Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Taking a boy break -- or am I?


I haven't written about a lot of the boys swirling about me these days. (The Teacher, The Teachalian, The Italian Stallion, The Mouse and The Banker all made appearances in some way during the holidays.) Because, to be honest, I needed a boy break.

The truth is... sometimes it is exhausting to be constantly thinking about my (lack of) love life. Sure, there are always randoms floating around (who'd have thunk that damn Banker would show up via random holiday texts -- THREE of them!), but I haven't really had a *real* date since The Lawyer. And we all know how that turned out.

So, I haven't been returning boys' calls.

I haven't been returning boys' emails.

I haven't been returning (some) boys' texts.

I just needed a break.

But, I think I am going to start '09 with a fresh perspective. Focus less on quantity and more on quality.

(Though, as Molly likes to remind me... it only takes one. So wouldn't my chances be better if I have more to choose from? Who knows.)

And here's fair warning: I may just need a couple more weeks of minimal boy interaction. Except, of course, for TMGB. Because he'll be back next week with his new weekly feature -- Man Mondays. (Which means I'll have to email with him in the meantime.)

(BTW, did you see his post this week? I effing loved it.)

Anyhow... what do you think? Should I continue with this self-imposed XY-ile (that's supposed to be a cutesy way to say "boy exile"), or should I surround myself with as many potentials as possible (figuring that at least someone might be worth dating?!?!)?

9 comments:

JAZA said...

Forget about the boys. There is too much good new episodes of everything on TV right now.

Famously Single said...

Take a break! They obviously weren't stepping up to the plate in 2008 so how will 2009 be any different?

Always a Bridesmaid said...

JAZA - interesting grammar. But I catch your drift.

Famous - thanks. That's what I was thinking too. :)

Anonymous said...

Don't stop looking until there is a ring on your finger! Do professional athletes take a break from working out? Does the Pope take a break from running the Church? Does a mother quit nursing her babies? GET OUT THERE GIRL!

Love,
Blogdad

Anonymous said...

Don't give up until there is a ring on your finger and you have walked doen the aisle on the arm of Blogdad!!! Would a professional athlete quit working out? Would the Pope quit heading up the Church? Would a new mother quit nursing?
Love,
Blogdad

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Wow, Blogdad must be SERIOUS. He commented TWICE!

Anonymous said...

By not getting back out there, you're limiting yourself. It's a new year the perfect time to get out there & take a chance?

So maybe you go out with a couple guys who aren't for you. What's the worst part? If they are any kind of gentleman you get a dinner, a couple drinks, & above all maybe a couple good stories to blog about?

......Or maybe, you find Mr. Always a Bridesmaid somewhere you'd least expect it.

And Famously Single - maybe the ones that will step up to the plate in 2009 weren't around in 2008? :)

Medicated and Motivated said...

I say keep your options open and date lots of boys!

This is purely selfish of course as I know if you do this, you will have wonderful stories to tell! :)

Jazzamatazz said...

Lord, I HOPE a mother quits nursing. Gross.