Let’s be honest. Sometimes there is nothing harder in life than being happy for somebody else. -Carrie, Sex and the City
I don’t know if anyone else has experienced this setback while in a relationship-your friends. When you have friends that aren’t happy in love, it is extremely hard to hang out, when you’re on cloud 9. I’ve been going through a rough patch with one of my good girlfriends, Reality Check. She’s been very unhappy in love, and it seems like there is constant drama surrounding her. It used to be ok-we’d go out, bitch about men, and I’d be in the same boat as her. Still even on those occasions, she’d be rude to new guys that would approach, and she’s always been the Miranda of my friends: fairly bitter and most of the time hates men. While I get that she’s unhappy, does that really prevent her from being happy for me? I couldn’t even tell her about Match wanting me to get my ring size, or how eager he is to get engaged. When I told her about it, she made a face and immediately started whining about her latest relationship disaster.
People wonder if movies reflect real life. Hell yes, they do. I’ll tell you how. Both make it difficult for two people to find each other and fall in love. Think about it. All the barriers that get put in the way of romance which in movies is exactly the point. That’s what holds our interest for two hours. But in real life, love would hold our interest. Movies end when two people finally embrace, but that is exactly when life begins. Everyone is aching for magic. Everyone wants that moment in the third act when their eyes meet and the music swells, and they fall into their lover’s arms. But no one talks! No one connects anymore. Life is a very long movie, and everyone is stuck in the second act. This is what I wanna know…. why can’t we cut to the climax?! Why can’t we move right pass all the barriers and go straight to the part that everyone’s waiting for — the part where the guy gets the girl. -Trevor, Cupid
Friday Match and I went to dinner with a friend that he grew up with and his new bride. I don’t know them well enough to come up with clever nicknames, so I will call them Couple Wife and Couple Husband for the time being. Match and I have been wanting another couple to hang out with and these two are definitely it. Couple Wife is fantastic, she’s a complete hoot and so funny. Couple Husband is a bit on the quiet side, but he and Match get along so well and really riff off each other. In the first five minutes of meeting them, I could tell they approved of me. They’re expecting a baby in another 6 months or so, and they were teasing us about getting their baby a playmate. Continue reading My Life is a Movie→