Last night I was Uptown at a painting studio with Jenna. Before us was a picture of Venice that we were both trying to copy. This painting involved a little more drawing than painting for my taste.
I dipped my paint brush in yellow and twisted as I pulled it out to coat the bristles evenly.
"You remember when Harvey called us asexual a couple of weeks ago?" she asked, unprovoked.
"Mmm hmm." Damn that little arched window on the Venice building.
"Well, I wanted to say that I'm not asexual. She doesn't bring any guys around for us to look at!"
"I didn't think I should say that at the time."
"You should have!" I encouraged. "Harvey would have liked that."
"I would date, but I just don't think about it because I don't have the time. I don't even know where I could fit it in," she continued.
"Yeah, you are the busiest person I know." I moved on from the window and began working on the water. "We do need another guy in our group though."
"Why is that?"
I placed my brush down and faced her. "The numbers are uneven. We have you, me, Katie and Harvey," I counted on one hand for the girls. "And Harvey's husband, Swayze and Governemnt Mule," I counted on the other. "We need another guy."
We went back to our paintings.
"There are guys at my work, but they don't go out or do anything," she remarked.
Harvey, the de facto leader of our group, apparently lit a fire underneath Jenna by calling her asexual. All of a sudden, I'm a whole lot more excited by Fall. Fall always seems like a new beginning to me. Maybe its because that's when each new school year started, so Fall was always a time to buy new shoes and reinvent yourself into whomever you want to be.
Fall also seems to be the time people start getting together. Spring is for breakups, Summer is for flings, and Fall and Winter are for dating. Jenna and Mel are on eHarmony with me, so I feel like I have fellow teammates taking the field with me, because Fall is also for college football.