Tuesday, October 21, 2008

3: Saturday, July 8th, 2006


It's Saturday morning and my ex calls. She's living four doors down and she "needs something" from the house. She "needs something" several times a day, so I can't quite understand why she doesn't just move the rest of her things.

"Why are you in such a good mood?" She always has to sit down and talk for a few minutes and I can tell that she's irritated that I'm not pitiful.

Smiling and sleepy, I curl up on the couch with my cappuccino and adjust my green silk nightie. "I went out with friends last night and had a fantastic time. Met some new people that play on the Dream and met a really cute girl. I even wrote my phone number on her stomach with a Sharpie! "

I thought that she'd be happy that I was getting out. Instead she told me that I need to be careful how I act in public or people might think that I am a whore. She leaves and I feel icky inside.

Determined not to let her ruin my mood, I decide to go shopping for some new clothes since I've lost some weight. I make sure to keep my phone close, so that Mandy can call and ask me to do something fun.

It doesn't ring.

When it does ring, it's not her.

I can't help thinking about her.

I'm so happy that I'm not dead inside like I thought. I could still be happy. I could still have a lover. I am still alive.

She'll probably call tomorrow.

43 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I'm sure she'll call, but if she doesn't couldn't you call her? :)

Jormengrund said...

You know, it sounds to me like the "ex" is still trying to control what she's left behind!

Don't let her back in, or you're going to regret it!

Keep living life, and enjoy what you've got going on!

Great to see things are headed in a positive direction RLL!

Knight said...

I feel like I'm reading this really great book of your past but you only let out one chapter at a time and I'm dying to know what happens!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

sheesh, I am dying to know too!

Ann said...

I like reading about your history. Your ex can suck it! There, I said it. Thanks for lettin' me.

Monogram Queen said...

You have such a good attitude about things! I love that!

Monogram Queen said...

P.S. and just WHAT is wrong with being a whore? In the proper setting... *snicker*

Jay said...

It's like I just tune in each day for a new episode of your life story.

Chris Wood said...

Good luck with that! Don't let your ex fuck with your emotions, that's just not right!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Like the saying goes,,,never let them see you sweat.. Satisfaction seems to come from knowing you are making the other person miserable.

nitebyrd said...

Grrrr! A cliffhanger! I was waiting to read hoping to avoid one. LOL Okay, I'll wait as patiently as possible.

Jen said...

I always hated waiting for THAT phone call!

When I got the last one of THAT phone call, I was told, "I'm not looking for a long term relationship. I don't want to lead you on. I just got out of a bad one and I don't want anything serious." Oh how my heart hurt.

. . . . but I married him a year later!

I love happy endings too!

random moments said...

Ugh, the wait is miserable.

You have such a vivid memory... I wish I could recall more of my past.

Karen said...

It is such a compelling story....

g-man said...

What Knight said!

Where is the FF button to get through to the next day :)

coffeypot said...

You should have responded to your ex: "Oh no, hon, I never act like you when I'm out."

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

She probably will call tomorrow, and a sharpie on the belly does not a whore make! (I should write a book of proverbs, huh? lol)

Mind of MadMan said...

Really. Do you want her to call? Does she really want too leave?

Bond said...

I am loving this to no end...and I hate people who take your joy and try to flush it down the toilet...

Tink said...

If by Whore she means, Wickedly Hot Or Ridiculously Exquisite then yes, you are a whore. Lol. ;)

Tink said...

Yeah, I know it was cheesy.

Burfica said...

I know I just started reading this blog recently, but all I can say is thank god your ex is your ex and not still with you!!!!

I Smile 2 Much said...

I love the antipation & buildup in this.

Um.... and also because that sounds *much* better than me sayin I'm impatient and so curiously waiting & wondering for your next post here. ;) *giggles*

~muah~

Nolens Volens said...

Interesting how you can remember a lot of things that mattered to you. Chapter 4 next soon, huh?

Scarlet said...

Don't let anyone ever ruin your mood. ;)

Spiky Zora Jones said...
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Spiky Zora Jones said...

sweetie...babe, Your killing me...but I'm also so loving this waiting. It gives me all sorts of ideas as to what will happen next.

God the ex...is such a bitch. Sorry...but I just did't like the way she treated you...I rather like you. Protective much...yes. :)

Can't wait for the next part honey.

Dorsey said...

Personally I LOVE that you wrote your number on her stomach with a Sharpie! Sounds like something I'd do...speaking of which I need to start carrying a Sharpie in my purse. HA!

Oh, and I will SO call you the next time I need someone to split a white chocolate molten with!!

ETK said...

What a bitch your ex is/was to have made you feel icky.

freakazojd said...

Ditto on Knight. And I'm even happier for you in terms of where your life has gone now that I read more about your past. Good people like you deserve wonderful and beautiful things and people in their lives. And I prefer the term "Sharpie Harpy." ;) How do you remember all of these details?!

Micky-T said...

Your doing a good job "playing" all of us. We wait with baited breath for the next chapter.

Sabrae said...

Woman you are killing me! LOL!!! But ex's suck dont they?? HMMMMM Could be the reason that we call them ex's! lol

captain corky said...

I sat down once or twice with my ex-wife after we split up. That was enough for me for the rest of my life. ;)

Ashmystir said...

Arrgh...the suspense is maddening.

:p

Biscuit said...

Gee, I hope she does!!! My tummy is doing flip flops! I hate that running for the phone hoping it's HIM/HER thing.

Fortune Cookies said...

You truly ARE an artist without a medium! Where do your talents stop, lady? I love how you tell your stories, and leave just enough for the next chapter to keep me within reach of my anxiety meds ;)

Tiggerlane said...

BOO to those who make us feel icky inside! I vow to get rid of all those people in my life...

Diva said...

I think the ex, like every other ex, sounds like she wanted to keep you close enough not to get away, but not far enough to let you go.

I hope she calls!

Craze said...

I hate that "waiting for THE phone call" feeling.

Farmer*swife said...

OK. I'm intrigued. I wanna' know...I'm confused. I need to go back more than a few posts to catch up.

It's like jumping into a good show? But, still kinda' out of the know? Because you missed the pilot episode.

I catch on quick though....usually!

Happy Thursday!!!! ;-D

~Jobthingy~ said...

ugh why do ex's have to ruin a perfectly good mood.

we_be_toys said...

What a snarky, bitter thing for your ex to have said to you. Consider the source and don't drink the Koolaid!

pep said...

O man I can say that this lady is really having the impressive boobs and I can say that these are one of the perfect boobs I have ever seen in my entire life.