Wednesday, January 2, 2008

This is how it all started..

Wednesday 10 october 2007

I am Bridget Jones.. not. But I so feel like a Bridget Jones!

Today is the first day in the life of my diary. I feel I have to write something very special to mark the occasion. But i'm not sure what would qualify as important enough. Hum.. I think I will just write a little about me.

I have been in Dubai for quite some time now, at least so it seems to me. I have met lots of people, real nice folks, nasty bastards and bitches, the average John Doe. And of course guys! In all my time in Dubai I have had a couple of boy-friends only, but i have come across lots of guys, mostly the Daniel Cleaver type, but quite a bit of the Mark Darcy one too.

How come I am still single then? Good question! After deep musing in dim-lit surroundings with soothing background music to aid the thinking process, it has magically dawned on me that the Mark Darcy type bores me to tears, and the Daniels of Dubai are too random players (aka the hit-and-run type) for my mom to approve of.

It also came to light that I am quite a disgrace at the seduction game when I truly like a guy. I either get tongue-tied and awkward around him or else I blurt out the most unlikely things and accumulate gaffe upon gaffe. Or I alternate between the two! So much so that I actually send out a loud and clear message that I am not interested! I am! I am!

And then, there are the other guys. The ones whom at best I find marginally interesting. They provoke no dizzying feeling in the stomach, no oh-my-God-I-must-not-drool-sharp-intake-of breath. Around them, I can be anything of my multi-faceted personality depending on my mood, girl-next-door, witty minx, charming princess, girlish pixie, sophisticated diva, demure lady, you name it I'm on it. As a result, I attract all the wrong guys - those I am not really interested in.

Oh, every now and then I make a superwoman effort to act cool and sophisticated with someone I like. It usually ends up with me looking stupid (like I dont recognise that it's a lemon and not some kind of fizzy ball polluting my Perrier) or downright pretentious (speaking with some foreign accent which the waiter struggles with). That is, when my date has not figured out that I'm putting up an act of being Miss Cool Cucumber.

So that's my dating rituals in Dubai. Well, a snapshot of. I must go now and start thinking soon what to order for dinner, else I'll end up opening a tuna can like yesterday because I spent too much time on the net and then was too hungry to wait for the delivery man. (I don't cook - thank God this does not have to come up until like the 10th date hopefully, and by then he'd be too hooked up on gorgeous me to be alarmed that I can only burn food, ha!)

© Copyrighted Dubai's Own Bridget Jones

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21 comments:

abufares said...

very interesting!
very very interesting.
i look forward reading more and more.

Jin said...

Get cracking girl! There's a wealth of witty stories under your baggy jumpers, I just know it! Looking forward to the next post...........

ColOman said...

where are your posts? how come you dont wright as often as before? this has been here for some time?

Happy New years.

john.g. said...

Hello Bridget! Does that name mean crossing something?

Diane said...

Happy New Year!

At least you seem to have lots of guys to choose from in order to practice your seduction techniques :)

It's hopeless where I live - all 'smug marrieds' as dear Bridget Jones would say! I shall have to emigrate. I've heard there are lots of men in Alaska. But then I do like warm sunshine.... :(

Diane

john.g. said...

I like this, another mad woman for me to seduce with my devastating wit and repartee. Oh poo,you only read my jokes!

Oza said...

Serendipity...

I just finished watching the second Bridget Jones movie -- was on TV tonight -- and who should pop into my life but Bridget herself!

I'll be following your adventures, young lady. :-)

Big hugs always,
Oza
xoxo

i*maginate said...

Thanks for inviting me to your blog - much appreciated. Keep the posts rolling.

i*maginate said...

BTW, the local suppermarket sells frogs' legs. Perhaps throwing them (or the "Daniels of Dubai") into the oven might do one good.

dubaibilly said...

Hi Bridget,
Thanks for taking the time to find my blog and for leaving me a comment - I'd love to read more of your blog, but at this moment don't quite know how to - I'm sure you will tell me. I thought I'd put a link to your blog from mine if that is OK with you - cheers for now, Happy New Year,

Dubaibilly

Wendy Ascham said...

So when are you going to update then?

al said...

Bridget! Here you are!Happy New Year Sexy!

What did i miss?I would like access to the new diary please!!

Bridget Jones said...

Bridget thanks everyone for their interest in her Diary :)

She has left you a note on your blogs about accessand looks forward to hearing form you!

Al, you'll have to send me your mail so that I can give you access. Else no show ha! ;)

ColOman said...
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ColOman said...

its hani@macki.org

angesbiz said...

I am so looking forward to this!! Thanks Bridge for giving me access. Love your style ;)

Ange xx

GO! Smell the flowers said...

More please BJ!

GO!Girl from all the gang at GO!Smell the flowers...

08 will be a blast.

Group hugs all round.

i*maginate said...

Honey, invite me to your new blog...email is on my profile...

Arvind said...

Hi Bridget,

Great to connect with you via Flowers!

And thanks for the comments on my blog.

Please do set me up with access. I shall send you my email address via "normal" email.

All the best!


Arvind

RYK said...

Hey Bridget, nice to meet you here :)

Anonymous said...

Coooeeee! Aunty Bridget, wot are youz up to??? Only like, me an David av bin avin some big adventures in the TTPL we av.

Where's youz bin?

Love Elts & David