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A Year in Review

By Elliemendz @EllieMendz
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right".  ~Oprah Winfrey
 Hi friends! It's Bree here. I suppose I'll be taking over this blog as Ellie moves on to other topics.
As 2011 draws to a close, I figured I'd do a year in review. Oh, what a year it was!
When I first blogged, I was in the midst of a nasty divorce and scared s***less about dating after a long hiatus. January was indeed the month of new beginnings. I had my first date in about 7 years with the Local. While things didn't last long, he did help bolster my self-confidence and made me feel beautiful.
Then I met Mac Guy. Oh that silly sod as the Brits say. He was extremely predictable, boring, neurotic and is one of the most socially awkward people I have ever met. Still, he had his uses. He was decent company, was agreeable, had property and a good job. I can still laugh about some of the things he did and said. He was my longest running "relationship" for lack of a better word.
I'll skip over the minor characters in my dramatis personae. In January/February, I had started to get to know my (ex) Co-Worker. When we first were getting to know each other, he was in a bad relationship. Things ended between him and his girlfriend.  Our first and only "real" date happened after he broke up with his girlfriend. He spent the night at my place and everything changed afterwards. He is also known as my "spare tire".  While he's a great guy, he comes with some drawbacks. One major issue that I have with him (even now) is that I never know when I'll see him or hear from him. I suppose me finding a new job changed that dynamics. 
Then in February, I met the Comedian. Quite possibly, he's one of the most charismatic, charming, and fascinating people I know. Unfortunately, for both of us, he's quite insane and just doesn't know it. Of course, I ended up having a strong crush on him which at times bordered upon obsession. (Does crazy leave traces behind like pollen?)
The Comedian followed no discernible pattern or rules of behavior. Perhaps in comparison to Mac Guy, I found this unpredictability a challenge. I would say that spring 2011 was the height of my dating life. I was seeing 3 guys at the same time. This was the first time in my entire life that I had ever dated more than 1 guy. I have to say that I loved the diversity and attention. 
Naturally, all things must end. Summer was interesting as I turned another year older. The Comedian broke things off as he was moving to another state. Considering that I had to see a therapist after spending a weekend with him, this was perhaps a huge blessing. 
In August, Mac Guy suffered a meltdown and said that he didn't want to hurt me, blah blah blah. 
With my bruised ego, I kept a low profile in the fall. I have talked to a few guys but haven't yet found one that had true potential. Despite my player leanings, I still have hope for a healthy and committed relationship.
In October, I had met the Writer. My first impressions of him were a bit disappointing. I think he's the male equivalent of butterface. He is in shape which helps. We decided to be friends with benefits. It's not ideal (far from it) but I figure he's a good transition until I find someone with relationship potential.
A few weeks ago, I had started to talking to the Law Student via phone. I haven't actually met him and I doubt I will. Things seemed promising at first but he flaked out on calling me. After about a week and half later, I deleted his number from my phone. Then out of the blue, he texts me.
I had to ask "who is this?". Then he said his name. Oh, you- I thought you were dead. That's what I wanted to say but didn't. While on vacay in Sin City, he texted me asking what I was doing that weekend. I kept things short. 
After Christmas, he called me and we talked for a bit. Then earlier this week, he asked me what my NYE plans were. He invited me to his place and we'd hang out, play board games, drink beer. Sounded promising.
Then last night while I was hanging out with a friend, he called me. Not wanting to be rude, I ignored the call. About a minute later, he called me and texted me. I replied that I was busy and would talk to him later. Then after I got home, he texted me again saying, "I think we should make other plans for NYE. Have a good weekend".  His loss, not mine.
So, it has been an incredibly challenging year for me- filled with surprises, twists, and turns.
I look forward to 2012 with a hopeful and optimistic attitude. 
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012. Happy New Year!

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