Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

Not That This Is News To Either Of Us At This Point

June 15, 2021

Having seen something that puzzled me while I was out this morning, I decided to consult with L’s Mother.

“Why do you suppose someone would tie a set of keys, including a car key and what I presume were house keys, to the pole of a stop sign?” I asked her.

“I don’t know,” she replied. “Maybe somebody found them and tied them up like that in the hopes that the person who dropped them would see them?”

“Yeah . . . that was the best I could come up with too,” I admitted. “I can even see the thinking, but . . .”

“It’s something I would do,” she said as I simultaneously said, “I can’t agree with it.”

Yes, Once Again It’s Flag Day

June 14, 2021

Today I’m going to be busy because today is a very special day to L’s Mother. Why, you ask?

Because about twenty years ago The Simpsons made a throwaway joke . . .

Fortunately For Me, She Said Yes

April 20, 2021

The other evening after making some poor choices for dinner and now suffering the consequences, L’s Mother turned to me and announced, “I think it’s time for me to be alone with my bad choices.”

I contemplated that for a moment, then asked, “You are asking me to leave now, right?”

Sometimes The Jokes Just Tell Themselves And I Don’t Have To Say A Word

March 4, 2021

L’s Mother has been in meetings most of this week, so I haven’t seen her very often. At one point early in the week she came out and announced that she had already “wasted” six minutes of her thirty minute break, and I responded with a quick opinion of what she could have been doing with those six minutes. (Make of that what you will and judge me how you like because I don’t care because I didn’t say it to you, and it made L’s Mother laugh as I knew it would.)

Just this morning she came out of her office, announced she had ten minutes, saw that I was standing right there with a “Well?” look on my face, and she promptly collapsed in a fit of giggles on the couch.

Credit Where Credit Is Due

February 24, 2021

Yesterday’s post was inspired by me overhearing someone saying, “Now that I’ve started dating girls, I understand my guy friends so much better now!” and me thinking, “Yeah, that would do it.”

Admittedly, Walking A Mile In Their Shoes Might Be Less Awkward

February 23, 2021

If you really want to understand someone’s attitude toward love and dating, try dating the people that they’ve dated.

I Just Wish I Hadn’t Had To Realize That More Than Once

February 15, 2021

I’m happy to say that I haven’t been in a relationship that required this thought for quite some time now, but I still remember the day I first realized that my wrongs don’t make somebody else’s wrongs right.

‘Cause That’s A Silly Thing To Judge Yourself Over

January 29, 2021

After years of joking (and not joking) about it, I finally did dramatically cut back my coffee intake to one coffee in the afternoon, but yesterday I told L’s Mother that I was considering having a second one.

“So long as you don’t judge yourself for it,” she told me.

It doesn’t bother me, per se, that she knew me well enough to say that, but it does bother me that she was right to say it . . .

Funny How That Works Sometimes

January 15, 2021

This morning I woke up feeling like an elephant had stepped on me, and as L’s Mother attempted to randomly chat with me, all I wanted was to be left alone.

Then I fully woke up and all I’ve wanted to do today was randomly chat with her.

L’s Mother Loves Chinese Cooking

January 13, 2021

I was going somewhere with what I said yesterday, but before I get there, I want to clarify that I never really let myself get pushed around just because somebody felt stronger about something than I did, I just ate more Chinese food than I thought I’d ever eat in a lifetime.