Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekend 1

This past weekend gave CitiBoi the opportunity to go out on a social level with one of the lovely ladies in our secret competition for his heart. Having been friends with BrokenBetty for quite some time now, CitiBoi went out with a group of friends, including her, on Friday night.
While it was definitely in a social, rather than romantic context, the evening was uber-fun, and ended up with CitiBoi getting home well into Saturday morning, after the bar closing forced their retreat. And while it was within a social context, CitiBoi came out with a slight feeling of hopefulness for a future alteration in the nature of their relationship, as well as the knowledge that a night of awesome always beats an evening of tedium.
CitiBoi maintains that nothing of any real interrest actually transpired, since a previous memorandum still hangs over his head regarding BrokenBetty, he did gain additional insights into the workings of her mind which lead him to the conclusion that she is still the first place first prize in his eyes. Bad luck for the other girls it would seem. Also, after reading his mail, I had to send a reply as we need a little more detail and more eventful evenings if this project is going to go anywhere.
Specifically on the topic of BrokenBetty, CitiBoi is wary of revealing too much detail in the blogs, as the current nature of their relationship would not preclude her reading the blog, and might just end up causing a game-over situation. But stay posted. We will find a way.

The List 0.9a

It was brought to CitiBoi's attention last night that he should publish a list of what exactly it is that he is looking for in a lady. Thanks Mo Do. So here follows a reasonably comprehensive list of requirements against which each lady will be tested:

1.Attractiveness, yes, no dogs, sounds selfish but really isn't. The fact of the matter is that we aren't looking for swedish swimwear models here, but also, CitiBoi doesn't want to spend time with someone who isn't at least nice to look at.
2.Intelligence, CitiBoi wants someone who is capable of holding her own in a conversation, able to call him on the crap he sometimes pulls and at least have some form of education.
3.Intellectualism, not the same as intelligence, CitiBoi's ideal mate should also be interrested in the world around her and how it works to at least a novice agree. Not just be a sheep who follows the flock but someone who is capable of forming an independent though every once in awhile.
4.Own Car, and no, this is not elitist, CitiBoi is tired of having to drive all over town after girlfriends, he needs one who is occasionally able to spend time with him at his awesome bachelor pad without having to collect and return.
5.CanHasJob, because otherwise, where would the relationship ultimately be heading? There needs to be at least some form of career in place.
6.Sense of Humor, while most people think that they have a sense of humor, and most chicks seem to think themselves hip with the latest crazes, CitiBoi has a very well developed sense of humor which is hard for some to get. Think highly intelligent yet quite blatantly cruel. If you digg Cyanide and Happiness, CTRL+ALT+DEL, The Oatmeal and Hipster Hitler then you might just be getting it. For extra credit, an enjoyment of the fine art that is White Ninja will count in her favor. The most important, however, is xkcd:, if you don't get it, you won't get CitiBoi

Now I have to decode CitiBoi's email and try and write a report of the time he spent around BrokenBetty during the course of the past weekend. Have a good one.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Introducing Project CitiBoi

