Monday, January 30, 2006

Herpe (The Love Bug)

I met a guy online and after a couple of weeks we decided to meet. We met at a local restaurant for drinks. WOW! This guy knocked my socks off! He was so handsome, a GREAT dresser, hilariously funny and engaging...! When I'm meeting someone I've met online, I like to keep it casual and long, drawn out dinners...just in case there's no connection and you don't end up spending forever with someone you don't like. Well, let me tell you people, we had such a fantastic time that, not counting a few hours here and there to sleep, shower and change our clothes, our "date" lasted about THIRTY HOURS! We stayed for dinner, then went to a party where I met ALL of his friends. I went home and after only four hours' sleep, met him at his house and drove with him to New York where he had a business lunch. I strolled around town (get this, he offered me shopping money, which I declined) while he met with clients, then we spent the rest of the day there. We drove back home, I went home to change and then he picked me up and took me to the best restaurant in town, where he wined and dined me. WOW! I was SO taken with him I was actually telling people, half-jokingly, that I had met my future husband! And, to top it all off, this guy has a gorgeous house, a beach house, two SUVs, a boat, two jet skis...I could go on and on. AND he sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers the next day saying what a great time he had and he couldn't wait to see me again! I couldn't for the life of me think why he was still single. Okay, so we go out several more times, then he had to go out of town for a few days. Now I'm really lovesick, and can't go without seeing him, so I drive over to his house at about midnight to spend a few hours with him...he had to leave at about 5AM to catch his flight out to the west coast. We're having some wine when all of a sudden he pulls out this Ouija board-which, as a Catholic, made me a little uneasy, but what the hell, he's Catholic, too-and proceeds to "make contact" with a dead relative. Next thing I know, he's crying like a baby. I don't have a problem with guys who cry, but this was WAAAAYYY over the top crying and blubbering, just really weird. But whatever. So we end up going to sex, just a little messing around, because I really am a "good girl" and I prefer to wait before taking the big step. So he gets up to get ready for his flight and tells me to stay as long as I want, just lock up behind myself. A few hours later, I'm getting ready to go home, and since I'd slept in my makeup, I was looking for some Q-Tips to clean up my eyeliner, and in the bathroom drawer I find...OH.MY.GOD...a current prescription...for...his...Herpes medicine. Well, that burst my bubble. I was heartbroken. That's just something I cannot deal with, and thank God I AM a good girl, because we came THISCLOSE to having sex the night before. I didn't want him to know that I discovered his secret before he had a chance to tell me himself...I just never returned his calls. :(