Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Too Many Bachelors?

Let me tell you about the men in my life....not the bachelors, but the men. Since these men precede the bachelor rating system, let's go with letters.

There is Bachelor A, B and C. I have known A and B forever. There is always this chemistry, always this attraction but for one reason or another we have never "gone all the way." These are both long stories that can be drawn out, but I'll save the telling for another day. The long and the short of it is that Bachelor B is going to get a divorce. We have known each other for 17 years and have always had this zinging attraction. And I'm scared. Scared to find out what it could be like without all of the other stuff in the way. And then I realized, that if fate plays out like it seems to do with these men, I shouldn't worry. I shouldn't worry because by the time the divorce goes through I'll probably be with someone else....since that seems to be the story of our ships passing in the night.

Bachelor C is another case all together....and for another night.

Let's revisit Bachelor #1 for a minute....

I thought that he was just your average guy and it turns out that he is slimy! He has been involved in some unethical dealings for quite some time. Finding this out, (he told me, I didn't go snooping,) makes me question all the other things that he has told me before.....

Bachlor #4 and are are still talking away...things are cooling off simply due to schedules and time changes, but he holds a soft spot in my heart.

Bachelor #6 has not bit the dust yet...I'm just wishing that chemistry would spark....I know I have to bite the bullet and tell him....but WHYYYYYY? Why can't it work out?

Bachelor #8 has been MIA lately...but that's okay. He is nice, but I'm not holding my breath.

Bachelor #9 who is not so gone....misses me and our talks. Jackass!

Bachelor #10 and I have been talking tons. I have deduced that he is not single yet. I told him to either marry her or get rid of her and that we should set a date to meet in February if he does give her the boot.

Bachelor #11 and I are still playing tag. This is going to go on indefinitely at this rate!

Bachelor #12 asked if I ever made it over his way. HA! Seriously!?!?!?

AND THERE ARE MORE! but not worth mentioning yet....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bachelor #6

Okay, so Bachelor #6 called and asked me if I gave his proposal some thought. And I said I did. I calmly explained to him that since we had yet to go on a date, we couldn't very well be exclusive. He sputtered and asked, "What do you mean? We've been on like six or seven dates!" I responded that we have hung out six or seven times, but have yet to go on a date. I said that a date consisted of the guy picking the girl up and taking her out and then escorting her back home at the end of the night. He considered this and then asked if I would be willing to wait until he could give those things to me. (He is finishing up school right now.) I said that I was willing to do that and that in the meantime we could continue to hang out. He then asked me if I was seeing other people. I said that I had talked to other men ( which is the truth!) but had not been on another date. (Mind you this is not for lack of trying...)

Now, we "hung out" again on Wednesday. And I wish that I could feel that spark with him. He is perfect for me in so many ways! He is as smart as I am, patient with me and my hardheaded views, kind, complimentary and I know he would be a good provider....but THERE IS NO SPARK. I was assured of this when at the end of the night I did all I could to avoid a make out session with him so that I could get back to work.


So look for the next post when Bachelor #6 is a memory...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Casual Conversations

OMG! Yesterday was the day from hell! First of all, Aunt Flo is in town so I started my morning crying because I was so touched that Tracy Turnblad made onto the Corny Collins show.... Then I got started late because of all that Spic and Camel blood in me and I thought I was doing well on time but I actually wasn't. By the time I got to the work portion of my day it was 1:00 PM and I should have known that I wouldn't be able to finish everything. I think this is a curse of being perennially optimistic, but oh well. So it all starts to go wrong when I get an estimate on my brakes. As the car is coming off the hoist, I hear a strange crunching sound that can't be good. The jackasses at the shop don't say a word thinking the dumb woman wouldn't know....and I didn't say anything either until I'm driving down Ford Rd. in rush hour traffic and my bumper flies off. So after I circle back and dodge a car or two in oncoming traffic to retrieve it, I called and casually reminded them of the incident. There is a sudden silence coming from the other end. I take advantage of the break in conversation to bring up the fact that I am now sans bumper. So they tell me to come back in and they'll fix it and I feel like telling him he should have fixed it when he broke it, but WHATEVER.

Then Bachelor #6 calls while I'm driving to class. He starts talking and he asks me how long we've been dating. Now right there, I take exception to the word. See we haven't really been dating....we have been hanging out. A date consists of the man picking you up, taking you somewhere and then escorting you home. None of that has occurred. So in my mind, we haven't really been dating. But B#6 thinks we have. Anyhoo, I say that I don't remember when we had our first date (BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T HAD ONE!) and say that we have been talking since late August early September. He comments, "So about two months." And I agree. And then he casually says, "So, are we exclusive?" and I am so speechless that he actually asks me if I am still on the phone! I am still floored. How do I explain that the the activity to date does not merit exclusivity without hurting feelings? Well, my dear reader(s), we all know the answer to this question. Hell no, we are not exclusive! But maybe I need a little more finesse when actually discussing this with B#6.

Finally, the Ex calls and has the balls to oh so casually ask me if I didn't like it when he was just a wee bit too forward. Well, leave it to Aunt Flo! Because I lost my cool and not so casually told him in no uncertain terms that if he mistook my anger for passion he was sorely mistaken. And, that if he thought talking about the great times we used to have in bed (which I am now beginning to think were not really so great) was his version of romance he might as well turn around and start walking in the other direction.

So after this day, it is either cry or casually take myself to the gas station to buy the contraband that I know I shouldn't have...

Bachelor Update:

Bachelor's 1-3,5,7,9 are all gone.

Bachlor #4 didn't show up for our date tonight online. :(

Bachelor #6 is starting to panic. I told him this week was bad for plans. He called today and asked if we could get together and I told him only if it was after 9:00 and a study date. Then he asked about every day this weekend....What is so hard to understand about this blanket statement that this week is bad for making plans?

Bachelor #8 is still overseas but we talk at least once a week.

Bachelor #9 (who is now gone,) pissed me off royally the other day. I was really beginning to like him and then he happens to mention that he is still in love with his ex. Excuse ME!?!?!

Bachelor #10 is missing me a little. I haven't been online and I also made it clear that if he's not going to make a move, I'm not waiting around.

Bachelor #11 and I are still playing tag. Now we're aiming for Monday since my weekend is shot and next weekend he won't be here.

Bachelor #12 did finally ask for the number, but he has yet to use it. MEN!