9/21/12

Ghosts of Boyfriends Past: Johnson

When I first moved to Austin I was nineteen. Young, naive and the world at my finger tips.
Also, I didn't know a single soul.

So I frequented coffee shops, small bistros and shops to try to scope out... well, prospective friends.

It seemed to really work in my favor! I quickly was in with cute coffee shop manager. SCORE.

Meet Johnson:

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Ow Ow!

I thought it would be okay to use his picture and real name because
A. it was over 5 years ago and
B. We immediately stopped talking after this experience. 
Here we go:

Johnson was my first real friend.
My first crush in Austin.  
He showed me around the city, took me to some great restaurants, clubs, shows....
We even went shopping together!

Not to mention he was a model/actor/musician. 
Deadly combo. 

He was everything I thought I wanted. 
Tall. Hilarious. Could get me into clubs. 
I mean, talk about opportunities!

One night Johnson calls me and says he's on his way. 
"We are going to get my sweetie a new outfit and I'm takin' you out!"

Girls. I was his sweetie. 
Sweetie= me. 

I found the perfect dress and shoes (he took care of the bill)
and then we hit 6th street. 
This is heaven to a 19 year old wild child. 
Actually, this is heaven to anyone who likes to have a good time!

After a few clubs and a few cocktails I was in full on Crush Mode. 
You know. He's super sweet, he bought me clothes and drinks. 
So I'm going to kiss him. 
That's the only option. 

So, in the basement of a dark bar called Rogue. I decided to lean in for a quick kiss. 
"What are you doing?!" he look terrified. 

I looked around looking for his girlfriend or some sort of explanation as to why he was not a will participant in this kiss. 

"Sweetie, I thought you knew. I'm gay."

Mortified. 
The only rational decision I could make was to run out of the club crying like my mom just told me I couldn't have ice cream. 

Johnson, the model/actor/musician. 
The coffee shop manager. 
The shopping fanatic. 

He was kind enough to take me home.
Needless to say, I was too embarrassed to go to his coffee shop again.
Or to ever be the first to lean in for a kiss. 

Guys,  I don't know how you do it. 
I guess you don't run into that many lesbians. 

Looking back, I wish I would have just laughed it off. 
Talk about dramatic. 
But when you're 19 and a guy doesn't like you (whether it's because he likes boys or not)
it's kind of the end of the world. 



Please tell me I'm not the only one this has ever happened to!

Catch up on other Ghosts of Boyfriends Past posts HERE



Happy Friday, loves. Enjoy every minute of your weekend!!




15 comments:

Jennifer said...

I really enjoyed this story! Sorry he turned out to be gay, but hey it happens I guess huh? I haven't had that happen to me, but I did have the guy I like tell me no around that age and I was all OMG :( ...when I saw him years later and we hung out, I wondered what the heck I was thinking!

Shalyn said...

Amazing. I love you.

Alana Christine said...

bahahahahaha. That really stinks!! I'm sorry!

Amy said...

Ahh this is too good! So funny! Why are all the good ones gay? Or taken?

The Vintage Modern Wife said...

oh wow! i can't believe he turned out to be gay. what a bummer!

The Vintage Modern Wife said...

omgosh i just went back and read all your boyfriend posts! they are hysterical :)

Alana Gilliam said...

Oh my goodness too funny!

Ashley said...

LMAO. oh, how i love these stories! i can't say this ever happened to me, but i don't know what i would do if it did. i'm guessing laughing it off or playing it off somehow would help. LOL

Young and Fabulous said...

oh em gee

i am dying! hahha i just love you

but yeah holy crap he is a LOOKER!!!!!!!

I LOVE SIXTH STREET.

xoxox

paper writing service said...

Hahaha that was really funny and pathetic in many aspects that when tried to kiss him he said he was a gay...lol.. :)..superb story

Ashley said...

HI-larious!! loved this one! I would have run out crying too....19 happened to be the height of my dramatic years! But seriously....he bought you clothes?! I would have gone for it too :)

heart yoouuuu!

Adrienne said...

Love this series! I went back and read the old posts and can definitely relate. Oh the stories that could be told but, alas, the boyfriend probably wouldn't want to hear any of them!

Kristina said...

Just found these posts and they are very entertaining! I have thought of doing something like this---I have quite a few gems, then again my husband wouldn't be too happy!

Riker Biddies<3 said...

Hi! First time ever reading your blog--I clicked on the Ghosts of Boyfriends Past and saw this..

I HAVE MET JOHNSON! I was at an event in NYC and he was bartending at the event.Asked for my number.we exchanged texts once or twice but never met again.
His number is still in my phone..
Such a small world!!

Rissy said...

This is EPIC and I don't know how this is my first time reading it! hahahah

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