At the start
You make me smile – Blue October
Dancing away with my heart, Just a kiss – Lady Antebellum
Superhuman – Chris Brown (How I wanted to make him feel – I’d wake up with this from my dreams)
Issues – Julia Michaels
Hands to myself – Selena Gomez
What I hoped for (when it looked like it might be over)
Say you won’t let go – James Arthur
Tell me what you dream – Gabrielle
Blue eyes – Cary Brothers
By your side – Sade
When it was over
Simple together – Alanis Morisette
What hurts the most – Rascall Flatts (Cascada; Yanou’s candlelight remix)
Dancing on my own – Calum Scott
I’m Notting Hill… If it ends after William Thacker says “No” to the “I’m just a girl” speech.
I’m Pride and Prejudice… If Darcy and Bingly never return to Netherfield Park.
I’m How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days… If Benjamin Barry doesn’t give a sh** after reading Andie’s article (or if he never reads it at all).
I’m going through crap with A, and this must not be enough crap for me, because I decided to look up J – ‘Sometimes deletion is required‘ was one of my last posts about him.
All I can say is – I told you so!
He’s back with the “ex” he couldn’t stop talking about and they have a baby.
I KNEW that would happen! It sucks big fat hairy sweaty gangrenous balls to be precognitive.
Of course, if this was the Matrix, you could ask – did he go back to her because I didn’t stick with it through the hot and cold, or did I do the right thing and got out when I saw the signs?
This is a work in progress as the relationship develops…
Arms – Christina Perri
Where I hoped it was going:
Still falling for you – Ellie Goulding
It’s all your fault – Pink
Without a word – Birdy
According to this little [non-scientific] article, back-scratchers tend to stay together longer.
This trait may not be up there with kindness and generosity, but I find it cute. I imagine if a guy didn’t say anything during an argument but just started scratching my back, I’d forget what I was mad about 😛
How is it that someone can get under your skin… touch you deeply… make you incredibly happy… so you have plans and dreams for the future… you can see the possibilities… things you have been waiting for…
and things end suddenly, without explanation, leaving you broken… with endless questions… analysing everything to figure out what you missed… and they seem unaffected… you find out that they are moving on to the next person without a second thought.
Did they not feel what you felt? Did they not dream what you dreamt? Did they not feel joy when you laughed together? How can there be such a disconnect? How could what you shared have so little impact on them… mean so little… leave so little trace?
I don’t understand….
When I borrowed Manslations from the library, I picked up Women Are Crazy; Men Are Stupid by Howard J. Morris and Jenny Lee (a couple) at the same time. This book was not as good, which is why it’s taken me a little longer to read and review.
The premise of this book is that women are crazy (and irrational and hard to figure out) and men are stupid (and do stupid things and don’t think). The authors base this on their own relationship, and Jenny is indeed crazy. For example, Howard bought her flowers. Her favourites are peonies and they only have a very short season. Howard went to three different stores and could only find two (one of which had not yet bloomed). He bought them home and presented them to Jenny. Her reaction? Flipping out and expressing criticism that they weren’t better. For goodness sakes, woman! Your man went to great effort to get your favourite flowers and you don’t appreciate it. You didn’t even like the one that hadn’t bloomed (which in my opinion is a great find because you get to enjoy the flower for its whole life, rather than just as it’s dying). Sure, I get that maybe you were expecting dozens, but if your favourite flower is hard to find, you should have at least a little understanding of what that means (i.e. you may not get dozens).
Jenny just got on my nerves. She tells the story of how she bought an expensive pair of boots she couldn’t afford and then tried to think about how to fool Howard about how much she had spent. Yep, dishonesty and lack of trust is such a firm foundation for a relationship!
Basically, Jenny comes across as hyper-critical and hard-to-please. I’m a woman and I thought she was crazy. Howard comes across as a little dopey, but actually kind of sweet and not completely stupid.
To be honest, the book wasn’t interesting enough to remember much. So don’t bother with it unless you have a lot of time on your hands to read.
Now, don’t get me wrong. What I do/say can go into the “crazy”, too. I tend to over-react and over-think (as a previous post has established). Thankfully, with the right guy the “crazy” won’t be a deal-breaker. At least, I hope so.