If there ever were a moment needed for Gummy Worms, it is right now. A big bag of them, and a bottle of Diet Coke. No, wait, REAL Coke, not Diet. And cheesecake. Lots of Cheesecake. And easy-cheese on crackers. Oooh, and French Silk pie.
A truck load of French Silk Pie.
But mostly, what I need right now are a bag of Gummy Worms and a bottle of Coke. That would make everything... well, it really won't do anything, but it will make me feel a little better. I think I'm going to go out, buy a bag of Gummies and a bottle of Coke and kick back and rewatch "School Reunion" (this week's new Series 2 episode of Doctor Who). I like that episode, it's the best episode of the season. Besides the old-series continuity links which I won't spoil, Anthony Stewart Head was a great guest star.
The reason for this binge? Well... Erika and I are taking some time apart. Surprising? Well, maybe for some of you - but for those of us on the inside of this relationship... well, it's something that is not exactly out of the blue. Erika and I love each other very much, don't mistake that - but we're also making each other miserable. Frankly, we've been losing a lot of the friendship that started before we started dating a year and a half ago, and if we're ever going to work out - we need that friendship back. So, rather than drive our relationship into the ground and end up hating each other... well, we're parting ways for now. This decision was mutual though, and it is exactly what needs to happen. Of course, that doesn't mean I have to like it.
What's going to happen? I don't know. Part of me has become a cynic over the years when it comes to these sorts of things. On the other hand, I know this is the only chance we have... and hope springs eternal. *shrug*
I need Gummy Worms.
And a Coke.
I'm going to buy those right now.
Addendum 5/2: Can people please stop offering to comfort me or telling me they're sorry things didn't work out? I mean, honestly guys, I'll be fine. There are a lot worse ways that this could have gone, and I honestly was not trying to play the sympathy card with this entry. Just because I'm not happy about something, doesn't mean I'm about to fall to pieces or anything. Your sympathy is appreciated, but truthfully not needed. Erika and I are going to try and just be friends again - and that's that. Y'all are making me feel like a whiner.
Oh man. I can't say I'm completely surprised, after having lived next door for a semester, but still. This really sucks. I hope you don't feel too crappy about it. If you ever want to talk, you know I'll listen.
Although I've been spending almost no time with either of you, I'm not surprised either. Mostly because I go back far enough with both of you that I've always beleived that a breaking point was inevitable between you and her. Looks like you guys took the best tyoe of breaking point possible. Whenever a relationship has lasted as long as Erika's and yours has, I figger it's always better to take a break to think than to just break up.
I hope you two do find a way to reunite and be happy with each other. You guys are soul mates whether you're dating or not.
God, I'm starting to sound like that Doctor Phil fruit. Must take a shower, and use lava soap on my soul....
Sometimes time apart is a good thing. Time to reflect on the good and the bad and how you can try to make things better if you can. But also you never know where that'll lead you or who you may potentially meet.
I don't know you well enough though to know the whole story, Trae. But i'm always around to lend an ear if you need someone to listen.