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11/07/2008

He has a name!

Posted by Gwen |

Remember back in May when I got the anonymous love note on my garage?  I got another one Tuesday* night!  And this time he signed his name, Brian.


My next course of action was discussed at length with my cabinet of advisers, LilBRR, Heathybear and Peabody, and it was decided that I should respond.  Heathybear suggested I email him since the last note had his email address but LilBRR, being the romantic that she is, suggested I leave a note for him in the same spot on the garage.  So I did.

When I left for work yesterday morning I left a note that basically acknowledged the courage it took to leave the notes, mentioned I was at a disadvantage since I know nothing about him and requested a reply note with a little about himself.  Since it was raining yesterday morning, and I am a huge dork, I even put my note in a sheet protector.

The note and the sheet protector were gone when I got home.  There wasn't a return note but don't you think he probably spent all night writing me a tome?  I'll keep you posted about any new developments in this garage drama.

The way I see it, this can go two ways:  One, he turns out to be a great guy and I like him and we date and get married and have 12 babies and tell all those babies the romantic story of how we met.  Or two, this turns into a hot mess from which I have to extricate myself gracefully.  Either way it gives me something to write about.


*  Voting for Obama really does bring change and hope!

46 comments:

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I like this. I definitely beats a nonsensical Craigslist ad, so Brian is already superior to the crazies on Falwless's blog yesterday. This is going to be interesting!

Jon said...

Hey it's kind of like that movie The Lakehouse, only not as terrible. Or maybe it's more terrible, I don't know. Is Keanu Reeves involved?

Avitable said...

Wow, that's kind of creepy, actually. Couldn't he just have put a letter in your mailbox or something instead?

Gwen said...

Avi: I think he works in one of the businesses along the alley behind my house so the garage actually makes more sense and is less creepy.

Avitable said...

Oh, okay. That does make it less creepy.

McGone said...

Did you leave the note with a picture of your new avatar attached?

Also, did Jon just reference a Sandra Bullock/Keanu Reeves movie? Is this more of that "Change" we voted for the other day?

Gwen said...

McGone: I did not. But the second note did make me think about all the times I've taken out the trash in the morning before I shower - in my pajamas, hair all askew, raccoon eyes from being too lazy to take off my eye makeup before bed - and he still thinks I'm the most beautiful woman he's ever seen.

Maybe he's blind.

Which means I'll get good parking if we date.

Falwless said...

YESSSS!! I've loved this story from the very beginning! I can't wait to hear more!

I'm thinking Brian is probably a sensitive musician who works a day job at one of those businesses. He's passionate but level-headed; a dreamer but also a doer; a man who can change your oil and later talk about his feelings. And I'm pretty sure he looks like a cross between Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm.

Wow.

You're so lucky!

MelO said...

Awwww... this is SO CUTE! I'm SURE he got your note and I really hope he returns your note! This is so fun!

:::jumping & clapping!!:::

I wonder how long he's been stalking--er--watching you...

dmb5_libra said...

this is kind of cute and creepy all at once.

Dr Zibbs said...

Now I'm sure it's a the same guy but I just did a quick Google search and there's been a guy all over your state doing a very, very ,very similar thing. He calls himself the Snatch Catcher (he went by Snatcherman in Alabama). It's probaby someone else though.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh the drama, I love it! How exciting. In response to your #2 prediction of the outcome- you could always have "hot mess sex" and then extricate yourself gracefully, which would make it not a total loss.

Oh yeah, can you check out my blog today? I am sure you have some LEGENDARY ones..

abbersnail said...

This is so quirky and romantic!!!

H said...

Gwen - have you considered the idea that it's your garbage man? Either way I think it's a hoot and a lot more fun than match or eharmony. You must tell him to leave a pic in the next note.

H said...
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words words words said...

I say he's getting you accustomed to this form of communication so that he can fulfill his legal requirement to notify you that he's a sex offender without actually talking to you face to face.

Even if that's NOT it, this is the best thing that could ever happen to your blog. I'm jealous.

Whiskeymarie said...

I actually once dated a guy who basically just left me a note.
He ended up being the boyfriend who didn't ever really have a job who played Nintendo all day naked, but it really did have a sweet beginning. Our first date was (and I don't say gross stuff like this often)...magical.

Who cares if it's the garbageman? That means he has a steady job and will bring you all sorts of cool stuff that he found on his route, like broken chairs and unwanted babies.

MelO said...

seriously? I hear garbage men make a shit ton of money... so what if is.

I want someone to leave ME a note!

Sass said...

I'm excited for this. Although...it doesn't do anything to solve the creepy factor when you say he works in a business behind your alley.

That just sounds wrong.

I bet he'd like to work in a business behind your alley.

Yeah, that didn't work. But I tried.

liberalmudhen said...

