Journal Entry: Sun Jun 28, 2015, 2:50 PM
The Purple Chicken returns.
This one happened to me JUST yesterday. (Saturday, June 27, 2015). For those who don't remember, Purple Chicken was a girl I knew in both High School and College was an annoying airhead that liked following me around. Oh, and she never shut up. For a small time in Uni, Purple Chicken thought she had a crush on me, so much so that my friend Laura had to pretend to be my girlfriend in order for her to back down. She moved on, dated a guy, and after a while we stopped seeing each other. Until yesterday.
So somehow my Dad got roped into going to my sister's work-friend house to change a Bathroom Fan and switch out some old Receptacles (plug outlets) for some new ones. Because I used to be an Electrician, this meant I got pulled into doing this as well. You know, instead of spending some cuddle time with my girlfriend, I got to change receptacles. Just what I wanted to spend my Saturday doing. (Thanks Jess ) Anyway, this kind of work isn't all that hard, and should have only taken an hour, two tops, but this was an OLD house, so naturally everything we touched had an issue.
Forget all that, I'm not discussing electrical work. You just need to know why the hell I was at Lowes to begin with. So my sister's friend, my Dad, and I were at the hardware store buying the new receptacles and fan, when who should I run into? Ding Ding DIng Ding! That's right, Purple Chicken! Someone's paying attention! Purple Chicken is there with her husband, looking as hot yet vacuous as ever. There were a bit of awkwardness between us, as the husband probably had no clue that at one point Purple Chicken had considered a girl-on-girl relationship. Once he takes off to get whatever they were shopping for, Purple Chicken looked relieved.
She thanked me for not bringing up that "we used to be an item" (when we never were), then proceeds to congratulate me for the U.S. Senate passing the legalization of Same-Sex Marriage (like I had anything to do with that). So we talk about that for a while, and it's not lost on me that Purple Chicken was snooping about, trying to figure out if I was seeing anyone. So I make a point to mention Mia several times. Purple Chicken then congratulates me for that (for having a girlfriend?) then asks if we're going to get married.
This question sort of has been on everyone lips since the Senate passed gay marriage. Everyone keeps asking Mia and I if we're going to tie the knot. In fact, because of the passing of this, it's the first time that Mia and I seriously had a talk about it. We did before, but only in a joking sense. I don't know how it is for other gay couples, but in a way not being able to get marriage was a bit of a safety net. Mia and I have been together for over two years and we practically lives together anyway. So being married wouldn't change a thing. It's just the idea of it. I'm sure many straight couples have felt like this too. Being married means... you're married! lol. So both Mia and I have sort have been forced to deal with the issue RIGHT NOW. For the record, we both have no clue what we want to do. We don't want to get married just because we can, but at the same time... we practically are already.
Anyway, we don't really know what to think, and certainly having Purple Chicken question me in the middle of Lowes wasn't helping. While I'm having a minor freak out, Purple Chicken started talking about her perfect ife with her perfect husband and their perfect weekend projects... it was like she was trying to tell me she had gotten over me. (Seriously, it really sounded that way) I just wanted to gag. She asks me if I still do art, which I tell her I do. Then just as she's about to return to her life, Purple Chicken says to me: "You know, sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if we became a real couple." I knew it. She was kinda flirting with me.
I start to get a bit uncomfortable, but she just laughs it off. It got really awkward after that, as now I'm stressing out over the marriage thing and Purple Chicken hitting on me. It got so awkward that Purple Chicken actually had to think of an excuse and run away, which I was relieved. We said goodbye and separate politely. Meanwhile my brain was about to explode from that airhead once again, and I felt like I was in uni all over again. No Laura to shield me this time.
So that's my latest Purple Chicken story. It's not as exciting as the first one, BUT I thought everyone would appreciate it.
Listening to: White Light - Superfly
Reading: Fiona Five - Sailor Jane
Playing: Lego Batman 3, Dragon Age 3, Kingdom Hearts Remix
Eating: NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
Drinking: Dr. Thunder