Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Senior Sex(less) and the City: Episode #6

Sort of Married Guy
The divorce is almost final, he said. You know how it is, he said. Just waiting on the final signatures, he said. Almost divorced is like sort of pregnant. You are or you aren’t. No signatures? Come back when you get them. On second thought, don’t. Sort of Married Guy might as well wear a sign that says he A.)Wants to commit adultery, but B.)He doesn’t want to go after a sort-of married woman because he doesn’t want any husbands beating him up. Besides, even after those signatures, if he doesn’t take time to reflect and regroup, healthy relationships are not his priority. End of story. Except it’s not the end of this story! A few months later, I ran into Sort of Married Guy again. He asked me out again. “Get those papers signed yet?” I asked, just out of curiosity. Almost, he said. You know how it is, he said. Just have to get a couple of signatures, he said….

Next week: Episode #7, Twinkly


  1. Yeah...and this is the same guy who's always hanging out in bars...on the prowl...sort of.


  2. Wonder if his wife knows he's sort of divorced?

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  3. Too funny!! (and sadly, too true!) You really should have your own column...as in Karrie Bradshaw!! :)

  4. Thanks for visiting, you guys! And Donna, I've definitely wondered the same thing. Also, those are the types who freak to find out that the wife is doing the same thing. Because of course THAT'S DIFFERENT.

  5. Bill and I were at a party once and this guy received a ohone call and handed the phone to someone when his wife walked in. Seems it was the River Front Times calling to see if he wanted to extemd his personal dating ad another week. Unreal!

  6. And presumably he shared that phone call with the whole party, huh? I can think of a few people it would be really fun to set him up with...like somebody serving divorce papers, etc.

  7. He just doesn't get a hint, huh? Apparently, you are someone pretty special in order for him to not yet have the signatures but he's still hopeful. Maybe he needs a new attorney?

  8. LOL--You are very sweet, Chocolate! I guess this is one of the ways in which I've grown far less trusting because I've known too many dishonest people. I really think you're "special" in this guy's book if he thinks he can con you. The first time he said all that about the signatures, I did say to him, "Oh, no! What's the hold up?" His response was something noncommittal, like "Just one of those things." What things? A lie?! ;}


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