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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

No Girls

So Gregg & Kuzzy have been complaining that there's no girls in Hayward (I think they define girls as single women between the ages of 18 and 30) since about, oh, July. I always laughed at them. And then the other day I realized that I was getting kind of tired of being the only girl around. The only significant female in my life right now is Compton, and she doesn't really count since I only see her around race time and she's half machine anyway. The rest of the time it's Laura & a bunch of boys. Don't get me wrong, I like all the dudes on the ski circuit but sometimes I wish I had someone around to be a little more girly with. Like tonight when we had Kruse, Strabel, Flora, Easter, & Haugen over for dinner & those guys are awesome but I was still like, where are all the girls in my life? At least Kay came over and helped balance things out.

Occasionally I'd like to be around people who emote a little better. It's entertaining to be around people who can express their feelings with a little drama.


Blogger Emo said...

I think I'm in touch with my emotions. The sob story goes something like this:

I was seeing this girl early in the summer who wasn't a skier or any such make. She was a friendly nurse living in town who I met through a friend. Well, then the stunning blond college girl walked into my life...actually, she was doing sit-ups on my living room floor with another girl when I came home one day. This is the kind of girl that I probably wouldn't have the courage to talk to in any other social situation, but she was in my house so what the hell.

Well, the other girl was quickly replaced with the college girl, but it was a reasonable split - we really had nothing in common. On a side note, I am a sucker for girls who I usually later find out I don't have anything in common with - a curse.

A wonderful summer, a fairly regular fall of talking, a visit, West Yellowstone...things were fine for what they were. As of late the pressures of leaving college are getting rather impressive, and yours truly has taken a back seat. I don't really mind, because I've been there. We were forced to use the phone for these really super conversations, and I guess in the end I still like her.

And you know what the bummer is? I really still like this girl, and I truly don't have any reason to push her away. Maybe it's all a learning experiment, because I did tell her that I really like her enough to make a friendship work - and we all know that this is generally just something you say to make the person feel better. But, I mean it, for real...

Is that what you were hoping for? There's more where that came from!

January 31, 2007 6:22 AM  
Blogger Chiroman said...

Funny, no girls in Hayward. That sounds so familiar some 20 years ago when all we did was train train train and race race race from biking then to x-skiing. Somehow,somewhere, sometime divine intervention prevails and you meet your future spouse, partner. My suggestion would be to hang and have fun with a variety of people and you'll then find out more about yourself and what you want in a friendship or relationship. All passages are opportunities for growth.

As far as Lauras comments, Hayward is the cosmopolitan town of northwestern Wi. and the best place to meet people is on the trails. I can't tell you how many times I've met and developed friendships just saying hi on the ski trail, then you see them at a race, and then you seem to cheer each other on. Anyway, being at least double your age what a fun period of time chasing your dreams. I'd also hang and pick the brains of John Bauer, Nancy and Bill Bauer, and others who have experienced and mentored others towards their dreams. Until next time, chase your dreams, and allow for some fun social time. Steve E

January 31, 2007 7:21 PM  
Blogger LAV said...

Emo... excellent! where are you in my life?

February 01, 2007 7:12 PM  

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