when we moved to thailand michael told me that he would be my fill in girlfriend until i find one here or for one year – whichever comes first. and he really has tried pretty hard. he’s watched some borderline bad reality tv with me.
(shhh…. don’t tell. he loves this show! he’s all, “go tyra, go tyra!”)
and we’ve bonded over mani/pedis
i had some great pictures of his highly buffed
fingernails and sandal friendly toenails,
but it seems he’s destroyed them.
trust me, they were good.
and all and all he’s been a pretty patient fellow when i’ve whined and complained and gone on and on and on about the lack of girlfriends and how i miss my girlfriends and girlfriend this and girlfriend that. i mean he couldn’t hold his own during the whole, “wonder if those cups really work?” conversation, but that was asking alot. and he tried really hard not to let the pain show when i just need to talk to a friend about nothing at all. he really deserves some props. big props. he’s the mangirlfriend.
but i think today he has seen the light at the end of the tunnel. the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, etc… cuz today i had a lunch date. with a real live honest to goodness made in chiang mai girlfriend. she wasn’t really made in chiang mai, she was made in california, but the friendship – that was made in chiang mai. and then tonight i had a book club meeting. once again with the role of female friends being played by, well, real live females. and i don’t know who is more relieved. him (because he’s exhausted from continuously trying to get in touch with his feminine side) or me (because he’s not so good at getting in touch with his feminine side.)
woo hoo. looks like some sort of normal might have just snuck up on me.