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Back to Dating

Back when I was a kid there were these toys called Weebles.  I don’t remember ever having one, or knowing anyone who did, but I can still remember the song from the commercial, “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”.   You see, Weebles had rounded bottoms so that they couldn’t be knocked over from a standing position.

I don’t know how time and place specific Weebles were.  But that commerical must have played hundreds of thousands of times during my childhood, it’s so deeply embedded in my permanent memory.  Kind of scary, considering I can’t remember the birthdays of my closest friends.

Anyway, I feel a bit like a Weeble right now.  I’ve been given a pretty hard shove.  In the last year, alone: my mom passed away, I’ve had some pretty serious financial setbacks, a heartbreaking romantic failure plus some minor romantic misery and WAIT, this list is getting too damn depressing.  The point is, I was starting to feel stable again.  Starting to rebuild.  And then this week I was laid off.  SHOVE.  But like the Weeble girl that I am, I’m not falling down.  Nope.  I’m bouncing right back up.

I have a date tonight with a new guy and I’m not cancelling it.  We’ve had these plans since before I got the news on Thursday and I’ve already cancelled 2 dates because of that silly .  I’m not going to cancel another one.

Speaking of the dates I cancelled this week:  the European and I were supposed to see each other again tomorrow night, but something came up and then he’s off for a two week trip. I think we’ll see each other when he gets home.  But then, you never know about these things.  I’ve tried to get in touch with Coach about rescheduling, as I was supposed to see him last night (but truth be told, I cancelled on him in the morning, but we didn’t have concrete plans – no time/place).  I plan on getting in touch with the guy from Tuesday night, too.  The one who left things til the last minute.

It’s going to take something a little bigger than this to knock me down.


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  1. Susan Mercedes says:

    Everything happens for a reason. I bet you’ll land a better position with a better company and with better pay. On the flip side, at least you got laid. Well, laid off. But still. Have fun on your dating adventures.

  2. BetterNow says:

    I can relate to this from a different aspect. I was 21 when my mother was diagnosed with a very rare cancer in adults, eight weeks later she passed away. Soon thereafter, my boyfriend began cheating, I didn’t know where my life was headed because my safe and sheltered life shattered. People around me expected me to lose it without my mother but being my mothers daughter, I wasn’t going to lay there and give up on life. Three years later and I’m still standing. I never complain because pain makes me know I’m here, I’m still alive. I was given shoulders to hold all my burdens. This past Friday I was handed another, two weeks off at work unpaid. I’m not letting it get me down because when you have had the worst happen to you, there is nothing left to fear. Keep on keeping on, Simone.

  3. SINgleGIRL says:

    -Susan Mercedes
    Well, I don’t know about a better job or any of that, but I do believe that everything happens for a reason.
    -BetterNow
    You’re one strong lady. And no matter what, no one can take that strength away from you. Hang in there :-)