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25 April 2005

What Good Girls Don't Do

Dress in blue halter top that covers, oh lets say, 20 per cent of upper body and low rise jeans that begin at the end of the pelvic girdle. Wear lots of eyeshadow and mascara and lipgloss and spray perfume in unmentionable places!

Set out for a night on the town with gal pal, also dressed similarly. Drive at 11 pm, music high, heels on
accelerator, wind in hair. Meet up with Golfer Ex and about eight Korean men all called things like Eric, Greg and even Mario. (I didn't know the name existed outside the game!)

Drink two fairly large drinks and begin to giggle every time Korean spoke to you. Teeter still giggling into Elevate and immedeatly hit the bar hanging on to Golfer Ex.

Get to the dance floor and be introduced to cute longhaired photographer type. Are pulled away from batting eyelashes at Longhaired Photographer by Golfer Ex who begins to dance slightly closer than you would expect.

Go up to the second level and are introduced to Mohammed Kaif, who is delectable. Spend large amount of time smiling at him and trying to avoid talking about cricket because all you can remember is the fact that India lost the ODI and that he was in an ad with Saif Ali Khan. Begin to back away when he says, "I hope you're not in the media."

Dance some more with Golfer Ex, who by this time is coming on pretty strong.

What Good Girls Do

Confess to Golfer Ex regretfully and with a sigh, because he smells so nice and is being incredibly sweet, that you are very emotionally unstable right now and can't handle one night stands.

Leave with Gal Pal, just as party gets a little more rocking and let her drive you home.

19 comments:

  1. I had a Korean friend who was first called Matt, then Alfred, then Kim. He would respond to all three names !!

    Its good to be taken care of. Its good to giggle. Its obviously good to meet famous sports celebrity type people.

    *hug* hope you are feeling better now...

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  2. Take care, em. Hanging out with ex' whom you still feel attracted to is dangerous!

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  3. Sounds like what good girls don't do is a lot more fun. And I have German friend named Mario, but he doesn't have a moustache (or a twin brother, or overalls, or the constant desire to jump across platforms).

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  4. @rs:the ex- don't seem dangerous... he dosent seem like the kinda whose good with women...she has nothing to worry about..

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  5. maybe you could have flirted with mohammad kaif instead of the golfer....say whaaaaattt???
    -pj

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  6. Vignesh: Thanks :)
    I am feeling better. Partying is obviously the cure!

    Rs: Dangerous yes. Fun also.

    Jay: Damn! Why are there no Marios who do that?

    Satya: I totally agree with you there. He is the only one of my exes I'm still friends with!

    PJ: I did better. I flirted with both of them :)

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  7. well, u didnt have to back off when kaif said he hoped u werent from the media. probably u shud've said that u wud write about him being potential captain material! ;-) :P

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  8. Vignesh: Thanks :)
    I am feeling better. Partying is obviously the cure!

    Rs: Dangerous yes. Fun also.

    Jay: Damn! Why are there no Marios who do that?

    Satya: I totally agree with you there. He is the only one of my exes I'm still friends with!

    PJ: I did better. I flirted with both of them :)

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  9. oh good GIRL. atleast someone has a brain!

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  10. Such reticence! Am impressed - but also glad you had a good time. New here btw, tried to leave a comment before, internet decided to be snotty, hence trying again.
    Been reading you for a while and I like your style. (we also have quite a bit in common).

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  11. Good girls then wake up in the morning feeling good about themselves.

    Bad girls wake up feeling gross and slutty and no one ends up respecting them.

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  12. @anon: Good girls wake up wondering what would've happened if they hadn't been good. But then there's always next time.
    Bad girls wake up with a hangover.

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  13. This is what good girls do: Spend Saturday (and Sunday) nights at the office thrice a month. And live vicariously through bad girl blogs.

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  14. What a well written post! Truly wonderful! Plus, bad girls are ALWAYS more fun ;)!

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  15. OK... I googled Mohammad Kaif and found his picture. Now for research purposes, as an impartial 3rd party, I will need a picture of golfer ex. : )

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  16. Mandar: No, no. I WAS off duty after all :)

    Mangs; i'd love to hear the story of the someone who doesn't! ;)

    Padmini: Tried to comment on yours too, but the internet doesn't love me. :( BTW, what do we have in common?

    Anon: Hmmm... I don't know. I have fun being both. Does there have to be a good girl and a bad girl? Couldn't it just be a good girl and a not-so-good girl? :)

    Triple: Hey, well, don't talk to me. I just RUN this place, y'know, no big deal :)

    Addict: Awwwwwwww. Never mind, my life isn't that exciting either.

    Sunrayz: Thank you, thank you :) I quite enjoyed doing it and writing about it!

    Mint: Kaif's a hottie, no? :)

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  17. The reasons why good girls never have any fun!!!
    Great post.

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