Monday, May 9, 2011

residual BLOW OFF sadness

We all have our favorite couple friends. You know, the ones who aren't annoying. The ones who make each other laugh and don't have to flaunt how in love they are and aren't glued to each other's side at a party. The ones whose biggest problems = where to vacation and whose turn it is to take out the trash. These are the couples we all want to be.

And then, one day...those fuckers break up and completely mess with everything we know to be true and real in this world. It's like getting punched in the stomach. Why couldn't they make it work? Don't they know what their relationship means to me?!?!

I guess I'm coping with a little residual BLOW OFF sadness these days. The BF and I have a favorite sushi restaurant down the street from our apartment that's run by the cutest/coolest Japanese couple. This is the only restaurant I've ever gone to where they know me by name and give me hugs when I come in. It's like my Cheers. Well, recently, our favorite couple broke up and no longer lives in the same apartment BUT they still own the restaurant together. It's a BLOW OFF worthy of it's own category, but I don't know any of the details surrounding their demise (If I had to put money on it, I'd say she wanted out). Anyway, seeing them together "as friends" makes my heart hurt. It's just not right. They barely stand behind the counter together anymore and make playful jokes. There's distance. And it makes me want to cry into my sashimi. Where did they go wrong? Is there still a chance they'll get back together? Is it really over? Why can't things go back to the way they used to be?

I guess I just get too invested in other people's happiness. When my sister and her first serious boyfriend broke up, I cried when she told me. He was great and she was happy and I didn't want him to just disappear from our lives. Today, I'm psyched they broke up because my brother in law is a serious upgrade, but at the time I felt like my entire family was getting the heave-ho.

So, what I'm trying to say is, if you're friends with me and I like your significant other, please consider my feelings while contemplating a BLOW OFF. I'm fragile and I don't like change. At least give me ample warning or help preserve my creative juices by writing a guest post about the break up. It's the least you can do for toying with my emotions.

please get back together.

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