The Scintilla Project Day Ten — Young Casey Casano-no

The Scintilla Project

1. Sometimes we wish we could hit the rewind button. Talk about an experience that you would do over if you could.

2. Write about spending time with a baby or child under the age of two. The challenge: if you’re a parent, do not talk about your own child.

— The Scintilla Project’s Day 10 prompts

I did not handle things well with girls at all when I was young. I always kept insanely busy and sucked at letting anyone in, so relationships were kept pretty low-tier on my list of priorities. It all ended well after those years of screw-ups, but if I could have do-overs, I’d:

  • not have ditched that girl on her prom just because I’d broken the garage door and was broke; I’d have found a way to make it work;
  • have asked that girl out; especially after later discovering she would’ve said yes;
  • kissed that girl when the perfect opportunity arose, but I chose logic over feelings;
  • have kept talking to that girl despite my friends thinking she was weird; and
  • taken more chances with the girls who made it obvious that they were interested.

Subtlety is key. Casey Palmer with a Dating for Dummies toolkit.

There were also idiotic things I did in the name of trying to get with a girl, like:

  • the time I went to a party at university with no way home thinking I’d hook up, but the only thing I got hooked up with was an $80 cab ride home;
  • the time I got involved in an online relationship with a cocaine addict who lived in California;
  • the time I got involved in another online relationship with someone who was actually my then-buddies having some very elaborate (and extremely creepy) fun with me; or
  • the mix CDs I’d spent my time making for girls… to give to other guys.

Get your game on!

You live and you learn. We all make idiotic mistakes — but it’s all part of growing. I wouldn’t be who I am today without having been burned so many times, but even if I could change it, I’m happy enough with who I am today that being anyone else simply isn’t an option.

–case p.

The 2K11 24/7 CCXX: Oopsie.

Previously, when I’d made the mistake of injuring my finger, I did a series of voice posts on mistakes I’d made. But what about making mistakes in a more general sense?

Sometimes you’ll forget that one thing. You know — you forget the thing that may seem inconsequential, but may have bigger impacts than you expected?

Examples:

  • that thing your significant other asked to you do before going to bed;

or how about something that’s at least a little more common in MY life:

  • that thing your significant other has IMPLORED you NOT to do for the bajillionth time?

Yeah… I’m usually the light guy. Or the forgetting to make the bed guy. It’s never intentional — the mind simply gets beleaguered with all the thoughts it dares to think.

Guess what, though — we all make mistakes.