official happy new year
hey everyone it's 01.02.03 !!! cool - it's always nice to wake up and have one's mother say to them "you should have gotten married today"
that stumped me. here i am - it's 5:30am - and i was still down the shore waiting to drive up here... mom springs that on me.
eh... well, if i had an opportunity to wed someone, sure... 01.02.03 would have been a neat day... looking more like 08.09.10 nowadays.
anyway, i digress... how was everyone's new year's eve/day?
mine was really keen. went to a party at my aunt's and had a good time... then around 4am i get a phone call on my cell phone - i was still awake...
it was eric. ex-eric. the one i yap about a lot. he was up in maine for the holidays... and called me. i hadn't chatted with him in a couple of months. i missed a call from him on december 4th... he'd called me from las vegas at 10pm - he was going to a bachelor party and called me before he went out (the next day i had the first date with the brooklyn lawyer)
apparently, later that week, eric was introduced to a step-daughter of a friend of his from where he used to work. i found this out on new year's early morning. so they've been dating for about 3 or 4 weeks. said he spoke with her on new year's eve early evening... but who did he call and talk to for about 45 minutes on the first day of the new year???
damn my heart fluttering around in my rib cage. it got bruised when it heard that he was dating someone new... the ol' ticker slammed itself into one of my ribs and has sort of been limping around a tiny bit since hearing this.
i joked around and said "when's the wedding?" and he got all flustered and said "oh no way it's nothing like that"
a layer of krazy glue wrapped around my heart and i felt better... sure we broke up 5 years ago... and he lives in michigan, but still..... ya' know?
oh the night that i left you on the 20th... folks from work and i went to a pub in ridgewood... my boss has been telling me since september that he wants to set me up with this guy "robbie mcmurphy" -- over and over, saying "mcmurphy, when are you going to meet robbie mcmurphy... he's got red hair... blah blah blah"
so finally, our paths cross at this pub. cute guy, red hair... and i say, "well, hello, robbie mcmurphy..." and he looks at me and says "my last name's not mcmurphy... it's [insert completely different name... not even close...]"
and i look at my boss - who is at this point saying he'll pay for a wedding if we get married that night - and he says "well, i had forgotten his last name and by the time i remembered it, i didn't want to lose my credibility..."
god love him.
so he called me on christmas day - i was down at mom's i just got the message today... so i have to call him back... wouldn't be opposed to meeting up with him.
ah, was at leggett's on monday night celebrating my cousin's new teaching job... and i ran into a guy that i knew many moons ago... used to call me molly ringwald, back in the day... he lives up north. nice guy.
was yapping with a guy later that night who turned out to be a cousin of a guy that is best friends with an ex of mine, jeff
saw another ex earlier in the evening... didn't recognize him at first - kerry and i were eyeing him up and all of a sudden he walks over to me and says "hey erin, how've you been?" turned out it was this guy rich that i was with back in 86 or 87...
leggett's - you can't swing a dead cat without running into an ex of mine.
the worst was about 6 years ago i was there and in one fell swoop, i counted 13 guys i had dated at one point or another.
eh... that's all for now.
***wait - neat... a collection of blogger's wishlists -- although i sort of wish they had spelled "GiggleChic" with a K... ***