Monday, January 14, 2008

Fifteen Minutes 'Til Bath Time


Who knows when I'll get another chance to write much. But have you ever been at a poker game with a couple who's broken up but just wants to be friends? It's awkward, I tell you. Waves of iciness followed by drafts of neediness all in the cutthroat atmosphere of a poker tournament. It wasn't entirely unpleasant, but it was weird.


The worst part is that I'm very bummed that these two have broken up. The one who is not technically "family" is someone I would never want to leave my life. I fear that the "just friends" might soon move do "drifted apart." Crap. It doesn't help much that this family member had broken up with someone equally as lovable to be with this person. And she is breaking up with her current love to return to the one she broke up with in the first place.


Maybe I'll get lucky and have them all three around. But this wouldn't be so lucky for them, I don't think. The latest lovelorn one must find the way to happiness and fulfillment and I doubt that being second place behind the first lovelorn one is the best destiny. For now, it seems to be working, though, so I'll enjoy it while I can.


I'll just stand by, play my cards close to the vest and try to hold on to them all, regardless of the probable futility of it all. After all, as Orlando Bloom says, "No cause is lost if but one fool is left to fight for it."

11 comments:

  1. Have you considered fixing up the non-relation with someone else you adore who's a couple of degrees removed from the relation?

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  2. Hmmm... She's on her way to embracing Pastafarianism, Vikki!! Yarr!!

    You may have to do the have-'em-o'er-1-@-a-time boogie for awhile...

    Either that, or throw 'em all nekkid in th' hottub and see what happens.

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  3. Beth: I'll keep that plan on the back burner.

    Vikki: Only ironically. I just watched the third POTC movie where that phrase was bandied about. I don't believe in hanging tough with lost causes anymore.

    Hot Lemon: My plan is to play dumb and be nice to both of them. The circumstances are too weird/fresh to really try to influence things.

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  4. PS Viki: I really just needed an excuse to include a picture of Orlando Bloom...

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  5. Love sucks. The only good thing to come out of break-ups is that if you are friends with all parties, you will have more to do because you'll have to see them all individually. Doing your best to hang on to them all and bear with is about all you can do I suppose, that's all I've ever known to do.

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  6. Sounds like someone has a full house. Or a full heart. Or one that's emptying.

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  7. But on the plus side, American Idol premieres tonight.

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  8. Gen: Indeed

    Dale: You could say someone had a royal flush.

    Phil: Amen!

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  9. Yeah, that's pretty awkward. Invariably, I make those situations worse because, when the new lover comes around, I almost always accidentally call him or her the old one's name at least once.

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  10. Never did that scene with poker night, naked Twister, yes... Poker night, no.

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