Saturday, July 22, 2017

It is the Dating Game

We last left off with Giordana (aka Gio) hosting the Dating Game to help one of our newest bachelors, Blaze Far, find a suitable love interest.  He's very fortunate to be able to do this.  Most of the men here don't have this opportunity.  But Miss Slay demanded suggested it and, well you've seen her in action.  She's quite bossy, so she's getting what she wanted.  Even though she dipped out on us all to go look at and flirt with men.  SMH!

Gio is about to ask the first question and get responses from the ladies, so let's see how this goes down.  Shall we?

Gio:  The first question is: Why are you interested in Blaze as a potential love interest?  We'll start with Song and each time I ask a new question, the lady to the prior lady's left will be the first to answer. Your left, not mine.  So, Song, what is your response. 
Blaze:  That certainly seems like a fair way to go through this.
Gio:  Yes it is. I'm glad you like it.   Now, let's see what Song has to say, please.  Song?

Song:  Well, I think he's very handsome.  But that's not my main reason.  I read his profile, which says he has a very calming demeanor and is very considerate.  I like that.  I would like to have a man in my life just like him.
Gio:  Very nice.  Now Falon.  Same question for you.  Why are you interested in Blaze as a potential love interest?

Falon:  I'm a good looking young lady who deserves a good looking man on my arm.  I think we'd have fun together and be a great couple.  He'd be very happy with me.
Gio:  Okay.  Thank you, Falon.  Seiko, how would you like to respond?

Seiko:  I would like to be with someone who I can relate to and who can relate to me.  Yes, Blaze is handsome, but that fades.  I am hoping for a connection that is deeper than that.  One that I think can be there for us if we give each other a chance to be ourselves, while understanding and supporting each other.  I'd like to find out if he is that person.
Gio:  Nice response.  Andressa, why are you interested in Blaze?

Andressa:  I...I think he's a nice boy.  I think.  I, uh, yes.  He's nice.
Gio (confused about Andressa's hesitation and short answer):  Okay.  Well, he certainly is

 Gio:  Blaze would like to be married with children one day.  So, what are your thoughts on being married and having children?  Feel free to expand on your answer, if you must.  Thank you.  We will start with Falon.

Falon:  Oh, my.  Married with children.  That certainly sounds so exciting.  But I do think we should really know each other first and discuss that personally.  This is so public. What two people decide to do with their lives if very personal.  Maybe we could spend some time talking after the show and really has things out.
Gio:  Yes, that could be a possibility, for the person who Blaze chooses.  But at this time, that is not part of this game.  So, next is Seiko.

Seiko:  Yes, I would like to have children one day, as well as having a husband.  Well, the husband first.  Honestly, I hope that's not too soon.  I am still young and I have a budding modeling career ahead of me I wish to pursue.  But I think there can be a right time for all three.
Gio:  Me too.  Andressa, what are your thoughts on being married with children?

Andressa:  Yes, I would like that.

Gio waits for a few seconds to see if Andressa, plans to add more.  She smiles at her and Andressa just smiles back, with no additional response.

Gio:  Okay.  So, Song, what are your thoughts on marriage and children?

Song:  I love my sisters very much.  So I would like several children so they can grow up and be close like us.  I miss my father so dearly and I treasure how I saw him treat both of my mothers.  So marriage is something I look forward to also.
Gio:  I love that sentiment.

Gio:  I think we are running out of time, so I will ask one last question.  If Blaze does not choose you, what will you do from here?  Let's start with Seiko.

Seiko:  I will continue my career and when the time is right, I will meet and be with a man who will be right for me.  I cannot force anything to happen, so I do what can do and make decisions accordingly.
Gio:  Well, alright!  Andressa, what will you do from here is Blaze does not select you?

Andressa:  I will go back to be with my aunt and uncles and visit with my family.
Gio:  Andressa, Honey.  Do you really want to date Blaze?  It seems like you're reluctantly here.
Andressa (hesitating):  Yes.  My aunt says I am to come here and I come here.  I do not know this man.  I do not think we are to be together.
Gio:  I'm so sorry, but I know your aunt and I get it.  At least that's settled.  Thank you so much for being honest.
Blaze: Yes, thank you.

