Tripping down memory lane
|March 28, 2012||Posted by Jenn under Uncategorized|
This is the other new meme that I was talking about trying out a few weeks ago.
The idea for Tripping Down Memory Lane came from my friend Elisa over at www.ecwrites.com
One day we were chatting on the phone and like normal, ending up talking about random stuff.
The subject of an ex-boyfriend came up and upon telling her the story, she thought that it was hilarious and that I MUST blog about it because it would be funny.
So, if you guys don’t dig this post, feel free to contact Elisa and tell her.
During my lifetime, I’ve traveled around alot because I grew up a military brat.
I’ve lived in tons of places and honestly, my favorite was Utah.
Once I got past the Mormon state of things, I loved it there.
Utah is absolutely beautiful and if you have not been, I encourage you to visit.
I spent a few of my high school years there and even dated a few guys.
This story is about one of those guys.
You see, I was 17 when I first met “M” ( going to protect privacy n stuff).
Boybands were all the rage at the time (I still love em) and since I totally loved me some Nsync and Backstreet, I of course, dug the pretty guys.
The prettier the better.
M was of no exception.
This dude was cut, blonde hair, blue eyes and oh so pretty.
At first, he didn’t really give me the time of day.
His sister and I were BFF, she hated all of his girlfriends and made it her lifes mission to hook us up.
I was not complaining as like I said, he was so pretty.
About a year later, he finally decided I was worthy of his affections.
Oh, I was so excited and prayed that he would be “The One” as I did with most every hot guy I ever met because I was young and stupid.
When we first started hanging out, I noticed one day that he had some stubble on his arms.
“What’s that about?” I asked.
“Oh, I don’t like body hair so I shave. I didn’t have time today.” he replies.
I had heard of guys and even dated a few guys who shaved their legs for “sport” purposes.
Somehow, smooth legs will make you a better athlete?
I got past the stubbly arm hair and legs though I thought that it was a little gross.
Now, I knew how a dude felt when us chicks don’t shave our legs…OUCH!
However, as a society, we don’t expect men to shave and when they do shave something other than their faces, they are looked upon as being a little weird.
I’m not talking about chest or back waxing which is now acceptable and appreciated.
I’m talking legs and arms which M did, though he did not play sports.
Thinking back, I don’t even recall him being in school at the time, I think he’d gotten expelled.
Anyhow, this did not deter me, I still thought this man was Adonis.
We had only been dating maybe a week or two when one day, while at work he asked me if I had my concealer on me.
“Yes.” I replied wondering why he was even asking this question.
“Because, I need to borrow it, I have a pimple starting on my nose!”
“Are you serious?”
“Yes, now hand it over.”
I did as requested and handed my concealer over to M in complete awe and a little disgust of the what was going on.
Dude was serious, he actually used MY make up and MY mirror to cover his “blemish” on his nose, of which I never noticed.
Needless to say, that was it for me.
I’m sorry but it’s one thing to share razors with a dude, it’s a whole other thing if he’s gonna be using my Clinique.
We never spoke again and he obviously wasn’t worried about it because he was “pretty” and could have any girl he wanted.
Atleast until he used all her make up.
I remember going back to Utah a few years later after I moved to find out he had gone to prison for stealing one of his ex’s dads, cars from his dealership.
A red honda prelude to be exact.
I try not to think about how prison life was/is for him but I can’t help but wonder if he was allowed to get make up in care packages……..