Archive for March, 2006

Day 35–She works hard for the money

March 28, 2006

So I met mom and grandma. I don't know what happens when you reach the silver years but apparently you just don't care anymore and don't understand why you should pay for things if they can fit in your purse. In the middle of a very quiet theatre all you can hear is his grandma passing a crusty old plastic bag full of cookies around. She even somehow managed to stuff a few cans of soda in there in case one of us was thirsty. She's a hoot! His mom is nice enough but I'm sensing a little bit of conservatism in her. Plus, as she was telling me childhood tidbits about Mr. Right Now, she refers to him as "my baby boy." Oh no.

Mr. Right Now is doing a very good job of trying to sweep me off my feet. I keep quizzing him about the hard topics like politics and religion and they're just bouncing off him. I of course keep hoping to find a dealbreaker in there somewhere. He's got all the right answers so far. I'm still being snooty about the construction job thing, but I guess as long as he makes good money that's all that matters. Mom says she just pretends her good husband doesn't work at Wal-mart, the evil christian empire. It's not like I could or would ever meet a trust-fund guy anyways. I've heard the stories but I've never met of those kind out.

Day 12 Date Night

March 8, 2006

I’ve got one word for the dating scene…exhausting. After getting a very uncomfortabel “birds and bees” talk from my gyno, I thought I was prepared for getting back out on the market. It’s tough. I met a cutie on Day 8 whom drunk girl thought it’d be a good idea to make out with at a very populated bar. Did I say he was a hottie? Sober girl was mortified the next morning and vowed to control herself from now on. Even sober girl has lost her mine dating two men simultaneously. I’m not proud of myself but I figure I’m not doing anything men don’t do so I’m just going to date like a man and be sure to have a spare tire available for emergencies.

Day 12 was quite a busy one on Stella’s phone. I bowled with friends that afternoon while making plans with the hottie and the musician my friend thinks could be a good match. The hottie invites me to his sister’s house that evening; the musician invites me for an outdoor brunch and hike for Day 17. Meeting the family on the first night?!! She’s the younger sister so I figured it be okay. Did I mention he’s also a hottie? The funniest part of the evening was when my roommate’s husband saw me put scissors in my purse for protection. He was sincerely frightened for me and even called to check in later. But what about this for coincidental? The hottie’s birthday…the same EXACT day as the ex. At least I could never forget it but I’m done with Pisces men.

It’s Day 7 and Stella has got her groove back

March 1, 2006

So I know I said I didn’t feel an instant spark with the set-up, but he’s interested in going out. I told my girlfriend to be sure and relay to him that I’m totally down but just know that I think it’s going to be of an “informational session” rather than a first date. I wasn’t instantly attracted to him but perhaps that’s a good thing because look where it’s got me. Plus his mom divorced his dad after having 4 boys and has been dating a woman so how bad can he be? It’ll be great to date a raging liberal for once.