Gio:  So, Song, what will you do?
Song:  I will not be happy, but what can I do. Just go on with my life, right?  Eventually someone will come along.
Gio:  That is so true.  And our final answer for the evening is from Falon.  Falon, what will you do?

Falon:  I will look up his super fine big brother and see what's up with him.  I still have another chance to Mrs. Far.  It's called a back up plan. 
Gio:  Mmmm... Interesting.  Thank you.

Blaze:  My brother?
Gio:  She's being honestThe comment was a little inconsiderate, but she is being honest.  Plus, you've just met these ladies.  It's not like she'll be your ex-girlfriend.
Blaze:  Yes, I see.  You're right.
Gio:  We're wrapping this up.

Gio:  Ladies we appreciate your honesty and taking the time to be in the spotlight like this to answer these questions.  I know this was quick, but this was just a quick way to help Blaze narrow down and decide who he would like to consider dating.  We are not guaranteeing an immediate date or relationship.  But all of your responses will be considered and we'll get back to you all.
Blaze:  Thank you for coming.  You are all so beautiful.  It will be a hard decision to make.
Gio:  Honestly, we're reduced back to three ladies because it is clear Andressa was forced to come here.  But we do appreciate your coming and having the chance to meet you.

Gio:  We are going to review the responses from each lady, have a discussion and come up with the right match for Blaze.  We'll let you know as soon as possible who has been selected.  Thank you so much for joining us for our version of The Dating Game!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Dating Game?

When Blaze arrived, Miss Slay wanted to help him find a lady.  So finally, after advertising and marketing the change to speed date and meet Blaze, several applications were submitted and reviewed by the ladies.  Some of the 'background' ladies without the ability to move, were quickly ruled out.  Blaze is a good looking guy and, let's just say, even as humble as he is, he's not a saint.  He'd like a woman who can move (like dancing - what were you thinking I meant?)

It wasn't easy, but we narrowed down to three possibilities.  I was going to let Miss Slay handle this on her own, but I'm curious about how it's going to turn out.  Aren't you?  Care to join me as I check in on the speed dating?  Let's see how it's going, shall we.

Me: Hi, Blaze.  Hi, Gio.  What are you doing here?  Where's Miss Slay?  Isn't she supposed to be here?
Blaze:  Hi. 
Gio:  Hey.  Well, yes, you are correct.  She should have been here, but she decided to take a vacation.  Something about a beach and hunks with their chests out or something.
Me:  Really?
Gio:  Unfortunately, yes.

Me:  So how did you get elected to take her place?
Gio:  Interesting story.  She decided that since I was able to cross over from Display to Play and I have hosted showing the new Re-ment, I not only am privileged, but I should do well as a host to, get this, the Dating Game.
Me:  The Dating Game?  What happened to speed dating?
Gio:  I don't make these things up.  Besides, you know I know how to deal with, shall we say, individuals who need attention.  I figured there was no use fighting the idea.  Plus it should be fun.
Me:  One can only hope.  So who do we have?

Gio: First, we have a Fan Favorite who is experienced with hosting as well, the lovely Song Li.

Song:  Hi!
Gio:  Next we have fairly new and so cute, Falon Atwater.

Falon:  Hello!
Gio:  Third, we have the beautiful model, Seiko Watanabe. 

Seiko:  Kon'nichiwa

Gio:  And last, but not least...
Me: Wait, what you do mean last?  There were there final ladies identified, right?
Gio:  Yes, but then Tandra rushed in with an application and another young lady.
Me:  But she missed the deadline.  Wait, I wouldn't think either of her daughters is interested.
Gio:  They're not.  Her niece arrived recently and she didn't want her to miss the chance.  I couldn't say no.
Me:  I thought you knew how to handle people.
Gio: I do.  But have you met, Tandra.  She's that one person you, you know, the match everyone tells you you'll meet one day.  The one over whom your Jedi mind tricks won't work.  Well, that's Tandra for me.
Me:  Got it.  Well, let's meet her.
Gio:  This is Andressa, the lovely young lady straight from Brazil. 

