Things I will not talk about this morning; how I woke up feeling feverish with a sore throat and a cough, goals for Sunday, or anything race related. Things I will talk about; the positive side of long distance relationships and things NOT to do when in one. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a jealous, jealous girlfriend, and when I went out to visit Dar I had to deal with meeting some people he, hmm how do I put this, had “fun” with recently before we got back together. It was reallllly hard for me to slap a fake smile onto my face and get the “I will kill you” look out of my eyes, but I think I managed pretty well. So as a jealous person, sometimes LDR are difficult for me which is when I think of these positive things!
Sure it can suck when you haven’t seen each other for 3 weeks and you still have 3 more to go and all you want is a giant hug, but really there are some positive things. Since I’ve spent a lot of time in the past 7 years in a long distance relationship, Darren and I for almost 3 years, Alex and I for 15 months, and now Dar and I have been doing it again for the past 3 months or so. I thought I’d share some of the ups and downs and dos and don’ts of dating long distance.
+There’s tons of time for hanging with your girlfriends
-When their boyfriends show up to take them home, you go home alone (or with two lovely roommates in my case)
+No one hogs the covers or bed at night
-There’s no one to cuddle with at night except that lame stuffed bear you have
+You can watch all the crime TV you want without fighting over the remote
-You’re sitting alone watching crime TV
+There’s no one to cook dinner for
-There’s no one to cook dinner for you
+In the winter, there’s really no reason to shave your legs
-Personal hygiene falls by the wayside
And now here’s just some tips I’ve picked up over the years on things to NOT do. They might be more helpful for college students than anyone else, but still good points either way :).
- Don’t lie and say you’re not going out drinking only to get hammered and fall into a fire-place at a frat house (don’t worry there was no fire going), and then try to conduct your evening phone call with your significant other. They’ll know your drunk, can’t hide slurring like that.
- Don’t put any pictures up on Webshots or Facebook of you hanging on other girls (or guys) unless you want to deal with an angry “Are you cheating on me” phone call.
- Don’t ignore your significant others phone calls three nights in a row and then claim you were busy playing poker or Halo.
- Don’t throw your cell phone against your wall and break it when your phone calls go ignored for three nights. That doesn’t really help matters.
- Don’t bring someone with you to pick them up from the airport. They’ll know something is weird with you.
- Don’t throw rules around like “don’t wear skirts” or “don’t drink” or “don’t smoke” because they’ll probably just get pissed off and do the exact opposite.
- Don’t be a hypocrite and tell your significant other not to go out drinking or to smoke and then do all those things yourself.
Maybe sometime in the future I’ll do a post on the things to DO, but I thought the DON’Ts were funnier. Ah to be young and freaking stupid again. Anyway, flashback Friday picture!
Oh, and do me a favor and update your Google Readers or whatever else you use, because I finally changed my domain name to myverbalvomit.com. Gracias!