2/22/12

"Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror."


I’ve wanted to share some of the details of my foray into the world of dating, and in particular those involving Clint.


But first, I want to share a brief story. (Humor me -  I'm fragile.) Although my parents weren’t in my life long enough to share their many words of wisdom, I certainly learned many, many things by their actions and their deeds.   And I do remember one important thing that my father did repeat to me many times over, and it was this. 



“If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, then don’t say anything at all.”




And so, as I prepare to talk about Clint I want to say this:   I'm not going to say anything at all.







Now, someone answer the door.  I think the rest of the frogs are ready for their shot.   (Do I have anything in my teeth?)



33 comments:

noexcuses said...

Say no more...

Linda M. said...

Crap. It's a toad... Darn.
Thinking of you!!

ChiTown Girl said...

aw...I'm sorry

I had hoped you would have had a delightful story to share about rekindled romance. Poop.

Ellie Mae said...

Awwww, darn! That's too bad. At least you were willing to make the foray into that world again :)

Jan said...

Damn, damn, damn! I'm so sorry!

Just Two Chicks said...

Ugh!!! Men, I swear!! You're title is right... the love of your life is in the mirror. Love yourself... the rest will follow, after a few Clints. I guess God figures you have some things to learn while waiting for the special one to come along. That's okay too... it will just prepare you for it, because preparation is especially important for the right one :)

Anna See said...

Poop! You've said it all.

The Demigod said...

I'm gonna make a Page-Six plea and beg you to share! LOL

What about if we don't talk about Clint? What if we talk about "Eastwood"? No?

(And hugs from the Philippines. The dating pool sucks everywhere. Hang in there!)

crazymomof4 said...

two things.

his loss.
you saved yourself.

SkylersDad said...

That's OK, he doesn't deserve you!

Brian Miller said...

you found out what you needed to know...

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I must say that I am so glad to not be dating!!

Anonymous said...

Feh. Men. I'm with one again after maaanny years of singlehood, but - although it has its good point - I sometimes look back to my single days wistfully.

Japolina said...

At least you did not invest a lot of time in him this time!

So sorry. Keep on trucking!

xoxo

lindsay said...

Thanks to Google/Facebook, I also reconnected with a few former beaus. I'm married, but was curious about them. The one that I thought was the love of my life turned out to be a nut case, and two of the worst serial cheaters, who I was SURE I could rehabilitate, turned out to be married serial cheaters. Sheesh! It has put an interesting spin on what I thought was the truth, and made me mad about the amount of time I spent crying over those 'losses'. Thank God I rode it out and actually found the right guy for me. Divine intervention indeed!

lindsay said...

p.s. Knowing your writing, we know you will find a way to share this disappointing tale in a way that will have us all laughing out loud. Just sayin' you're safe with us - we're your fan club!

CrazyAssMomma said...

aw, damn.
but, im CERTAIN that this is HIS loss.

Gigi said...

Better to find out now that he was someone you'd have nothing nice to say about.

Anonymous said...

Aww crap sorry. But you deserve only the best!

Scope said...

It's not a bad date, it's blog material!

Man, am I ever glad I've been on my last first date.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Oh the men there are out there that disappoint !
But the good news is .... scattered around, there are also men out there that fulfill every wish & hope. That one is still waiting for you to find him.

MaryBeth said...

Thanks and I'm sorry. I had such hope.

My mom used to say that good things are worth waiting for, we can wait with you.

Good things are coming!

Just Me Down Here said...

OMG, I have been waiting not-so-patiently for the story of Clint! Spill, already!! Oh, and it's ok, you can say some not nice stuff. It's just us here. :D

Anonymous said...

I am on the path of learning to be happy with myself, me and only me---despite my 3 underage, ornery as shit and ever so precious roommates. It's a hard and rough path becuz society often inadvertently places such value and emphasis on a significant other, probably even more so post divorce (at least from my perspective as a divorced single mom). So? I get so much of what you say and refer to (and I work in the school system-- as a school counselor way W A Y easier job than that of a kindergarten teacher!)--- which means I, in my mind, get you even more.
Yep, I really, really get it.

So, I mix my vodka with tonic and lots of lime and then freeze it-- Vodka Slurpee? Yum.

Anyway-- I enjoy your blog. :D

Cora said...

Well, that's HIS loss. And it's best that he showed his true colors now rather than later.

((((HUGS))))

Anonymous said...

You are truly my heroine! No person or story is worth telling by doing harm to someone. The fellows' remarks here are powerful . . . and true . . .

faithful follower

NancyI said...

Always bear in mind how long you stuck it out with your ex and remember that another woman or several have also stuck it out with Mr. Maybe and yet he is available now. We teachers are particularly guilty of thinking we can 'fix' someone. Meanwhile enjoy the search.

Joan said...

Everybody deserves a second chance. But only one!

:)

Julie said...

Damn, I was all excited for a follow up!

My Mom used to say "There are plenty of fish in the sea" and I would respond "Yeah but are there any guys???"

Keep fishin.

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Crap. Who am I going to live vicariously through now?

Anonymous said...

A long time ago my friend Rob gave me the three rules of life:
1. YOU are the only person who can make YOU happy.
2. You can't help how you feel in the excitement of a moment. (You can't)
3. All men are dicks.

I try not to revisit these, but it sounds like they apply. You deserve much, much better.

PS...logging into your site to post as a person is killing me. I don't know what I am doing wrong!!

So. Cal. Gal said...

I believe that people will only show their 'true' self after the 6 month mark, when they've become comfortable. Luckily, you found his true colors early and didn't have to drag it out.

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