June 25, 2009

Everything You've Wanted To Know About Shmitten Kitten But Were Afraid To Ask

I'm two greyhounds in and I think that this is a good idea. I might change my mind. But, in this post I will answer any questions you guys have. Anything (well, within reason and as long as it's not too vulgar.) Having trouble with your dude or lady and want some terrible advice that will probably backfire? Ask away! Want to know what shoe size I wear? It's a women's size 11.

Leave your questions in the comments. I'll answer 'em. Guys, I'm pulling the curtain back. What do you wanna know?

Here, I'll do the first one. What it's like to write a story about a guy then run into him at a party? It's awkward. Alright, ask me something else.


Jon K said...

What's the best lie you've ever told to get out of a date/relationship/speeding ticket/reality show elimination?

Anna said...

Good question! In college, I lied and told I guy I was seeing that I was waiting til marriage because I didn't want to sleep with him. He didn't like that, surprise surprise.

To get out of a speeding ticket, I pretended that I didn't know English and it worked!

I'll try and think of some other good lies I told.

Anna said...

Oh, the best lie I ever told was pretending to not know who this rockstar was when I met him. I had a HUGE crush on him and I didn't want to give it away that I was a fan, so I straight-up pretended I didn't know who he was. When we met, I extended my hand and asked what is name was (like I didn't know!) It worked like a charm. We ended up talking for a while and he even gave me a hug before he left. The Academy really should've recognized my performance.

Megan said...

Has your sharing things on this site ever led to a dude breaking up with you?

Anna said...

Megan, no! At least, not to my knowledge. Some guys that I date are off-limits to write about. Not all, but some just because it's private. Sometimes, I guy I'm seeing will inspire a Tip Our Hats post but that strokes their ego so they like that. It's almost a badge of honor, in a weird way.

But, for the most part, it hasn't been an issue. I'm lucky!

blandon said...

what's the best way to meet a nice girl?

Anna said...

Ryan, be more specific. What are you looking for? Do you mean "nice," as in an agreeable temperament? Or "nice," as in she won't be crazy?

What would your dream girl be like? Tell me and I'll try and lead you to the light.

Jon K said...

Is there such a thing as a non-ridiculous sounding opener-slash-pickup line, and if so, what is it?

Anna said...

Jon, here's my pick up line and it works every time*:

"Hi! My name is Anna. What's your name?" Then, flash a smile.

*I've learned that it helps if you are wearing a low-cut top.

As for what's the best pick up line a guy has used on me, it's usually something that makes me laugh. Wow, that's not specific at all. Actually, it doesn't matter what line he uses, if I'm attracted to him he's pretty much in. It's not rocket science. I like shy guys so it's usually me who's trying to pick them up.

Oh, the best pick up line (which isn't even technically a line) I've had used on me was a boy I met in Chicago. He waved to me from across the bar. I did that thing where I looked both ways then mouthed, "me?" And, he nodded. I came over to him and we started talking. I was totally shmitten. Who knew? That limp little beauty pagent wave started it all.

Lora said...

Oh lord Anna I have to jump in for a sec here! A bunch of guy friends were visiting from Brooklyn and were asking me for pick-up lines. I suggested they try smiling at a girl then if she hesitates just say "Don't be shy..." but its all in the WAY you say it. I swear it worked for them! there were tongues flapping everywhere! it was as though it was an insult for these girls to be called shy so they had to prove themselves as social creatures or something. *disclaimer: I did not say these girls were "nice" or un-hussy-like.

My question for you, Ms. Anna, is do you have any horrible "meeting-of-the-parents" stories?

And where are you going on a greyhound bus?

Anna said...

Haha. A greyhound is a cocktail made out of vodka and grapefruit juice. I've had three by now.

And, yes, please jump in. I need your expertise.

I don't have any horrible "meeting the parents" stories because, frankly, I get along well with parents. They usually like me more than the guy does.

Do you?

fogey said...

Anna, to your knowledge has your involvement in this corner of the interweb and your "kitten-in-chief" title been a bonekiller for any guys?

Also, when is there going to be a S-K meet n' greet/greyhound/cupcake party?

Anna said...


1. As far as I know, it has not been a bonerkiller for any guys. But, I could be wrong. Maybe they just haven't told me? Hey guys, has it been a bonerkiller for you? Let me know!

2. Actually, I'm talking with some event planners about doing a Shmitten Kitten event this summer. I'm not sure what we'll do, but I'm sure it will be fun. It might even include greyhound cupcakes with greetings on them. Or something. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted.

Aunt Bee said...

so writing this site hasn't led to breakups or bonerkillers for you. but have you met dudes from this site? have they written in "omg anna i love you please date me" and then you did?

Anna said...

Hey Aunt Bee! Actually, yes, that has happened. I have met a few guys who have written in and asked me out. And, it's been amazing. I've met some very special people that way.

I'm not sure if I'd date a reader again, but if he's a rad guy, I'd certainly consider it. I'm pretty much open to anything (or, at least I tell myself that.)

Anonymous said...

Anna, if you start "going steady" with a dude, AKA find a keeper, will you continue to be hilarious?

On that note, is it morally wrong for someone to wish perpetual singletude on another for the purpose of blog fodder?

Anna said...

Gauthier, I can promise you that I will continue to be hilarious, with or without a dude. And, if by some miracle I do find a keeper, I have enough of a backlog of dating stories to keep this thing fueled into the next millennium.

On a side note, I'm now seriously wondering if someone put a spell on me to stay single so that I can keep this up. Well played, spellbinder, well played.

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