So, he had to be a *big shot*
We found this hole in the wall in the Roseville/Warren/Fraser area, which is not the wealthiest area, so has potential for attracting some WT. (Is it just me or are all karoke bars "hole in the wall" bars?) Anyway, it was actually nice, had a good community feel, etc. L mentioned this fact to the lady next to us, who in return said that many of the people are regulars, coming for karoke twice a week.
Each of us did our karoke best, a fact that I am always proud of since I am horrified of singing in public. L and I sang the Indigo Girls, "Closer to Fine."
Anyway, one guy sitting near the bar got up and did this great rendition of She's got a way by Billy Joel. Great song and the guy was good looking, so I spent the rest of the night oggling him and having everyone tell me that I should go and talk to him. I am the shyest person when it comes to talking to guys-no lie. Long story short, I finally did. I went and talked to Billy Joel Impersonator (BJI).
Here is what our conversation sounded like:
Me: Hey. I just wanted to tell you that you did a really awesome job. I have never heard anyone cover Billy Joel like that. It was amazing.
BJI: Thanks. Hey you guys did a really great job with the Indigo Girls.
Me: Really? (Even if it's not true, he is giving a compliment--nice!)
BJI: Yeah, when you finished no one clapped and I was like 'what the heck'--that was good! (good, good)
Me: Wow. Thanks. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how good I thought you were so...(sort of indicating that I was going to go back to my seat...see if he took the bait and started a conversation.)
BJI: Well, hey, I live like a mile from here if you want to give me a ride home. I walked up here tonight. (What?!?!? What was that sound!?!?!--me almost falling off the chair! Do people actually say stuff like that to strangers!?)
Me: Uh, yeah I came with my friend (pointing over at Chris) and I am going home with him.
BJI: Well, I come here all the time, maybe I will see you here again. (To qoute Clueless, "As if!!")
What the hell do you even say in those situations? Argh--I wish I could think faster on my feet. Thinking about it the next morning I came up a couple good responses. What I should have said was:
"Oh, gosh, did I forget to rub the word WHORE off my forehead?!"
"Oh, I'm sorry, the switch is on the fritz and my WHORE light must be blinking again!"
So, of course this whole scenario has opened the door for me to be teased. The boys have thrown around some emails this morning, and these lines about the situation made me laugh:
"So the ''Piano Man' couldn't get the 'Uptown Girl' to drive him back to 'Allentown.'"
"Yeah, Monster almost drove Billy Joel home, but then he had to be a *BIG SHOT*, so she politely said 'no.'"
I love my friends.