June 15, 2015
Hi! I'm Nick. Who are you? Whoever you are, you look fantastic!
So I was just going about my day today minding my own business, getting some work done, having a relatively nice day when it hit me.
A relationship scenario that's happening now with a beautiful woman (who shall remain nameless) ALSO happened to me 21 years ago! In an almost identical fashion. It's amazing how life repeats itself.
So do you want the sordid details? Of course you do!
So 21 years ago I was basically the same dude I am NOW except I was 28 instead of 49. haha. That's not really true because I'm wiser now and I have the gray to prove it. Well, at least I think I'm wiser. Maybe I'm not. In any case, way back then I LOVED titty bars. I was lucky (or cursed) enough to be making loads of cash back then and I just didn't see anything wrong with spending said disposable income on women who enjoyed dancing with little to no clothes on. I was young.
One evening at a club I met a young lady by the name of Kylee. Kylee was cool. I always hit it off with strippers because I'm funny and I smile a lot. (ALL women like that, btw). Kylee liked my sense of humor more than most and actually had a good one herself. Most men (especially if you're a strip club newbie) have this delusion that they can see girls outside of the club. I allowed this delusion to enter my mind with Kylee because while most of the time I'd say I'm not like "most men", many times I'm JUST like them. To my amazement Kylee actually said she wouldn't mind if I wanted to do something outside of the club.
So I followed up later and called her and arranged a date.
She wanted to see some Jean Claude Van Damme action flick I wasn't the least bit interested in seeing but that didn't matter at all because I wanted to do ANYTHING with her. Because she was hot. I was shallow like that. Yes, she was funny, too, but did I mention she was hot?
The date went well but here's where the story gets sad if you're a dude. Somewhere along the line she friend zoned me. I don't know exactly how it happened but it happened and once it does you're pretty much powerless to overcome it and you have two choices. You can either cut the girl off entirely or just accept it and be her friend. I usually decide on option 2 because hot girls come with hot girlfriends and not EVERY girl is going to friend zone you (unless you're me. lol.)
Life goes on and Kylee and I are "just friends" but we still have good times together because we get to know each other well and we just LOVE cutting up pretty much ALL the time. We go out of our way to make each other laugh. She goes through episodes with men that usually end bad and I'm there to comfort her and tell her they suck, blah, blah.. girl/guy friend stuff.
But then something amazing happened. Or someONE amazing happened I guess I should say.
When I found Katie I was done with Kylee. Because not only was Katie just as funny if not funnier than Kylee, she was way smarter, thought I was the funniest guy she'd ever met, and definitely did NOT want me as "just a friend." Katie was "the one." Suddenly the fact that I could never be anything more than Kylee's friend didn't matter anymore.
But whereas one might think this is where the Kylee story comes to a logical end, one would be mistaken.
About a month or so after I met Katie and we were in the middle of our whirlwind storybook romance I received a call out of the blue from Kylee. She said she missed me and made an interesting proclamation. She said "I've decided we can be more than friends."
I was like "Whaaaat?!?!" I guess she finally realized that I might make a pretty nice boyfriend after all. Well, DUH! I was like "Oh, man, Kylee, I'm sorry but it's too late." I was completely committed to Katie and there was no way in hell I was gonna jeopardize that by even THINKING about dating Kylee at the same time. Plus I didn't want to. I wanted to spend all my free time with Katie.
Cut to today and I've recently had another Kylee in my life. Another extremely hot funny woman with whom I built a cool friendship because she gave me no other choice. Friends or nothing so I chose friends. The similarities to the relationship I had with Kylee lo those many years ago are undeniable. Well at least they are in my head. ha.
Nowadays "new Kylee" doesn't even have time to be friends anymore because she's head over heels in love with a new man. And she especially doesn't have time to be friends with a dude who has never been afraid to make it clear he has always wanted more than just a friendship. 21 years ago I was basically a child and afraid to tell women how I really felt about them. These days I go out of my way to tell people how I feel about them because nothing bad ever happens if you tell someone you love them.
I'm not concerned about new Kylee and whether or not she still wants to be friends, blah, blah, blah, because she's beyond happy with her new man and if history repeats itself and the story goes the same way the old Kylee story went I should be meeting another Katie soon. How wonderful will THAT be?!?
OMG, I TOTALLY LOVE YOU, new Katie! ... err um, it's too early in our not even a relationship yet to say that isn't it? Oh well. :-D