Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ahhh Shane....

Tonight for some reason a funny story from my past popped into my head and I decided it is totally worth sharing. I have said before that in my single days, I was a bit of a player. I loved the thrill of the chase when it came to guys. Once I had gotten them, I quickly got bored and moved onto my next kill. My average high school relationship was two weeks. Once I graduated, that number moved up to a nice, round five weeks. The record before I met my husband was seven months, followed by a few relationships that lasted a whole four months. My attention span was fickle and none of the guys I dated could fit the bill, until I met my husband. Needless to say, I dated a lot and left a few broken hearts out there.

I lost a few really good guy friends when I announced my engagement. Two of which were really hard to say goodbye to. I understood that they were both holding out hope I would one day come to my senses and realize the love of my life was right under my nose. I did love them both dearly, but not in a marriage way. One of them was an ex boyfriend whom I had dated for four months and then could never break the bond between us enough to let him go from my life forever. When I got engaged, however, he respectfully bowed out and told me he could no longer be my friend. I understood why, but it still broke my heart. We'd been good friends for years.

The other was a guy I met in my college internship, his name was Frank. He watched me hunt a delicious fellow in our office for months before finally snagging him. Frank always hoped that things with the other guy would fail so he could move in. Things did fail, and I moved on as I always did, but I never turned the eye to Frank that he wanted. Instead, I made him a dreaded best friend. This was during my senior year of college.

After graduating from college, I moved back home to find a job and start my life. I went back to my college town one weekend to visit a few friends, one of whom was Frank. I brought my current boyfriend, Shawn, with me, as well as my little brother's girlfriend. We spent the majority of our time with Frank. The first night we were at his house Shawn was talking to Frank, who of course thought Shawn was a twat. Frank interrupted Shawn:

Frank: Shane, let me tell you something....
Shawn: Its Shawn.
Frank: What?
Shawn: My name is Shawn.
Frank: Let me tell you something Shane. It doesn't matter what your name is because a month from now, Saige is going to get bored with you, dump you, and move on. And she's going to come to me and we're both going to think back on you and laugh.

I was flabbergasted! I couldn't help but laugh. I know it hurt Shawn's feelings, but it was like a scene right out of the movies. Not only that, but Frank was spot on. He knew me all too well. Within three weeks, Shawn had been kicked to the curb, and I was onto my next kill.

That story still makes me laugh to this day. I wonder if Shane still thinks about it....


AnxiousMummy said...

What an interesting little blast from the past sweetie! Love the pic of you BTW, how old are you there? You're SO pretty ;)
PS. Thanks for the award-I will get to it v. soon

Noelle said...

It makes me laugh to read about your player days. I love it! You will have good stories to tell your daughter (or not tell your daughter I suppose!) I wish I could have been like you and dated many guys. I always liked someone, but once I was in a relationship I became hopeless and got my heart broken so many times. I have often wished that I would have played the field a lot more! You are a lucky, and funny women!

Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo said...

ICLW and I see you are like me, the original runaway bride.

Yes, I loved and dumped a zillion dudes.

Your DH is blessed because you waited.

I am going on year 20... yes, 2 decades... and met and married the DH after dating 3 weeks.

Hugs and blessings for the new year.

Saige said...

I was 25 in that picture. It is amazing how much infertility and marraige have aged me. lol

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Here from ICLW.

Fun story and great photo! I think it's neat that your DH is the person you've stuck it out with...to me that is a confirmation of your relationship. :)

Jacksmom said...

Cute story. I'm glad you found someone worthy of keeping around for a bit! Happy ICLW!

Emma said...

Loved the story :) so funny! I wonder how your DH managed to "convert" you :)

Here from ICLW,

Potters said...

Hey hottie in the picture. I love this story. I have something I want to add to it for your "old friend". B, Saige is completely over you and will always be. She is my best friend now. You snooze you lose!