Please try to thoroughly visualize this situation: I am sitting in front of a computer, at a bar, by myself. FOR FORTY FIVE MINUTES. I did walk away briefly to use the bathroom because I thought surely my "friends" would be back soon and I had better be ready. When I finished, I stood near the hall where they would emerge then I did the nonchalant "Just waiting for someone" stroll for a couple of minutes. I sat on the edge of the uncomfortable orange couch outside the bar. Finally I decided to get back online and read a couple of blogs, still thinking they would be here any moment. Then I succumbed to the urge to play the geography game, even though everyone walking past me to go into the bar could see what totally geekilicious thing I was doing. By myself.
Now I'm wondering what will look more pathetic - remaining here in front of the computer reading blogs and playing games, or sitting back and watching Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle on the bar TV.
FIFTY FIVE MINUTES.