What I’m Not Telling You

Just a quick post this week as I figure no one is reading courtesy of the Australia Day public holiday… Also because I don’t have much time… I’m too busy watching the tennis and drinking beer in the 30+ degree sunshine!

So I started writing a blog entry the other week about the last date I went on, which I would classify as one of the worst of my life. In all fairness, the guy was nice, just a really bad match for me and it was a complete disaster. The post I started was about the many signs and opportunities I had to escape the date, yet I stuck it out to the very awkward end, so as to not seem rude.

I hadn’t finished the post, as with most of my half baked ideas, it was sitting in my drafts waiting to be finished, polished and published. But then, I was walking back to my office the other day, my mind swirling with blogging ideas for the week ahead, when I actually bothered to look up at the exact moment that the bad date guy flew past me on a skateboard (yes, I dated someone who travels by skateboard – stop judging me). For some reason, my heart raced, not in any lovey way, but just in a moment of utter shock.

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that you are reminded of people from your past as necessary. I would never have stopped him or spoken to him, mainly because I was totally not interested and had a bit of difficulty expressing this at the time, but I am convinced I saw him for a reason – I’m very conscious of my blog not personally attacking anyone or being negative and I think I saw him to bring me back to earth. He was a nice boy, it was a bad date, but no harm was done. So I came back to my desk and deleted the draft.

I figured this was as good a time as any to do a bit of a draft-cleansing and started going through some of the random crap I have been writing over the past few weeks. So, in no particular order I would like to share a few of the little gems that have been lurking in my drafts list – but which I have decided will never see the light of day.

1. What’s the easy let down? As mentioned above, how long should you stick out a bad date? Maybe at the point where you find yourself wondering if your date has the mental capacity of a seven year old? Just an idea.

2. All the things I want to say to your face but never will – Pretty self explanatory. When I realised I was listing an abundance of items directed at one person in my life, I decided this wasn’t helping my mission to become a more positive person.

3. Graduating from Slut High – A reflection on the truly awful high school I attended and how it made me a better person.

4. Crazy dog lady – I realised any exploration into whether I am or am not a crazy dog lady was not going to end well.

5. My iPhone is trying to tell me something – When your iPhone auto-corrects ‘love’ to ‘live’ or ‘lie’… it’s time for a bit of self reflection.

6. My jumper ate my underwear – I’m not even going to try to explain this one, but it was a very difficult time in my life.

7. Horses scare the shizz out of me – Actually one of my first drafts, but I later realised that it could be misinterpreted as a dig at someone… and really, horse people aren’t THAT weird, right? But just fyi – horses do actually scare the shizz out of me.

8. I’m not being cute, I just don’t like you – When your lack of tone starts working against you.

9. The owl addiction – Yep, this one was also briefly titled Crazy Owl Lady.

10. That moment when you find your favourite canned tomatoes on sale – and other moments of pure joy and happiness. Inspired by a recent trip to the supermarket when I found Easy Off BAM for $3! $3! I’m not even joking!

I could keep going… there were a fair few that were too embarrassing to include… and you never know, I might return to finish them off one day!

And on that note, I’m off to enjoy the sunshine. Yay! Happy Australia Day!

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6 comments

  1. http://findingravity.com

    I didn’t realize you were Australian! (Are you Australian? Am I inferring?) Because you COULD be like me…an American who taught in Australia and kept a blog about it.

    Either way, I spent a lot of time Teaching high school English in Australia and had the time of my life. I hope you had a lovely Australia day! You’re hysterical. I can’t wait to read more!

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