November 15, 2007
Here's to holly and envy hanging up, and something wet in every cup
So you email him again, because last time you didn’t hear back. It’s a last ditch effort, much like buying that Paula Abdul aerobics DVD because you just know the embarrassment will force you into action. It works.

You hear back that he’s met someone, this somemale with whom you’ve had only a few flirtatious and well-crafted emails. The man you put on hold the night of your first date with a frenzy of words about a family emergency, sentences intended not to betray too much about an emerging illness.

Surprisingly, unlike the volcanic hatred you seem to have for city drivers on Razors and the sloth-like golden girls in the flu shot line, you are excited for him. Happy for him, even. There was anticipation in his email, this paragraph about someone else, and you remember that feeling. The one you don’t get in your chest, but instead in your tummy. The one that prompts you to use the cell phone you so often wish to destroy.

A long day and no Thursday invitations, you cuddle up with a warm computer, a new corner store Bonacchi and some decidedly familiar Baked Doritos. And you smile for this person you don’t even yet know. And you wonder when it will be your turn.


28 Comments:

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

With that attitude, I'm sure it will sooner than later.

Surprisingly optimistic and positive for me, yes?

Blogger Ulysses said...

I checked your horoscope, I think it's in 3 days, might be weeks, or fortnights, or moons(I never really figured out how to determine the time units, but it's definitely 3 of something)

Blogger Paige Jennifer said...

Wipe that orange fuzz off your fingers (and chin, yeah, I know it's on your chin too) and drag your cute sassy ass up to Philly! Nothing cures the blues like a 24 hour Tastykake fest, um, with moi!

Blogger kris said...

No blues! I'm not blue! But Tastykakes sound YUM . . .

so lovely! It's wonderful to have the closure, knowing someone is happy, even if it isn't you (this time)!

Blogger t2ed said...

It's great to know he's finally met the person he wants to hate in six to eight months.

Blogger kris said...

suck it, t. we're trying to be positive here for once. ;)

Blogger madelyn said...

Umm.... I hate to say this, but don't you think that was a wee bit of a desperate move to email him when he's not responding? I mean, a guy (or girl) who is really "into" you won't forget to email or call.

Blogger kris said...

Nope. I was the one who canceled a date he asked me on - emailing twice after that didn't seem like anything at all, actually.

Blogger Sizzle said...

this is very positive of you. sometimes i can be happy for others and sometimes i can't. depends on how i feel about me i guess.

good for you. :)

Blogger kris said...

thanks, sizz! believe me, i'm not always happy for others . . . would we really be human if we were perfect?

Blogger DaniJo said...

Honestly, last time this happened I cried. I still didn't even know if I wanted him, but I wanted the chance to find out. I was tired of it not being my turn. Now he's one of my best friends and I try REAL hard to be happy for him, but I secretly agree with t2ed...and I just realized how bitter that makes me sound...i'm gonna go work on that :D

Blogger punky said...

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Blogger punky said...

It feels really good when I can truly feel happy about someone I really care about finding love (or happiness).

Here's to great things being just around the corner for those still waiting.

Blogger Real Live Lesbian said...

I always wondered what wine with with Baked Doritos...

Blogger kris said...

I consider it one of the food groups, to be honest.

Blogger Nina said...

Did you say.... Baked Doritos? Please explain. That has to be good.

Blogger Beth said...

I'm really starting to believe that it gets to be your turn when you least expect it. When you are looking for and thinking about it and yearning for it, every guy you meet seems to be a total a-hole. Then when you decide to totally give up on men because they are all a-holes, someone great turns around and falls in your lap...

Blogger brookem said...

oh i love your optimism, and the whole way you handled that. also love baked doritos. mmm.

Blogger Mean Rachel said...

I personally prefer edamame. What, I boiled a pot of water, that's cooking.

Blogger Grampa said...

Nice.

It really is a good feeling to see someone's joy and not want to gut them outright.

I've just begun to do that again, myself.

Blogger A Life Uncommon said...

What a wonderful response to anothers good news. Cheers to it being your turn very, soon!

Blogger Jorge said...

Well that was a nice post.

:)

I'm glad you're happy for him.
Now call us you bastage.

;)

Blogger Maria C. said...

It was great to meet you last night, Kris. And this post was very evocative-- I remember feeling like that and can only wish good things going your way.

Blogger Gunfighter said...

Nie to see you again, last night, Kris!

Big fun... no doubt!

Looking forward to the next time.

...and I love the tastykakes reference... do they even hae then here?

Blogger WanderingGirl said...

You're invited to come to my house. You can curl up in the big fabulous chair, hold kittens until they aren't scared of 2-leggers anymore, and drink mad amounts of wine while watching an estrogen induced movie marathon.

That's what I'm doing.

Blogger Christina said...

Just one more little modern rarity, and reason why we love you. *smile*

Blogger Schmutzie said...

Man, you make me want to be a nicer person. No kidding.

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