Monday, October 26, 2009

Plan B

Jake and I decided early on that we would try really hard not to view this blog as a competition between the two of us. We are both individuals and we do our own things and think our own thoughts and there are bound to be some people who like Jake better than me and there are probably a few of our readers who like me more than Jake. But, like I said, it's not a competition. I still can't help but look at his 100+ comments on the last post and think, "Holy crap. How am I ever gonna beat that?" I guess I could tell a story about how Jake's mom walked in on me when I was naked a few months ago. Or maybe I could hide a video camera and record myself kissing Nick's little sister and then upload the video to this blog. That would be awesome (but I have to convince her to go out with me first).

I just keep telling myself over and over as I stare at the ceiling in my room, trying to fall asleep, that this is NOT a competition. It's hard, though. Jake never obviously rubs it in, but whenever he logs on to our blog or something, I'll watch him out of the corner of my eye. He'll raise his eyebrows and then mumble just loud enough for me to hear, "Whoa... 26 more comments in the last half hour." The whole Andrea thing has really done some damage to his sexual prowess (Harper aside) and I think the only thing keeping him from working the streets and turning tricks to boost his self esteem is probably the comments on his blog post. I'm not going to take that away from him. Poor savage.

I'm sure that everyone out there is biting there fingernails in anticipation. "Calvin! Please stop rambling about Jake. Tell us how your date with Tori went. Was she cute? Is she really a cheerleader like your dad said? Did she nibble on your ear during the scary parts of the Haunted House?" Well, my dad called me from work on Friday and told me that Tori had called in sick with "flu-like symptoms".

When he told me that, I'll admit I had a mixture of emotions. I was disappointed that the date was probably off, but I was also relieved. I was feeling a significant amount of pressure. I mean... seriously? I was going on a first date with Tori and all of her friends. Like one hot chick (presumably) isn't intimidating enough. I was expected to flirt with and entertain 6-12 BYU cheerleaders at a Haunted House, by myself. And what if I really DID get scared? I don't normally, but what if I did? Have you ever seen The Changeling? Remember that part with the seance and the video camera is whipping around the inside of that huge house? Meanwhile you hear that dead kids voice saying "My father!... My Rooooom!" Geez. If they had a re-enactment of that scene, I'd probably crap my pants. Literally.

So anyway, I went up to my dad's house last night with a bottle of Tropicana Twister and a small card. I told him to leave them on Tori's desk so she'd get it this morning when she got to work. Was that a stupid move since I've never even met her and she canceled on our first date? Lance thinks so. In fact, I think his exact words were, "You're gay." But Jake, Nick and Aaron all thought it was a good idea as long as the card wasn't lame.

I wrote:

"Sorry you got the Swine Flu. It's a good thing you canceled cause I really didn't want your puke in my mouth."

Just kidding. C'mon! If you seriously believed that I'd write that, then you don't know me as well as you thought. This is what I really wrote:

"You canceled cause of the Swine Flu? How cliche. I expect to see a dr.'s note when we finally go on our date. Don't worry though. I had a great time at the Haunted House with your friends. I think your short blonde friend likes me... like... more than a friend."

Anyway. No text from her yet this morning, but for all I know, she's taking today off from work as well. I guess I'm forced to go to Plan B... which is to actually ask her out myself.

Calvin

148 comments:

Lizz said...

The difference between being lame and being really sweat is whether or not the girl likes you, so only Tori can tell you whether or not the Tropicana Twister was a good idea or not. And the reason everyone is in "love" with Jake is because he has himself in a very pathetic situation right now, and girls love to rescue guys in pathetic situations. If you want 100+ comments than you need to have an amazing relationship with Tori and then get her to break up with you in some really heartbreaking manner - then everyone will want to comment and try to inspire you to happiness through the silly words of strangers on a blog. Case in point: I don't usually leave a comment (this is my first comment for MBP) but your patheticness of not getting many comments inspired me to want to cheer you up! =) So don't look at the amount of comments as an indicator of how cool or likable you are - but as an indicator of how pathetic your life seems to random strangers!

Calvin said...

Um... thanks?

Bekah said...

haha... she called you pathetic. that was nice

love the story. love your note to Tori. can't wait to see how it pans out!

