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Thu, Jul. 27th, 2006, 10:24 pm

By the bullets...

  • It's baffling to me why people think that the thing to do when you become single involuntarily is to minimize the relationship and demonize the other person. She was a bitch? I chose her. We weren't going anywhere? Then I wouldn't have hung on. Insulting my taste and suggesting I wasted my time isn't exactly the highway to catharsis.
  • About half an hour on the Thursday Times puzzle today. It's just such a steep curve to reliably finishing the Friday puzzle.
  • I've been thinking about trying out for Jeopardy, but every time I start to get serious about it, I have a night like tonight where I just know absolutely nothing. Ordinarily I can get a good 80-90% of the questions right at home, but... y'know, the buzzer and all.
  • My brother broke his hand over the eminently reasonable rage due to someone grabbing his fiancée's ass. This compelled him to: A) note that the assgrabber, a cousin of said fiancée, who was doing so at a wedding where said fiancée was in the bridal party, was disrespecting the sexual relationship [by means of referring to her repeatedly as "his woman," one can presume only because he doesn't understand the word "chattel"]; B) inform said cousin that he bore a striking resemblance to Peter Griffin of Family Guy fame; and C) find a stud in his bedroom wall, the hard way. I'm told this is sometimes referred to as a "girlfriend argument fracture."
  • Not in front of the fractee.
  • Futurama's a rerun tonight.
  • My mom's trying to set me up. That deserves a damn entry of its own.

Fri, Jul. 28th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)

I'm exactly one for one in the relationship department, but I imagine you've got to be pretty bitter if it's an involuntary breakup. And if it is, the only thing worse than wasting your time with a relationship that you eventually ended is wasting it on a relationship that someone else decided wasn't worth pursuing.

As for chattel, the etymological derivation is of course cattle, in which case your brother may have other sexual issues.

How's Albany working out?

Fri, Jul. 28th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)

Not bitter as such. There's just a sense of loss in having had a good relationship gradually turn sour.

She may in fact be bovine. I'd never say such things, of course.

Buffalo, actually, and it seems to be going alright, which means there's another shoe to drop.

Sun, Jul. 30th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Excuse me?

Careful what you say and think. She is no more bovine or buffalo than you are. This is from a friend who would have liked to see you two be able to work things out instead of slowly self-destruct. My heart broke for you both. Please don't be ugly. And please grow your beard back. ;-)

Sun, Jul. 30th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
mytildebang: Re: Excuse me?

The 'bovine' and 'buffalo' comments were references to the appropriate paragraphs in strikinglyalert's comment, actually - 'bovine' being a playful reference to my brother considering his fiancée chattel, and Buffalo as opposed to Albany.

Sun, Jul. 30th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
mytildebang: Re: Excuse me?

If I hadn't made it clear, I have nothing bad to say about her. It's neither of our fault. She didn't do anything wrong. She's still a wonderful person, or I wouldn't have spent a year of my life with her.