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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines Day Countdown - 3 Days To Go

What happened to the Comment Luv? Not a single person posted their Most Pathetic Valentines Day. Am I to think I'm the only pathetic loser? Wait, maybe you shouldn't answer that!

One of my more interesting Valentines Days was a blind date I had before I met Anastasia.

I met Michelle on PlanetOut. I have to say, some of my most memorable (and not in a good way) dates were from women from PlanetOut. Maybe I should post my dating oddities. And WOW, were some of them odd! That would be except for the lovely Anastasia, cause she's da bomb! I'm so glad that I didn't give up on that site, if I had, we would have never met.

Michelle wasn't keen on the idea of going on a date on Valentines Day, but somehow I managed to charm her into it. After I made the date I debated over and over, what if anything special I should do because of the holiday. I ended up going with the standard. A rose bouquet.

We were to meet at an Italian restaurant in Andersonville. I would know her by what she was wearing. I went to the restaurant at the appointed time and met up with her. Her, AND...her straight friend! Yup, she brought a straight friend on the date! Who does that??? (Just wait, that isn't even the worst part of the date!) I've heard of wingmen but I thought wingmen were only used to pick up women, not when you already had a date.

I gave her the roses. BIG mistake! She started crying. Apparently her ex, whom she was till carrying a major torch for, always gave her roses. And that wasn't the only time she burst into tears. This woman was seriously not over her ex and quite possibly may have had serious psychological issues. Clearly she had no business being on a date. It turned out everything I said reminded her of her ex. Well, what few words I could get in.

The restaurant service seemed painfully slow, though I'm sure it wasn't. It was after all a big restaurant night and I'm sure they were trying to turn the tables quickly. It felt like all eyes were on our table. It was like Michelle would not stop crying. I wracked my brain trying to think of things to talk about that maybe wouldn't continue the waterfall. Even a topic as innocuous as the weather, brought back memories of the ex. All I wanted to do was leave. I considered several times ditching, but I'm really not that kind of person. I stuck it out, but it had to be one of the more painful dates of my life. (Not the most painful, but close.)

After dinner, Michelle and her straight friend wanted me to show them where Stargaze, the women's gay bar, was down the street. Against my better judgment, I accompanied them. (Seriously, how could this end well?) The place was the most packed I'd ever seen it and it was incredibly loud. At that point I really had enough of my date in bizarro-land and I had to leave. I made excuses about a headache and ended up walking the 6 miles home in the February cold.

So now it's your turn. Use the comment section to post your Most Bizarre Valentines Day from the past. If you want, post it on your blog, link back to my post, and post the link in my comments section.
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Anonymous said...

I wish I had a story for you but I don't. I got married so young that I barely had any Valentine's days before that and now he works that day every year so there's no stories to tell still!

TX Poppet said...

Valentines Day 2006. Spouse spent a fortune on a weekend getaway to Reno. Corner suite with panoramic views and giant in room spa a la Rainman's high roller room. Arrived to find room not ready due to toilet overflow. Spent 6 hours arguing w/ desk to get another comparable room. Ended up in toilet room that reeked of draino fumes. Added bonus? 2 "interruptions in the romance" by plumber finishing his work.

Woke up next morning covered in hives with eyes swollen shut. "Oh, some people are just sensitive to our laundry soap."

But just between you and me? Spouse can even make a weekend covered in hives and punctuated by hairy plumber butt crack romantic. And that? is a real skill.

Lola said...

@ Blueviolet-I guess that means that you must have the best Valentines. (That's a good thing.)

@ TX Poppet-That had to have been horrible, I can't even imagine. And hives are the worst. It's good to know your spouse can still make a romantic weekend out of less than ideal circumstances.

Anne said...

Your 4th grade Valentine's story got me a little upset. My daughter is in 4th grade and has a some trouble making friends. I read it and that became my biggest fear. Fortunately, to prevent that from happening now, teachers require kids to give valentines to everyone in the class. She ended up having a happy Valentine's party.

Jenera said...

I think my worst Valentines day was about 6 years ago. My best friend's husband's birthday is on Valentine's day so because they felt sorry for me since I was alone and oh so single, the three of us went to the bar to celebrate his birthday. on the way home we went by the porn shop-my first time ever-and I got to wander around aimlessly while they purchased some items for their fun time. Then I very unceremoniously was sent on my merry way home the minute we got back to their house. Yep, that sucked.

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