Swine flu sucks (so I hear...)

Tara said...

Hey if you guys sold Team Calvin shirt vs Team Jake shirts, I think it would be pretty close. {I am team Calvin, btw} But, like you said it is not a competition.

And the only reason that Jake got all those comments is because of the controversy he caused. He is seriously so full of himself, and I can guarantee not as many girls dig him as he thinks! I can't stand guys like Jake! Reading his posts are like watching a bad reality show, you know the ones where the people always sell out and cause the most drama. It was like a bad car wreck, you didn't want to look but you had to.

Your note was adorable! And you are a talented writer, without being a total sell out like Jake.

ChloƩ said...

calvin,
i like both you and jake equally. i think you are really funny and a great writer. keep it up. seriously. also, i think you are handling the tori situation very well. you are being funny, and teasing her. which in my book? that is awesome. you don't want to freak her out by being too nice. i thought your note was way funny. it shows her that you are interested but not "dying" to take her to the temple or something. i had a guy once, ask me on our second date, if i could start preparing myself for the temple. i was like WTF dude. goodbye.

anyway, keep it up. you are awesome.

Anonymous said...

I'm with the majority - that was sweet. I'm sure she'll love it. Can't wait to hear her reaction!
And I love reading your posts. You're a fantastic story teller and you have perfect comedic timing.
Besides, you wouldn't back down from a little competition, would you?

- JT

Calvin said...

Heh heh heh... Looks like everyone is taking the bait. I'm pretty good at fishing for compliments.

I feel like even more of a girl than I did 2 hours ago.

"I'm so ugly... nobody will ever like me."

Amy said...

The number of comments on a post doesn't tell how much more one of you is liked dude. Jakes last post was actually just so unliked, so alot of people commented. Well, maybe not unliked, but it was controversial. Don't feel the need to compete with him. I like both of ya the same. I'm sure every reader does. And YES...go with Plan B :)

Chelsea said...

You guys should definitely make Team Calvin/Jake shirts! Seriously...think about it!

I'm dying to know what Tori is like! Ask her out...she's obviously interested!

P.s. Keep up with all these updates! My roommates and I are loving them!

Julie said...

You obviously did not read the comments on Jake's post. I see it as more of a "Love-Hate" situation. Jake made a bold decision when he posted Andrea's letter...some were highly offended that he posted it, yet none of us could keep ourselves from reading it.

I personally would consider the amount of comments on Jake's post a mutual success. The fact that so many people are reading a blog that is equally yours is quite an accomplishment. It's not your fault that Jake received a letter declaring a broken heart, unresolved emotional conflict and a confession of unrequited love before you did. If the letter had been yours, you would have posted it...you understand where I am going with this.

Therefore,Jake's success is your success. How's that for logic?

MamaBear said...

i'm team calvin b/c i luv calvin & hobbes. and becuz jake is a pansy wimp who broke that sweet girl's heart.

i just found y'all yesterday and spent HOURS catching up. read all posts and almost all comments. i'm a little bleary-eyed today. thanks for giving ME one more place to waste internet time i didn't have!

Lauren said...

It wasn't lame to give that to her at all. I think it was actually pretty sweet. I don't know why you are so scared of asking her out, she flirts with you and giggles at all the stuff you say, she would totally say yes!

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I love the note you left her! Don't listen to Lance...he isn't a girl, so he doesn't get it. Girls love when guys do stuff like that, because it answers the question "is he thinking of me?".

I am excited to see how this pans out!

And...I don't pick a team. You and Jake make the perfect blogging team. Keep on doing what your doing.

Alexandria said...

Calivin...your smart and pretty and gosh darn it, people like you! lol...

I adore the both of you equally...I also adore that note you left...can we say 'so sweet'! I cannot wait to hear how the rest of this turns out!

Lula! said...

I'm totally Team Calvin! I mean, I dig Jake & all. But you win, merely because your name is Calvin.

And I think the Tropicana Twister gift is sweet. Not at all gay. Here's to hoping you get brownie points from Tori for your non-gayness.

Cassee said...

Hahaha, I said "how cute" out loud after reading your post.

Not gay. She'll eat it up.

Nate said...

You should have gone with the note about her puking in your mouth - it was funnier. ;-)

Alexis! said...

