Don't be a guy. The world is full of guys. Be a man.
For better or worse, I let Jason back in for a few hours. Jason was the guy my friend Lacy tried to set me up with about 6 weeks ago. We clicked and the night before our first date, he texted me to let me know he was trying to work things out with his ex. I was so annoyed which led me to ask if anyone was truly single anymore. We went to Brickell and drank like fishes. He stared down my dress which was too low cut to hang out with a guy with a girlfriend. He was so cute and paunchier than I remembered. I laughed a lot and was relaxed despite our strange one week history in January. I remembered why I like him, why I found him adorable. So when I actually saw him in person, he was simply yummy. We went to Green Steet in the Grove. I had been imbibing cokes when we gt there bc I need clarity and I needed to really assess the situation. At the table he texted Stephanie and after yet another trip to the bathroom (I have a squirrel bladder) he moved from sitting next to me on the velvet bench and talked to his girlfriend on the phone. Ouch. Then he said something to Lacy who was not having any of his excuses either. He said he was with her for the great sex, I rolled my eyes. Really? That is the most bullshit excuse in the world. It was barely a good enough exuse in my 20s when I had to hear it from other people. Now, I thought that it was a reason for two dysfunctional people to distract themselves from the fact that they shouldn't be together.
So last night after battling a burgeoning cold, I turned my phone on and received a dinner invitation from Lacy and Jason. Did I want to go? Sure, I had spent the day dozing off and working on my young adult novel. But I was wary because Jason had sent me a terse text early in the week. Two Saturdays in a row? Well, we are friends now and friends hang out. With my sniffles, we went to Miracle Mile to eat sushi. This time the pressure was off and I actually enjoyed his company for what it was. We talked about 90s cartoons and people watched. I felt peaceful with him, like the guy friend I never knew I always wanted.
It has been said time and time again that men and women can't be friends. To that I say don't overanalyze, what do you say?