Friday, July 10, 2009

Baseball games and woman haters (okay, not really)

Again, it's been a long time since I've written in here. I had every intention of writing last night, but I was too tired by the time I finished editing so I didn't get to it. However, the project that's been keeping me so busy is quickly drawing to a close and then my evenings will be my own again. Yay!

Tonight I really wanted to go do something and was hoping I could come up with something fun to do. I was delighted when I received a text from a good friend inviting me to go to a Bees game tonight with some friends. Yay! Problem solved! I had something to do and didn't even have to plan it myself. The weather was beautiful, the game turned out successful (the Bees won--5 to 3) and I got to spend time with great friends who make me happy. It was nice to be out among friends again and not feel like I'm in isolation or something.

I should just take a few minutes to explain a few things about one of the friends who came to the game tonight, whom I will refer to as He-Man. He's pretty much hysterical for a variety of reasons. First of all, he likes to tease and has a great sense of humor, so he has the ability to make people laugh (phone conversations with him are always entertaining). Secondly, he is one of the kindest most caring people and is always willing to help out, especially in an emergency, but he doesn't always like to show that side of himself. I can't really blame him for that because there are just parts of yourself that you don't want to share with everyone. Third, sometimes he has this little club he forms called the He-Man Woman Haters Club. He likes to go on rants or make sexist comments (jokingly of course) about the differences between men and women and relationships in general. I know these often directly correlate with experiences he's had that have left him scarred and some of it is said jokingly so mostly I just listen and correct him when he gets blatantly wrong. . .

Sometimes I think he has graduated from the He-Man Woman Haters Club and then he goes on a rant, and I can see that he is still president and CEO, which is kind of what happened tonight. I just roll my eyes and laugh because what else can you really do, and most of the time I think it's funny even though he's wr-wr-wrong!! And the comments aren't meant to be offensive anyway. Tonight he started calling himself Superman and when I asked why, he said it was because nobody else will do it for him. I found it funny, partially because he had yet to hear that his euphemism in my blog is He-Man, who's kind of a superhero. :)

I promise this entry had a point when I started it but it's too late now and I'm not making sense to myself, so I think I'd better close. Good night everyone! (Actually, I should probably say Good morning because I'm sure that's when most of you will be reading this.) Here's a picture of us at the baseball game, sans me of course since I took the picture.


Bachelor said...

As official founder (you forgot that part), president and CEO of the He-Man Women Haters Club, I demand that you cease and desist this malicious rhetoric.

As a woman, you may have expected to receive some pity when you posted this tirade against my distinguished organization. You will find no pity here!

However, I would like to extend the olive branch and invite you to our weekly Tuesday Beers and Babes Night. We hope that this will bring peace and harmony to my group and yours, The Man-hating Little Women of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Society.

I know this may be a little uncomfortable for you, but feel free to bring your copy of "Pride and Prejudice."

On second thought, maybe you shouldn't attend. Isn't there a chick-flick you could be watching?


gag01001 said...

Ho, my gosh! I can't stop laughing! He-Man/Bachelor/Sterling, you are way too funny, but you can fool us. We know you love us and wish you could be a member of the Man-hating Little Women of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Society only your sexual orientation prevents you from coming to the dark side.