Better Than

Here's the thing: I am much better than alcohol. I know I am. I'm brilliant, fun, and witty. I'm sexy. I'm intriguing. I have depth. I'm warm and sweet. I'm feisty. I'm thoughtful. I'm independent and stubborn. But I'm not as convenient as alcohol. I require effort. Against all sanity, I engaged in a sort [...]

Rotten Egg

He had disclosed to me about a month ago that he was an alcoholic. I asked him to elaborate and it seemed, from his description, that he binged on the weekends. Mainly did it socially.  Okay, fine, whatever.  Then tonight, he told me he has a much more substantial problem. In fact, he puts alcohol [...]

Awkward

Here’s the thing about me and dating - I consider myself to be fairly awkward. I feel like I’m constantly tripping over things, whether my own feet or my tongue. I also try to do things “right” or the “normal” way — even though I fully realize those are constructs and there is no such [...]

Candor

When I re-read what I wrote the morning after, I was filled with regret. And I told him as much.  He said I shouldn’t regret it and that he appreciated my candor. He explained that he is just really awkward around women and he is still unsure as to whether or not he wants a [...]

Living My Truth

I got home from my third “date” with him tonight. I have date in quotes because it involved us meeting at Panera Bread, grading our respective work, and then going to a bar to watch the end of the Indians game. I am starting to feel like this is lopsided. I’ve made the suggestions for [...]

Change in Programming

I put a bunch of my posts under password protection. I did it for a few reasons. First, I am residually bothered that “Steve” found my website. I don’t know if he is still reading. That would be fucked up. Second, I’m surprised that I get traffic to my website from Google. I think some [...]

Point of the Cedar

I went on my second date with him. It took place at Cedar Point. I had never been to Cedar Point before, let alone during Halloweekends. I met him at his place. He has a nice one-bedroom apartment in a quite nice complex. Definitely schnazzier digs than I lived in during my apartment tenure. He [...]

Thrills and Chills

Our second date is planned for this weekend at Cedar Point. I've never been before, so this will be great. Here's the thing, though: I like roller coasters, but I am a giant dork when riding scary ones for the first time. I have been known to lift my shirt collar up over my eyes, [...]

Good Egg

This guy is a good egg, y'all. Despite the preemption of our date by football, he didn't ignore me all day. He communicates! I don't really understand the allure of drinking beer starting at 7:30 in the morning, but I'm sure I do crazy shit at an early hour others would find unappealing. He let [...]

Preempted

As a follow up to my forecast post, I would like to proclaim that I am as accurate as a meteorologist. That is, I am not. I do not have a date this weekend. The date was preempted by Ohio State football. But let's back up. I mentioned to Same Dude Different Day that this [...]