I picture ths ending with all of your friends building a shrine of flowers and teddy bears at the back of your garage. Put me in the "Super Creeped Out" camp

Falwless said...

hahahahahahaha

These comments are the best.

surviving myself said...

I like how the beginning of the note he writes really big, like he's all excited and confident that you won't be creeped out. Then as the note goes on, his writing gets smaller and smaller as he realizes that sadly, there probably is something wrong with leaving love notes for random people.

Giggle Pixie said...

As someone who worked for many, MANY years in the law enforcement field, I find it a little disturbing.

That said, it's also damn romantic.

Let's hope he turns out to be a keeper!

Fancy Schmancy said...

I really hope it goes the 2 ways you mentioned and not the restraining order way that I'm thinking about. Good luck, and make sure all your friends know where you are at all times!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

That is a bit strange for me. Leaving the reply note was a great idea and the sheet protector was even greater!!!

Keep us posted! Keep safe!

- Jennifer

Stacie said...

ooohhh this is so exciting...

Stacie said...

man I am a hopeless romantic.

pistols at dawn said...

Make sure your first date isn't deep in the woods somewhere, and if it is, make sure he doesn't ask you to bring a shovel.

Gwen said...

I really truly do have the best readers in all of the land. You guys are a scream! Give yourselves a round of applause.

H said...

:::clapping furiously for gwen's readers:::

No offense meant by the garbage man comment...I was just thinking of other peeps who might be snooping around your back alley.

XOXO,
H

Sandi said...

Blog fodder potential is ALWAYS worth the risk!

brookem said...

first time over here... can't wait to hear the update. what a sweet little story in the making...

Dr Zibbs said...

Gwen - I don't want to freak you out but I printed the note, dropped some lemon juice on it and held it to the light. There are some words written in a special ink. Something about "ballsack" and "Oh, they'll All see!"

Dr Zibbs said...

And by the way these are great comments. I just nominated 2 of them for Candy's Comment Contest.

Renaissance Woman said...

I love this story and can't wait to see what happens next! Good job girl, it was a big step to reply!

Mo said...

A sheet protector? Ha! I LOVE it. Can't wait to see where this goes. My fingers are crossed for the babies and romance, ix-nay on the hot mess.

Scope said...

"SHEET PROTECTOR"? For the hot mess sex?

I remember doing something like this note thing once. In Junior High. And the message is still there. On her cave wall in Lascaux, France.

But truthfully, Gwen-O-vere, I see nary a hazard with this quandary you find yourself in. What could possibly go wrong? It's not like the not was written in crayon or the sacrificial blood of his victims.

Baby Ice Dog said...

Lucky man, that Brian. Last time I left a note like that, I got arrested for stalking. Had to leave a note that said "No Candy" on my door this Halloween!! :)

Anonymous said...

Gwen and Brian: The first meeting.

Gwen: It's so nice to finally meet you!
Brian: (Scribble, scribble, scribble)
Gwen: You say "You have watched me from afar and have been too shy to come forward." How cute!
Gwen: So what do you do Brian?
Brian: (Scribble, scribble,scribble)
Gwen: You say you used to sell cat brushes door to door. That's when you met your last girlfriend?
Brian: (Scribble, scribble, scribble)
Gwen: You say she was a great gal but used to curse at you all the time even while apologizing.
Brian: (Scribble, scribble, scribble)
Gwen: She finally left you for her Facebook account.
Brian: (Scribble, scribble, scribble)
Gwen: You left in tears and that's the last thing you remember until you woke up in the bottom of some pit where a so called "Doctor" was forcing you to "Rub lotion on itself before giong to some sort of dance fight?"
Brian: (Scribble, scribble, scribble)
Gwen: Since your escape, you have decided to spend the rest of your life documenting America's alleyways.
Brian: Scribble, scribble, scribble)
Gwen: Why Yes! I do Tango Brian.

Dr Zibbs said...

Hahahaaha - Anon is back!

enc said...

Oh BOY!

I can't wait to see how this one turns out, Gwen! I'm on tenterhooks.

mike said...

I like how you think he spent the whole night using the note to "write a tome". Yeah. I'm just glad there was a sheet protecter on it.

Spud Mack said...

Never leave unprotected notes. Remember if it is not on, it's not on!

Your never know where this guy has left notes before. You may end up with some kind of VD (vernacular disease).

Amanda said...

My gut instinct is leaning towards "Hot Mess". Hopefully it's just neighborhood awkwardness. I'd be webcamming my garage by now.

LYDIA said...

So maybe I just like stalkers, but I think this is SO cute! I can't wait to hear more. Hope he is cute and normal :)

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Damn Gwennie - I've been meaning to comment forever, but my computer at home had a virus!!!!

Agh!!!

You know I love this kind of shit. I can't wait to hear more.

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