says Go For It!


Thanks Hugo
posted by Lincøln on October 31st, 2007 1:32 AM

Obviously Hugo knows a lot about the ladies, right?

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posted by The Vixen on October 31st, 2007 1:34 AM

Of course! All they need is a little pumpkin lovin'.


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posted by rongo rongo on October 31st, 2007 9:20 AM

Wow. That's a great story. Perhaps she is stuck trying to think of a suitable quirky way to reply, since that card might be a tough act to follow.

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posted by Loki on October 31st, 2007 9:59 AM

I really like the specificity.

posted by Lank on October 31st, 2007 5:29 PM

... for four months of card-carryin'

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posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 31st, 2007 5:49 PM

Damn! She's hot! Sweet deal!

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posted by Bex. on October 31st, 2007 6:03 PM

Maybe the card freaked her out. You should send her a link to this page by way of explanation...

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posted by Lank on October 31st, 2007 6:44 PM

Isn't that the girl who's dating Fria? That might explain it.

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posted by Scarlett on October 31st, 2007 6:45 PM

Yay for talking and talking and talking all night!

posted by Lincøln on October 31st, 2007 6:46 PM

Fria is dating Pants. That might explain it.

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posted by Charlie Fish on November 1st, 2007 3:03 AM

"slapped each other's thighs" ?!??! You did do well!

If she wasn't already freaked out by the card, I think sending her a link to this page would definitely freak her out.

That's some mighty tasking!

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on November 1st, 2007 8:47 PM

Well, I think its sweet,
and I the she should fucking call you already,
and I think you should ask her out on a date... a barefoot, naked, adventurous date

And you know that 30 seconds you have in the hall right after you walk out of the bathroom on your pee break on your 12 hour day? That's the PERFECT TIME to call. Or you can call that waitress from the sexy-art task...

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posted by Burn Unit on November 2nd, 2007 9:56 AM

Oh, see. Now I'm left with the same kind of feeling I had with that other task, the sexxy art one: I'd been wondering if (hoping?) you just played for another team! Like the gay one. Though just because these are all proofs about hitting it off with the ladies I shouldn't rule out the other other team, bi which I mean our team.

Votes all around though.

Is anywhere on the card? Cuz if not, you must stretch and violate any and all of your existing so-called "rules" immediately: give her a link to this page. Giddy. UP.

I play for the breeding team
posted by Lincøln on November 2nd, 2007 11:27 AM

SFØ is not on the card anywhere, although in our talking and talking and talking I mentioned SFØ extensively. And since I have told her about the game through an email. Perhaps I'll send the link next if I haven't heard from her soon.

posted by Lincøln on November 3rd, 2007 9:42 PM

I have updated my proof because I have heard back from the girl.

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posted by The Vixen on November 3rd, 2007 9:46 PM

Damn dude, you got it made!

[instead of voting again for number gained]
posted by Saul Z on November 4th, 2007 1:06 AM


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posted by susy derkins on November 4th, 2007 1:12 AM

I wonder if this completion doesn´t also counts for Document Future...

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posted by Ben Yamiin on November 4th, 2007 1:42 PM

Can I vote again?