I’ve been single now for 3 consecutive months, the longest stretch in 5 years.
I dated two women during that time, both of whom were very supportive of my writing. So much so that they wrote some entries on this blog.
I recently went back and read some of these entries. I have to say, they are classic entries. They’re wonderfully written and hilarious. Those two women made fun of me in an insightful way that I think some of the newer readers of this blog would appreciate. I’ve posted some excerpts and links below for your viewing pleasure. I promise you’ll get a good laugh.
On a very girlie drink I once bought (Do yourself a favor and read this full entry. It’s laugh-out-loud hilarious.): “Jamey proceeded to nurse his fluorescent, pretty drink for the next hour while trying to side-step and nonchalantly dance his way into an old-people party in the square that was unfortunate enough to be right by where we were sitting.”
On my lack of directional skills: “For example, if Jamey were trying to drive from the condo to a new restaurant in town, if the directions said, “Step 5: Abandon your car by the side of the road and continue on foot for the next 10 miles–you may have to army crawl under the barbed-wire for a stretch of mile 6″, he’d probably still do it and show up all wide-eyed to dinner wondering why no one else was covered in dirt.”
On my habit of diluting drinks: “Jamey has to dilute pretty much everything he drinks—alcohol, soda, and yes, even the drink of choice for toddlers, juice.”
On the old water bottles I use: “When Jamey and I were leaving the apartment to fly to Richmond for Thanksgiving, he packed up his carry-on, and with a flourish, added the most rickety, mutilated plastic water bottle I’ve ever seen to his bag, then triumphantly headed for the front door. Classy guy.”
On Cue Card Guy: “Jamey and I always joke that there’s a guy standing behind me holding up cue cards that contain the pre-written, reconciliatory lines so Jamey knows what to say to rectify the situation. Cue Card Guy.”
Also, here’s one entry that really is quite funny about how mean one of my girlfriends was when she was trying to sleep. If you’ve ever slept next to a grumpy person, this post is for you.