After two really cold and snowy weeks in MSP I am back in NYC. My New Year’s resolution for 2008 is to get married. But first I must call Reindeer for our last supper. “Well, hello, and Happy New Year,” he says in his sexy voice. Immediately this makes me cranky. Unlike my brother the diplomat, I cannot fake nice or happy, and say, “Same to you. So are we meeting next Saturday?”
“Uh, sure, for dinner, still, right?” his tone changes. It is almost like he doesn’t want to see me. Which is too bad because I want to a reunion with my Tupperware. “Uhm, yeah dinner was your idea,” I reply flatly. Now is when I should tell him to mail the items to me. But I am the victim of too many Bollywood love story movies because the demented part of me wants to see him. “Sure, dinner,” he replies. Then I ask, “Are you going to drive or take the train?” Just as the words fall out of my mouth I wish I could gobble them back. If he takes the train the east side is better for him. But for me it is a total pain in the a** and an hour commute one way. I would rather meet in the Theatre District which is why I suggest, “You know, you’re busy. Why don’t I make reservations and send you details.” “Sounds good,” he says.
We hang-up and I log onto the openteable.com site and search nice, mid-priced Hell’s Kitchen restaurants and find Sosa Borella. I enter my user name, password, complete the reservation and log off. The entire process takes less than 5 minutes.
In a previous incarnation of being infatuated with Reindeer I’d immediately send him coordinated details. Which now has me wondering if I taught him to treat me like I was at his beck and call, because I was. Any why do I care about someone who clearly never cared about me? I do the same thing with my friends; I give them everything I have until I have nothing and then wonder why I feel so alone.
This is when I decide (between now and the Reindeer “date”) I must date like crazy and fall in love with someone new. That will show Reindeer what he’s missed out on and give me the kick to finally move on.
Alright love of my life I am ready to receive you, so you may appear … NOW!