Wednesday, August 9, 2006

The Ex Factor

In the near future, Blaker and I are going to King's Dominion with one of my favorite people in the whole world--his ex-girlfriend, Heidi.

Most people think it's extremely weird that Heidi and I are pals. She and Blaker dated off and on for close to a year, sometimes serious, sometimes not, back around '99. They've been friends since, which is perfectly normal for Blaker. And honestly, I think it's cool. Heidi is pretty, smart, funny as hell, and has fantastic taste in shoes. She helped out at our wedding, has spent weekends with us, and we've spent weekends with her (both together and alone). I have not one ounce of jealously or dislike regarding Heidi. Or, actually, any of Blaker's ex-girlfriends (there is one exception regarding the dislike, but she's rather unpleasant and luckily, they haven't been friends in years due to her nasty disposition). I've met a lot of them, and they seem like a pretty decent lot. There are always reasons for a slight bit of awkwardness between us, I guess (yes, Random Ex L, I've seen the pictures of you (you know which ones....)--you're lucky I took them out of the photo album before anyone else saw them; Random Ex K, that's some really bad poetry, honey.... ), but no reasons for us to not get along or even be friends. I figure, Blaker is a phenomenal person--if he thought enough of someone to date them, then why wouldn't I like them?

That's part of being a grown-up--learning to be objective and accept. I'm happy to be there (now if I could achieve adult status in some other areas of my life, I'd be in business). I'm also happy to have made some extremely cool friends in the process.

I can't wait for Heidi to come see us. King's Dominion, here we come.

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