Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Eye Candy

So the answer to yesterday's Travel Tuesday was PARIS! Zeus was the first one to guess Paris (he's a well-traveled cat). Mar and Melli both guessed the exact location (ya'll are GOOD!) which was from atop the Eiffel Tower. Renee even found proof (see comments), though I think my pic is better. It's one of my favorite photos from Paris. They don't call it the City of Lights for nothin'. (And the cluex was the french word deux.)

So I don't know if I told ya'll about the hot lifeguard at my pool. Every summer, the company that our condo association hires out the pool maintenence duties to hires students from abroad to lifeguard. I've been making friends with the eye candy all summer, but was strictly hands-off because I thought, being a student, he was at tops 21 years old. I mean, he'd be legal, but it'd still be weird. Well, I found out this weekend that he's 29. That's much closer to thirty f. . . . nevermind.

He's from Hungary and will return there in September, so it's not like this would be a long-term thing. Plus, English is obviously not his first language (which would make him almost the PERFECT boyfriend, ha ha). The other day, I asked him why he wasn't sitting in the sun, and he said because "If I sit in sun I am kook." I asked him if he was calling me a kook. He said "No, like if I fried. I kook." Same diff.

He is always full of compliments for me (as are most Europeans, who need to come give American men a lesson on how to woo females). He says I am beautiful. I am very fit. He got a little jealous when I said I was going out with friends. "Are these friends boys or girls?" he asks. How cute! He thought I was 24. (I'm in love) He asks "Why you not have a husband? Are these men crazy?"

So I'm thinking about seeing if he wants to go out. If I go into it knowing its just for fun, not long-term, I wonder if I can keep my feelings out of it and just revel in some male attention? (And possibly some Plan A - which is what Irish and I call working it so we get a kiss) I know a little male attention would certainly help my bad self-esteem. Though I hate being the asker-outer. Maybe if I told him if he wanted to ask me out, I'd say yes. That way, he still has to ask. ha.

What'd'ya think? ;)

20 comments:

Anthony said...

I think you could go about it like this:

Say, there's something you'd like to do (movie, show, concert, or just SOMETHING) and you could mention it to him, and say "I'd really like to go to [whatever], but I don't know anyone who would like to go."

That would leave the door open for him to ask you to go, and it wouldn't look like you were asking.

I know it would work with me!

mar said...

Go for it! you can always do as Anthony told you. He is most likely having headaches thinking about the best way to ask you out , anyways. Since English is not my first language: does that make me the almost PERFECT girlfriend? lol :)
(so happy I guessed right about Paris!! now I can almost hear a little bistro music while you approach the lifeguard...)

Katherine said...

I think you should go out for a few drinks and have some fricken' fun! And so what if you ask him - he'll be flattered. Say something like, "I'm thinking about going to XYZ's tomorrow night for some drinks. I've had such a stresful week! If you're free, I'd love some company." Let us know!!

Froggie Mama said...

Say "YES!!" to the eye-candy! Go have some fun, girl! A hot 29 yr old foreign lifeguard... HELLO?!? LOL

I like Anthony's ideas! :)
Go for it!

(and you better tell us MOST (not all!) of the details!!)

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

I think there's a vast difference between being a kook and cook ;-)

Dude, go for it, life's short, he sounds nice :-)

Renee said...

He's calling you cute and you think he's hot too. Go for it girl!

Here's hoping that he doesn't disappoint.

Yoshi said...

Anthony's method would definitely work with me too. Although I'd be too dense to ask. :P If that doesn't work, there's nothing wrong with asking him out yourself. :)

Kukka-Maria said...

I think you should start your own Tomcat Stable like me! I have six boys with whom I am monogamous!

I don't have any Hungarians, though. If you don't snatch this one up, I may have to make a move. Because I'm a firm believer in "Sisters before Studs," I'll hang back until I get the all-clear from you.

You know, Carmen...21 or 29, have some fun!

Dorothy said...

I'd start with the "I'm going for a drive, wanna come along?" Or start talking about a movie you'd like to see and see if he catches the hint. You could always attempt to drown and have him "rescue" you, or teach a water safety class with him for the complex.

Kailani said...

I say go for it. Life is too short to wait for someone to ask you out. It's obvious that he's interested. Let us know how it goes. Good luck!

Zeus said...

I say go after him with all your gusto, Carmen! You deserve some male attention, and if he's dropping those hints, according to my research, that means he is picking up your scent.

And YAY!!!! I guessed it right first!!! WOOHOO!!!!

Candy Minx said...

What anthony said if you are too shy to ask him out.

If not, ask him out. whats the worst that could happen, he'll say no, his loss.

Totally ask him out.

Scone said...

Absolutely go for it. I hear Hungarians are beautiful, and he'd be within your foreign-travel idiom. About the age: younger men are the best. My good friend is delightedly married to a Russian 8 years younger than herself. He treats her like a queen! (My husband's 5 years younger than me, and ditto.)

Go, talk to the boy! Do it now!

Anthony said...

Wowie-Zowie ... I'm so thrilled that so many of you thought I offered good advice. [blushing a little].

So, Carmen dear, now that you've had the benefit of the best and brightest that Blogger has to offer, what say you?

Melli said...

Games games games... Just GO FOR IT! A HOT Hungarian? What are you THINKIN' about? Is this REALLY a hard decision Carmen? What does Irish say?

Jim McKee said...

In my next life (though I'm not convinced there really IS such a thing), I want to be eye candy. I get so sick of being "the smart one" or "the funny one" or "the nice guy". Blah! For ONCE, it would be nice to be the object of female lust. Mr. Rourke, where the f**k are you when I really need you?

Penrick said...

Go do him!! Just have fun and remember how Stella got her groove back!!

Just think of it as training or practicing until Mr. Right comes along.

Karen said...

my problem is the hot lifeguards that are the same age AS MY KIDS...

Chi said...

Boy, was I way off base! LOL I will keep trying though...love these travel posts! *s*

Irish Church Lady :) said...

GO-FOR-IT-ALREADY! or maybe you've already done that. I'm readin' your blog backwards!

O and I've been to Paris but did not even guess that. My sis is heading to Paris tonight with her hub for a week!