Well, after an interesting conversation with a close friend, we have decided to attempt an experiment in social media marketing. A fresh take on a fairly new concept and a reasonably fun way to make a complex decision.
I present to you, Project: CitiBoi. This project will take quite awhile to complete, and some of the contenders won't theoretically know that they are involved for the most part. But in it's essence, here comes a very fun game to play, and you can all take part in it.
I was talking with CitiBoi and we were discussing a very complex issue related to dating. What we both found was that we tend to get into relationships in very similar ways. Essentially, we are enjoying the single life and our awesome bachelorhood, until we find ourselves regularly spending time with three or four specific women, non-exclusively. It is at this point, normally, when we end up dating one of these ladies, and then essentially lose contact with the other ones. Now, the problem is, that we generally find that the ones we "chose", through subconscious decision making and pheromone compatibility, tend to be the wrong ones, as we are both still single after having gone through this scenario several times in our lives. And we figured that there has to be some mechanism for getting group participation on our decision making process and thereby allow for communal wisdom to help us in deciding which of the eligible ladies we should end up with. And this is how the idea came into being. CitiBoi (who will remain anonymous throughout the duration of this experiment/reality show/marketing drive), will continue to spend time with the various females in his dating pool, and might add or remove specific candidates throughout the duration of the project as circumstances change. All the while documenting the progress and experience and allowing your comments to assist him in making his final decision if and when the time comes. While some might see this as perverse, shallow and/or degrading, that is not the spirit in which it is intended. It is merely a publicized account of how romantic relationships seem to form in our lives with the addition of public opinion counting slightly more than in normal cases. It is about having fun, learning about ourselves and giving you, the viewer/participant an entertaining way in which to monitor the developements.
None of the female contenders aware of the events per se. Each only aware that they are involved in CitiBoi's life.
Let me make this clear, CitiBoi will not reveal either his or any of the contenders' true identity at any stage during the experiment, and in no way insinuates that he will do so at the conclusion. Further that, there are some ground rules. I myself am not privy to the ladies' true identities, asCitiBoi seems to believe that I am both incapable of keeping a secret and also unable to resist complicating the experiment by nefarious means (He seems to think that I might make the moves on them myself, though he also maintains that I do not know any of the ladies.) None of the girls are at any stage informed of their participation of the experiment. Also, CitiBoi will not lie to any of the girls in order to make them believe that they are in an exclusive relationship whatsoever. At the end of this experiment, CitiBoi walks off into the sunset with the best possible mate, voted for by you, the viewer/participant.
CitiBoi will also not be using his own blog, but rather will have access to mine under my personal supervision. He will in no way market the experiment, as this might reveal his true identity.
Now, let the games begin. I introduce to you the first four contenders:
1.)HottieMcLonglegs
She is a very attractive, yet slightly tall young professional who CitiBoi met through work. What attracts CitiBoi to her is her depth of character and the interesting and intelligent way in which she views the world. While she has a dark streak, she is, overall, quite a fluffy kind of person, and has managed to make CitiBoi smile on those dark sad days that we all have sometimes.
2.)Nerdgirl
Don't let the nickname fool you, Nerdgirl is a very intelligent girl, who also happens to be very attractive and fun to hang out with. CitiBoi met her earlier this year and has been on a date with her. He believes that there could be something there and that it's her intellect and need to learn that most attracts him to her.
3.)BlondCarrie
Now this girl is a fun loving and always optimistic lady who CitiBoi met quite a few years ago. She is well spoken and while not an intellectual, does manage to make some good points and have original thoughts that interrest CitiBoi. She is the only one of the contenders who actually lives in the same city as CitiBoi and despite the fact that this sounds like the most likely winner, CitiBoimost likely has the least chance with this particular lady.
4.)BrokenBetty
Now CitiBoi has known BrokenBetty the longest of all the contenders, and despite his having tried to win her over before unsuccessfully, firmly believes that there is a fighting chance that he may win her heart this time around. And since it makes for good reading, I figured that it might be fun to include her, who knows, maybe some advice from the public might just put him on the right path here.

So, that concludes the introductions. Now, please share this concept with everyone that you know, let's get some public participation going.


