Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

As the end of The Manbbatical draws near, more & more people ask me what I have planned for May 18th, 20011. Many of my good friends & family have weighed in.
From October through to mid-January, the plan was to be in LA & celebrate with HIM. That’s obviously not going to happen anymore. I was then going to go to LA anyway- because so many of my besties- GARY ST.KEVIN & his lovely GF, BAIT & her BF TIDY DISASTER, KABREL, MS.MET & ÇA-RAGE would all be there. I thought it might be lovely to have a nice memorial dinner with some of those who have been so supportive over this year… But because of a trip in June that I have to take, I can no longer afford the luxury of ceremonializing with my pals.
GARY ST.KEVIN (aware of my financial plight) suggested I throw a massive party & invite only dudes. I can’t really afford to throw a party, & that idea terrifies me on many levels. I’ve thought about going to Montreal, & hanging with some of my favorite ladies. That wouldn’t be so costly, & it would be fun as hell. (There are about 10 women I can think of right off the top of my head who are gorgeous, hilarious, loyal, fabulous women who live in La Belle Ville who I love to spend time with… don’t forget I used to live there. CELESTIE migrated here to Toronto with me. SAUCY MINX is on her way, & I can’t wait!) MS.MET has expressed that the “mature” thing to do would be to let it go by as any other day. When I explained to her why it was important to me to recognize the day on a more triumphant level, she understood. We also agreed there IS a possibility that if in my celebrating I drink too much; I may end up hooking up with someone. She reminded me, that “I can barely keep it in my pants while I’m on a fucking Manbbatical” Well played, MS.MET, well played. We both realize if that happened, it might be a shame. After all, isn’t that kind of thing I was trying to NOT DO anymore? At the same time, is it really so bad if I get my rocks off after a year of celibacy? Who cares whom it’s with? Maybe I should just get it out of my system, ruin some guy, & THEN try to be a normal person, again. Perhaps I should just have a nice dinner with my family. They have been SO generous & understanding through this whole thing. PUMKIN EATER thinks I should go on a trip, by myself. I LOVE that idea- but again, zero dollars = zero trips. CUPCAKE suggested we throw a party at her place. That would be really fun. My mom & dad think I should wait for a while to decide, before making any plans. Maybe I’ll meet someone & fall in love tomorrow. I would LOVE for Patti Stanger to set me up. I was thinking maybe I’d try her sex-after-monogamy-only rule. Oh, yeah. THAT’s when MS.MET reminded me that I couldn’t keep it in my pants…
So… what should I do? Seriously? Suggestions welcome.


Anonymous said...

throw a party and invite everyone who loves you! because isn't that the goal now - to surround yourself with those who truly care about you and are worthy of all your awesomeness? you gave up sex but you didn't give up on love. celebrate that in whatever way makes sense with the ones you love and who love you back (friends, family, yourself). sorry if that's cheesey :)

Hot Dog said...

Come to the Adele concert! It's that night! She would definitely endorse a Manbatical.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe we are still even discussing this. You know who this is.

Anonymous said...

Definitely celebrate!! Mark the occasion.

BUT I don't think you should have ANY sex (unless it's solo) until at least the 20th. That's just a couple of extra days... but if you can make it, that'll show you how far you've come without coming! ;)

No, seriously. If you had just finished a major crash diet by hitting your goal weight and looking awesome for a bikini photo shoot (hey it's a hypothetical, go with it!)... would you eat a whole cake? NO, you'd probably wait until AFTER the shoot! ...that made more sense in my head.

Bully said...

Movin', movin', movin',
Though they're disapprovin',
Keep them dogies movin', rawhide.
Don't try to understand 'em,
Just rope an' throw an' brand 'em.
Soon we'll be living high and wide.
My heart's calculatin',
My true love will be waitin':
Waitin' at the end of my ride.

Move 'em out, head 'em up,
Head 'em up, move 'em on.
Move 'em out, head 'em up:
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in,
Ride 'em in, cut 'em out,
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in:

(Rollin', rollin', rollin'.)

Anonymous said...

I like Anonymous #1's suggestion. Remember a few posts back how you said you were going to pamper yourself. Well why not pamper the shit out of yourself that day and then gather with peeps who love you lots and just have a few drinks and reminisce over the year. While it would be nice to treat everyone to a big fancy party, I think some of the most enjoyable times you can have are just sitting together in a pub, with some brews and having a few laughs with the people you care about most. That being said, if that doesn't float your boat. I agree with hot dog, if you can find a way to get a ticket to Adele, she is the bomb and you should go! :)

Anonymous said...

I'd go with relax!! Enjoy yourself and all that you have done, and learned!! Then after a day or two party like no tomorrow .. go with what feels right ;0

KO said...

Uh hello? How bout a spa day to start? Then be sure to surround yourself with fun friends and some good conversation and a few delicious cocktails. And by cocktails I mean like martinis.

Anonymous said...

I think MS.MET and anon3 have some good advice.

What's the point in throwing a year's worth of effort away by getting drunk and banging some random dude? What would you have learned then? It MIGHT be a shame? I think it WOULD be a shame. You said yourself one of the goals of this project is to on longer do that kind of thing... so getting drunk with a bunch of dudes is probably a bad idea.

my 0.02

claire elyse said...

dear anon #2: DO i? do i?

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