Good luck asking her out! :)

CarrieBradshaw* said...

I like the idea of the T-shirts but it'd be a lot more hilarious if Jake's fake name was Edward instead. I won't give you and compliments you fisher.

I liked the note, good call. It grabs her attention without crossing the "creeper line". Hope she didn't see a picture of you and get so nauseous she had faked the swine flu.

Samantha said...

A. Never trust anyone that wears a shinny shirt in public. B. Minus points for trying to make yourself sound more pathetic than you actually are. C. Jake is more pathetic than you actually are so there's something to be proud of. and D. I did like you better, till you went for the pity comments. Lame. But hey why trust me, I could be a 40 year old overweight male wearing a shiny shirt seven days a week.

That girl said...

Well snaps for Calvin, quite a few comments here.. only problem being... Jake's still winning the 'imaginary competition'. He gets comments without mentioning it, you, brought it up. Like the 2 types of popular kids in school.. one never did anything to get friends, but had loads anyway. The other tried to act like he didn't care, like he found being popular easy.. but really, he cared way too much.
So.. Now you just have pity comments.
Is that how you want to win? Realllyyy?

That girl said...

oh ok. Samantha, I wasn't copying you, I wrote that before I read your post. Now I just sound unorginal. Tragic times.

Calvin said...

I wish you two would stop flirting with me.

I think we all know that very few people read the comments anyway. The only thing that matters is the # at the bottom of each post. Why do you think I'm responding to so many people this morning?

Ruby said...

Calvin, you just won points with me. The whole note and Tropicana twister, was a way cute and sweet idea. Definately should earn you points with Tori.

But Calvin seriously you need to just ask Tori out! Take a risk, she's already interested, if she invited you to go out with her and her friends, then she should go with you if you ask her out. Jump in with both feet, don't miss out on this by being a little pansy bum.

But seriously, good move with the note and juice for Tori, some guy would earn major brownie points with me if they did something so sweet and thoughtful as that!

Shelby Lou said...

There is no way I could ever pick a side. It's just too hard!

I love the note.

Bethany said...

Calvin you are my favorite! Jake sounds like a girl in all his posts...which is interesting to see how he is more girly than I am! You are hilarious!! Seriously your posts make me laugh everytime I read them! I love it! And that was a cute idea to give her that note, although I think me and Lance would get along..haha

brinleyr said...

I think everyone is well liked or loved here. All of the posts are entertaining, clearly people are coming back no matter what. Don't worry.

I loved the note. She will too. Hopefully she can go out with you soon!

Ashley28 said...

I think the note was really cute in my opinion. It was hort & sweet & funny. She'll love it :) & if not, then that chick is just dumb :P lol jk & the whole competition thing, ya i get that u cant help but still be a lil competitive,i get that. But really u guys are both equally great, & make a FANTASTIC blogging team. Just because people may have more opinions on his post, doesn't make him a better blogger. <3 u both & keep it up :)

Ashley28 said...

Oops, Short & sweet*

UrLittleShorty said...

"Sorry you got the Swine Flu. It's a good thing you canceled cause I really didn't want your puke in my mouth."
LMAO way too funny!

& i love you both equally btw, equally awesome! ;)

Ryan Hadlock said...

Dude, the first note was AWESOME. You should have totally used it :-D

And for some reason, I have NO idea why, but I imagine you dating hotter chicks than Jake does, so comment count or not, you have that going for you...

Jen said...

It's pretty obvious that you and Jake are two different people by the way you write. I think Jake must have recently read the twilight books which is why his posts sometimes sound "girly" he is just writing what he's read recently. I like you guys the same though. I'm really interested to hear what Jake thinks about this? Are you going to respond to my comment? (hint-it'll give you more overall comments)

Tiffy J. said...

The first note was hilarious, but the second note was definitely a better move since she doesn't know you very well yet. Maybe you could have left out the part about her blonde friend though. Whatevs.
I hope that you have fun with Tori! She sounds like she'll be good for a couple of dates.

Alexandra said...

Don't worry, if you do something totally crazy like Jake did (hey, it WAS crazy and drama-filled), then you'll get lots of attention and comments.

Megan said...

