Sunday, 10 August 2008

Which group would you be in?

So if you've been following what I've been writing, you'll know that I now have an ex-wife. We're sorting through crap at the moment, and the lawyers are involved, but I can say that she spoke to me recently in a very civil manner. I just thought I would jot down a few thought before I forget what I am thinking about.

The strange thing about this situation is I don't know if I want to have anyone new in my life. I was speaking to my father-in-law, and he says that I will eventually meet someone. While I'm happy to meet people, I don't know if I want another relationship. I was with my ex-wife for around 13 years - 7 of those being married, and I didn't think I wanted to have anyone else. No - I was sure I didn't want anyone else. I didn't want anyone else, and it didn't matter how or what approached us in life, as long as I was with her. But now it is over - and I think she was right to make that decision.

So now I'm meeting new people, but as I told a friend of mine (pappaD), I'm keeping any personal relationships at an arm's length. It appears everyone is very friendly in Canberra. It's not a void when it comes to meeting new people. And since I don't cook for myself, I seem to be meeting a lot of new people - especially in the hospitality industry, something I have a history with. So far, the people I meet can be categorised into 3 different groups:
  1. People that give me crap (as in tease me - for no reason)
  2. People that get me drunk
  3. People that keep me fed, alive and available for the next day
The groups are not mutually exclusive, as there are people in multiple groups, and there are a few rare people who may be in all three groups. Another reason for keeping relationships at an arm's length from me is I've been chatting with my brother Jay (we're not really genetically related, but people find it hard telling us apart) about working abroad. The line in the sand has been drawn, and we will make out decision closer to the date. We are both looking forward to it, and I don't want to disappoint. Anyone is welcome to join us though!

Finally, there is another group - a very exclusive group - but more of that later on, because 14 years is a long time, and I doubt anything will happen!

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