You guys you guys my Susan Miller horoscope suggested that even though this month is a disaster of epic proportions, Mercury going into retrograde miiiiight be a good time to reconnect with a former person of interest in whom I am still interested and while I don't normally plan my actions by horoscopes there is someone I've been debating contacting for months so... I sent the email and he seems pleased to hear from me and we're going out next week. Worst case scenario=more effective closure, possibly friendship / best case scenario=???????!!!!!!!!!!!???????? I am trying to enjoy the anticipation (he's non-toxic, so there is minimal risk here) without making myself totally nuts but it is hard.
Do you have dramatic reconciliation stories to inspire/frighten me, Hairpin? Has Sue Mill be right on for you this month? I am interested in your stuff, internet strangers.
Ah, I did not know this series had continued past, like, 4 books! I read "Alice in Rapture, Sort Of" 1,000 times. And all of PRN's witch books. This has been a good week for "let's talk about the YA you remember" posts, which is my favorite thing to talk about in the world. Thank you, internet.
10% spending all my Birchbox points in one go
30% having martinis and french fries for dinner
20% politely breaking the hearts of nice men from the internet after 3 dates
40% reaching out to old flames and discovering they're still burning
"Don't avoid getting together with someone awesome because you're afraid you might one day break up."
I'm going to sit quietly in a corner and ponder how this relates to my life for a while.
@blueblazes and company: Thank you guys.
@RebeccaKW I used to have this awesome boss who was very attractive and successful and had a sexy husband and an adorable, brilliant daughter. She got married at 36. She told me that to make me feel better when I got divorced at 31 and I was all GAWD I WISH I'D WAITED. That is still true.
Honestly I am not sure which is worse, not meeting anyone, or meeting people who are perfectly nice and would probably be quite suitable as life partners and still knowing in your heart that you could never feel about them the way you want to feel, and wondering wtf is wrong with you and if the thing you want is even real. Both are terrible in their own ways.
@victorian rose I live in Brooklyn and though I've been told there are many i-bankers on OKC I only ever seem to find writers and artists. And comedians, but that's an immediate dealbreaker for me so I kind of just mentally filter them out.
That sounds kind of stressful but since they aren't directly FB friends I wouldn't worry too much right now? If you guys are still in the just-talking (or emailing) phase at least meet him and see how you feel?
I'm over my ex but I still live in constant fear of running into him and his tiny young girlfriend (this actually happened once already; he tried to pretend he didn't know me. We lived together for 8 years.).
@capturethecastle I've had friends do the programs at Smith and Salem State (in Mass.) and they both loved them.
@adorable-eggplant Haha, definitely doesn't need to be a meet-cute, I just need to know there is hope I will one day feel actual emotions for another human again. That is an excellent emoticon, I hope it means you are going romantic camping this weekend. Or is just random and nonsensical, because that is equally adorable.
Hairpin, do you have stories of magickal luv? Like maybe you had given up all hope, not in a sad tragic way but in the sort of numb resigned way that comes after sad tragedy and you're basically all good and having nice dates and not even worried (that much) about dying alone and your cat eating your face - and maybe then your totally amazing life partner emerged out of nowhere and blew your mind and made your heart beat and you remembered how feelings feel and they were even mutual feelings?
I mean that can happen, right? I'm not going to be cheerfully dead inside forever? TELL ME YOUR STORIES I need them like a witch needs innocent souls.
@meetapossum Oof unrequited friend crushes are rough. And honestly I am a little jealous, as I doubt my emotional capacity for that sort of thrill on the daily.
Real reason for posting not at all related to your thread: Your mix CD is in progress! "Spooky" has been interpreted liberally, the playlist has been assembled, and I promise I will edit and order and burn it this weekend! I am so sorry it took so long! But props to figwiggin for noting our enthusiasm for theme mixes and pairing us up.