Paul, 23, is my other brother. He is not only living the casual life, but he is casually living the single life. Since I am also living the single life, I asked if I could double date with him. I won’t say how my date went, but things did take a turn when she told me that Weird Al was “so stupid.” When Denise, my brother’s date, was on the phone outside– I snuck in this hurried little interview.
Casual Men: Are you looking for a relationship?
Paul: Not in those words, no. I wouldn’t say I quite know what I am looking for. People that think they know what they want are usually uptight. These uptight-wads don’t know what they want, they only know what they can tolerate.
CM: Interesting. So, then, in your words, what are you doing…
Paul: Well, ultimately I would like a girlfriend. You know that Modern Lovers song “girlfriend”…it’s like that, you know, I understand a girlfriend, so I would be remiss to ignore an obviously good girl with whom I could do sex with and hang out with.
CM: You’re in a band. Do a lot of girls present themselves to you because you’re always out at clubs or whatever?
Paul: I meet a lot of people, lots of girls, and that is really my ambition with women I think. I am trying to meet as many people as I can until I find a rock and roll girlfriend.
CM: What is a rock and roll girlfriend?
Paul: It’s exactly what you think it is. There’s no qualification other than a girl who is into rock and roll and is willing to put up with late nights and space cadet behavior in exchange for an endlessly engaging and fulfilling relationship… essentially in exchange for the pleasure of my company.
CM: How sweet.
Paul: Where’s your date?
CM: I don’t fucking know. Talking to that guy in flip flops.