I can’t take credit for this idea. One of my favorite bloggers utilized this end of year wrap up in her blog last year.
January – Started the new year off right. The morning of January 1, I left a guy’s house who I was sort of dating for almost a year, and despite how badly I wanted this to work, , we never saw each other again in a romantic setting. If we count him, he’s #1 in the lineup of men. Bought my condo in D.C. and prepared to finish the last days of life in the burbs (Rockville.)
February – Finally resigned from the hell that was my last job. One would think that things like discrimination and sexual harassment wouldn’t occur at one of the top five Nationally Ranked Homebuilders, but they did. And they went uncorrected, unresolved and unpunished. So I left. How dare anyone breathe the words “A woman should never make that much money.” Then I met Date #2 in 2005 Vicodin Stealing Derek, got ill, then became iller.
March – Couldn’t fight illness, coined “Satan’s Death Flu” by friends. Crawled to the ER and passed out on the floor. Finally recovered mid-month, but never recovered from fainting spells. Started new job with my fab boss who took me with him from hellacious homebuilder.
April – Moved into condo in D.C. after 3 ridiculous months prodding contractor to do some work. Went on one awful date with RestonDork (#3 date of 2005.) Also one date with Greek George (#4 of 2005.) Learned valuable lesson: The bigger the man, the smaller the…Damn it. Sorry, this is a dating blog, not a sex blog.
May – Went to London and Paris. Started seeing Mike (40 years old and going on 15.) Date #5 of 2005. We did see each other for a couple months.
June – Had some bad It’s Just Lunch dates which prompted me to give birth to this Blog. I went out with a IJLHater (Date #6) and a StanderUpper (Date #7.)
July – Met, got sucked into, and spit out of vortex called BoyFace (#8). Also dated HornyHungarian (Date #9.) More It’s Just Lunch dates included IJLLawyer (#10,) GreekFreak (#11) and DoubleDutch (#12.) Took motorcycle lessons. Bought Motorcycle. Met MotorcycleInstructor.
August – Dated MotorcycleInstructor. He would be #13. Also squeezed in a couple dates with the the first of the unnamed men, “R” (#14.) More It’s Just Lunch dates, HarleyRider (#15) and EmailBuddy (#16.)
September – Went out with the GreekWonder (#17.) Cutest baby in the world born on 24th. Became caught in the grip of lies created by MotorcycleInstructor.
October – Visited cutest baby in the world in Michigan. Met Bartender at Blogger Happy Hour, briefly dated. (He’s #18.) Got Death Flu again.
November – Who can forget Bell’s Palsy? Went out with Steve1 (#19) from online and Date Eight (#20 of the lineup) from It’s Just Lunch. Reconsidered using real names as part of my blog. Still reconsidering.
December – It’s Just Lunch sent me out with Date#9LowTalker (#21) and I went out with my personal trainer (#22) as well as CL#1Writer (#23,) CL#3TextTormenter (#24,) and CL#4NewJersey (#25.) He’s new. You will hear about him in an upcoming post.
I find it sad that I dated men with names that never overlapped with the exception of Mike. I dated 5 Mike’s this year, four of whom are disguised with other names. I dated 25 men in total for 2005. In any case, the score is as follows:
Potential Dating Pool: -25
Yes, it’s very sad to see the figures in the red, but there they stand. I was/am clearly in love with U-Street Metro. I felt like BoyFace could be the U-Street Metro replacement until I found out what a liar he was. I think that shook my faith in men and this thing we call dating. I know that there really are guys out there who are right for me, but it makes it hard to believe after the year I’ve had. Still, I plan to continue on, meeting, greeting, dating and hopefully mating in the future. I will bring the news to you, my lovely readers, as it occurs.
Here’s to hoping the dating news in 2006 will be brighter! Cheers!