Oh, and don’t be surprised if they know quite a few things about you already, like your favorite color, your class schedule, or your computer specifications. You do not exist when they are playing a game online. 7) Expect to know two versions of the person: The debonair online personality, and the social klutz of real life. 10) Pretend to understand when they go off about computer terms. 6) If you want some fun ::wink, wink::, kick their little behinds at their favorite video game. That’s right, make a big deal about how bad their room smells.Because of the way we are publishing it, we can only share a few pages but if you li... Tuesday at lunch, Mercedes cornered me at my locker.
Maybe flirting was another one of those genetic things--either you had it or you didn't. Dalton blushed and led Mercedes to a table in a far corner of the room. Plus I need to tell you the rest of the Charity Darcy story. "About that," I was saying, but Mercedes was already on the landing beneath me. She pushed a couple of braids behind her ear and fidgeted with the zipper on her jacket while she waited. Sometimes I get a little ahead of myself," she said when I caught up to her. I hurried to turn off the lights and shut the door behind me. Even though she stopped, it was like her body still buzzed with energy. "Oh, I'm going to homecoming with the president! -- so instead I just avoid taking him out with my friends. I actually think it's more common than we think!How to land and keep the elusive geekfish 1) Make the first move. The best way is to nod at key points, and glaze over. " "You know, get me hooked up with one of those nice guys you know. the girl standing next to me bounced on the balls of her feet like she could barely contain her enthusiasm. Sure, he's old enough to be my grandpa, but you know what I mean." She fell back against the lockers, and the beads in her braids clicked against the metal. "So, this boy, what did he say when you--" "Actually, I haven't talked to him yet. Buy Now 3) They’re usually into techno dance music. You ain’t getting this guy near a dance hall for at least a while.) 4) They’re not into Football. YOU ARE READING Teen Fiction Come to the Dork Side ... This is a sample of my newest book, DATING ON THE DORK SIDE, written with my co-author and word bestie, Charity Tahmaseb. Someone like Mercedes deserved a boy who would treat her with the respect she deserved. 14) If they don’t show up on time, they’re either dead, or some new game/program came out, and they need to beat it before their friends. 15) Know the release dates of most major hardware and software releases. Good things 1) They won’t cheat on you with other women. John Hawkins's book 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know is filled with lessons that newly minted adults need in order to get the most out of life. 8) They can fix your computer for free, and make it run better too. 4) They’re into Quake (Or Unreal Tournament, or Starcraft, or Diablo, or etc.) 5) They’re scared of you. 9) Their life is Monty Python, and other classic movies.Gleaned from a lifetime of trial, error, and writing it down, Hawkins provides advice everyone can benefit from in short, digestible chapters. 9) They’re into Monty Python, and other classic movies. Bad things 1) They may cheat on you with digital or animated women. 10) You end up in their articles they submit to Brass Knuckles Webzine.