Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Do guys do this?

Do they get that feeling? ANY feeling for that matter when they meet someone "interesting" whether it's for 10 seconds, 10 minutes or 10 hours? Do they long for a person once they're gone? Does your curiosity keep you up at night? Do you go back and forth in your head what you should have said, could have done, or would do if you got the chance to meet again?

My trip to LA last week - which was very hard to return from - was for a quick freelance gig to manage a photoshoot. I've met most of the team before on prior projects but when this blonde dude with piercing blue eyes walked in I immediately clammed up. So pathetic.  He introduced himself and I immediately recognized his very strong accent. The shoot began and we barely got to chat 1) Because our stations weren't really that close all day 2) I was too shy to make jokes with him but talked to everyone else (FML!). We made eyes throughout the day but nothing else. Towards the end of the day when we began cleaning up I asked him "So where are you from? What is your accent?" He replied "I'm from Hungary."
Oh god. So I did that crazy girl thing in my head where I picture him coming to NJ meeting my family and they're all happy and talking about "back home". Crazy right, but we do it. Uncontrollably do it..even the "coolest" of girls haha Damnit! So I said "I knew it!" then continued to speak in Hungarian. No lie, he turned around slowly with his eyes & mouth wide open. Then I clammed up again, made some stupid joke in English and walked away. WHAT THE HELL TINA!?

When he was finally leaving for the day we shook hands, chatted for about 2 seconds and that was it. I was basically saying bye to him before the conversation was over because I was so nervous. I was pretty much pushing him out the door while my face felt like it was blushing to a crimson color and I could barely form a sentence. What is that all about?! Jerk. The second the door closed I mentally slapped myself and thought I should run after him and give him my card and say "if you ever come to NY look me up!" and obviously in the back of my head I'd be thinking: even if you don't come to NY, call me.
None of that last part happened and now I can't stop thinking about a guy I barely know.  And it's completely not like me to sit back and let this pass me by, but I've been putting off contacting our mutual coworkers and getting his information. I don't even know his last name. Am I crazy?  I'm more of an "at least you tried" kind of person so I should get on this, shouldn't I? I think if I don't I'll regret it forever (or at least until I stop thinking about it...who knows when that will be!?)

So I keep wondering if guys ever go through this? Are they ever slapping themselves over the coulda, woulda, shoulda stuff when it comes to girls? Yesterday, my horoscope (unknown source, as I was reading it on a tv screen at a coffee shop around 6pm last night) read that someone from my past will come back into my life and has changed for the better. While those of you who know my past can pinpoint where my mind went to, I secretly I hoped my "past" was only a week's time.  I don't think guys go through any chain to track down a girl but my natural optimism always says "you never know". I'll probably be sending an email to get his info today. I'll let you know how it goes.

MARK YOUR CALENDERS! I'll be celebrating my 29th Birthday MEAT MY FRIENDS style in Staten Island!
Thanks to my friend Jose for the awesome flyer. If you don't know him, he is also the mastermind behind Molto Burlesque. Check it out!! I'm excited to be bringing two newbies Francine & Foxy Vermouth to the island, as well as bringing back faves Evelyn Vinyl & Dottie Dynamo. AND some friends of mine from Airplane Noise are gonna open up with some songs...got any cover requests? Let them know! I thought about some classic song to join them on. We'll see what happens!

This is my first official week with only 1 job...I'm LOVING today. I think Tuesdays are going to be my days off so Tuesday with Tassels should get more interesting as I'll have more time to devote to things floating around my head.  As I mentioned up there, this trip to LA was very hard to come from. I had such a great time on set and then bike riding through the Larchmont section of town. My celeb siting this round was Eric McCormack!  I'm looking forward to making moves. I've been applying to jobs and organizing bigger, better events.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopefully enjoying your time here. If you're interested in guest posting, I'm still accepting. I had a lot of people express interest, but I'm still waiting for them! Send submission to TinaTassels@gmail.com - look forward to hearing from you!

Ciao for now,


PS: The other day at work, I joked with our security guard that he has to apprehend this really attractive guy because he's stolen my heart. OH SNAP! After my cheesy line, I was laughing as I began working on a client's makeup and told her about my awesome line. I wondered if people really say things like that because I think they're charming. She went on to tell me about her would-be husband and how they met. He walked by her and after they passed he yelled back to her "excuse me miss, you dropped something!" and she said "oh thanks, what was it?" he replied: My heart. SO corny, but it SO worked. She showed me the ring. Crazy right?


  1. get on that, tina! track his info down through your mutual friends and reach out to him. yes, i do think you'll wonder 'what if' if you don't.

  2. well I sent the email asking for contact info. woot!

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  4. Tina you are too awesome to get so shy! Girl you betta find him and let him see how amazing you are!!

    P.S. this story was too cute lol