Last Friday as you recall I went on a cruise around Puget sound with a jamming concert. I had heard about this event about 2 days prior and had some questions was it formal or anything and would they take a credit card. My buddy said no it’s not formal and they will take a credit card. So Friday I was wearing my geek enabled cargo jean pants because well they old all the gadgets that I require. My Boots because they are really the only shoes you can get in a retail store in the mall in size 15 or 16. Black Shirt and this amazing shirt that is made out of the same stuff as a “Shammi”. So I was looking like your typical Northwest type. But I get down to the dock where the boat is and everyone is in formal wear. Now a woman in a black dress is truly an amazing thing but I look over at Craig and think “Fuck You Craig” but the guy selling the tickets told me not to worry about it. For some reason any excuse to clean up get out the suit or tux is always cool with me but seems out of place most of the time.
But before all this had happened I wrote a blog about stopping in at Starbucks in the AM and getting a clappy excited girl for ordering a Cinnamon Dolce Latte. Which I must admit are still great and I still order them everytime I stop in. In the 5am hour the Barista is this cute girl named “Crazy Cathy” who has this inner joy as it would seem about life. I usually have that as well after I have a caffeine boost. But it’s on my walk along the Seattle waterfront every morning and I always feel strange about knowing somebody else’s name and them not knowing mine. I should find a way to introduce myself. Rather be known as Tristan then 5:50am Cinnamon Dolce Guy. So anyways Craig wanted to meet me in Seattle so I went back to Starbucks and walked in and saw this amazing cute girl. Now I am sure cute all depends on what you like. I like a slightly tall girl and not skinny. A girl I can hug and like actually hug but not fat like bad fat. But cute. Anyways I will get into that topic at a future time. But I came in and started a conversation and it lasted a few minutes and I sat down at a table and pulled out the book I was reading and kept casually looking up and she was glancing constantly at me. Now I was half reading at this point pondering if I should go hand her one of my Moo.com Skype Cards with my Contact Info on it. Because it seemed we had a slight instant connection but then my buddy craig showed up and made a bit of a scene and seems like oh yeah he has a noisy friend kinda killed the vibe. I stopped back once in the afternoon since then and she wasn’t there. I need to build up some courage go get to know this girl a little better.
The band was a group I had done an interview with for a Podcast I have been working on that has yet to be released for a site and company that has yet to be released. But it was cool to see that crew again and this boat was rather cool. It was an argosy boat with two floors bottom floor was dancing and salsa lessons and the top floor was alternative rock and then they had some jazz band come up that was pretty sweet. So I checked out the bands first set and it was a few covers and mostly there own stuff. Then downstairs it was salsa lessons. Now being under dressed made the confidence factor of going up to a nicely dressed girl a little difficult but I saw two girls dancing together and I said Craig we should split them up. So I walked up and asked and I got a Yes Craig got an uhhh umm fine. lol
So I took my first salsa dancing lesson and it was good and fairly simple for the basic moves and that was fun and got to meet a new friend that well who knows. I still think afternoon Starbucks girl has something. Sometimes I am amazing with names but it seems if I associate an object or a time before I get a name I have trouble. I find one good way to remember a name is to get the name. Then ask them a question using the name and then say Really, [name] 3 times using the name does the trick and makes people think you are interested in hearing what they have to say. Which you should be totally interested. Which bring me back to another topic about the first AudioBook I purchased from iTunes. How to get People to Like you in 90 seconds. Comes in at just over 3 hours. It is read by the Author who is British and I must say great book. Would totally recommend. All the techniques that is has offered I have used on everyone I have encountered over the past few weeks and it has improved many relationships and started a few new ones.
So for $20 we got 4hrs on a boat of dancing, music and good times. No booze was allowed since this was an 18+ cruise and not a 21+ cruise. Later in the evening I find out this is a religious event for something called the Christian Wellness Center and when they have a prayer and all that fun crap. Do you know how awkward it is being an atheist and having all these happy Christians who think you need to be saved? I stepped out and found my way to the roof and kicked it with the captain during that lovely 20 Min’s I am sure they had below. The rest of the evening was kinda spent observing and trying to keep that on the down low. So get back into port and we walk back down to the ferry and it is the 12:10am ferry Saturday morning. I hop on and just pass out. Get home and need to Hike back to Craig’s car and I was just way to tired but I made the hike lol. I get home and crash.
It was a pretty fun evening and I totally would go again. Just be dressed nicer. Let me take a coffee break from this story. I will catch up the past few days when I get some free time today.
More Coffee! =)