Monday, March 19, 2007

Intoxicating Freedom

Between last-day-of-work celebrating and St. Patty's Day, my first weekend of freedom was a complete and utter blast. I had a party Friday night to commemorate my last day of work ever in a swanky lounge down in the Meatpacking District. They served excellent cocktails and needless to say, I had many of them. Along with my brother Frey, most of my favorite people in the city came by to have a few drinks in my honor, including Em, Essa, and Lakshmi. River, a guy I have been sort-of-seeing, was also there, which I thought was pretty sweet.

Just as I wrote that, I realized that "S.O.S." is short for "sort-of-seeing," and I'm wondering now if that's a sign. Hmm... I've been thinking a bit this weekend about semi-annoying dating issues (that arise, for example, when you're sort of seeing someone), but won't get into it now as I just talked to Bean for the past two hours and am too happy thinking about baby things to go into any boy issues.

As a quick update on a different boy, Tapas Boy ending up breaking radio silence by emailing me on the 8th day to tell me congratulations on leaving my job and that he would be out of town for the week. Basically, Tapas Boy read HJNTITU and decided to model his behavior perfectly on the type of guy who is just not that into the people he dates. He acts into you, then doesn't call, and then emails to tell you he's not available. Lovely! For obvious reasons, he's out.

Getting back to baby stuff. Bean's about ready to pop. As we were talking tonight she was sending me pictures through email and when I saw the first picture all that came to mind was "wow." Her tummy is huge. It looks like there's another Bean curled up into a little ball protruding out of her stomach region. I can't believe that my baby sister is going to have a baby. She's going to be a Mommy and I'm going to be an Auntie!!

Looking at her smiling face on my computer, all I could think was how much I love her. Boys and dating in NYC be damned. My sister's having a baby and I'm going to be an Auntie. Plus, I'm FREE!! Those are the things that truly matter. The rest is just static.

10 comments:

Starshine said...

Bean, I was noticing over the weekend that the baby-counter is getting really close to the finish line! Congratulations! Maybe you should move the counter up to the top for the final countdown! :)

Buttercup, good for you for realizing that Tapas Boy is worthy of being kicked to the curb. And congratulations on becoming an Auntie in just a couple of weeks! How exciting!!!

;)

Karianne said...

You have no idea how totally cool this Auntie thing is going to be. You think you know, but you don't. My first nephew is 15 this year and I swear, I remember stuff about him that I don't remember about my own kids who are 3 and 1! I'm getting teary just thinking about how special this time is. I'm so excited for you. Your capacity to love is going to knock your socks off with this one.

Buttercup said...

Starshine - Great idea!

Karianne - Your comment made me a little teary, but in a wonderful way. :)

Gregory A. Becerra said...

How come you keep referring to the people you date as boys? I have two boys (http://gregbecerra.blogspot.com/2007/03/gloomy-day-bright-memory.html) but I don't see them dating just yet. Shouldn't you be looking for a man? I'm curious if this reference transfers psychologically to how you treat them.

DAV said...

Super Congrats!!!

InterstellarLass said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend AND have your priorities straight! Here's to time off!

Sparky Duck said...

yea sweet freedom, and a shocking adios to Tapas boy

Buttercup said...

Dav, Lass, and Sparky - Thanks!

Sparky - It wasn't that shocking based on his behavior, right?

Gregory - I'm irreverent (in the saucy, not rude, sense of the word).

Gypsy said...

Free at last!! And congrats on impending auntiehood. :)

Sparky Duck said...

remember I am the king of sarcasm