Tag: Relationships

  • July 27, 2023

    July 27, 2023

    I rotated my tires today. Six tire changes took place. I kept wishing I had just paid the guy to do it when I went in for an oil change.

  • July 8, 2023

    July 8, 2023

    At some point in the last few years, I became a homebody. I’m reluctant to go out. I used to love going out. I couldn’t stay home.

  • July 6, 2023

    July 6, 2023

    My girlfriend took up painting recently, and it’s only in the last couple of weeks that she’s started to share her work with me. I want to take some credit for her new artistic pursuit because I suggested we paint on our second date. She still has that painting on her wall.

  • June 21, 2023

    June 21, 2023

    I was at a wedding over the weekend. I didn’t know anyone other than my girlfriend and a few of her friends. Needless to say, I met a lot of people.

  • June 19, 2023

    June 19, 2023

    In university, I remember once telling a friend that sharing a meal for someone is a testament to their value in your life. I probably said it with fewer syllables, yet more eloquence. Only in the last two-or-so years have I started cooking with any regularity. I think I’ve been learning to cook, as opposed…

  • May 26, 2023

    May 26, 2023

    Have some people grown up without consequences? I feel like I’ve been checked, in some way, for my actions ever since I was a child. Nowadays, I’m more responsible for those consequences than are others. I’m not able to forgive myself without having paid for my indiscretions. 

  • May 23, 2023

    May 23, 2023

    I often wonder how other people see the world. The question is actually more like, “Do they not see what’s around them?” It happens most often when I’m traffic. That’s not to say I don’t stand amazed at the apparent differences in perspective throughout the day. I don’t stand when I’m driving – “stand” is…

  • May 14, 2023

    May 14, 2023

    I had forgotten what it’s like to live with people. More accurately, I’m not used to being surrounded by people all of the time.

  • May 9, 2023

    May 9, 2023

    Do you ever find yourself in a conversation you know you shouldn’t have started? It’s good to talk to people. We are social creatures. Sometimes, though, it’s better to stay quiet.

  • April 26, 2023

    April 26, 2023

    I’m not quite sure what the word is that I’m looking for. It could be “aggravated,” or “aggrieved,” even. “Unsettled,” captures some of it, but, then, so does, “indifferent.” There’s an amazingly long scroll of words running down the inside of my forehead right now. They’re mostly synonyms. What I really want to do with…

  • I Got Engaged

    I Got Engaged

    I’d love to tell you that it was an exciting, well-planned, carefully calculated affair. It wasn’t. It was very simple, plain, almost ordinary, but entirely befitting.

  • Letting Sh*t Go

    Letting Sh*t Go

    I woke up with vomit on the duvet. It was over my feet so I knew that it wasn’t mine because I haven’t done yoga in nearly ten years. Riel had curled up in between my legs, slightly higher up on the bed than where he had emptied his stomach. It was only a few…