Andressa: Ola!

Blaze:  You are all so beautiful.  It's such a pleasure to meet you all.  I am so sorry I can only pick one.  Not that I want more than one, but I just will feel so bad letting the others down.  I hope you don't take it personally.

The ladies start laughing. 

Gio:  It's okay Blaze.  They understand and I'm sure there are several other gentlemen who would be interested in any of these ladies.

Bo:  I know I would be.  Hello, Ladies.  I'm Bo.  Blaze's big brother.  It's a pleasure to see you all here and open to dating him.
Gio:  Nice of you to stop by, Bo.
Blaze:  Hi, Big Brother.  Thanks for supporting me.

Andressa:  Ola.
Seiko:  Hi, It's nice to meet you.
Falon:  Hi and welcome.
Song:  Hello. 

Song:  Please let him be the consolation prize.
Falon: Right?  Good looks run in that family for sure.  Do you think he'll stay?  Blaze is cute, but I need a back up plan.  The males are limited around here.
Song: Right?  I've been taking my time hoping new males will arrive faster than these females with whom we need to compete, but I'm sure the 'Power That Is' is working on getting more males. It's just that these good looking guys are hard to come by. 
Falon: You know that's just how it is.  Females always outnumber the males.

Gio:  Bo, are you staying?
Bo:  No, Sweetheart.  But I did just want to drop by.  I trust my brother is in lovely hands.
Blaze: I wish you could stay.

Bo:  The ball is in your court, Bro.  Don't rush it.  If none of these work out, please forgive me, ladies, but there are lots more residents here.  All just as beautiful. 
Blaze (blushing):  Thank you.  I'll be home right after.
Bo:  No rush. You may want to spend some time with the chosen one.  I'll see you later. Enjoy yourselves, Ladies.  Goodbye.
Gio:  Ladies, it was nice of Bo to stop by.  We will get started shortly.

Bo leaves just as quickly as he appeared. 

Gio:  So ladies, instead of those three by five cards, which I think were actually 8 by something cards, they were so huge, I will use this lively Ipad to ask questions.  Please be honest.  Yes, you want to make a good impression, but most of all, we must make a good match.  Yes, it's the Dating Game, but this is not a game, it's about finding the best match for you both.  You deserve what you deserve and you shouldn't lose sight of that just to 'win.'  Agreed?

All the ladies agree.

Gio:  Great, now let's get started with the first question...

It looks like Blaze will have some options.  But you'll have to tune back in to see how the 'Dating Game' goes. 

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Uh Oh!

It's Friday evening and Henna and Onyx are at Peyton's, waiting for her so they can go out for dinner and drinks.  It's been a busy week for the trio, so they are all anxious to relax and enjoy hanging out with friends.

Onyx:  How long can it possibly take that girl to get ready?  We're not walking the red carpet.
Henna (laughing):  Well you know she's used to that type of life.  Maybe getting dressed needs to be a big production too. 
Onyx:  I'm hungry and ready for the booze.  (yelling) For heaven's sake, Peyton, get out here already.
Peyton (yelling from her room):  Okay, okay.  I'm coming.

Peyton finally emerges from her room.

Peyton:  Well, how do I look?
Onyx:  You look just perfect, Ellie Mae.  Dressed just right for wrangling that pig.  In your case, maybe bacon...already cooked.  But you look good.
Peyton:  Ellie Mae.  Really?
Onyx:  That would be about right.
Peyton:  Maybe I should change.
Onyx:  Maybe you should starve.  That's just what you're going to do if you try to change again.  We'll leave you.
Henna:  I have to agree with Onyx on this one.  We need to get going.
Peyton (frowning):  Okay, I'll just grab my shoes and purse and we're off.
Onyx:  You have thirty seconds.  We're walking to the car now.

