This is what The Wedding Date got me for Valentine’s Day:
This is what I got (or rather made) for him:
Great minds think alike, I guess.
Thankfully I work almost exclusively with women and women like chocolate so we’ve all been enjoying the overabundance of chocolate covered strawberries.
And now, getting back to the point of today’s post, we’re on our way to dinner when The Wedding Date turns to me and asks, “Am I costing you your readers?”
“Yeah, it seems like people don’t comment on your blog as much when you’re writing about—you know—happy stuff.”
Even my friend Date #6 has stopped reading (“Who wants to read about normality?”) and it seeing as The Wedding Date reads my blog and all of the associated comments every day, he’s picked up on the fact that no one likes reading about relationships that are going… well, well.
“Yes,” I reply, after a bit of consideration, “you are. But I don’t care. I mean I do care—I’ve put a lot of work into my blog—but I don’t care enough to stop seeing you simply because drama makes for better reading.”
(This, by the way, is HUGE for me. A few years ago—even a few months ago—I don’t think I would have come to the same conclusion.)
But the fact remains that good stories are built on conflict and The Wedding Date and I are still in the honeymoon phase of our relationship which we means we never argue, we never fight and we never even get angry at each other. In fact, sometimes we entertain ourselves by trying to predict the things we’ll eventually fight about.
(I’m betting on our varied interpretations of what constitutes a “clean” living space.)
I’ve cried a total of three times in front of The Wedding Date but none of them have been exciting cries. The first time was the weekend that a certain someone showed up on my doorstep—those were freaked-the-f*ck-out tears—but ever since, it’s been nothing but happy tears. And who the hell wants to read about that?
In fact, I don’t even want to write about that. Which is why I’m going to be implementing some changes. I hope you like them, but if you don’t, rest assured: I’m going to publish a book on all of this someday so you’ll have all the drama you could ever want at your fingertips.
In the meantime, Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! I hope its full of chocolate or flowers or chocolate made to to look like flowers, and not drama 🙂
- Valentine’s Day? F That! (fieldworkinstilettos.com)
- Mi Novio Nuevo (fieldworkinstilettos.com)
- How to Blow the Curve: A Modern Man’s Guide to Romantic Gifts (fieldworkinstilettos.com)