Looking for my last first date. I'm so tired of this, aren't you? Seeking someone with the all important three "S"s--smart, silly and sexy. Actually sarcastic is good too. Someone I can talk to for hours on end. Someone who can tell me the same old stories over and over and I'll laugh every time. Someone who will feel like an old friend when we first meet. A sense of "Here you are! Finally!" RELIEF. Someone who will make my heart pound a little faster just by hearing his voice on my answering machine. Someone who loves reading and watching old movies with me on rainy Sunday afternoons. All this and a METS FAN besides seems like almost too much to ask for. But hey, this is my dream person, right? I'm going for broke.
I recently overheard a mother telling friends how her daughter was weeks away from getting married and ran into her high school sweetheart. They met for coffee and she realized she was marrying the wrong man. She cancelled her big, fancy wedding and eloped with the man she truly loved. I couldn't resist asking a question. "Is she happy?" The mom looked at me and answered, "She's so happy it's SHAMEFUL."
Just once (well, maybe more than once!) I'd like to know what it feels like to be shamefully happy.