I SAW YOU

October 23, 2023
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Hot Male Ginger

To the ginger who I briefly locked eyes with at the photo booth at Tavern on 1st Street: I think I drunkenly called you cute but I had to re-emphasize my affection in this post. Hopefully, fate allows us to meet again … at the same photo booth? 

 

Surfer Boy of My Dreams

Tall and blond. Long shaggy hair. The best physique I’ve seen in a long time. I was napping on Jax Beach that day and was awakened by the bright sun and there you were standing in its glow. I gasped a bit because you were truly something out of my dreams. The perfect surfer boy.

 

Will You Do My Finances?

To the “finance bro” catching a quick bite at James Weldon Johnson Park: not only did your perfectly tucked shirt catch my eye but, your beautiful smile gave me butterflies – or maybe I was hungry – that’s beside the point. I hope the next time I see you, I’m confident enough to approach you but, don’t smile because I will scurry away. 

 

Tall. Brunette. Necklace. Babe

They were wearing all black and had a necklace on. We were both at one night stand taco and I was wearing white vans, shorts, and a hoodie.

 

Mysterious Man Behind the Sunglasses

At Gate A6 in the Jacksonville airport, I spotted an attractive face hidden behind thick black shades. Who wears sunglasses inside an airport? His white t-shirt, light blue jeans, and white shoes pulled off the perfect relaxed-but-put-together vibe for this stranger. I, the dirty blonde with green eyes in green pants and a white sweatshirt, looked and smiled at you and was returned with a head nod.

 

Question: Can we meet up on purpose?

A couple weeks ago, I was at Dos Gatos standing at the bar waiting for my check. It was trivia night, and I overheard you answering every single question. When I turned around and saw you, I was immediately smitten. We chatted for a second, but I had to leave. If I have to go to trivia every week until I run into you again, Ron/Rob/whatever-your-name-is in the blue baseball cap, I will. Now what’s YOUR answer.

 

TP hoarder at Roosevelt Publix

You: teal Jags shirt, black workout shorts, bald, about 6 feet tall, carrying the biggest pack of toilet paper I’ve ever seen outside of a Costco. Me: short brunette with ponytail wearing a blue Braves shirt who made some lame joke about the TP shortage being over, and you actually laughed. Now what happens?

 

Circle K Love Story

We’ve seen each other before. You: tall, dark and handsome. Me: Green eyes, brown hair and busty. You seem to frequent the Circle K on A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach as we have crossed paths three times now. I sat patiently in my red tank top by gas pump #4 hoping you would catch my drift and walk over last Tuesday morning. Don’t let this be our last interaction. 

 

101 Dalmatians

Do you believe in love at first sight? Our dogs seem to think so. We locked eyes at Brew Hound Dog Park last Saturday as you and I were the only two with Dalmations. Our dogs seemed to hit it off, so why not us too? You know where to find me. 

 

Hotty with a body 

You: Tall, medium-length brown wavy hair with legs full of tattoos. Me: green eyes, long brown hair with a full sleeve. You helped me place weights on the squat machine last Thursday night. When I stumbled over my words, you gave me a sheepish smile and I fell in love (too soon?) I need a gym partner just as much as I need a life partner. Please tell me you’re single.

 

 Toasted, tender, multigrain

I saw you there, waiting patiently at the Publix Deli in Riverside. It was warm outside, but you were hotter. Toasted out the oven actually. You, dressed in lettuce, tomato, mustard, onion and a multigrain loaf like an armor against the world. You were chicken tenders and Gruyère. I was smitten, hungry eyes. Don’t let this be a missed connection.

 

Crown Point Loop

9/12, 8pm. Brunette, white tank, burgundy spandex, with family. You opened the door for me. Exchanged glances several times. You took my breath away. Hard to speak to you in that moment but would love another chance.

 

Hurricanes 210

You were out for the town, I was casual. 5’6’ brown hair/green eyes, long legs. I was grabbing a drink with my mom and you knew my mom.  She had a glass of 5 too much and decided she was going to find me my match….it wasn’t you but I secretly knew it was! We talked in the parking lot, had a kiss that forever changed my life….and yours too. 2 years later and “you’re gonna marry me” let’s do it!

Love found at the gym

L.A. Fitness

When I first laid eyes on you at the gym I was completely in shock by you. You were a beautiful, 5’1”, brown hair girl, with glasses & I was just a casual skinny guy. When I asked for your number that day became one of the best days of my life so far. You were a symphony of beauty and grace & a muse that lights up my every space.

 

Silver Ford Explorer guy

Main and Adams, Downtown

I was embarrassed I overshot the line at the crosswalk, so I apologized as you were crossing.  You said something cute to me, but the noise was too loud, and I couldn’t hear.  I thanked you for your forgiveness, and the way you turned your head to look back to me and smile as you exited the crosswalk…it’s going to haunt me!  I would like to offer you lunch for a more sincere (and fun) apology. Why didn’t I take a right on Adams?!

 

Rhett the Cashier from Publix

Publix off Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic Beach

Your name is Rhett, and you worked as the cashier at Publix off Atlantic in AB. We chatted a bit about your name and the character from “Gone with the Wind.” You said the book was better than the movie, and encouraged me to read it. I was duly impressed you had 1) seen the movie 2) read the book!! Love a literary man. And it doesn’t hurt when he’s also tall, dark, and handsome. It’s safe to say you’re the most memorable cashier I’ve ever had. I wanted to give you my number but the next time I came back to Publix you’d quit. One lady said you went on to flight school…?  Or maybe it was JU… I couldn’t get a clear answer on where you’d gone. In any case, Rhett, I’d very much like to talk to you again.

 

Can we kick it?

T-Dubs

You: discerning rock ‘n’ roll pilgrim, know your way around denim, effortless. 

Us: MercyMercy, Oct 28th, 8PM, TDubs, Atlantic Beach. With Kreepy Tikis and Halfway Hounds. Let’s RnR cosplay before we go back to our jobs!

 

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