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Happy Father's Day, Grandpa.  I miss you.  <3  I know it is a rough day for a lot of us, and I am keeping y'all in good thought.

Having a weekend off feels....weird.  I actually have next Sunday off, too.  Thank you, Evil Corporate Overlords!

Might as well get used to them.  I had to do a grocery run Friday, and stopped by Goodwill (totally unfair that they are RIGHT across from the BB&T atm).  And bought a Halloween-themed scrub top.  Which means, on some level, I'm planning on being there through October, at least. Time to quit lying to myself.

I also got a nifty sign that says "Sometimes wine is the answer to Life's questions"  and a copy of This is Spinal Tap for the spousebeast.

I had to buy supplies for Kent's fish taco extravaganza yesterday.  I'd originally planned on having Santa Pete over after we went to see Beauty and the Beast, but he totally flaked on me and...no.


  I appreciate that he's retired AND has a trust fund, but my time off actually means something to me.  And I'm really hurt.  So, no, I am not allowing my spousebeast to cook for you after you pull the "Oh...I forgot.  Just let me change."  Um, I called you AT NOON AND ONE THIRTY for a 4:20 show.  That's bullshit.  So I just pointedly said we'd get together later this week.  It goes against my grain to disinvite someone, but I am so fucking tired of people not respecting my time.

I was prepared to sit at home and sulk, but Kent called a cab and told me my ass was going in it and I was going to enjoy that movie, damnit.  (It shows his dedication to not watching Disney movies.)  So I got my Junior Mints to smuggle in and pour over my popcorn, bought my ticket and a a couple itty bitty bottles of Chardonnay (gotta love a movie place that sells wine and beer), found the perfect seat, and settled in.

Then I heard a familiar voice expounding on the history of The Varsity.


"MARK!?!?!?!?"
He launched himself over the seats at me, and we had one of our truly obnoxious tackle hug, jump up and down, "OMG OMG OMG!  It's been forever!!!!!" moments.

And his parents were there.  So, of course, his mother said that "you kids should sit next to each other" and told me how cute I was looking.  I asked if they were down for holiday, and she said "Oh, no.  We just decided to go for a road trip and see Markie."

The look of panic in his eyes was unmistakable.  Nothing like a surprise visit from the 'rents.

So, we watched the movie, and Mark and I held each other and cried multiple times (College Alicia would have swooned).  After the show, his mom and I went to the restroom.  As we were washing our hands, she said, "You know, you're the only woman Markie ever loved.  I think you may be the only person he's ever loved."  And I could tell she was trying to justify polyandry in her world view.  Which I'd be fine with, but the Kinsey monster doesn't like girls.

Except me, apparently.

Anyway, it was WONDERFUL to see the movie with Mark.  We watched the animated version when we were in college, so it was cool to kind of come full circle.

Sometimes, forces align to turn a bad into the good. <3

Oh, and this happened outside my house a couple of days ago.  Eeeep!  And I slept through it!

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goddessdi
Jun. 18th, 2017 08:13 pm (UTC)

I'm at the point in my life where I honestly think I would do better in poly relationships but I find it hard to find like minded people I actually enjoy spending time with.

wherdafux_d_cat
Jun. 18th, 2017 09:23 pm (UTC)
Good on you for protecting your time. You are important too and you gave him more than plenty of heads-up. And see? It paid off - you got Mark time! :)
mac_arthur_park
Jun. 20th, 2017 03:27 pm (UTC)
And trying to divide my attention between Mark and Pete would have been awkward at best.
wherdafux_d_cat
Jun. 20th, 2017 03:46 pm (UTC)
I was trying to imagine that while I was typing my reply and couldn't wrap my brain around it, let alone any words!
nucleosides
Jun. 18th, 2017 10:48 pm (UTC)

yshaloo
Jun. 19th, 2017 02:28 pm (UTC)
maybe your inner goth is coming out and you'll find yourself wearing Halloween scrubs in July.
ecosopher
Jun. 19th, 2017 03:01 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'm so glad you got to see the movie with Mark even though Santa Pete bailed on you!
ellettra
Jun. 19th, 2017 10:28 pm (UTC)
"The look of panic in his eyes was unmistakable" - hahahahahahaha oh god, I chortled at that. Surprise visit from the rents is NEVER FUN. :D Glad you were able to help smooth it all a bit. Also, isn't it amusing how everyone's parents refer to people our age as "kids."
mac_arthur_park
Jun. 20th, 2017 03:33 pm (UTC)
Mark *hates* what he calls "obligatory holidays " (basically all of them). I can just imagine what went through his head when his folks showed up Friday night. Good thing he doesn't have a social life, I guess. ;)



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