Peyton, knowing they would leave her, grabs her purse and shoes and heads straight to the door, right behind Henna and Onyx. 

When the trio arrives at the restaurant, the hostess shows them to the table.  Henna doesn't go straight to the table and heads to the restroom first.  Instead of sitting down when they get to the table, Onyx thanks the hostess and says they're fine.  She has spotted someone at the next table and wants to talk to Peyton.

Onyx:  Uh oh.  Do you see who I see?
Peyton:  Huh?
Onyx:  Behind us, over my left shoulder.
Peyton:  Uh oh.  Do you think we should get another table?
Onyx:  I don't know.  I just don't want any drama. 
Peyton:  We're all adults.
Onyx:  You and I don't even count in this situation. 
Peyton (looking over):  Well, we look really suspicious and stupid right now as we've been spotted.  Let's just play it cool, say 'hello' and have a seat.
Onyx:  Okay. 

Onyx turns around and heads to take a seat.

Onyx:  Hi, Maurice.
Maurice:  Hey, Ladies.  How are you?  Its' been a while since I've seen you both.
Peyton:  Hi, Maurice.  I hope you're doing well.
Maurice:  I am.  It's good to see you.
Onyx:  Well, we won't keep you.  Enjoy your dinner.
Maurice:  Thank you.  I hope you enjoy yours as well.

Just as Onyx sits down, Henna arrives at the table.  She immediately sees Maurice and Peyton sees her look.  So she touches Henna's arm to get her attention and talk to her.

Peyton:  Hey.  If you want us to leave or get another table, we can do that. 
Henna (pausing):  No, we don't have to do that.  I'll be fine. 
Peyton:  Well, maybe I should move to the other seat.  That way you won't be facing him.
Henna (smiling): No need for that.  I'll just go say hello, real quick.
Peyton:  Are you sure?  We can just get out of here.
Henna:  Thank you, but I'm sure.  I'll be fine.  No need in pretending I don't see him
Peyton (smiling in a supportive way): Okay, if you insist, but don't feel obligated. 
Henna:  I don't. I just want to see how he is.  I'll be fine.  Check out the menu, I'll be back.

Henna heads over to Maurice, who stands up when he sees her coming.

Maurice:  Hi. How are you?
Henna:  Hi.  I'm good...and you? 
Maurice:  Good. 
Henna:  It's been a while.  It's good to see you.  So, how is business?
Maurice:  It's good seeing you tooBusiness is good.  Really good.  I got a couple more clients and I'm thinking about opening up a gym.  Well not just a gym.  I may have a business partner to do the gym and spa thing.  It could really take off, but we're just in the planning stages.  We'll see.
Henna:  That's great!  I hope it works out for you. (scanning the table) I hope I'm not interrupting dinner. 
Maurice:  Not at this moment, I'm just waiting for...

Just then Henna hears a voice behind her and turns.

Kent:  Hey, Henna!  I haven't seen you in a while.  How have you been?
Henna (relieved to see Kent): Hi, Kent!  I'm good.  How are you? 
Kent:  Doing great!  You are looking good.  I was just asking Maurice about you.  Of course, I know you haven't been together, but you never know who stays in touch.
Henna:  Oh...well...sometimes you have to give people their space. 
Kent: I guess that's right.  It's really good seeing you. I guess you're having dinner here too.
Henna:  Yes, with my friends at the next table.
Kent:  Cool. I love the food.

Henna:  Yes, this dish (pointing to the dish on the table where Maurice was sitting) looks delicious
Kent:  It does. 
Henna:  I don't want to keep you or let your food get cold.  I'll let you sit down and get back to it.
Kent:  Oh, I ate already. We're on dessert.
Henna:  Really?  I thought this was...
Kent (laughing): You thought was mine?  Sorry about that.  I was just agreeing the food looks delicious.  I'm at another table. 
Henna:  But you came here, I just thought...I thought you were eating with Maurice.
Kent:  No, I saw Maurice earlier and came over to say hi and chat for a minute.  Then I just saw you, so I wanted to come over and say hi to you too. 

