Politics and Playthings

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Obama's coming to speak in Sioux Falls tonight. I haven't decided whether or not I'm going. I'm sure it will be crowded, and I don't do well with large events. However, this is the first Presidential race that I've actually been interested in since Gore lost to Bush. After that fiasco, I kind of just gave up on politics. However, this one has been interesting to watch. I've got all kinds of opinions about the players in this race, and I'm still sticking to the one I picked in the beginning. But it's been fun. I can't wait to see what happens next.

It's going to be beautiful this weekend. mid 70s Friday through Sunday, storm on Monday and then in the 80s. I do believe we will be skipping spring this year, just like every other year in South Dakota. It goes from snow to scorch in about three weeks. The trees are flowering, the grass is green, green, green, and I have a new swimsuit on the way. I can't wait for lazy days at the beach. It seems like forever ago. The lake we go to doesn't turn green like all the other lakes around here, and it's rarely crowded - we went on the 4th of July last year and didn't feel like people were breathing down our necks. Good times. I can't wait! And I'm crossing my fingers for good camping weather over Memorial Day Weekend. It's always rainy and cold so I don't know why I'm even wishing it....

Here's a little secret. In the program, we work the 12 steps of recovery. There's a joke that once you're done with the 12 steps, you're supposed to go back and work them again, but some people choose to do a 13th step, which is sleep with someone in the program. It is recommend that if you're not in a relationship when you come to AA that you wait a year before you think about it. So. With that said, I did my 13th step right before Christmas. I didn't even make it to the one year mark before I did it. Now, it WAS fun. It probably wasn't right, but I learned a lot from it, and I'm not necessarily ashamed. I mean for heaven's sake, my fiance died and there was no desire whatsoever for quite some time. Then I get sober and I'm supposed to wait another year? I almost made it. However, Mr. 13th Step is getting out of jail. Yes, he got drunk, got another DUI and went to jail right after the deed. He's been calling me. Ack. I deserve every bit of uncomfortableness this brings. I really do. It cracks me up on one level, it makes me sigh with irritation on another level, and makes me sad on another. How could he possibly not know that I'm SO not interested in him anymore? Just call me a whore and get it over with. It was fun. It's over. I'm over it, but he's not.

6 comments:

GreenCanary said...

Good for you, Kate! I could go for a 13th Step right about now :-)

Holly said...

Is it too harsh to say men do this to women all the time so why isn't it fair to turn the table every once in awhile?

No worries, honey. Just let your 13th step down easy :)

Malaise Inc said...

Maybe you could introduce him to your crazy ex-roommate. Solve two problems at the same time.

Shania said...

Ahem, I know this'll rouse some rabble round here (get it? rabblerouser?) but um, Gore didn't lose to Bush. Anyhoo, as for the 13th step, if that makes you a whore, I really hate to see what I'd be called these days! I'd just tell him that in order for you to successfully work the program, you must move on to step 14.

-Peder said...

I like malaise's suggestion. Seriously, you don't owe him anything more.

carrster said...

Yes - clearly time for "step 14..." (that doesn't involve Step 13)!!