Project CitiBoi - The Idea

Well, after an interesting conversation with a close friend, we have decided to attempt an experiment in social media marketing. A fresh take on a fairly new concept and a reasonably fun way to make a complex decision.
I present to you, Project: CitiBoi. This project will take quite awhile to complete, and some of the contenders won't theoretically know that they are involved for the most part. But in it's essence, here comes a very fun game to play, and you can all take part in it.
I was talking with CitiBoi and we were discussing a very complex issue related to dating. What we both found was that we tend to get into relationships in very similar ways. Essentially, we are enjoying the single life and our awesome bachelorhood, until we find ourselves regularly spending time with three or four specific women, non-exclusively. It is at this point, normally, when we end up dating one of these ladies, and then essentially lose contact with the other ones. Now, the problem is, that we generally find that the ones we "chose", through subconscious decision making and pheromone compatibility, tend to be the wrong ones, as we are both still single after having gone through this scenario several times in our lives. And we figured that there has to be some mechanism for getting group participation on our decision making process and thereby allow for communal wisdom to help us in deciding which of the eligible ladies we should end up with. And this is how the idea came into being. CitiBoi (who will remain anonymous throughout the duration of this experiment/reality show/marketing drive), will continue to spend time with the various females in his dating pool, and might add or remove specific candidates throughout the duration of the project as circumstances change. All the while documenting the progress and experience and allowing your comments to assist him in making his final decision if and when the time comes. While some might see this as perverse, shallow and/or degrading, that is not the spirit in which it is intended. It is merely a publicized account of how romantic relationships seem to form in our lives with the addition of public opinion counting slightly more than in normal cases. It is about having fun, learning about ourselves and giving you, the viewer/participant an entertaining way in which to monitor the developements.
None of the female contenders aware of the events per se. Each only aware that they are involved in CitiBoi's life.
Let me make this clear, CitiBoi will not reveal either his or any of the contenders' true identity at any stage during the experiment, and in no way insinuates that he will do so at the conclusion. Further that, there are some ground rules. I myself am not privy to the ladies' true identities, as CitiBoi seems to believe that I am both incapable of keeping a secret and also unable to resist complicating the experiment by nefarious means (He seems to think that I might make the moves on them myself, though he also maintains that I do not know any of the ladies.) None of the girls are at any stage informed of their participation of the experiment. Also, CitiBoi will not lie to any of the girls in order to make them believe that they are in an exclusive relationship whatsoever. At the end of this experiment, CitiBoi walks off into the sunset with the best possible mate, voted for by you, the viewer/participant.
CitiBoi will also not be using his own blog, but rather will have access to mine under my personal supervision. He will in no way market the experiment, as this might reveal his true identity.
Now, let the games begin. I introduce to you the first four contenders:
1.)HottieMcLonglegs
She is a very attractive, yet slightly tall young professional who CitiBoi met through work. What attracts CitiBoi to her is her depth of character and the interesting and intelligent way in which she views the world. While she has a dark streak, she is, overall, quite a fluffy kind of person, and has managed to make CitiBoi smile on those dark sad days that we all have sometimes.
2.)Nerdgirl
Don't let the nickname fool you, Nerdgirl is a very intelligent girl, who also happens to be very attractive and fun to hang out with. CitiBoi met her earlier this year and has been on a date with her. He believes that there could be something there and that it's her intellect and need to learn that most attracts him to her.
3.)BlondCarrie
Now this girl is a fun loving and always optimistic lady who CitiBoi met quite a few years ago. She is well spoken and while not an intellectual, does manage to make some good points and have original thoughts that interrest CitiBoi. She is the only one of the contenders who actually lives in the same city as CitiBoi and despite the fact that this sounds like the most likely winner, CitiBoi most likely has the least chance with this particular lady.
4.)BrokenBetty
Now CitiBoi has known BrokenBetty the longest of all the contenders, and despite his having tried to win her over before unsuccessfully, firmly believes that there is a fighting chance that he may win her heart this time around. And since it makes for good reading, I figured that it might be fun to include her, who knows, maybe some advice from the public might just put him on the right path here.

So, that concludes the introductions. Now, please share this concept with everyone that you know, let's get some public participation going.

Just added CitiBoi blog, it's: http://projectcitiboi.blogspot.com/
Will add Twitter and FB soon.

And on a lighter note...

Ah, back to the office for some well deserved rest, that's me. So, for those who aren't aware, life took an interesting turn towards chaotic recently, when we kicked off the recently departed weekend by hosting a small LAN at the office, attended by a few friends. Turns out it was quite a fun way to spend a few hours while the womenfolk went to go and ogle Daughtry at the conveniently located down the street Northgate dome.
Little did I know that this was to be the extent of relaxational vibes to be sent my way for a few days.
Turns out, my baby brother, who also went to go see Daughtry on the past Friday evening, managed somehow to get himself infected with Ensephilitis on the eve of my mother's business trip to Switzerland. The result; chaos. To top this off, longtime best friend and confidant, Linkie, managed to put off her moving into a new place until the last minute (no surprise there), necessitating an emergency intervention on my part in order to facilitate said move using my mad car owning skills and answering to my built-in damsel in distress radar.
Now, since things have finally calmed down, I realized that I have not had much sleep in the preceeding five days, almost causing me to oversleep today, and be late for work... Lame... But not the point.
The point is, that in between all the crazy, I somehow managed to miss the biggest news of the week, and no, not that NASA might actually just be launching the Discovery Shuttle mission tomorrow night after all, but rather that our favorite young politico, JUJU, managed to make himself look even stooopider than ever before. It would appear that the young man has somehow decided that he is going to go up against the global super power what are Twitter, and manage to "close them down"... Bwahahaha!!! Now, what made this truly awesome, was the calls from other Twitter users, who came up with the idea of "Today is Create a fake Juju account day", and the results were hilarious. The question here, however, is this. Why did I miss it? So much fun could have been had, but, alas, none for me :(
Anyway, just thought I'd commit this thought to the great internet memory machine, lest it becomes a forgotten part of our awesome political history...
Good times yo....