Kent:  But I do need to get back to my table.  (touching Henna on her arm).  It was really good to see you.  Keep looking good, Lady.  (to Maurice) I'll call you and we'll get together next week.
Maurice:  Alright.  Sounds like a plan.  Talk to ya later.
Kent:  I'll see you.
Henna (feeling lost):  Okay.  See you.

Kent turns and walks away.  Henna turns back to Maurice, but before she can figure out what to say or do, she sees him looking in another direction.  As she turns her head, a woman approaches. 

The woman apologizes for taking too long in the restroom. Then she asks if she's interrupting something.  Henna just thinks to herself, "She's so pretty.  Is he seeing her?  Is this who he's having dinner with?"

Maurice:  No, you're not interrupting.  I seem to keep running into people I know this evening.  Let me introduce you.

Peyton:  Are you taking all this in?
Onyx:  How can I miss it? 
Peyton:  She must be his dinner date?  Look at her.
Onyx:  You think? 
Peyton:  Okay, okay.  I get it.  I'm just, well, feeling like this is awkward?
Onyx:  Henna is about to meet someone her ex-man is dating and YOU'RE feeling awkward? 
Peyton:  Yes, that would be correct.
Onyx:  Okay, well, I don't want to miss anything, so let's go back to listeningShhhh...

Maurice:  Chi, this is Henna.  Henna this is Chi.

They shake hands.

Chi: It's nice to meet you, Henna. 
Henna: Uh, yes.  It's nice to meet you. 
Chi:  So how do you two know each other?
Henna (surprised at the question):  Umm, well, we used to...
Maurice:  We used to date, a while ago. I think I may have mentioned that once. 
Chi:  Oh, yes.  Now I remember.  Well, I apologize.  I do think Maurice mentioned you before, but maybe once.  I don't think he told me how beautiful you are.
Henna:  Thank you.  I haven't spoken to Maurice in a while, so I haven't had the chance to hear about you.  YOU are beautiful.
Chi:  Thank you.  That's very kind of you. 
Maurice:  Well, I think maybe we should eat before this food grows icicles.
Henna:  I'm sorry.  I didn't mean to keep you.  I just wanted to say hi.  Uh, my friends are waiting and I know they're hungry.  Well, enjoy your dinner.
Chi:  You too.  Again, it's nice to have met you.
Henna:  Thank you.  It was nice seeing you, Maurice.  Have a good night.

Henna turns to head to the table.

Peyton:  Now should we leave?
Onyx: Let's just see how Henna's feeling first.

Maurice ensures Chi is seated.

Maurice:  I'm sorry if that was weird.  I hope that wasn't too uncomfortable.
Chi: It's okay. You had a life before you met me. 
Maurice:  It's been over for a while.
Chi:  It's really okay.  I'm not that insecure.  She's very pretty, but I'm here with you, she's not.  I'm sure if you wanted to be with her, you would be. 
Maurice:  I don't want to be with her. I'm where I want to be with the person I want to be with.
Chi:  I know.  So let's just enjoy our dinner and not act like this is an issue.  It's not.
Maurice:  That's why I like you.  Let's eat.

Onyx:  Honey, are you okay?  We can go.
Peyton:  Yes, we can find another place to eat or grab something and go to my place.
Henna (sighing):  No.  No.  Well, we can go, but I'd like two shots first...for the road.  Back to back shots and then we're out. 
Onyx:  Okay.  Two shots for you.  I'll have water so I can drive.
Henna:  I drove.
Onyx: I know, but I'll drive us back to my place.  You can stay at my place this evening, we can talk, just hang out, play games or something.  Have as much as you want, Honey.
Peyton:  We're here for you.
Henna:  Thanks. 

Henna gets her two shots.  Peyton and Onyx stay sober because they are worried about her.  They leave and stop to grab take out, then go back to Peyton's place where they watch TV.  Henna stays at Peyton's for the night and Onyx goes home.  Henna is grateful for her friends and their willingness to being there for her.  The night didn't turn out as she had expected, but she still spent it with good friends.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye