OMG, I was into my old journals this weekend looking for an excerpt from a letter to use in a story. I'm still searching for the excerpt. But I've found lots of other comedic gold. Dialogue has always been my favorite part of writing, and I faithfully recorded dialogue in my journal whenever I found it sufficiently entertaining. There's a YA novel in the making, right here...
Ex-boyfriend to me: "You're not a drama queen. Drama queens take small things and turn them into huge things. You just... create huge things."
Me: "I've never been attracted to a guy who wasn't a shithead."
Nora (one of my best friends, on right in photo)): "Well, what guy isn't?"
Zach (Nora's boyfriend) has been attempting his usual mix of psychoanalysis and romantic fixing. You've got to give it to the boy, he's brave. He wanted to know why I'm not dating Jordan. He went through the list of positives, and then demanded, "Give me one reason why not?"
"Because!" I said. "That's not how you decide to love someone. I can't see any reason not to date you, so what the hell..."
"Oh, and what do you base your decisions off?" Zach asked. "Physical chemistry? Pheremones?"
I explained that, as great as Jordan is, I just don't feel it. I like MJ, but that's because of who he is, not because I have a position to fill. Since Zach just kept pushing, eventually I admitted, "I like the drama."
"You enjoy the whole process," Zach said. "You know what you should do? You should exclusively date guys with girlfriends. In fact, you could do even better - you should exclusively date guys with BOYFRIENDS."
But, what's a blog post without photos? And on the subject of awkwardness...
I'll just let you leave that up to your imagination.