Calvin, I liked you better in the beginning of this blog when you were being honest. That's the point of this blog. I think you let this popularity crap ruin you, Calvin. Serious, in the first couple months people were calling you names and this post proves that you're now the one candy coating things trying to be a little more cutesie so we'll all like you.

I like you for different reasons, but I like the old Calvin better, the real one. At least Jake is consistant. Get over it.

I still love you both. I just think the first paragraphs of this post are dumb.

Nicole said...

Haha your not gay. The note was a good idea, and clever message too. By the way, why on earth are you blogging at 7am. You're crazy.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the # of comments. I mean, had the Mindy thing happened yesterday instead of at the beginning of the blog before the large number of followers, you'd have racked up probably 200 comments.

Besides, right now you are looking pretty stellar. Jake is coming across pretty d-baggish because he's handled the Andrea break-up so poorly... I mean who drops a bomb on a girl like that then refuses to even talk to her? No wonder she had to write him a weird letter.

Anonymous said...

Calvin! If this blog breaks up because of this post, and you guus try to start your own blog... I will hunt your anonymous ass down and kill you!

You two are nothing alone.

Mich n Dan said...

Dear Calvin,
When my sister and I first started reading this blog we thought you were hilarious and we will keep reading this blog because you are hilarious. Jake is an idiot and can go piss himself for all I care. Besides when he reads more than half of his comments he has to be thinking, "Wow I am a douche bag." And when you read your comments you can be thinking, "Wow people really like me." I really think you should ask Tori out and good move on the note and tropicana twister.

PS-My sister is Tara, the one that first mentioned the team Calvin and Jake shirts.

Michelle said...

Calvin, I don't think you can count three of those comments since they were written by you. :) But good luck catching up. Even though it's not a competition...

Kelsie said...

I'm all for team Calvin. And I probably pee'd my pants a little bit when I read the first little note to Tori. T.M.I.?
well you're just gonna have to deal with that Calvin.

Freddy said...

Does it make me a bad blog-reader if I pick a side without a second thought? I won't say though, I'll wait for the official poll.

On that note though, the blog wouldn't work if it were only one or the other. I mean...an entire blog of only Calvin's list of 90 day 'relationships', nothing would make a woman feel so good...not. Or a journal containing only Jake's 'feelings' and guilt about Andrea? I don't think I could handle that.

BUT the two together create an a pleasurable blog-reader experience :)

Mauri said...

So far, I like both of you equally. All posts, no matter who they are by, are good.

I think leaving that for her was sweet. Now, just ask her on a real date & you'll be set :) I can't wait to hear what happens!

Rachael said...

I liked your note. I'd say go for Plan B...just be careful that you won't have to use the other kind of plan b...

Anonymous said...

Team Calvin all the way baby!

Tera said...

I want to hear the Jake's mom story! That should be good, very comment worthy. Loved the first note and it probably would have worked if she knew you better!

Carter @ The Kitchenette said...

I'm refraining from choosing sides until both you and Jake post pictures of yourselves. I want to see which of you is hotter, of course. Then I'll pick sides.

Or, you could both post pictures of two random dudes that you both think are hot. Then I could pick sides based on whose taste in men resembles my own...

Actually, I adore both of you, but I will only continue to do so... if you get me a t-shirt.

Grand Pooba said...

I liked the first note better. LOL just kidding silly man. You are hilarious and seeing how Tori can't stop giggling when she talks to you I think she will LOVE the note. And the drink. Although I think you should've gone with a stuffed pig, but whatev.

Anonymous said...

here's a comment to boost your numbers!!

Nikki said...

My only question is about the orange juice with the note. I seem to remember a certain girl with big fake boobs that Jake went out with named Harper. She left a some gifts for him with notes and all the girlies called her "psycho"...and yet it is so "cute" when Calvin does it. Which is it? I did throw up a little in my own mouth. Just sayin.

Zabes-Yap said...

I always analyze and think oh no what if they "faked sick". But don't worry everyone has been sick lately.

p.s.

I love the "woest me" cause now your going to get tons of comments cause everyone will feel bad.

Anonymous said...

i like your posts just as much as jake's. the only reason he's getting lots of comments is because everyone wants to give their opinion about the andrea drama in his life right now. he posted her letter, for crying out loud! so don't feel bad. i'm sure just as many people are actually reading your posts.

and i think the card/juice was cute...but don't call her or text her again if she doesn't respond. the ball's in her court now.

