No new first dates lately. Too much time spent with thesis, new job, and..um...travel!
Well, I slack, you win. You get a non-first date story:
We all remember CPGH, correct? For those that don't recall, I thought he could be the love of my life, but we eventually broke up because of religious differences. This was an extremely ironic reason for a break-up, as neither of us is particularly religious, yet it happened.
Anyway, about a week after the NavyMan incident, I checked my Fantasy Baseball team for the first time in several months. Sure enough, I had just finished a week-long duel with CPGH and had soundly kicked his butt. Throughout our friendship and dating, we had a bet running: whoever won fantasy baseball and football got a free meal off the other. I sent him the following email:
"i beat you in baseball. you owe me dinner. should i make reservations for this weekend?"
This was, of course, completely facetious: I am in Boston, he is in Florida. Oh yes...and we hadn't conversed on the phone or seen one another since September 5, 2005. Regardless, he and i continued to harass one another through fantasy sports, acting as though we would someday see one another and go to dinner again.
"Damn you kicked my butt! Dinner it is. But if it has to be this weekend it would have to be at [our favorite restaurant in Atlanta] since I will be in the ATL this weekend! [Our crazy friends] are also having a going away party this weekend so it will be fun to be there for that! Come on down! ;)"
"Woah!" thought I. How fun. To see CPGH surrounded by all of our friends. Knowing there was no way I would actually go through with it, I checked fares, and there were none to Atlanta, only to the tiny city in which CPGH now resides in Florida. I wrote about this to him, and he told me to come to Florida, writing, "It would be great to see you next weekend, although I thought you had a new guy in your life these days..."
This took me aback, as I had been kidding about the Florida trip, but his had seemed like an actual invite. "Hmm, I thought." However, there was something I had been meaning to get off my chest.
I wrote that I no longer had a man in my life, and that I wasn't looking either. I also wrote that I had been thinking about something:
"in other news, i have been thinking that i owe you an
apology. all those years that we were "friends with
privileges," i feel like you thought we were something
more and i just didn't see it. in retrospect, you
were right. i guess i just thought it was just too
easy to be a relationship. anyway, i've been doing a
lot of reflection and realized that i took you for
granted, and i am very sorry. you treated me like a
princess ([...]), and
i became a little spoiled"
See? Something *did* come out of my relationship with NavyMan. I realized relationships don't have to be tough.
Thesis procrastination time is over. I'll let you know what happened next soon (dramatic music over "Next time, in FDC's blog: does she talk to CPGH again? Will she actually see him? Have they both converted to Buddhism to make the problems go away? Find out next time on... First Dates....")