I never thought I’d be saying this, but it’s getting a little hard to juggle all the men in my dating life.
You would think it’d be a fun problem to have, but the stress actually takes some of the joy out of it. Clumsy in real life, I laughingly try to picture myself catching bowling pins before they hit the ground, or I bop myself on the head.
I was relieved to drop one of the pins this week, the blind date, which I had been pondering. Things never came to fruition, which was just fine by me. I’m still leery of the whole idea, but can always change my mind in the future.
I also didn’t mind when I dropped another pin, a coffee date, which fell through this weekend. He’s a cute red head who had messaged me online earlier through one of my dating accounts. My first thought was, “redheaded babies? Quickly followed by babies? You haven’t even had coffee yet!”
Shows you where my head is.
I liked his profile, but was slightly put off when he referred to my aerial silk as the new workout craze. I politely informed him I didn’t consider my job or my performances a ‘craze’. Then, I let it go, as he otherwise seemed like a nice guy. We hadn’t exchanged numbers, so I kept checking the dating site app on my phone for a message firming up our plans. I never got it and I assumed he blew me off.
When I finally tried to log in on via my home computer, I realized my Internet was down and my last message never sent to him. After it was restored I wrote him another message, but no mattered how I worded it, I still seemed to come off as a flake. Due in no small part because (truth be told) I am a bit flaky.
After the initial stress of having my lifeline to the world cut off, the Internet, it was actually kind of nice. I had a legitimate reason to flake out on all the relationships and semi-relationships I have. I was enjoying my ‘me’ time, for all of several hours, before I realized my cable was down, too. For someone who watches little TV, I sure hit crisis mode quickly.
Fortunately my ex, John, works for the cable company. He was able to get me service restored quicker than usual thanks to him going in their system and labeling my call as “VIP Escalated”. About the only time I am ever labeled VIP, but I’ll take it.
We still seem to hang out every week or so. He has sole custody of my dog, Buford, but I am allowed visitation and he occasionally sleeps over.
Buford, that is.
This drives Scott, the next juggling pin I have in the air, batty.
I’m not pretending by any means my relationship with my ex is normal. But neither is mine with Scott. If I were an expert juggler and could juggle fire, his pin would certainly be enflamed. I particularly don’t like any guy who is a friend, trying to put any kind of limitations on whom else I am or am not friends with. Anyway, that’s all John and I are: friends.
The final pin I’m juggling is the hottie across the pond. I’ve been trying to keep up with messaging him but sometimes it’s hard with the time difference. We were able to FaceTime again and I even went sans make up. I figured the picture is just blurry enough to hide any flaws. I really think I like him a lot, and it will be interesting to see once he is stateside.
As if that isn’t enough pins in the air, I signed up for speed dating again. This time with no possible scheduling conflicts I’m excited to go. The event is put on by a different company than the first and already has more RSVPs. Not to mention is closer to my side of town. So who knows, maybe this time I’ll finally meet someone to knock all the other pins out of the air.
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Kimmie is a graphic designer, full time dog-mom and aspiring aerialist. You can keep up with her craziness on her blog life-withdogs.blogspot.com and follow her on twitter at @lifewithdoggies.