Cyd said...

I think the note and tropicana were a great idea. I bet she loved it.

ps. I bet the only reason Jake gets more comments is because his posts are sad and all the girls that read want to comment to make him feel better. You tell happy stories that are just nice to read.

Sierra said...

I love that people are going out of their way to comment and say that the number of comments doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened with the girl from the movie theater?
-Natali

Miss Priss Morgan said...

You totally should have written the "just kidding" message in her card.... That would have been fantastic.

Anonymous said...

I like you better.

(But I do like the combination of you and Jake writing on this blog.)

You chose well, picking the name Calvin (assuming it is fake), and you tell good stories.

Anonymous said...

Marry me Calvin.

Elspeth said...

Umm... like all the rest of these girls I was going to post something about how wonderful you are, but since I think your ego is big enough now, I'm just writing this for pure numbers... good luck!

Anonymous said...

No marry me Calvin! Wish I had a blog so I didn't have to wright this anonymous. I think you would totally dig me. I'm cute and funny, but even more important, you are cute and funny! I'm in LOVE with you! May be spooky but its true :)

Anonymous said...

I like reading Jake's post but prefer yours. Jake is too serious when it comes to dating. I like your approach much better. You crack me up and you seem to have a more light hearted approach to dating and life in general.

Jenna

Andrea said...

VERY clever. :D Love the note and you're sure to score some major points for thoughtfulness.

But don't worry if it doesn't work out with Tori. Looks like you've got a hoard of jealous/willing girls lined up above. Haha.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

No, marry ME, Calvin!! I'm not full of myself.

Autumn said...

Well, I comment normally on every post that gets put on this blog, so don't feel to special. Na. I love reading both your posts. They're both interesting. I don't look at Jake's as being a douche bag, but I don't see you as sugar coating anything. You are both just living. That's what guys do. They break up with girls they know they shouldn't. And they are chicken to ask out the girls they like. Nothing new. I must give you points for the note and juice. That is quite creative, and she will like it. If not, she's a complete loser. :] Girls like to know guys are thinking about them, and personally, I think your roommate that said "you're gay" sounds a complete douche. But hey, he doesn't post, so how would I know right? Don't worry about the number of comments, or the haters. You guys are kicking butt and takin names with this thing, and look at how many followers you have! Keep it up!

Ryan Hadlock said...

I KNOW this is totally not the point to this blog and I apologize in advance, but if Miss Priss Morgan is not on you boys' radar to find and date, I question your dudeness. That is all.

Anonymous said...

I don't want you two to find out that I chose a side, so I will go anonymous.

I am totally Team Calvin!

Shelby Lou said...

ra-ra go calivn! people want to marry you! Maybe you shouldn't wait for that girl in church to scratch your back without asking. You have brides lined up by the numbers and they haven't even seen your face! Oh what faith they have. PS. Tell Jake he is awesome, I feel like he is getting bashed. Poor Jake.

haha "I'm so ugly no one likes me", give me a break. hahaha

Alexandria said...

Dude..you just got like twenty marriage proposals on one post. Even if your comments aren't as high as Jakes that is pretty darn successful.

Oh and I just commented again to boost your numbers! :)

Rachel said...

Not only would I have found the first note funnier, I would have laughed for years if you'd scanned it in with a picture of the orange juice.

Allison said...

She is so going to be in love with you!! I'm really excited for you, and hope that this isn't one of the "once I kiss her I'm not into her" types of things anymore..

Best of Luck!

Mel said...

I think I'm Team Calvin, but you're both adorable so I may have to be Switzerland on this one. I just can't decide!

You're getting close to 100 comments, good luck!

Amy said...

What's with all the marriage proposals? "Marry me, Calvin!" Really? Pshh.

Crazy, flirtacious girlies. hehe.

No...marry ME Calvin. Ha.

Angela said...

Ahaha... the comments are almost as good as the posts around here.

I'm probably more disappointed then you she got sick. I've been waiting all weekend to see how things turned out. I think the drink and note were PERFECT. Definitely not gay.

And so far I'm split even between Team Jake and Team Calvin. :)

Vickie said...

