May 20 2012
Someone asked me recently, “Hey doesn’t Alf get jealous when you hang out with Ron?”
Honestly? No way. Those silly Instagrams you’re looking at? That’s the most mischief we’d ever get up to together.
For one, Ron’s really not that into women. And even if he were, we’re too much alike and too complicated not to drive each other completely insane. We’d flame out almost instantly, not that we’d even get started in the first place!
The other thing is that my husband was my best friend for the longest time but it didn’t work out. It’s after all quite impossible to gripe about your partner TO your partner and expect him to switch gears, be your best bud, and give you the love and support you need. Believe me we’ve tried. Getting a new best friend was the smartest thing I ever did to help our relationship along.
So now that that’s cleared up, you might be wondering what a mom-of-two and a single guy have to say to each other. Well I’ll gladly give you a peek into some of our text conversations!
Talking About Sports
R: hey. did you check out my zinio subscriptions or try the alwaysvpn service?
E: no man! I’ve been spending so much time on FB! i haven’t read any books or watched anything or read magazines lately! terrible! it’s just blogging and sharing and making some new friends off the mom bloggers’ network!
R: well, that’s cool too. but i’m shocked you chose moms over jeremy lin!
E: eh haven’t you heard? you don’t know that jeremy lin’s out for the rest of the season!?!?!
R: i’m obviously not that into him!
E: it was on the nytimes lah! and this was in march! tsk tsk!
R: i’m gay. i’m not supposed to be into sports.
E: this is world news! LOL!
Talking About Alf
E: help me check my day #26 pic. does it look like Alf doesn’t have any shorts on?
R: haha. i wouldn’t have noticed if you didn’t say that.
E: well in the earlier pic you might’ve noticed! i only noticed it after i posted it! had to crop!
Talking About Parenthood
E: the new parenting book i’m reading, it’s really well written, even you might like it.
R: the french parenting book?
E: yeah the author wrote a book on infidelity prior to this and it was downplayed… she also wrote a piece for marie claire on arranging a threesome for her husband’s 40th birthday. it’s been pulled but i read it off a pdf.
R: oh wow, she’s so progressive… is it true the french believe in letting your baby cry it out?
E: the french believe in The Pause, which is, wait and watch.
R: ah ok.
E: the french are fascinating! here’s one that i’ll live by: “What you eat after 7PM will stay with you for years.”
R: lol that means my piece of waffle and 2 scoops of ice cream!
Talking About Technology
E: i’m not double posting, i’m only clicking once. fb’s a bit strange today.
R: Eh I’m getting the messages right.
E: ugh. maybe it’s my display or browser. i should’ve stuck with that super old version of firefox!!!!!
R: You are a web developer’s nightmare.
E: how about a web developer’s dream, since i’m so easily satisfied?
R: Noooo! Imagine still having to support Firefox 1.0!! 10 years down the road!
Talking About Feelings
R: oh oh. let me at least get this off my chest. because i was actually composing a message to you in the bathroom just now. i actually locked myself in the bathroom and cried, silently.
E: you mean you were crying when i fb messaged you? and you were about to message me?
R: no, before.
E: wow. what happened to that message?
R: i deleted the message. didn’t want to sound whiny. but i guess i still did! haha.
Btw Ron, you didn’t sound whiny at all. As for me, I think I use way too many exclamation marks for my own good. Maybe this will be my 2013 project: To limit myself to one exclamation a day!