Run in With Reality Check

Here’s the thing. Relationships are like people, I guess. They begin, they have adventures, they grow old, and they die. Me and Mo both made it to old age, but we let our friendship die way too young. And that was really stupid of us. -Granddad, The Boondocks

Some of you may remember a girl who was one of my best friends whom I called Reality Check. We were friends for a long time but our friendship went sour. You can read more about it here and also here. I’ve missed her since our falling out, but I remember how she wasn’t there for me as a friend, and how much our friendship drained me. Last night after a great dinner out with Match and his parents, we ended up at a whiskey bar. As we walked to the end of the bar, you can imagine my surprise when I ran right into a very drunk Reality Check. Continue reading Run in With Reality Check

SPT-Eight is Great

Charlie: Remember how you were a bed wetter until you were eight?
Alan: Yeah?
Charlie: You actually stopped at six.
Alan: What, what? What did you do? Did you sneak into my room and– and, and, and, and– pour warm water on me while I was asleep?
Charlie: Yeah, OK. Let’s… say it was water, and let’s say I poured it. –Two and a Half Men

SPT Crazy Eight challenge continues!darts

Last weekend Match and I decided that we needed to do something different, so we went downtown to check out the nightlife. We quickly got scared off by the loud bar scene, and instead went to a small Irish pub near our house. They were playing folk music, it was quiet, and we were perhaps the youngest people there, but we had a great time. Plus I got to show off my mad dart playing skills to Match. He was surprised when I almost beat him! 🙂 If you look closely at the dart board, you can see a couple of 8s.  And yes, I’m ridiculously short.

A Very Mellow Valentine’s Day

Harper: Love is just a bunch of exaggerating and lies, all dolled up in pseudo-poetic language (uttered preferably while intoxicated) and all for the singular universal purpose of… uh, you know.
Trance: [laughing] Harper, you’re a born romantic!
Harper: [hesitantly] Sometimes there are flowers? –Andromeda

Just as I planned, our Valentine’s Day was very low key. Match and I shared a yummy dinner, exchanged cards, and watched the movie Juno. He did surprise me with a beautiful bouquet of red tulips, which I love! I love that they’re not roses, and they’re different than what 90% of guys out there buy. Continue reading A Very Mellow Valentine’s Day

A Case of Self Doubt

When you’re little, night time is scary because there are monsters under the bed. When you get older the monsters are different. Self doubt, lonliness, regret. And though you may be older and wiser, you still find yourself scared of the dark. -Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy

This week for the first time since the beginning of my relationship with Match, I had some feelings of doubt. Not doubt about how I felt about him, but a minor lapse in confidence. It all started with an IM chat I had with Miss PHD on Monday. For those of you who have been reading since I started this blog, Miss PHD is a chic I’ve been friends with since grade school. She is also the girl that convinced me to join Match.com where I met my Match. She met her match on the site too, and she’s been unbelievably happy, until now. Continue reading A Case of Self Doubt

Do Relationships Make You Gain Weight?

Kelly: I swallowed a tapeworm last night. It’s going to grow up to three feet inside of  me and then it eats all my food so that I don’t get fat. And then after three months I take some medicine and then I pass it. Creed sold it to me. It’s from Mexico.
[cuts to Creed in an interview]
Creed: That wasn’t a tapeworm.                        –The Office

I’ve kind of wondered about this for a long time. It seems like when us women get cozy and comfortable, and when we’re happy, a trigger goes off in our body saying bring on the cellulite! I wonder if it’s biology saying put on weight it’s time to make babies, or if it’s just that we’re not as busy? I do know I eat more with Match than I did when I was alone, because seriously, who wants to cook for one?

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