I don't think there is a seance in the changeling. That movie is about an abducted kid. But I do want to know what movie you're really talking about

Calvin said...

There's a seance, alright. The dad drowns the kid in the tub and then during the seance the camera whips around the house kinda like a first person perspective of the dead child. He's moaning "My father! My room!" while the camera is whipping around.

It's definitely The Changeling. It's tattooed on my brain. I'm actually scared just typing in the details.

KatOfDiamonds said...

Here is a female breakdown of your note: (Your welcome) haha

"You canceled cause of the Swine Flu? How cliche. I expect to see a dr.'s note when we finally go on our date."
---He's funny! And he wants to actually go out with me! [Because dude, there is no 'I have to ask her out on a date now'--you just did. Now you have to see if she diggs you enough to set up the deets.]


"Don't worry though. I had a great time at the Haunted House with your friends."
---He is a commit-er.. He isn't going to back out of a promise just because the girl he thinks is cute isn't going. Which is a good character trait.

"I think your short blonde friend likes me... like... more than a friend."
---Um, does he want to make me jealous? He doesn't like me? He went anyways because he knew he'd be going with cheerleaders. So where do I stand? He hasn't even me me... And he said he had a great time with my friends... Maybe he really is just a thoughtful guy and now he is going to date Stacy* crap! That b!tch-I better call her and make something up about him so she won't want him anymore......

*made up name


So anyways, this was written in the perspective of a girl who likes you or wants to meet you due to enough flirting. (ps. This also occurred to me... does your dad have family pics at the office? Cause she'd have seen you already. Just sayin.) And also I know my analysis at the end got quite intense but some girls operate in an "all is fair" style when it comes to the dating war.

I look forward to the next installment.

BTW, I am sorry but I cannot propose marriage to you. To me you are Calvin from the internet. But good luck! May the force be with you!

Calvin said...

Kat: I didn't go to the Haunted House. Sorry if that wasn't clear. It was clear to me and probably to Tori since she most likely talked to her friends and none of them told her I actually went. She got sick on Thursday night/Friday morning before she texted me with details for Saturday night.

So now how does the note break down from a girl's perspective?

Megan said...

I think it's easy for us to think Jakes super serious about dating, and Calvin is light hearted and fun about it, but that's because Jake has been in a serious relationship for this whole blog. Calvin has the luxury of telling us his funny stories because we aren't demanding from him "what's going on with your girl?" all the time.

Personally, I bet their dating style is very similar though. They are best friends. I have a feeling that Jake is a better kisser, and he's more my type because I'm an inch taller then Calvin anyway.

So team Jake for me, but I think we'll find as this blog continues that the two guys are pretty similair in the personality and humor areas.

Calvin said...

Lucky for you, Megan, I wear 3 inch heels.

Anonymous said...

calvin, you are so cool.

Kristin Lee said...

I bet you have fantastic posture.

Calvin said...

They help my calves look more shapely, as well.

Kristin Lee said...

Then I would hope you show off your legs as much as humanly possible.

Lovey said...

Oh don't be so hard on yourself. I only heard of this blog a few hours ago and I already like you better than Jake. Especially after just reading that you wear 3 inch heels. Shoot, I'm a girl and I can't even pull off 3 inch heels. Props.

Anonymous said...

Everyone on Team Jake, notice that Calvin has made 8 comments on this post. Plus those 8 comments resulted in another 14 responses to those comments. You are trying pretty hard Cal... Jake doesn't have to egg on his comments. I get the feeling as soon as he makes his post he just forgets about this blog. That bugs the hell out of you doesn't it? (I left a question mark so you could make another comment)

You're cool, and I know he's your bff and all, but Jake is easily my favorite.

Livvie said...

I also have swine flu (well, I don't know if she ACTUALLY has swine flu, but if you have the flu this season, it's pretty much H1N1), and it sucks- I wish someone would leave me orange juice and a funny note! Definitely the right move on your part.

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I love that Calvin writes comments. I wish Jake would comment directly on what people write. It helps us to know you guys better. Also, as sweet as Jake seems to be, I think that you, Calvin, are much more clever.
The Tropicana Twister and the note are going to score big with Tori. Let's just hope she's cute enough to warrant this kindness! :)

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Mormon Bachelor Pad said...

