It's hot. It's cool. It's perfect. Thinking of it yesterday, brought back a flood of memories ...
Two years and two days ago, I broke up with the Cheating Cheater. Two years and nine days ago, I caught him with a twenty-something-year-old with long hair and bad skin. On the metro ride home from that discovery, I somehow managed to spill an entire dish of Fire and Ice Salad which I had made to take to a potluck later that afternoon. $20 worth of heirloom tomatoes and organic cucumbers dripped down the orange metro vinyl, and I sat there, numb.
As I was relating this story, last night, to Y, he said something along the lines of, "This is probably not the best time to mention it, but I think you have an overly strict view of monogamy."
"If you don't like it, you know what to do," I replied.
Many things about me have changed over the years, but one thing that I see remaining constant is my definition of monogamy, no matter how overly strict it is. Other people can be perfectly happy with open relationships, with stepping out occassionally, but I know I won't be. So don't even try. If that's what you want, it's time to move on because you're not getting it from me.
Fire and Ice
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
In other news, pottery was a blast. I threw two mugs and a largish vase (which I'm not overly pleased with, but whatevs). My goal this session is to learn to make lids. We'll see how that goes.
I also had to sit through Y practicing his presentation. He's presenting a paper next week at some conference. The first run-through, and I say this with love, was baa-aaa-aaaaad. He has 20 minutes. It took over 30. He spent too much time on the set up and not enough on the results/conclusions (which should be the most interesting part, right?). I'm sure it will get better with practice.
Of course, sitting through his practice presentation meant that I didn't get to bed until nearly midnight. Y stayed up all night working. I am tired.
More later. *smooches*
PS. It would seem the Straight Guy won an award. VUBOQ never wins awards. What up with that?