I really can’t figure out why I’m where I am in life and still single. Naw, even I can’t tell that lie. I’m single because deep down inside, I believe I am meant to be. Heck, I once got up and left a date in the middle of a meal with the excuse, I don’t like oysters. I happen to love oysters, so I’ve no clue where the comment came from, but deep down inside it felt right. Well that and the women’s bathroom didn’t have a window I could shimmy out of. I am a notorious shimmier, just ask anyone who knows me. By golly, I’ve picked or been introduced to some winner’s over the years. I mean, I know my friends are well-meaning, but a guy who says he doesn’t believe in having a job, a bank account, or paying taxes? What’s up with that? By most standards or at the least standards maybe, I should say he was honest and since he ‘fessed it all up on the first date, he was mostly harmless. Other than I ended up having to pay for both of our meals. My girlfriends, I just love them. Most are married now, thank goodness, but when they were heavy into dating, whew, I went on so many blind dates with friends of the new boyfriend’s, I should have gotten the seeing-eye dog for free. (yep totally filched that from Whitney Young, but it fits). And boy they went through some crazy stuff, my girlfriends. Most of which I just stood back and watched, I’m too straightlaced, okay, okay, maybe not straight-laced, more like my mum may be only five foot nothing but she scares the ‘ell out of me when she gets that stink eye going. I know some of you know how it is, I can’t possibly the only one in the world with this kind of mum.
The worst was my friend Rhonda, with her I remember moments of 50 shades of almost gray, deafening night clubs, and *gasp* country music even. I’ve never taken much to country music but she sure did, she even fixed me up with Matt’s (the boyfriend turned hoosband’s) best friend Mike. Mike, now that was a date. He thought it would be fun if we went to the most recent slasher movie. If you don’t happen to know, I don’t oft go to the movies, I never have, but horror movies? Nope, you will never find my fanny sitting in a pew (or perhaps pee-you is more apt) worshiping in that particular theatre. Don’t be a hater, I can’t help it, that stuff scares the heebie-jeebies out of me, always has. But I adore Rhonda, so there by the grace of her friendship go I. I closed my eyes and squealed through the movie and as we as couple’s split up to go our separate ways, my date, Mike. My date. Takes me to Wal-mart. Yep, Wal-mart. That particular iconic super-mega store spawned by the davil himself. (In case you can’t hear the sarcasm, I dislike wal-mart with a passion known only by star-crossed lovers and extreme environmentalists). Think about that one a sec, it’s subtle but it will come to you. Why would we go to Walmart, a curious reader might ask? (Peep? Draakje? Spirit?) well, for some camo, duct tape, a skinning knife, doe pee, and a gun rack of course! Geesh, sometimes you guys are slower than normal.’Cept Peep, she’s a transplanted Aussie, she probably ticked those right off in no time. Needless to say, while he checked out, I made a bee-line for the door and found a ride home with a complete stranger. Just kidding, I hid in the garden center and called my bother (yep meant to spell it that way) for a ride.
Take from? Yes, of course, it’s the highlight of my day! They say friends bring out the best in you. Maybe so, or maybe not, I think you have to find your own best yourself and live by your own code. I can say, friends walk with you and HELP you find the best of you. In the case of my friends, even my besty Second Life friends, sometimes it’s best not to make friends you are comfortable with because in your sameness you will never grow. Pick friends who force you to explore, to experience all the world has in-store; because by cheering each other’s differences you truly live a vivid life. Just my wooden nickel on it, and I know high gravity for a Wednesday, I just couldn’t help it, Rhonda and Matt are expecting again.
Hair: Iconic, Kandi **NEW SOON* <3
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Jewelry: Donna Flora, RIP Love <3
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