Holy crap, Shelly. That was extremely awesome, but completely unnecessary. Plus, it was all anonymous so Jake will probably think it was me.

-c

Live From Fleet Street said...

Your note was perfect.
The sarcasm made it not too cheesy, which would have been all too easy to do. It was also funny, even if it was kind of cutesy.
Based on your phone conversations, I'd say she is at least somewhat interested in you and wants to hang out with you before deciding either way. (Being flattered can only take flirting so far)
I still think you should be decisive and ask her out. Girls like that. They do not like having to always make the first move, because even though it's okay sometimes, letting boys fall into the habit of making no effort is a bad bad move.

Ryan Hadlock said...

Shelly - it's "Than" not "Then" :-D

Calvin, breaking the hundred comment barrier has to kind of be hollow for you given all the crap comments, right? Do you really feel good about it? Or do you feel like Michael Strahan when Brett Favre fell down in their game so Strahan could break the single-season sack record a few years ago?

Kinda weak dude. :-D

Katie said...

im not sure if what you really wrote in the card was actually better than what you joked about writing in the card...

Jake said...

Ha ha ha ha! Whats super funny about this post is that I told Calvin I wouldn't be able to read it for a bit and this is how he sticks it to me.

"stare at the ceiling... ...this is not a competition. It's hard, though."

And people say I'm the girl.

Well, I would love to do my part by commenting on your post too buddy.

Jake said...

Comment #2: Everyone should know that I am Team Calvin all the way.

Jake said...

Comment # 3: Calvin knows if homosexuality wasn't forbidden by The Proclamation to the Family (and other canonized scripture) I'd totally go gay for him.

Jake said...

Comment # 4: Sounds like I'd have to arm wrestle a few strangers who want to marry you though.

Jake said...

Comment # 5: Also, I apologize people for not commenting or responding to your comments like Calvin does, this is because I'm not really a computer/internet savvy/chat room guy. The fact that I even write in a blog is a modern miracle.

Jake said...

Comment #6: Besides, my your vs you're and then vs than and their vs there vs they're uses are often incorrect and apparently that's frowned upon in the educated blog universe so I feel pressure to preform and solve that by just not preforming at all... seems like that could be a metaphor for something.

Jake said...

Comment #7: I'm actually looking for a job today, but your second favorite (me) will hopefully be making a new post this afternoon/evening. Lots to tell.

Nate said...

I think Vickie asking about the film was confused. I believe she was thinking of "Changeling" (no "The"). It is a film from last year with Angelina Jolie who filed a missing child report with the LAPD. When her "son" was returned, she found out that it wasn't really her son and she argued with the police about it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824747/synopsis

The other (and the one with the seance) was from 1980 and is a pretty lame horror film if I remember correctly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Changeling_(film)

I was laughing at the seance scene you described, Calvin. Be careful with Tori and her Swine Flu - projectile vomit is pretty disgusting. If you don't believe me, go watch the Exorcist (and then remind yourself why you were called Leaky Lynn)! ;-)

Happy Halloween All!

20 Something said...

Jake Your my new favorite person for the day! Good Luck Looking for a Job, all the Stores are starting to hire next week for Holiday Season, and Jamba Juice is hiring, email me for details . . . Good Luck.

20 Something said...

Wait a Minute I just saw Calvins high heel Comments. . . . . Close Call Here . . . . . .

Anonymous said...

Haha. Jake, after your comments, I kind of like you a little bit more. (But I was always a fan.)

:-)

You two are a great combination. Don't change.

Anonymous said...

Team Calvin? Team Jake? What is this, the new "Mormon Twilight"? Yikes. I would have gone with the 'throw up in the mouth' note.. just sayin'.

lifechick said...

I don't think I'm team anybody. I probably do enjoy Calvin's posts more. Calvin doesn't seem to chase drama, and his posts are fun to read.

Plus, I have to admit it, the whole letter thing gave me an Ick factor about Jake's posts that I didn't have before. It made me feel like, he will do absolutely anything for attention. I can relate to wanting attention, but getting addicted to it is sad.

It feels like that may have happened here. I still hope the best for Jake, and that he can get his life where he wants it. And I'm loving Calvin's adventures in dating - at least, in creatively approaching girls, even if he hasn't quite gotten to the date yet.

So, I think I'll just say, I'm Team MBP!

Kaylen said...

Calvin-- you commented on my blog and i don't get it.. what do you mean "speaking of embracing"?? ha ha I'm confused.

Blazzer said...

My favorite thing about this blog is watching the two guys change roles. More specifically watching how we the audience get sucked into it without knowing.

In the beginning, Calvin was a jerk, he was saying mean things about girls, making out with randoms, and he got a lot of crap for it. Jake was nervously getting to know Andrea and doing sweet and silly things to get her attention and people loved him.

Now it's flipped. We have Jake seeing no end of criticism for his break up, and being told he's too dramatic and not as funny. While Calvin's last 5 posts are him, nervously meeting girls and lightheartedly flirting, and we all love him for it!

Obviously Jake's posts have drama, he was in a serious relationship that ended. Calvin has just joked about whatever since his break up with Mindy in early July.

Mark my words the way we feel about these two guys will flip flop again. They are best friends and they are great story tellers. Not only in each post and their individual experiences, but in their overall presentation of the concept, "Mind of the young Mormon male." I think there will probably never be a time when we will dislike both of them. Very clever. Nay, Brilliant.

Sad that I, a 32 year old married bloke with 3 kids is so taken and living vicariously through these youngs. Sad on the surface, but ultimately fulfilling. Good on you lads.

Some others can't see it, but this is all going according to plan isn't it?

Put me on team MBP!

-Blazzer

Anonymous said...

Blazzer,

I am right there with ya! I'm a 35-year-old mom of 4 and find myself hopelessly addicted to this blog! Amazing how these guys write, isn't it AND it takes ya back to the days of drama!

Love it!

amy j. said...

Dude, don't listen to what people say. Comments do matter. You brought on the competition so now you need to WIN! & I'm team Lance. Shiny shirts make me go wild.

Bethany said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog twice now!! I feel so special! haha Hope your comment battle with jake is going great...I just contributed another comment for you Calvin! haha

lilnelablack said...

I've been reading this blog for awhile. This is my first time commenting and I have chosen to give it to you instead of Jake. Even though I like you both : )

The letter you left Tori is awesome. If I had gotten a letter like that I would have text/called asap, and I'm sure she will too...
Can't wait to hear what she thought of it.

Jen said...

Okay guys, I'm a married mom of two, and you've got me hooked! I've read everything you've written, and a lot of comments. And I've got to say, it is so great to see two guys being so honest! And entertaining!

I respect you both for your honesty and hope lots of single girls out there are reading! Because girls, this is what boys are like - whether you want to believe it or not!

Plus, I think my husband would get along with you guys, too! Sometimes I feel like I'm reading his old journal (nonexistent, of course, since he's a guy...)

Julie said...

Calvin,
Please...in the name of ALL that is holy, track down Jake, sit him in front of his computer and make him post. It is getting late on the east coast and inquiring minds want to know the outcome of the "Andrea Letter".

Thank you and Amen!

Angela said...

Ummmm I thought there was supposed to be a post by now????!!!!!

anna said...

jake's life is just more interesting...now. BUT there's hope for you! i mean, the tropicana twister? that is really gay. do more of that cheesy crap and i'm sure you'll get more attention.

kelleidoscope said...

Gosh.. I usually don't comment because I'm a braindead sort of person (and very blonde) so words don't come so easy to me. But I think i commented on Jakes last one? And.. I wanted to make things even.

Because you know.. I'm nice.

The Blog Stalkers said...

Question...How do you get so many followers in such a short amount of time?! We don't understand!!!

Jade said...

Calvin,your awesome! Tori is such a lucky girl!

P.S. Tell us already what the new developments are!

TechieGirl said...

Ok, so I just found this blog and I have to say that you guys are amazing! And from what I've read, Calvin, you're a pretty interesting fellow yourself so don't worry too much about "competing" with Jake.

Anyhow, I really respect you guys for telling it like it is and not being the normal to good to be true mormon boys on this blog and reminding us all that we're human beings with opinions and feelings. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Jake is a douche.

I think I like you more.

Nicole said...

jake - we want to marry
calvin - we want to make out horizontally with all night long

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